Where can I get India's Tehsil boundary map in shape format.

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Saptadip Chakrabarty

Sep 10, 2023, 11:39:46 PM9/10/23
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I need India's Tehsil boundary map in shape format. Can anybody have any idea where can I get it?

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Devdatta Tengshe

Sep 10, 2023, 11:54:33 PM9/10/23
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you can download them from the SOI Portal:


Look for the Administrative Boundary dataset.


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Saptadip Chakrabarty

Sep 19, 2023, 9:57:43 AM9/19/23
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I have checked SOI data. They don't have Tehsil boundaries. They have State, District and sub-division and district boundaries.

Devdatta Tengshe

Sep 19, 2023, 10:14:40 AM9/19/23
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Sub districts are the same as tehesils.

Sub-districts are called by different names in different states. They can be called tehesils, taluks, mandals and so on.

Saptadip Chakrabarty

Sep 21, 2023, 3:30:58 PM9/21/23
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Sub-district and Tehesil are not the same. Tehesils are know as block in few state and sub districts are different. 

sreeram kandimalla

Sep 21, 2023, 11:53:56 PM9/21/23
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Tehsils are revenue administrative units. Community development blocks on the other hand are development administrative units and they are not the same as tehsils in most states.

I am yet to see an official definition of what a subdistrict is.

Census documents state that they use revenue administrative units while presenting data. But individual district handbooks in some states( West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand etc )
 also say that they use community development blocks to present data.

West Bengal is one state where it is known that Community development blocks are co-terminus with Tehsils. 

In general, it is all very confusing. Anyone who knows better can shed some light here. 

Anil Dandekar

Sep 26, 2023, 6:20:44 PM9/26/23
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In Karnataka, we have revenue administration and which are taken. for all the references'
District: looked after and headed by Deputy Commissioner
Sub-Dsitrict: which combines two or more taluks and is headed by Assistant Commissioner
Taluks: which are Headed by Tahasildar
Hobli: this is the unit where number of villages and gram panchayats are put together, at this level generally we have Grade-II tahasildar and here we also have NAADA Kacheri (means local office of revenue department)
Gram Panchayats: here one or more than one villages constitute one gram panchayat depending upon the population and area
Villages: these are the smallest unit of local revenue units.
this is what we have as administrative areas

Dr. Anilkumar T Dandekar
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Agricultural Engineering
College of Agriculture,
VC Farm, Mandya-571405

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