Reasi is one of the Eight, newly created Districts in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, which came in to existence from Ist of April 2007 . It is predominantly a hill District, which enjoys variable climatic conditions, ranging from sub-tropical to the semi temperate.Geographical status of the District we can divide the District into ‘Hilly’ and ‘Low Lying Hilly’ Region.
The District is divided into nine Tehsils & it has 22 Niabats.There are 12 Development Blocks with 153 Panchayat Halquas.
The primary occupation of the People is Agriculture & allied activities & it is economically an under developed District. Maize, Wheat are the main crops grown in the District, but now farmers have started to diversity in Horticulture & vegetable crops.
The District is surrounding by District Udhampur on the eastern District Ramban on northern eastern fringes, District Rajouri on its western & north western ends, District Jammu on its southern ends a part of the District also touches District Shopian on Northern fringes.
Chenab, one of the major rivers of the country, flows through the District & it is also a geographical boundary between Tehsil Reasi & Tehsil Mahore. Some of the small rivers/rivulets also flow in the District, which finally merge into Chinab are:-
- Ban Ganga
The District has a huge potential of micro & mini hydel electricity generation & it has one of the largest hydel projects in the country- Salal Hydro Electric Project on the Chenab River, with a total generation capacity of 690 MW.
Reasi has many a historical place, having culture & religious significance these include:
- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.
- Shri Shiv Khori Shrine.
- Shri Bawa Aghar Jitto Ji.
- Shri Siarh Baba Ji.
- Shri Baba Dhansar Ji.
- Sh. Dera Baba Bhanda Bahadur Ji.
- Ziarat Baji Ismail Sahib Near Bharakh.
The District has a renowned University “Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University at Kakrial (Panthal)”
The District is also rich in its flora & has a tremendous potential of Horticulture fruits i.e. Citrus, Quince, Apple, mango, Guava, Apricot etc. produced in different climatic conditions in the District.