Chalunka

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Chalunka

Chulungkha
village
Chalunka is located in Ladakh
Chalunka
Chalunka
Location in Ladakh
Chalunka is located in India
Chalunka
Chalunka
Chalunka (India)
Coordinates: 34°49′26″N 76°56′06″E / 34.824°N 76.935°E / 34.824; 76.935Coordinates: 34°49′26″N 76°56′06″E / 34.824°N 76.935°E / 34.824; 76.935
Country India
Union territoryLadakh
DistrictLeh
TehsilNubra
Population
 (2011)
 • Total516
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Census code914
Chorbat

Chalunka (Chulungkha) is a village in the Chorbat area of the Shyok River valley in Ladakh, India.[1] At the end of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, it was on the cease-fire line agreed between the India and Pakistan.[2] The village is now interior to Indian-administered Kashmir as further territory to the north of it was captured in Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

The Chalunka village is in the Nubra Tehsil and the Turtuk community development block.[3]

Operations in 1971[edit]

On 10 December 1971, the Ladakh Scouts under the command of Major Chewang Rinchen cleared the village of the Pakistani forces (two companies of Karakoram Scouts).[4][5] Advancing further, they attacked Turtuk on 11 December, and captured it by 14 December.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Chulungkha has 42 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 91.1%.[6]

Demographics (2011 Census)[6]
Total Male Female
Population 516 403 113
Children aged below 6 years 44 22 22
Scheduled caste 53 53 0
Scheduled tribe 223 110 113
Literates 430 372 58
Workers (all) 362 348 14
Main workers (total) 353 342 11
Main workers: Cultivators 36 27 9
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 1 1 0
Main workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Main workers: Other 316 314 2
Marginal workers (total) 9 6 3
Marginal workers: Cultivators 2 1 1
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 3 1 2
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Others 4 4 0
Non-workers 154 55 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vohra, Mythic Lore from Nubra Valley (1990), p. 231.
  2. ^ Krishna Rao, Prepare or Perish (1991), p. 472, item (d).
  3. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory 2014–15" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b Chakravorty, Stories of Heroism (1995), p. 140.
  5. ^ Cheema, Crimson Chinar (2015), pp. 311–312.
  6. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
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