About the area:
The population of Madhya Pradesh is over 7 crore. More than 75% of the population resides in villages whose main occupation is agriculture, while the rest of the population lives in towns. The majority population is Hindu with Muslims making up the largest minority community. The tribes of Madhya Pradesh constitute over 20 % of the state's population and are mainly concentrated in southern, southwestern and eastern parts of the state.
Betul, is one of the marginally located backward southern districts of Madhya Pradesh, lying almost wholly on the Satpura plateau.
The district derives its name from the small town of Betul Bazar. Major religions are Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Christian and Buddhist. Main Castes are Gonds, Korkus, Kurmis, Kunbis, Bhoyars, Meharas, Chamars, Banias and Rajpuths. The languages spoken are Hindi, Gondi, Marathi and Korku.