State Profile


The state of Haryana is bounded by Uttar Pradesh in the east, Punjab in the west, Himachal Pradesh in the north and Rajasthan in the south. The Union Territory of Delhi juts into Haryana and is encompassed by it on three sides. The south west of the Haryana is dry sandy and barren. The natural boundaries are: the Shivalik hills in the north, River Yamuna in the east and river Ghaggar in the west. The south western boundary is provided by the range of Aravalli hills, which run through southern Delhi and the Gurgaon district up to Alwar. There are some high ridges running from the north-west to south-east with numerous spurs branching out in all directions. These hills are known as the Morni and Tipra ranges. They belong to the outer ranges of the Himalayas.


The Treatise written by Manu, the lawgiver in Indian mythology, designated Haryana as Brahmavart from where the Brahmanical religion and social system grew up and spread outwards to the rest of the country. In a sense, therefore, one can say that much of the Hindu religion and society was formed on the flat, dry plains of the present-day Haryana.

In the epic of the Mahabharata, it was at Kurukshetra, during a battle between that Kaurava and Pandava princes that Lord Krishna delivered one of his most important messages through the celestial sermon-the Geeta.

With Delhi as the prize awaiting generations of invaders, Haryana served as a sort of a geographical corridor. Over the centuries, waves of invaders poured across the plains of Haryana, sometimes fighting battles there. At the end of the 14th century, Timur led an army through the state towards Delhi. In 1526, the invading Mughals defeated the armies of the ruling Lodi dynasty at the Battle of Panipat and 30 years later, in 1556, the Mughals won yet another decisive battle there.

By the mid-18th century, the Marathas were in control of Haryana, an era that was brought to an end after the Afghans under Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Maratha forces in the third battle of Panipat in 1761.

The state of Haryana has an area of 44,212 sq. km. and a population of 21.14 million. There are 21 districts, 119 blocks and 6955 villages. The State has population density of 478 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 28.43% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Haryana

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is 2.3. The Infant Mortality Rate is 48 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 153 (SRS 2007 - 2009) which are lower than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 877 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Haryana State as compared to India figures

Total population (Census 2011) (in crore) 2.53 121.01
Decadal Growth (Census 2011) (%) 19.9 17.64
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2013) 41 40
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2010-12) 146 178
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2012) 2.3 2.4
Crude Birth Rate ( SRS 2013) 21.3 21.4
Crude Death Rate ( SRS 2013) 6.3 7
Natural growth rate (SRS 2013) 15 14.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 877 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 830 914
Schedule Caste population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.40 16.6
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) (Census 2001) Not Notified 8.43
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 76.64 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 85.38 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 66.77 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Haryana

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 4159 2520 1639
Primary Health Centre 657 447 210
Community Health Centre 164 109 55
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 2967 4973 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 2520 1682 838
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 447 398 49
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 447 503 *
Doctor at PHCs 447 342 105
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 109 11 98
Pediatricians at CHCs 109 10 99
Total specialists at CHCs 436 29 407
Radiographers at CHCs 109 142 *
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 556 880 *
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 556 394 162
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 1210 1698 *

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)


Organisational chart of Health Department Haryana

Organisational chart of Health Department Haryana

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List and Addresses of State Officials

 Principal Secretary 
Shri P.K. Mahapatra
Adll. Chief Secretary (H & FW),
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Government of Haryana,
R.No. 45 6th floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat,,
Sec-1, Chandigarh - 160001
Tele office : 0172-2740926
Fax No : 0172-2741438
Mob : 09501719255
Email :,
Mission Director
Shri Rajiv Rattan
Mission Director (NRHM),
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Government of Haryana,
Paryatan Bhawan Building
Bays No 55-58,
Sector - 2, Panchkula, Haryana - 134109
Tele Office : 0172-2573922
Fax No : 0172- 2580466
Mob : 
E-Mail :,
Director in Chief / Director Health Services
Dr. D.P. Lochan
Director General
(Health Services)
Swasthya Bhawan, Sector-6,
Panchkula, Haryana-134113
Tele off : 0172-2584549
Fax No : 2585505
Mob : 
Email :

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