Basantpur is a Block placed in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh. Situated in rural part of Himachal Pradesh, it is one among the 10 blocks of Shimla district. According to the government register, the block code of Basantpur is 70. The block has 320 villages and there are total 8396 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Basantpur's population is 41837. Out of this, 20914 are males while the females count 20923 here. This block has 4622 children in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Among them 2352 are boys and 2270 are girls.
Literacy rate in Basantpur block is 76%. 32012 out of total 41837 population is literate here. In males the literacy rate is 82% as 17187 males out of total 20914 are literate while female literacy ratio is 70% as 14825 out of total 20923 females are literate in this Block.
The Negative side is that illiteracy rate of Basantpur block is 23%. Here 9825 out of total 41837 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy ratio here is 17% as 3727 males out of total 20914 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy rate is 29% and 6098 out of total 20923 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of occupied individual of Basantpur block is 25064 yet 16773 are non-working. And out of 25064 working people 11221 persons are completely reliant on farming.