Kharu is a Block positioned in Leh (Ladakh) district in Jammu & Kashmir. Located in rural region of Jammu & Kashmir, it is one among the 9 blocks of Leh (Ladakh) district. As per the administration register, the block number of Kharu is 23. The block has 15 villages and there are total 1599 houses in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Kharu's population is 12343. Out of this, 8419 are males whereas the females count 3924 here. This block has 791 children in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Among them 390 are boys and 401 are girls.
Literacy rate in Kharu block is 74%. 9173 out of total 12343 population is educated here. Among males the literacy rate is 85% as 7198 males out of total 8419 are educated however female literacy rate is 50% as 1975 out of total 3924 females are literate in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy rate of Kharu block is 25%. Here 3170 out of total 12343 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 14% as 1221 males out of total 8419 are illiterate. In females the illiteracy rate is 49% and 1949 out of total 3924 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of working person of Kharu block is 8726 however 3617 are non-working. And out of 8726 working people 1841 persons are completely reliant on farming.