Ashta is a Block located in Sehore district in Madhya Pradesh. Situated in rural region of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the 5 blocks of Sehore district. As per the government register, the block number of Ashta is 172. The block has 293 villages and there are total 59466 houses in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Ashta's population is 291367. Out of this, 151137 are males whereas the females count 140230 here. This block has 43034 kids in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Out of this 22545 are boys and 20489 are girls.
Literacy rate in Ashta block is 56%. 165821 out of total 291367 population is educated here. In males the literacy ratio is 68% as 103410 males out of total 151137 are literate while female literacy ratio is 44% as 62411 out of total 140230 females are educated in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy rate of Ashta block is 43%. Here 125546 out of total 291367 people are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 31% as 47727 males out of total 151137 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy ratio is 55% and 77819 out of total 140230 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of employed individual of Ashta block is 149417 still 141950 are non-working. And out of 149417 working person 42899 persons are completely dependent on farming.