People, Places, Flora & Fauna, Economy
Girang lies in the Chattisgarh state
in central India. Its surrounded by jungle, rice fields and national highway.
Girang is the starting point of river Girma. The nearest large city from Girang is
Raigarh. Jashpur, the district city lies
about 3 km west of Girang, where you can find all of the offices and market.
Jashpur district is divided
in two geographical areas, Upperghat and Neechghat. They have a beautiful nature
with hills, rice fields and rivers. Jashpur district is rich in minerals.
Girang belongs to the catholic
province Raigarh. The head quarter of Raigarh diocese lies in Kunkuri, where you can find the largest cathedral
of Asia, its
about 40 km southwest of Girang.
Neighbouring village Gholeng lies
about 1 km east of Girang. Here you can find the nearest
church, school and hospital.
Girang is a small village with
about 1000 peoples (about 100 families). The kuchha houses are made of mud and
have thached roofs. Every house
has its own own courtyard. People own wells or derive drinking water from
shared wells. The village is divided in five community groups, called Khuri
(pronounced khoodi in kurukh).
The five community groups are Akhra Khuri, Rawana khuri, Kulhu khuri, Dippa
and Sadak khuri.
The village has also got a
gathering place, Ahkra and a Maria groto were meetings and prayers take place.
Girang has farmers, some pot makers,
a black smith.......... In every
family at least one is educated through the
catholic school in Gholeng. Many people of the village are
employed in big cities like Bhilai, Korba and Raipur. They work in pvt firms,
MNC's as well as in the government offices.
About 90% of the population
in Girang are Christians and about 10% of the people in Girang are Hindus. The
people of Girang adopted Christianity in the beginning of the 19th
century with the help of Belgium priests.