Chharba is a large village located in Vikasnagar of Dehradun district, Uttarakhand with total 1425 families residing. According to Census 2011, the location code or village code of Chharba village is 045088. Chharba covers an area of about 1567.9 hectares. It is situated 7km away from sub-district headquarter Vikasnagar and 22km away from district headquarter Dehradun. Herbertpur is nearest town to Chharba which is approximately 6km away. As per 2009 stats, Chharba is the gram panchayat of Chharba village.
The current Pradhan of Chharba is Seema Devi. Although she is the Sarpanch, all the work and political lookout is done by her husband, Ram Karan Lal. The ex-Pradhan, Mr. Roomi Ram, is also very much interested and active in the functioning of the village.
Chharba, inspite of being in Uttarakhand, is devoid of tough and rocky terrains. It is in the foothills of the Himalayan Terrains. Because of this, it is fairly accessible and can be reached easily. Chharba is primarily divided into 3 parts, lower Chharba, middle Chharba, and upper Chharba. This divide is a road branching out from NH72 passing through Chharba. After Upper Chharba, the hilly terrains of Uttarakhand take shape.
Children of these villagers receive education in 4 primary schools, 3 madrasas, 1 Government Inter College (GIC), and multiple private schools in and out of the village. All in all, the children receive education and hence are more aware of the role of coming of generation teens in the shaping of the country.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 5.78 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.28 % of total population in Chharba village. In Chharba village out of total population, 1935 were engaged in work activities.
One of the prime ingredient for growth of a place is present in Chharba. That factor is religious and cultural Diversity. Although the majority of people are Hindus, there are about 40% Muslims and 3% Sikhs. But, the village lags behind its state in Gender ratio. The average sex ratio in Uttarakhand is 963, while in Chharba it is just 918.
The village has all the primary shops, including clothing, food, stationary and general appliances. It also has a branch of PNB bank. This means that almost every family in the village, not every adult, has a bank account and a debit card in their name.