Divided into five administrative units or Tehsils namely Bagidora, Banswara, Garhi, Ghatol and Kushalgarh, Banswara is situated in the southern-most part of the state. Before independence, Banswara was a princely state of the same name which was established Maharawal Jagmal when he was granted the land south-east of Mahi river to rule by his father Udai singh. In 2006, Banswara was named one of India's 250 most backward districts and is still receives funds from the BRGF programme. Apart from that, the rest of the economy of the district from agricultural products like maize, wheat, rice, cotton soya bean and gram, and minerals like graphite, soapstone, dolomite, rock phosphate, limestone and green marbles. Presence of Mahi River enriches the flora and fauna of the district giving it an appearance of an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan.