Chaghi/Chagai District was created in 1896. Nushki was the only sub division of the district with two tehsils, Nushki and Dalbandin. Naukundi sub tehsil was upgraded to tehsil in 1950. Chagai district was attached to Kalat District in 1957 but was detached after two years. The Police Department is still under the Superintendent of Police, Kalat. Dalbandin Tehsil was upgraded to Sub-Division on 1 February, 1978. Taftan was created as sub tehsil in 1981. Chagai sub-tehsil was created with effect from 1 October, 1985. The Assistant Political Agent Nushki remained sub-Divisional Magistrate of Nushki Sub Division till September 1989 when an independent post of Additional Political Agent was created for the district. Very little is known about the ancient history of Chagai.1998 Pakistan conducted their first ever nuclear weapons test at Ras Koh Hills Chagai District.
The earliest monuments are the ruins of terraced embankments. These are found at the foot of the Ras Koh hills; they are ascribed to the fire-worshippers, who are said to have been the inhabitants of this area more than two thousand years ago. The next traces of ancient history are the square shaped tombs in the western areas of the district, which are attributed by the local traditions to the Kianian dynasty of Iran. The remains of the ruined forts and karezes found in different parts of the district are assigned to the Arabs. These are also sometimes attributed to the Mughals and in any case indicate the presence of a richer civilisation than is now found among the Baloch and Brahui inhabitants of the district
Hilly terrains, arid plains and inhospitable weather are the distinct features of Balochistan. As Balochistan lies between 20-33 N and 61-70 E it has got all types of climate, i.e tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate.
Thus suitable for growing variety of fruits viz: almond, apple, apricot, grapes, peach, plum, pear, pomegranate, cherry, pistachio, dates, mango, citrus, banana, guava, loquat, papaya, chiko, coconut, fig, etc. However, among fruit crops, date-palm holds the largest area, i.e. 426.07 km² of which 419.28 km² are bearing and 6.79 km² non-bearing areas.
In spite of the fact that Balochistan is the largest date-palm growing province, no adequate attention has been paid to the problems of date-palm growers at any level. For example, a drought-like situation for the last couple of years has led to outbreak of field rats in the date-palm grove in Maskhel, Gualstop and Dalbandin in district Kharan causing widespread damage to both bearing and non-bearing date-palm trees.
According to a grower at Dalbandin, over 1000 date-palm trees have been destroyed within one year. A survey revealed that initially rats started eating from the fleshy root zone and then moved upward to the central pithy zone resulting into destruction of the entire tree. Besides, the young non-bearing trees between age of 10–15 years are still vulnerable to rat damage go to http://chaghi.sitesled.com/important_places.php for more places which are situated near Dalbandin
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