Jind is the 114th largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 1,67,592. Highest employment in Palwal is in the sectors of agriculture, wooden furniture, engineering and household industries. 64% of the workforce is employed in the Agricultural Sector, 34% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 2% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Rice & Leather Chemicals. Jind is a city in Jind District in the Indian state of Haryana. It is the heart of Haryana. It is one of the oldest districts of Haryana. The main sources of irrigation in Jind are canals and borewells. The major crops produced are Wheat, Rice, Bajra, Cotton and Rapeseed. Apart from these, fruits like Citrus fruits, Guava, Ber etc. are also cultivated in Jind. Raja Gajpat Singh, a great grandson of Phul, the founder of the Phulkian Misl, established an independent Sikh kingdom by seizing with Sikh armed forces a large tract of country which included the territory occupied by the present district of Jind from the Afghan invader and governor Zain Khan in 1763 and made Jind city, the capital of the state in 1776. After independence, Jind State was merged with the Indian union and the territory of the present district became part of Sangrur district of Patiala and the East Punjab States Union on 15 July 1948. At the time of its creation of Haryana state on 1 November 1966, Sangrur district was bifurcated and its Jind and Narwana tehsils were merged to form Jind district, one of the seven districts of the newly formed state. Jind tehsil was bifurcated to two tehsils: Jind and Safidon in 1967.