Machi Sub Division is one of the Sub division of Chandel District. It is situated on the northern side of the District bordering Thoubal and Ukhrul District of Manipur. Machi Sub Division was created by Manipur Extra-Ordinary Gazette Notification No. 382 dated 4.1.1994 by carving out of Tengnoupal Sub Division of Chandel District. Machi Sub Division has 70 Revenue villages.


            As per Census, 2011, the Sub Division has a population of 19,865, with 10035 male population and 9830 female population. And literacy rate is 56.45%.


            The soul of Machi Sub Division is in its villages. Machi is the Sub Divisional Headquater of Machi Sub Division. It is free from hustle and bustle of city life. Life is calm, quiet and peaceful in Machi Sub Division. Machi Sub Divisional Headquater is situated around 49 kms away from Chandel District Headquater and around 67 Kms away from Imphal, the State Capital. Besides the Sub Divisional and Block Development Office in Machi Sub Divisional Headquater, other institutions found there are Social Welfare Office, Police Station, Assam Rifle Unit Camp, 33/11 KV Power Sub Station, CAF & PD Godown, MNBA Centre, MNBA High School, St. Anthony’s School and Machi Government High School.


            The Machi Sub Division is inhabited by different tribes: Maring, Kuki, Zou, Tangkhul, Tarou, Agriculture is the main occupation of the people. The people grows different kind if horticultural plants like banana, lemon, ginger etc. the people of Machi Sub Division are hard working and they are the chief suppliers of horticultural products and vegetables besides broom grass and handicraft products to nearby market of Thoubal, Wangjing and kakching bazaars.


            The Sub Divisional Officer /Sub Divisional Magistrate is the administrative head of the Machi Sub Division. The SDO/SDM Office collects annual Hill House Tax, revenue related works, custodian of public land. The SDM issues various kind of statutory certificates including ST, Domicile, Registration of property documents and other documents which need to be compulsorily registered as per Law. The SDO of Machi is also the AERO (Assistant Electoral Registration Officer) of 42- Tengnoupal (ST) A.C and has 25 (twenty five) Polling Stations under it. During Autonomous District Council Elections, SDO, Machi is the Returning Officer of 4 (four) District Council Constituencies under it.


            Machi Tribal Development Block is co-terminus with the revenue Sub Division. Sub Divisional Officer, Machi is also the Block Development Officer of Machi Block. Many CSS & developmental schemes are implemented in Machi Block. MG-NREGS, PMAY (formerly IAY), IWMP, BADPM MsDP, SBM, IGNOAPS are some developmental schemes implemented in the Block by BDO Office and other line departments in Machi Block.