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GONDIA

About The Gondia District

Gondia district was carved out by division of Bhandara district.  Gondia district is situated on North-Eastern side of Maharashtra state having state borders of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.The total population of the District is 1200151. The made and female population is 598447 and 601704 respectively.  The SC and ST population in the district is 355484 and 309822.  The literacy rate of district is 67.67%.

This is underdeveloped district and most of land is covered with forest.  Paddy is main agriculture produce.  The other agriculture produce in the district are Jawar, Linseed, wheat, tur.  The main profession of people is farming.There is no large scale industry in the entire district due to this district is economically backward.  There are many rice mills in the district as paddy is the main agriculture produce here.  Gondia city is popularly known as RICE CITY due to large number of rice mills.

The district is divided inot two subdivisions namely Gondia and Deori.  Each subdivisiion has 4 talukas, 556 Grampanchayat 954 revenue villages exist in the district.   The district area is divided into six legislative assembly constituencies namely Gondia, Tiroda, Goregaon, Amgaon, Lakhandur and Sakoli.  Lakhandur and Sakoli constituencies has an area of Gondia and Bhadara district.

Basically district is divided into 8 talukas and 8 Panchayat Samiti.  Only two mucipalities are existing at Gondia and Tiroda.Wainganga river is the largest and most important river. Rivers like Bagh, Chulbandh, Gadhavi and Bavanthadi are the tributaries of river Vainganga.

ECONOMY & EDUCATION

Gondia is famous for its resident Engineering College "Manohar Bhai Patel Institute of Engineering and Technology".

In Education Gondia is also ahead of many city near by it.

In Gondia there are 2 medical colleges, 2 Engineering colleges, 1 polytechnic college, 5 art and commerce and science college but it lacks primary, secondary and higher educational schools. There are no well-equipped CBSE schools in Gondia.

Gondia Industrial Area is Industrial Area in Nagpur Region. With the main objective to demote industrial growth, [MIDC] hasn't fully developed the Gondia Industrial Area and all efforts are being made to make this Indl.Area. Various corporations have started setting up base, ever since plot allotment started.

Today, the number of industries operating in the area is only 6, with around under construction. Plots in the Industrial Area Of the 110.87 hectares of land developed 161 plots have been carved out. 97 plots have been allotted to Gondia industrial areas and entrepreneurs, 64 industrial plots are available for allotment. Gondia Industrial Area spans a total area of 146.14 hectares. Praful Patel, the civil aviation minister hails from this place.

                                      1. Adani Power Project 2. Swami Snuff Factory

Gondia has also emerged as a potential for the Cement industry. With Mr.Kailash Chandra Roongta and his other firms(Harsh Steels and Sanjay Sales) being the top persons to get credit for.                                                            

TRANSPORT

RAIL

Gondia is an important junction and has heavy passenger and goods traffic. The station has three platforms out of which two are for broad gauge and the third for narrow gauge railway line. All the platforms are adequately provided with amenities such as portable water, tea stalls, benches and waiting sheds. There is a fruit stall and a book stall too. The station is also equipped with an upper class waiting rooms and waiting hall for lower class passengers.

Gondia is situated on the broad gauge Mumbai - Calcutta railway route which is 1060 km from Mumbai, capital of state.

There is a broad gauge line heading south to Nagbhir and a Metre gauge line subject to conversion under Project Unigauge to Nainpur and Jabalpur.

Gondia is 150 km from Nagpur and 1000 km from Pune. Gondia is about 990 km from Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra.

The Gondia - Jabalpur Junction (Madhya Pradesh) section of West Central Railway runs north and south, along the valley of the Wainganga. The line was formerly narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) for its entire length, but the section between Gondia and Balaghat was converted to broad gauge in 2005-2006, connecting Balaghat to India's national broad gauge network for the first time. Work is underway to convert the Balaghat - Jabalpur section to broad gauge as well.

 AIRPORT

Gondia Airport (Birshi Airport) is 15 km. from Gondia City. Its situated near Kamtha Village. 

 ROAD

Gondia is also known as Rice City, as it is a rice producing district and has about 250 rice mills near the vicinity of city. it is also a major trading place.

The Bombay-Nagpur-Calcutta Road is the only national highway passing through the district, which covers to a total distance of 99.37 km. Gondia has bus connectivity to Jabalpur, Nagpur and Balaghat. 

 

TOURIST PLACES

Gondia is well surrounded by hills and forests. There are so many tourist spots around the Gondia. The most beautiful Places are Nagzira wild life sanctuary, Navegoanbadh National Park also called as Bird sanctuary. So many foreign birds came to here. Pratapgarh is famous for the Shiv temple situated at large hill.

Nagzira wild life century is just 45 km from Gondia. Hijrafall is also the one of the best location. Just 4 km from the gondia city there is an ancient Shiv temple. To visit all these places trains and buses are available from Gondia. More than 1,00,000 tourist came to Gondia annually to see the green heaven of Gondia. Navegoan badh bird century is 90 km from Gondia. Near the bird senctury there is very big dam\lake.

                                          

 

BHANDARA

Bhandara district is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located atBhandara. The district occupies an area of 3890 km² and has a population of 1,136,146 of which 15.47% are urban (as of 2001). It is fondly called as the 'District of Lakes'. Bhandara has a mixed economy with agriculture, industries and forest resources contributing to it. Bhandara is known for its large production of rice. Tumsar, a tahsil town, is a famous rice market. Bhandara town is also known as 'Brass City' owing to the presence of a large brass products industry. Bhandara has no shortage of tourism spots with several important destinations like Ambagad Fort, Brahmi, Chinchgad, Dighodi etc.

The district is also famous for the Ordnance Factory Bhandara Estate which is popularly known as Jawaharnagar colony. The beautiful colony has 2 schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya Bhandra and Ordnance Factory State School. This is the only Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Bhandara district. There is one Navodaya Vidyalaya (brain child of Late Primeminister Rajiv Gandhi) in Navegoan Bandh. Ashok Leyland, a Hinduja Group Company, has a production facility at Gadegaon near Bhandara. Sunflag Iron Steel company and Shivmangal Ispat Pvt. Ltd. are other major industrial undertakings in the district.

The most famous politician of this district is Praful patel from Gondia (now a separate district), who is currently Aviation minister in the UPA government. Korambi, about 8 km from Bhandara town, is a popular tourist attraction, especially in winter. The devi temple on the hill and the Vainganga river flowing on one side of it is another scenic location at Korambi.

                                

                                          

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