Baramati

Baramati pronunciation is a city and a municipal council in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is also the home town of famous marathi Poet Kavi Moropant.

Baramati is located at 18°09′N 74°35′E / 18.15°N 74.58°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 538 meters (1765 feet).[2]

Baramati

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City
Baramati is located in Maharashtra
Baramati
Baramati
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°09′N 74°35′E / 18.15°N 74.58°ECoordinates: 18°09′N 74°35′E / 18.15°N 74.58°E
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPune
Elevation
538 m (1,765 ft)
Population
(2016)
 • Total124,000
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
413102
Telephone code02112
Vehicle registrationMH-42
Websitehttp://baramatimunicipalcouncil.com

Population

The population of Baramati as per the census of 2016 is 124,000.

Economy

Industries in Baramati vary from textile to dairy and food products. Migratory birds visit the town each year. Similarly, there are many foreign companies in Baramati like Piaggio and Dynamix Dairy, Baramati. The oldest plant in Baramati MIDC is the Kalyani Steels. Likewise, recent additions are Bharat Forge, Ferrero Rochiers, and Bauli India.[3]

Baramati and surrounding areas mostly depend on agriculture as the main source of income. The land in the region is very well irrigated because of Nira Left Canal irrigation from Veer Dam. Nira River and Karha River also provide direct irrigation water to farms.

Drinking water is also sourced from this canal. Additionally, Municipal Council also receives drinking water from Ujjani Dam through a pipeline.

Main crops include Sugarcane, Grapes, Jawari, Cotton and Wheat. Grapes and Sugar are exported from here. There is a huge marketplace for cotton and food grains in the city.

As the main crop of Baramati is sugarcane, there are three co-operative sugar factories viz. 1. The Someshwar Co-operative Sugar Factory, Someshwarnagar , 2.Shri Chhatrapati Co-operative Sugar Factory, Bhavaninagar (Indapur) 3. The Malegaon Co-operative Sugar Factory, Malegaon.

Apart from agriculture, Baramati is home to a lot of industries which range from Steel Processing to Winemaking. Baramati is home to the three-wheeler plant of the Italian company Piaggio. Construction of a two-wheeler plant is underway and after its completion, 150,000 Vespa scooters will be produced annually with the initial investment.

Baramati uses 800 hectares of land as MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) Industrial Area along Baramati-Bhigwan Road, 5  km outside Baramati town's municipal limits. Baramati MIDC has several Major companies like Bharat Forge Ltd, ISMT Limited, Senvion, Schreiber Dynamix Dairies Ltd., Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited, Godfrey Phillips etc. and is home of many Small Scale Industries.

Baramati MIDC has a Baramati Hi-Tech Textile Park Ltd., set up over sprawling 60-acres of land which housed small domestic garment manufacturers, consisting of a comprehensive group of textile oriented units specializing in functions such as garment-making, Apparel Printing & Packaging, Home Furnishing, Embroidery and Technical textile within the Textile Park. It also has a series of smaller units available as ancillary support units.

Baramati has an airstrip near MIDC.

Transport

Baramati is well connected by road with major cities in the State. Baramati is 100 km from Pune by road. It connects to major highways via the road network. Baramati is also well connected by Rail Network to Pune via Daund Junction.

Baramati has an airport (Baramati Airport) which currently hosts a Flying School. Baramati is considered to be one of the future domestic airports in the region, with the runway being extended in length to accommodate larger aircraft. As of now smaller aircraft and helicopters are able to land there.

The condition of roads in the city is very good and there is a ring road built around the periphery of the city.

Market Yard Rd, Baramati.

Market Yard Rd, Baramati.

Station Road, Baramati.

Station Road, Baramati.

Old Steam engine (Imported by India in Year 1957) at Baramati Railway Station

Old Steam engine (Imported by India in Year 1957) at Baramati Railway Station

Education

Baramati has created a niche for itself in the field of education. Last decade has seen growth of Baramati as a Prominent Education Center with Colleges and Schools ranging from Engineering to Biotechnology to Law and soon a Medical college is going to start in MIDC area.

Baramati and surrounded area has three major places which have become well known education centers Vidya Pratishthan offers courses from primary education to master's degrees. Vidyanagari has a Law College, College of Engineering,[4] School of BioTechnology, Institute of Information Technology, MBA, MCA apart from Primary School and Arts, Commerce, Science College. Tuljaram Chaturchand College [3] (aka TC College) has a junior college and a senior college with well equipped staff following the latest trends in the market. Senior college provides graduation in science, commerce and arts.

Government Industrial Training Institute Malegaon Bk. Industrial areas (MIDC) of Baramati, Jejuri, Bhigvan & Kurkumbh near Baramati City are developing fast & needs skilled manpower. This institute can fulfil the requirements of skilled manpower of local industrial establishments, commercial establishments, small-scale industrial units, consumer markets and other self-employment opportunities.

Agricultural Development Trust, Shradanagar offers dedicated college for girls. Courses here include Basic Graduation, Junior College, Bachelor's degree in Education.[5]

The Malegaon Sugar Factories's Shivnagar Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Malegaon offers a wide range of Technology and Management Courses. The campus has an Engineering College, a Management Institute, a Pharmacy College and College of Commerce, Science & Computer Education.

Baramati also has one Technical High-school, R. N. Agarwal Technical high-school, which offers different Technical courses like carpentry, wiring, welding, engineering drawing, computer science and many other courses which are useful to make engineering base strong enough at the school level and to make more easier to understand engineering courses.

The city has an M.E.S. (Maharashtra Education Society) High school of 100 years old. Founded by Freedom Fighter Vasudev Balavant Fadake on March 3, 1911, the school celebrated 100-year completion in 2011. On the way of Patas road, Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Highschool & Jr. College, Baramati where Sharad Pawar Studied for one year (1954–55) in 8th standard. Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Highschool & Jr. College, Baramati established by Padmbhushan Dr Karmveer Bhaurao Patil (Anna) in 1954, combined with Shahu Boarding.

The city also has a famous CBSE affiliated school The city hosts an agriculture development radio channel, first of its type in India named Vasundhara Krishi Vahini (tunes on 90.4  MHz locally). This provides the farmers reliable information on climate, plant nutrition, production seeds, fertilizers, market, new trends etc. Another radio channel named "Sharada Krishi Vahini" (tunes on 90.8  MHz locally) hosted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Baramati launched in January 2011 for the same purpose.

Few kilometres away from Baramati, near to Malegaon Khurd, homes state-of-art National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM). ICAR-NIASM, a unique institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), was established in 2009 at Malegaon Khurd, Baramati. The institute aims at exploring the avenues for management of abiotic stresses affecting the very sustainability of national food production systems. It specifically addresses the aberration induced stresses due to atmospheric, water and edaphic factors, which are estimated to cause 50 per cent losses in crop productivity.[6]

Places to visit in Baramati

Shri Mayureshwar Mandir(Morgoan)

Shri Mayureshwar Mandir (Marathi: श्री मयूरेश्वर मंदीर) or Shri Moreshwar Mandir (Marathi: श्री मोरेश्वर मंदीर) is a Hindu temple (mandir) dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. It is located in Moragaon (Marathi: मोरगाव) Baramati in Pune District, about 35 km away from Baramati city in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1] The temple is the starting and ending point of a pilgrimage of eight revered Ganesha temples called Ashtavinayaka.

Bhigwan bird sanctuary

Bhigwan Bird Watching; an outdoor activity where tourists look for pink flamingos and more at the Bhigwan bird sanctuary on a full-day tour from Pune. In addition to seeing a variety of India's bird species, visit the historic Bhuleshwar Temple along the way.

The Janvastu Sangrahalaya /Museum

The museum holds a collection of gifts received by eminent Indian politician, Sharad Pawar during his long career in public service.The museum also has a collection of photographs that chronicles the public life of Mr. Pawar.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Baramati

Agricultural center situated in Malegaon about 7 km from Baramati.

NIASM at Malegaon Khurd, Baramati.

Notable people

  • Kumar Patel (born 2 July 1938) - Inventor of the CO2-laser, was born in Baramati.He developed the carbon dioxide laser in 1963; it is now widely used in industry for cutting and welding, as a laser scalpel in surgery, and in laser skin resurfacing.Patel currently holds 36 U.S. patents relating to lasers and laser applications. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the American Physical Society, the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the Laser Institute of America, and the American Society of Laser Medicine India.[7]
  • Nathuram Godse a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on 30 January 1948 was also born in Baramati.
  • Sharad Govindrav Pawar (born 12 December 1940)[1] is an Indian politician who serves as the president of the Nationalist Congress Party which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on three separate occasions and held the posts of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of India. Pawar hails from the town of Baramati in the Pune district of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha where he leads the NCP delegation. He holds a position of prominence in national politics as well as the regional politics of Maharashtra.
  • Ajit Anantrao Pawar (born 22 July 1959) is an Indian politician who served as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra. He is the nephew of Sharad Pawar, the chief of Nationalist Congress Party.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Baramati
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ VPCOE Baramati
  5. ^ http://www.agricollegebaramati.org/ College of Agriculture and Allied Sciences
  6. ^ "About Institute | ICAR-NIASM". www.niam.res.in. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  7. ^ Kumar Patel

SVPM College of Engineering

Ajit Pawar

Ajit Anantrao Pawar (born 22 July 1959) is an Maharashtra politician who served as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra. He is the nephew of Sharad Pawar, the chief of Nationalist Congress Party.

Baramati (Lok Sabha constituency)

Baramati Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Maharashtra state in western India.

Baramati (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Baramati Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. It is one of the twenty one constituencies located in the Pune district.

Baramati is part of the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the Pune district, namely, Daund, Indapur, Purandar, Bhor and Khadakwasla.

Baramati Airport

Baramati Airport is located in Pune district of Maharashtra state in India.

This Airstrip was constructed by MIDC in 1996, at a distance of 12 km from Baramati city/ Baramati railway station.

It is currently being used for General aviation and pilot training.

Baramati taluka

Baramati taluka is a taluka in Baramati subdivision of Pune district of state of Maharashtra in India.

Daund Junction railway station

Daund Junction railway station is a major railway station on the Mumbai-Pune-Wadi route of Indian Railways located in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Northbound trains from Pune towards Ahmednagar and Manmad pass through this station. Daund is a major stop for passenger trains and is a major freight redistribution hub. The short-distance railway track to Baramati starts from Daund junction.

Indapur

Indapur is a city and a municipal council in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Indapur is known for Jahagir of Shivaji Maharaj's father and grandfather. Shivaji Maharaj's grandfather Malojiraje died in battle in Indapur.

It has National Highway 65 connecting the south and west region of India.

It is blessed with Great Shri Malojiraje, Grandfather of Shivaji Maharaj

It is the constituency & hometown of former Co-operate & Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Harshvardhan Patil. He have won this seat 4 consecutive times from here (1995-2009).

Indapur city is located to the nearest Bhima River Ujani Dam & Baramati the hometown of Indian politician Mr. Sharad Pawar.

Indapur taluka

Indapur taluka is a taluka in Baramati subdivision of Pune district of state of Maharashtra in India.

List of constituencies of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

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Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mayureswar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Tehsil Baramati in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. It is 72 km from Pune and 35 km from Daund.

Mumbai–Chennai line

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Osmanabad Airport

Osmanabad Airport is a public airport located off NH 211, 10 km north of the town of Osmanabad, in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, India.

The airfield was built in 1984 and managed by the Public Works Department of the State Government. In 2009, Reliance Airport Developers won a bid to run the airport on a 95-year lease along with four other airports— Nanded, Baramati, Yavatmal and Latur. The airport does not see any air traffic apart from visits from the odd state government aircraft and operations of the flying school based here.

Pune Suburban Railway

Pune Suburban Railway, also known as Pune Suburban Service or Pune Local Railway, is a suburban rail system connecting Pune to its suburbs and neighboring villages in Pune District, Maharashtra. It is operated by Central Railway (CR). Pune's suburban railway operates on two routes, i.e. from Pune Junction to Lonavla and from Pune Junction to Talegaon. There are 5 trains which operate on Pune Junction - Talegaon route while 18 trains operate on Pune Junction - Lonavla route.

Pune division

Pune division is one of the six administrative divisions of India's Maharashtra state. Pune Division is bound by Konkan Division to the west, Nashik Division to the north, Aurangabad Division to the east, and Karnataka State to the south.

Pune railway division

Pune railway division is one of the five railway divisions of Central Railway (India) Zone of Indian Railways located at Pune of Maharashtra state in western India. The other railway divisions are Mumbai CSTM, Nagpur, Solapur and Bhusawal. There are 71 railway stations in Pune railway division.

Pune–Miraj–Londa line

The Pune–Miraj–Londa line is a railway line connecting Pune in Maharashtra and Londa in Karnataka. It traverses the Western ghats and covers a distance of 468 kilometres (291 mi) across Maharashtra and Karnataka. Of the total 468 km distance of this line, 280 km stretch falls under the jurisdiction of Central Railways and the remaining 188 km section under South Western Railway. Despite heavy rail traffic, this line continues to be a single-track non-electrified railway line.Miraj Junction is one of the oldest Junction classified as 'A1' Category of Stations will be renovated by Central Government to make world class station by 2022.

Due to Broad Gauge completion between Miraj-Kurduwadi-Parli-Purna,a better connectivity has been developed between Marathwada and Western Maharashtra.

Karad - Chiplun Railway line Survey has been completed by Central Railway team to connect to Jaigad Port as part of Central Government's Sagarmala Project and expected to start work soon start to get connectivity to Konkan Railway with Central Railway.Currently Passengers from Satara,Karad,Miraj, Kolhapur are solely dependent on MSRTC as there is no direct train to visit Konkan region for festivals and vacations.

In May 2016, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave approval for doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line project at an estimated cost of Rs.3,627.47 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.4,246.84 crore with 5% escalation per annum.Centre Government has also approved Electrification of Pune - Kolhapur line and work has already started between Kolhapur towards Miraj.

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Govindrao Pawar (born 12 December 1940) is an Indian politician who serves as the president of the Nationalist Congress Party which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on three separate occasions and held the posts of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of India. Pawar hails from the town of Baramati in the Pune district of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha where he leads the NCP delegation. He holds a position of prominence in national politics as well as the regional politics of Maharashtra.

Pawar has served as the Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI from 2005 to 2008 and as the president of the International Cricket Council from 2010 to 2012. On 17 June 2015, he was re-elected as president of the Mumbai Cricket Association, a position he held from 2001 to 2010 and in 2012. On 17 December 2016, he stepped down as the President of Mumbai Cricket Association.In 2017, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour.

Supriya Sule

Supriya Sule is an Indian politician from the Nationalist Congress Party and currently a Member of Parliament (MP) in the 16th Lok Sabha (India's house of elected representatives). She is the daughter of the President of the Nationalist Congress Party, Sharad Pawar. In 2009, she contested the elections for the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency and won. This constituency was previously represented by her father. She was a Member of Parliament, representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha.

In 2011, she launched a statewide campaign against female foeticide. Recently, she has been honored with Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ALL Ladies League for her outstanding contribution to social service.

Talukas in Pune district

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