Boniyar[1] is a town and a municipal committee in tehsil Boniyar, Baramulla district in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located 20 km towards west from district headquarters Baramulla. Boniyar was given tehsil status in 2006. Prominent villages in tehsil Boniyar are Wopal Haq Marg Athishampora Bijhama, Trikanjan,Barnate,Uranbuha,Chandanwari Chahla and Nowshera. Major site of attraction is lower jhelum hydropower project at chalah Boniyar having capacity of generating 105 MW. Lachipora wildlife sanctuary has been established for conserving markhoor and other vulnerable animals.

The bank of the dam of Lower Jehlum Hydropower plant has become a tourist destination with Nowshera at opposite side of river jehlum have got amazing view points.

There is diversity of people living in tehsil Boniyar of the baramulla district, with most of the people speaking Pahari. About 70-80 % people of tehsil boniyar speaks Pahari language. So, Pahari speaker are found in huge number. Left behind people mainly speak Kashmiri, Gujri, Urdu. It is a Muslim dominated region with about 60% belonging to the Sunni muslims community and 38% Shia muslims community. Other religions are found in minority with about 1% Hindus and 1% Sikhs. Noorkhah a village of boniyar tehsil is found prominent in mineral aspects like: Gypsum, Limestone and Ochre. With Gypsum currently being extracted. However this is also leading to Ill effects to the residents like:- deforestation, soil erosion, landslides etc.

Boniyar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Boniyar is located in India
Boniyar (India)
Coordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°ECoordinates: 33°48′N 75°06′E / 33.80°N 75.10°E
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
1,577 m (5,174 ft)
 • Total72,564
 • spokenUrdu, Kashmiri, Pahari
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK05


  1. ^ Urdu: بونیار
Baramulla district

Baramulla district is one of the 22 districts in the Indian-administered disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Baramulla city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district covered an area of 4,190 km² in 2001 but it was reduced to 3,353 km² at the time of 2011 census.

Doru Shahabad

Doru Shahabad (also written as Dooru Shahabad or only Doru) is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is also known as historical township in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. Doru shahabad has been known as a place of intelligentia where great scholars like Mehmood shah Gami, Rasul Mir shahabadi, were borne who contributed to the literature and culture of kashmir. In present times shahabad has produced chief minister like syed mir qasim and many other politicians, beuracrates and some leading agricultural scientists.

Indian Army operations in Jammu and Kashmir

Indian Army operations in Jammu and Kashmir include security operations such as Operation Rakshak (Protector) and Operation Sarp Vinash. Other operations include humanitarian missions such as Operation Megh Rahat and operations with a social aim such as Operation Goodwill and Operation Calm Down.

Kishtwar National Park

Kishtwar National Park is a national park located in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is bounded to the north by Rinnay river, south by Kibar Nala catchment, east by main divide of Great Himalaya and west by Marwa river.

Leh district

Leh is one of the two districts located in Ladakh, the other being the Kargil District to the west, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. With an area of 45,110 km2, it is the second largest district in the country (after Kutch, Gujarat) in terms of area. It is bounded on the north by Ghanche District (Gilgit-Baltistan), a small border with Xinjiang, China, via the Karakoram Pass which is part of the district. Aksai Chin and Tibet are to the east, Kargil district to the west, and Lahul and Spiti to the south. The district headquarters is in Leh. It lies between 32 to 36 degree north latitude and 75 to 80 degree east longitude.

The whole of Ladakh was under the administration of Leh until 1 July 1979, when the Kargil and Leh administrative districts were created. Religion has been a source of grievances between Buddhists and Muslims since the late 20th century and was a contributor to this division.As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Kargil.In 2017, the district was declared a tobacco-free zone. The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir under the National Tobacco Control Programme began working towards the designation early in 2017 and the status was declared in August. Rehana Kousar (in-charge, NTCP, Kashmir) said that work was done with civil society, religious and women's groups and that a "major success was achieved by the involvement of women in the anti-tobacco campaign."

Outline of Jammu and Kashmir

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Jammu and Kashmir:

Jammu and Kashmir – state in northern India, often denoted by the acronym J&K. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, and shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Jammu and Kashmir has an international border with China in the north and east, and the Line of Control separates it from the Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in the west and northwest respectively. The state has special autonomy under Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

Rafiabad, India

Rafiabad (رفیع آباد) is a Tehsil town in Baramulla of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Tehsil Headquarters is Rafiabad town. It is located towards west of Baramulla about 25 km from District headquarters. And 76 km from state capital Srinagar towards East. Rafiabad is surrounded by Boniyar tehsil, Rohama Tehsil, Baramulla Tehsil, Sopore Tehsil. Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipore, Poonch are the nearby Cities to Rafiabad.Rohama is the best destination for tourists .As it is surrounded by the mountains,grasslands,lakes etc.


people of rafiabad are best known for the wide range of cultural aspects. The finest artists in the kashmir valley are from the rafiabad.

Uri, Jammu and Kashmir

Uri is a town and a tehsil in the Baramulla district, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Uri is located on the left bank of the Jhelum River, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the Line of Control with Pakistan.

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