Katangi is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Balaghat District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Katangi is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Katangi is located in India
Katangi (India)
Coordinates: 21°47′N 79°47′E / 21.78°N 79.78°ECoordinates: 21°47′N 79°47′E / 21.78°N 79.78°E
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
442 m (1,450 ft)
 • Total16,146
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-50


Katangi is located at 21°47′N 79°47′E / 21.78°N 79.78°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 442 metres (1,450 feet).


Katangi has connectivity by road to cities like Nagpur, Seoni, Tumsar, Bhandara and the district headquarters of Balaghat.

Katangi also has railway connectivity. Katangi railway station is connected to Gondia via Balaghat by a broad-gauge network.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Katangi had a population of 14,760. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Katangi has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 64%. In Katangi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Katangi
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
Bakht Buland Shah

The greatest ruler of the Rajgond dynasty was Bakht Buland Shah. He adds to his kingdom territories from the neighbouring kingdoms of Chanda and Mandla, and portions of Nagpur, Balaghat, Seoni, and Bhandara. He also annexes the adjoining Rajput kingdom of Kherla. The present districts of Chhindwara and Betul also fall under his control A great warrior he went on to conquer Pauni, Dongartal, Sivni&Katangi.

History idolizes him as the founder of the Nagpur city. Bakht Buland Shah founded the city of Nagpur by joining the twelve small villages formerly known as Rajapur Barsa or Barasta. In 1702 Many towns and villages were founded. All the smaller villages were merged. After giving a proper shape to his kingdom, he encouraged people to settle and thus facilitated trade & Commerce. His rule epitomizes an era of great reforms. Agriculture, trade, and commerece made considerable advances. He constructed a Mosque in the Fort of Nagpur which initiated the Islamic religion & culture in Nagpur.

Bakht Buland starts off in the service of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, embracing Islam, and is officially recognised as the raja of Deogarh by the Mughal court.

Bakht Bulund Shah is said to later rebel against the Mughals and snatch portions of their territory, during the Mughal war against the Marathas.

Balaghat Junction railway station

Balaghat Railway Station is situated on the Jabalpur-Nainpur-Gondia section of South East Central Railway, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Rail routes through the junction include routes towards Jabalpur, Gondia, Katangi on the Satpura Railway. The "10001 Satpura Express", a narrow-gauge train, was started in 1901 by the British Government and completed 100 years of service in 2001. This train used to hold the unique distinction of operating first class service on narrow-gauge track; it is the world's fastest narrow-gauge train.

The line was formerly narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) throughout its entire length, but the section between Balaghat–Gondia was converted to broad gauge in 2005–2006, connecting Balaghat to India's national network for the first time. Work is underway to convert the Balaghat–Jabalpur section to broad gauge.

The Jabalpur–Balaghat–Gondia section of the Bengal Nagpur Railway (earlier called BNR and now South) is undergoing conversion. The 78802 katangi gondia demu section now operates Diesel–electric multiple unit (DEMU) train.Its timing of arrival from balaghat at 9:05 AM.The route from Balaghat to Katangi was converted from narrow gauge to broad gauge on 6 May 2010 and the route from Katangi to Tirodi is in its preliminary survey; its distance is about 12 km, with a short route to Nagpur from Balaghat via Tumsar. Balaghat also has a branch line towards Bharveli.

Mines operated by MOIL Limited in the eastern part of the city use the system to transport manganese ore.

Since the station is not on the main line, people have to depend on Gondia railway station.

Balaghat district

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Balaghat is known for tile factories and rice mills.

Bhau Kalchuri

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Bilaspur–Nagpur section

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Garra railway station

Garra railway station is the railway station of Garra village in Balaghat district, Madhya Pradesh, India. Its station code is GRHX. It serves the SECR railways. It is on the Gondia–Balaghat–Katangi line.{{Cite web|url=https://www.trainspnrstatus.com/amp/trains/garra-katangi%7Ctitle=Garra station time table

Shree pandit ganga vishnu trivedi gave his effort for making garra a passenger hault.

Then after,train started to stop here and gradually station and platform had constructed.

Ticket agentship work given to ganga vishnu trivedi and he distributed for 50 years and

his son Mr.Ramgopal trivedi distributed for 15 years and then his son devendra trivedi for few years.

In present,Mr.Adarsh Omnarayan Trivedi is distributer of ticket from 2015 to present day.


Gondia (also spelled Gondiya) is a city and municipality in the Indian state of Maharashtra which serves the administrative headquarters of the eponymous administrative district. It is currently 7th largest city in Vidharbha region. Gondia is also known as Rice City due to the abundance of rice mills in the area.Gondia is very close to the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from central and eastern India. The city has a railway junction and is also notable for its historic airport.

Gondia municipality was established in 1920 At that time Gondia had only 10 wards population up to 20,000 and an area of 7.5 sq km.

At present Gondia has 42 wards, as well as population nearing up to 2 lakhs. The urbanization has crossed municipal limits merging into nearby villages like Kudwa, Katangi, Fulchur, Nagra, Karanja, Murri, Pindkepar, and Khamari. The Ministry of Urban Development has recently announced to merge 20 nearby villages into Gondia to give the city status of Municipal concil Gondia is also known for its own course for secondary education called IGSE. Now it Connected with NH753

Gondia Junction railway station

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This stations is India's third and first in vidarbha to get mist cooling system.

Gulab jamun

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Kaimur Range

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Katangi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Katangi railway station

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Katangi tehsil

Katangi tehsil is a fourth-order administrative and revenue division, a subdivision of third-order administrative and revenue division of Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh.


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Rajeev Sagar Dam

Rajeev Sagar Dam (alternatively Rajiv Sagar (Maksudangarh) Dam) is a dam near the Katangi block in Balaghat district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The dam was originally built in the 19th century.It's approximately 60 km from Katangi, and a bus service is available for it.

Tamlal Sahare

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