Nagpur district

Nagpur district is a district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state in central India. The city of Nagpur is the district administrative centre. The district is part of Nagpur Division.

Nagpur district is bounded by Bhandara district on the east, Chandrapur district on the southeast, Wardha district on the southwest, Amravati district on the northwest and Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh state on the north.

Nagpur district
Location of Nagpur district in Maharashtra
Location of Nagpur district in Maharashtra
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
Administrative divisionNagpur Division
HeadquartersNagpur
Tehsils1. Ramtek, 2. Umred, 3. Kalameshwar, 4. Katol, 5. Kamthi, 6. Kuhi, 7. Narkhed, 8. Nagpur, 9. Nagpur (Rural), 10. Parseoni, 11. Bhiwapur, 12. Mouda, 13. Savner, 14. Hingna
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Nagpur, 2. Ramtek (SC) (Based on Election Commission website)
Area
 • Total8,253 km2 (3,187 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total4,653,171
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Urban
64.26%
Demographics
 • Literacy89.5%
 • Sex ratio948
Major highwaysNH44,NH47,NH53,NH353I,NH361,NH547,MSH9,SH3
Average annual precipitation1205 mm
WebsiteOfficial website

History

In 1853, after the death of Raghoji III, the princely state of Nagpur was annexed by the British and the territory occupied by the present district became part of the then Nagpur Province. In 1861, it was merged with the Central Provinces. In 1903 it became part of the Central Provinces and Berar. In 1950 Nagpur district was created as became part of the newly formed Madhya Pradesh state and Nagpur became its capital. In 1956, after a reorganisation of Indian states, Nagpur district was incorporated into Bombay state. On 1 May 1960, it became a district of Maharashtra state.

Geography

Nagpur
Map of Nagpur district with major towns and rivers.

Climate

Nagpur
Climate chart (explanation)
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Precipitation totals in mm
Source: World Weather Information Service

Divisions

Nagpur district is divided into 14 talukas: Ramtek, Umred, Kalameshwar, Katol, Kamthi, Kuhi, Narkhed, Nagpur, Nagpur Rural, Parseoni, Bhiwapur, Mouda, Savner and Hingna.

Sub-Divisions and Tahsils in Nagpur District
Sub-Division Tahsils
Nagpur City
  • Nagpur City
Nagpur Gramin
  • Nagpur Gramin
  • Hingna
Mauda
  • Kamptee
  • Mauda
Umred
  • Umred
  • Bhiwapur
  • Kuhi
Ramtek
  • Ramtek
  • Parseoni
Saoner
  • Saoner
  • Kalmeshwar
Katol
  • Katol
  • Narkhed

Nagpur district has 12 Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Nagpur South West, Nagpur South, Nagpur East, Nagpur Central, Nagpur West, Nagpur North, Katol, Savner, Hingna, Umred, Kamthi and Ramtek. The first six constituencies are part of Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency and rest are part of Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency.[2]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Nagpur district had a population of 4,653,171,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Ireland[4] or the US state of South Carolina.[5] This gives it a ranking of 29th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 470 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 14.39%.[3] Nagpur has a sex ratio of 948 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 89.52%.[3]

The district had a population of 4,653,171 of which 64.26% were urban as of 2011.[6] The current District Collector is Abhishek Krishna. Nagpur district is made up of the following administrative bodies:[7]

  • Nagpur Municipal Corporation
  • Nagpur Improvement Trust
  • Narkhed Municipal Council
  • Katol Municipal Council
  • Saoner Municipal Council
  • Ramtek Municipal Council
  • Mowad Municipal Council
  • Khapa Municipal Council
  • Umred Municipal Council
  • Narkhed Municipal Council
  • Kalmeshwar Municipal Council

Transport

NagpurBus
Public transport bus in Nagpur
NagpurAirport
Nagpur's International Airport has the busiest air traffic control room in India.

Due to its central location in India, the Nagpur Railway Station is an important railway junction. It is a transit terminal for trains that connect the country lengthwise and breadthwise, especially trains connecting India's major metropolises, Mumbai to Howrah-Kolkata, Delhi and Jammu to Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kanyakumari in the South, as well as western cities such as Pune and Ahmedabad.[8]

Nagpur Railway Station
Nagpur Junction

Nagpur is also a major road junction as India's two major national highways, Kanyakumari-Varanasi (NH  7) and Hajira-Kolkata (NH 6), pass through the city.[8] Highway number 69 connects Nagpur to Obaidullaganj near Bhopal. Nagpur is at the junction of Asian HigLanka and AH46 connecting Kharagpur to Dhule.

The MSRTC buses run a cheap transport service in and around the district, reaching out to even the most remote areas of the district.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Sonegaon, Nagpur, is a domestic and international airport, which connects Nagpur to Mumbai, Delhi, Sharjah, Dubai and Muscat via Doha .

References

  1. ^ "Nagpur, India". Whetherbase. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  2. ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Ireland 4,670,976 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. South Carolina 4,625,364
  6. ^ Census of India Archived 27 July 2007 at WebCite
  7. ^ "Planning Authority of Nagpur district". Government of Maharashtra. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  8. ^ a b Deshpande, Vivek (4 May 2006). "Nagpur stakes claim to lead boomtown pack". The Indian Express. India. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2006.

External links

Coordinates: 21°00′N 79°00′E / 21.000°N 79.000°E

Abdul Karim Parekh

Abdul Karim Parekh (1928–2007), popularly known as Maulana, was an Indian social worker and scholar, known for his translation of Quran into Urdu language and his discourses on the Islamic religious text. Born on 15 April 1928 at Kanseoni village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra to Abdul Latif and Hanifa as the third of the 13 children born to them, his schooling was only up to primary classes after which he worked as a labour to earn a living. He was known to have been self-taught and translated the Quran into Urdu language which reportedly had 40 re-prints. He was the founder treasurer of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and is a recipient of the Pride of India honour from American Federation of Muslims from India (AFMI). The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2001, for his contributions to society. He died on 11 September 2007, at the age of 79, survived by four sons and five daughters; his wife had predeceased him.

Ajni railway station

Ajni is a railway station in vicinity of Nagpur in Maharashtra on Delhi-Chennai line.

It is situated at a distance of about 2.8 km from Nagpur railway station. There are plans to develop it as a terminus alternative to Nagpur. A proposal has also been sent to Railway Ministry to develop it as a Coaching complex.Many trains have a brief stop of about 2 minutes at this station. This station is mainly used by residents of Central, West, South-West and Southern suburbs of Nagpur and short-distance daily travelers. Trains terminating at Nagpur get almost 80 percent emptied here. And trains originating from Nagpur get filled here with almost 40 percent.Ajni is among the five small stations which falls within the extended city limits of Nagpur. The name of these five stations are Ajni, Itwari, Kalamna, Kamptee & Khapri.

Buti Bori railway station

Buti Bori is a local urban rail station at Butibori, an industrial suburb of Nagpur in Maharashtra.

Butibori Power Project

Butibori Power Project is a coal-based thermal power plant located at Butibori near Nagpur in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The power plant is operated by the Reliance Power.

The Engineering, procurement and construction contract is given to Reliance Infrastructure and Shanghai Electric Corporation of People's Republic of China is supplying the boiler, turbine and generator (BTG) for the power plant.

Itwari railway station

Itwari is a railway station, junction, and terminus about 5 km from Nagpur Railway Station in Maharashtra state of India.A few trains also terminate at this station. It is also a narrow-gauge line railway junction. The station code is ITR and is managed by South East Central Railway. One of the long distance trains which starts from and terminates at Itwari instead of Nagpur is Itwari-Tatanagar passenger. Itwari is among the five small stations which fall within the extended city limits of Nagpur along with Ajni, Kalamna, Kamptee and Khapri.

One of the few existing narrow-gauge lines of the Satpura Railway, the Nainpur–Chhindwara–Itwari line terminates here.Further, the area around Itwari railway station is also known as Itwari Locality of Nagpur.

Kalamna railway station

Kalamna is a local urban rail station in vicinity of Nagpur in Maharashtra lies on Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.

Kamptee Coalfield

Kamptee Coalfield is located in Nagpur district in the Vidarbha region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station

Kaparkheda Thermal Power Station is located in Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of MAHAGENCO. The coal for the power plant is sourced from Saoner and Dumri Khurd mines of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL). Source of water for the power plant is from Pench reservoir through a pond of Koradi Thermal Power Station (KTPS).

Khindsi Lake

Khindsi Lake is a lake near the city of Ramtek in the Nagpur district of India.

Boating, watersports, restaurant and resort is operated by Rajkamal Tourism and Olive Resorts at Khindsi lake.

It is Central India's largest boating center and amusement park with many tourists visiting every year.

Kolar River (Maharashtra)

The Kolar River (Kolhar River) is a river of Nagpur district, Maharashtra, India, flowing southeast from above the town of Saoner to its juncture with the Kanhan River. It is in the Godavari river basin. The Kolar River forms the boundary between Saoner taluka and Ramtek taluka.

Mauda Super Thermal Power Station

Mauda Super Thermal Power Station or NTPC Mauda is located at Mauda a Tehsil in Ramtek subdivision of Nagpur district in Nagpur revenue Division in the Berar region in the state of Maharashtra, India. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of National Thermal Power Corporation. 1000 MW Stage 1 was dedicated to nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 August 2014.Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is the EPC contractor (EPCC) for the power project.

Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency)

Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is spread over Nagpur city and some part of Nagpur district.

Nagpur railway station

Nagpur railway station is a railway station in Nagpur, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.It situated at the junction of Howrah-Mumbai and New Delhi–Chennai main lines.

Pench River

The Pench River is an Indian tributary of the Kanhan River. It originates in the Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh and flows across Pench National Park, which is a reserve for the Tiger Project of India.

The two big dams of the Pench River supply water to the city of Nagpur and to the big thermal power plant located there.

Ramtek

Ramtek (Marathi: रामटेक) is a City and municipal council in Nagpur district of the Maharashtra, India.

Ramtek (Lok Sabha constituency)

Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in the state of Maharashtra in western India. The constituency did not exist during the Indian general elections of 1951-52 for the 1st Lok Sabha. It was created for Indian general election, 1957 for the 2nd Lok Sabha, with abolition of the Amravati West constituency in the neighbouring Amravati district.

Ramtek railway station

Ramtek railway station is a small railway station serving the historic city of Ramtek in the Nagpur district of Maharashtra, India.

Totladoh Dam

Totladoh dam, is a gravity dam on the Pench river near Ramtek in Nagpur district in the state of Maharashtra and adjoining Madhya Pradesh in India.

Wardha River

The Wardha River (Varada River, is one of the biggest rivers in Vidarbha region in India. The Wardha River joins the Wainganga River south of Chamorshi and forms the Pranahita River at Adilabad District, Telangana.

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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Climate data for Nagpur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33
(91)
37
(99)
41
(106)
47
(117)
49
(120)
45
(113)
38
(100)
40
(104)
39
(102)
37
(99)
35
(95)
32
(90)
49
(120)
Average high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
32.1
(89.8)
36.3
(97.3)
40.2
(104.4)
42.6
(108.7)
37.8
(100.0)
31.5
(88.7)
30.4
(86.7)
31.8
(89.2)
32.6
(90.7)
30.4
(86.7)
28.2
(82.8)
33.5
(92.3)
Average low °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
15.0
(59.0)
19.0
(66.2)
23.9
(75.0)
27.9
(82.2)
26.3
(79.3)
24.1
(75.4)
23.6
(74.5)
22.9
(73.2)
19.8
(67.6)
14.9
(58.8)
12.1
(53.8)
20.2
(68.4)
Record low °C (°F) 7
(45)
8
(46)
12
(54)
17
(63)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
19
(66)
11
(52)
5
(41)
3.5
(38.3)
3.5
(38.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10.2
(0.40)
12.3
(0.48)
17.8
(0.70)
13.2
(0.52)
16.3
(0.64)
172.2
(6.78)
304.3
(11.98)
291.6
(11.48)
194.4
(7.65)
51.4
(2.02)
11.8
(0.46)
17.2
(0.68)
1,112.7
(43.81)
Source: [1]
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