Ratnal is a village near the town of Anjar in the Anjar taluka of Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is located around 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Anjar and 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Bhuj capital of Kutch.

panchyat village
Ratnal is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Ratnal is located in India
Ratnal (India)
Coordinates: 23°11′19″N 69°54′12″E / 23.188673°N 69.903409°ECoordinates: 23°11′19″N 69°54′12″E / 23.188673°N 69.903409°E
Country India
Named forRatan bhai Rabari
 • TypeGram Panchayat
 • Minister Of Gujarathttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasanbhai_Ahir
Area rank1st in Anjar Taluka
120 m (390 ft)
 • Total10,000
 • Rank51st in Kutch
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code2836-276
Vehicle registrationGJ 12
Nearest cityAnjar
Popular FigureSariyaben Varchand [1]
Railway StationRUT


Rabaris claim that Ratnal was founded by them about 500 years ago. Yaduvanshi Ahirs people are believed to enter Ratnal for the first time. Ahirs are the majority in Ratnal now.

Earthquake of 26 January 2001

The 2001 Gujarat earthquake occurred on 26 January 2001, India's 51st Republic Day, at 08:46 AM local time (3:16 UTC) and lasted for over two minutes. The earthquake reached a magnitude of between 7.6 and 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum felt intensity of X (Intense) on the Mercalli intensity scale.

The village was almost completely destroyed in the 26 January 2001 earthquake. It is estimated that 175 people died in the village on that day.[2] Bill Clinton has previously visited the village.[3]

Ratnal railway station
Ratnal railway station


The people are mainly involved in agriculture and transportation. Ahir women of Ratnal are famous for their embroidery and patch-work. According to an India Today survey Ratnal is the only village in world having more than 1100 trucks 450 Farms.[4] People are mainly involved in transportation and cultivation of oil-seeds, cotton and other seasonal crops. Other smaller sources of employment are petrol pumps, tea stalls, pesticides sales. Some of the natives also work for the Indian Railways.Health Facility Ratnal has Primary health center from 1 April 2014 and also has 2 sub center


The village presents a picture of paradox as both orthodoxy and modernity co-exists here.[5] Mass child marriages take place among an influential section among the Ahir community, known as Ahir Paratharia. In 2009 around 235 child couples tied the nuptial knot.[6] These marriages take place traditionally once a year on the thirteenth day of the month of Vaishakh of the indigenous calendar.[6]


There are five schools in the village: 1. Ratnal Panchayati Prathamik Shala (Primary School for Boys) 2. Shri Krishna Pranami Kanya Vidyalay (Girls School) managed by Pranami sect 3. Vidya Bharati (Primary School managed by Vidya Bharati) 4. Peta Para Shala 5. Ratnal High School 6.RAdhe Krishna Nagar Primary School 7 Ratnal ITI government iti 8 kvk ratnal

Railroad station

Ratnal is a railway station on BhujGandhidham railway line and Bhuj-Palanpur passenger train has a halt here. The station code is RUT.


  1. ^ http://kutchdp.gujarat.gov.in/kutch/english/pramukh.htm
  2. ^ http://www.radixonline.org/media7.htm
  3. ^ Bhatt, Sheela (29 March 2001). "Clinton to visit Bhuj, Ratnal, Anjaar and Bhachau". Rediff. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/Kutch_District
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1257776/report-ministers-village-set-for-mass-child-marriages

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