Location in Maharashtra, India
|• APA||Sudhir Parawe|
|Elevation||292 m (958 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Umred is located at 20° 51' 14N and 17° 19' 29E, at an elevation of 290 meters above sea level. It's STD code is 07116.
Umred is the land of the people known as Halba, who are weavers. Their surnames include Parate, Kuhikar, Jangade, Nimje, Ninave, Bokade, Paunikar, Fegade, Nandanwar, and Kumbhare.
The average number of heat wave days occurring in Umred in the summer months, including March, April, and May, are about 0.5, 2.4, and 7.2 days respectively. May is statistically the hottest month, with 18 days of heat waves in 1973, 1988, and 2010. The summer season is characterized by other severe weather activities like thunderstorms, dust storms, hailstorms, and squalls. Generally, hailstorms occur during March and dust storms during both March and April, but they occur infrequently (0.1 per day). Squalls occur more frequently in March and April with 0.3 occurring per day, rising to 0.8 per day in May.
There are several people for Administration and Development for this taluka This city administrator by Government of central, state and Corporation.
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur, comprises about 180 km2. The sanctuary falls under two divisions, Nagpur Division (Kuhi and Bhiwapur Range) and Bhandara Division (Pauni Range), which are divided along the Maru river that flows close to Bhiwapur and joins the Vainganga River. 150 km2 of forest towards the east of Pauni Nilaj road, provides connectivity to the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
The number of species that have been identified in this sanctuary is based on direct sightings, as well as help from tracks and signs, and substantiated by interviewing local people. Tiger, sloth bear, leopard, wild dog, ratel, Indian fox, wolf, jackal, and jungle cat are the main carnivore species found here. Gaur, blue bull, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boars, and spotted deers are the main herbivore species found in the sanctuary. Over the last few years, Umred Karhandla has seen an increase in number of tourists, as it is close to the city and also due to the increase in the number of tiger sightings.
Western Coalfields Limited has three large open-cast mines close to the town. It is the largest employer in the taluka. The fourth mine is also scheduled to open within a month. The coal production will be enhanced from 2.2 million to 10 million tons-per-year in next five years.
W.C.L Umred is an open cast mine which is the major coal productive mine in this area. The 8 million ton-per-annum Nagpur-Umred coal mines are owned by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India. The mining area is separated into the Umred Makardhokra, Kamptee, and Bokhara coalfields.
Umred has a narrow-gauge rail line connecting to Nagpur district via rail line, which further extends to Bhivapur and Nagbhid. Umred is also connected to Nagpur via State Highway No. 9.
Umred has more than 20 schools and colleges, including engineering colleges and educational institutes such as Modern high school as the leading result producing schools every year. Jeevan Vikas Vidyalaya (boys) and Jeevan Vikas Vanita Vidyalaya (girls) which is one of the good schools. There are also other private schools like New Ideal Girls' High School, Sanskar Vidyasagar, Silver Oak International School, Ashok Vidyalaya, and Nutan Adarsh Mahavidyalaya for primary, secondary and higher education. Some other higher education institutions are Umred College of Engineering, Bhausaheb Mulak College of Pharmacy, Mahatma Fule College of Commerce and Om Polytechnic.