Waraseoni is a tehsil (administrative division) and Nagar Palika Parishad (municipality) in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated 16 km (10 mi) from the district headquarters.
|Nickname(s): City of Freedom Fighters|
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
|Waraseoni Nagar Palika Parishad||1948|
|MLA||Dr. Yogendra Nirmal(Bhartiya Janta Party)|
|• Type||Nagar Palika Parishad|
|• Body||Waraseoni Nagar Palika Parishad|
|• President||Vivek Patel (Indian National Congress)|
|• SDM||Mr. O. P. Sanodiya|
|Elevation||305.19 m (1,001.28 ft)|
Hindi (primary)English (additional)
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MP|
|Vehicle registration||MP 50|
Waraseoni is connected via road to Balaghat, Katangi, Lalbarra, Seoni, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Bhopal, Indore, Tumsar, Gondia and Bhandara. It is also connected by rail, lying on the Balaghat–Katangi section of the South East Central Railway zone (SECR) which runs trains connecting the city to Gondia Junction railway station on the Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line.
The nearest major city is Nagpur, which is 145 km (90 mi) away by road.
The nearest airport is Nagpur Airport.
The city is known as the City of Freedom Fighters. Hiralal Tamrakar, Dr Tekchand Jain, Thakur Prasad and Buddhu Lal Marathe are among the freedom fighters who participated in the struggle for independence from the British and Portuguese. Hiralal ji is now the only living freedom fighter in Balaghat District. Hiralal Tamrakar was congratulated by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on 9 August 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential mansion.
As of the 2011 India census, Waraseoni had a population of 176,291. There were 87,307 males and 88,984 females. There were 1,019 females to every 1,000 males. Waraseoni had an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 73%. Male literacy was 87.8% and female literacy was 72.3%. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.
The only language spoken is Hindi. Other dialects of Hindi are also spoken in some parts of Waraseoni. Pure Hindi is used in the city area of Waraseoni.
There are three private industrial training institutes (ITIs): Shree Dutta Sai Pvt ITI Waraseoni, Samrat Pvt ITI Waraseoni, and Shri Kashi Pvt ITI Waraseoni. There is also one mini-ITI located in Wara village.
|Sr. No.||Village name||Population|
|6.||Barbaspur Urf Udharini||604|
|55.||Neemgaon Urf Padampur||1017|
Other notable locations include an Ancient Jain temple on old Rampaili Road, an ancient Shiv temple on Mandnpur Road, and a 20th century Lord Shiv's Temple where people go for picnics. There is a viaduct called GotaDol on the Chandan River. On the banks of the Wainganga River is the Garra industrial area and a botanical garden.