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Nickname(s): Akodia Mandi
Akodia is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°23′N 76°36′E / 23.38°N 76.6°E / 23.38; 76.6Coordinates: 23°23′N 76°36′E / 23.38°N 76.6°E / 23.38; 76.6
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shajapur
Founded by Captain Timothy O'Donaghue, the leader of the British expeditionary force
Elevation 458 m (1,503 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,652
 • Official Hindi, Malwi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 465 223
Telephone code +91 7360

Akodia is a Town and a Nagar Panchayat in Shajapur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.


Akodia is located at 23°23′N 76°36′E / 23.38°N 76.6°E / 23.38; 76.6.[1] It has an average elevation of 458 metres (1503 feet).

General information[edit]

Akodia is situated on Western Railway line from Bhopal to Ratlam via Maksi And Ujjain. It is only town in district, which is situated like a standard colony, all road of town are almost same.

The first references to Akodia can be dated back to the mid-14th century from the records of hunters in the area. Around 1450, Akodia developed into a minor trading area due to its abundance of game and natural water sources. It grew steadily in importance until the British colonization. There was Three mills of cotton( which was ended in 1980).

In 1757, Captain Timothy O'Donaghue, the leader of the British expeditionary force that discovered "Akodia, was quoted as saying, "[Akodia] is a great find for the Crown...if the Crown is interested in a proper landfill locale." On his recommendation, Akodia remained largely untouched by the British. A consequence of this, however, was that trade in Akodia diminished greatly, weakening the village and forcing many to leave. It was kept alive, however, by its still abundant supply of natural resources.

In 1917, Mahatma Gandhi gave a speech in the Akodia town square commending the village for staying mostly independent during the British occupation, an event that is to this day marked by an engraving of the event in the town square.

It is only a town in this area, which was untouched by British Polity/ Government.

Today, Akodia is a town kept alive only by the Ratlam Indore Bhopal and Ujjain railroads. Akodia is connected to Bhopal, Sehore in the East And Ujjain, Indore in the west. In Without it, it is likely that Akodia, once a trading post rich with natural resources, would wither and disappear. The once abundant game that populated the area have been overhunted and poached, and the forests cut down. But being a major(in future) railroad hub in central India, Akodia, a town with a rich and long history, will continue to thrive.


The Akodia city is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Akodia Nagar Panchayat has population of 11,652 of which 6,031 are males while 5,621 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1451 which is 12.45 % of total population of Akodia (NP). In Akodia Nagar Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 932 against state average of 931. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Akodia is around 988 compared to Madhya Pradesh state average of 918. Literacy rate of Akodia city is 77.14 % higher than state average of 69.32 %. In Akodia, Male literacy is around 87.29 % while female literacy rate is 66.16 %.

Akodia Nagar Panchayat has total administration over 2,247 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Nagar Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Areas And Colonies[edit]

  • Akodia Gaon
  • Fulen
  • Sanjay Colony
  • Kangan Bazar
  • Dabripura
  • Rathi Mohalla
  • Hanuman Mandir Road
  • Jhanda Chowk (As Known As Shivaji Market)
  • Tension Chowraha
  • Tappa Chowraha
  • Sabji Market
  • Central Bank Road
  • Jheen Colony
  • Jatpura
  • Railway Colony

Schools & Other Institutions[edit]

  • Sanskar Public Academy, High School
  • Alphonsa Convent School
  • Sarswati Shishu/Vidhya Mandir
  • Sharda Convent Higher Secondary School (Since 2004)
  • Sun Rise Public School
  • Smart Coaching
  • Swami Vivekanand Computer Academy
  • Bright Star Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Primary School

Computer Center And Cyber Cafe[edit]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Akodia