Amla, Madhya Pradesh

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Amla is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 21°55′28″N 78°07′40″E / 21.924335°N 78.127856°E / 21.924335; 78.127856Coordinates: 21°55′28″N 78°07′40″E / 21.924335°N 78.127856°E / 21.924335; 78.127856
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Betul
Elevation 737 m (2,418 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,553
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Amla is a sub-district or a tehsil, located in Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India. Amla accommodates a rail junction, served by broad gauge lines, which connects the sub-district to Itarsi (in the north), Nagpur (in the southeast), and Chhindwara (in the east).


Amla, located at 21°55′28″N 78°07′40″E / 21.924335°N 78.127856°E / 21.924335; 78.127856, has an average elevation of 737 metres (2421 feet).[1]

Earlier,[when?] the place was used by British to store their ammunition. The name is derived from "Ammunition Land", which was later abbreviated to Amla. The sub-district is famous for the Indian Air Force Depot, where bombs and missiles are stored.[citation needed]

Before 1989, the Amla railway station was used as a base kitchen for catering. In 1989, the base kitchen was shifted to Itarsi .[citation needed]

Bodkhi and Amla Town markets are situated in the sub-district; Pachama is the biggest waterfall, located 20 kilometers near the railway station. Major educational institutions are Kendriya Vidyalaya, Amla; Amla Government High School; Gurunank Higher Secondary School; Thakur Indal Singh High School;Jawaharlal Nehru College and Government College, Hasalpur.

A Hanuman Mandir, is situated near Govind Colony and is estimated to be very old.[citation needed] A big temple of Renuka Mata is also located in Chhawal, 7 kilometers away from the sub-district.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Amla had a population of 29,553. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Amla has an average literacy rate of 76.65%, 11.81% higher than the national average of 64.84% according to the 2001 census.[3] 12% of the population is under 7 years of age.