Betul, Madhya Pradesh
|Elevation||658 m (2,159 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Betul is a city and a municipality in Betul district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the administrative center of Betul District located in southern Madhya Pradesh. It forms the southernmost part of the Bhopal Division in Betul-Harsud Parliamentary Constituency
Betul derives its name from the small town of Betul Bazar, about 5 km south of the present city which was the district's headquarters. In 1822 the District Headquarters was shifted to the present place, which was a village called Badnur at that time. The literal meaning of Betul is "without (be) cotton (tool)". It was the border of the cotton-growing area. This district contains the most developed town Amla, which is a tehsil (headquarters) too, while others are less developed. It is a town surrounded by hills on all sides and was used by the British for exportation of coal and that's why they established a railway station in the early 1950s. Presently it is serving as a connecting junction for railways i.e. it is the only access to Chhindwara District via brodgegauge railline. Shri Balaji's temple has been built near Betul which is now very famous and one the of the most happining spot in the city. the place also known as 5th dhaam of India in center its on obedullaganj to nagpur highway (NH-69) 5 km from betul city
Betul is located at  It has an average elevation of 658 metres (2158 ft). Betul itself is the most developed place in the district and is well connected with most parts of India by railway. Betul is situated on the Delhi-Chennai main railway line and is also well connected by a network of roads. At Barsali a stone marks the Geographical Center Point of India. In terms of transport, MP48 is the RTO code for Betul..
As of 2011[update] India census, Betul had a population of 82,300 Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Betul has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Betul has witnessed the peaceful coexistence of different religions and culture. Betul is the first city in the world that started Kavi Diwas (Poet Day) 9 March. Kavi Diwas was an idea given by Anand hi Ananda founder Vivek ji, who started this program in year 2012 and since then the city celebrates Poet day each year when Poets from across India come in the city and recite poems.
- Balajipuram is a temple built 8 km outside the Betul city; it was built by NRI Mr Sam Verma. The temple was opened to the public in 2001. Every year Funfair is organized on the occasion of religious festival of Basant Panchami. This temple is 111 feet in height and made in 15 acres.
- Kukrukhamla is famous tourist place in betul due to its natural beauty
- Muktagiri is scinic beauty for having jain temple.it is situated approximately 80 km from Betul city
- Multai is the origin of Tapti River and the place of religious importance. It is situated at Bhopal-Nagpur Highway, approximately 50 km from Betul city
To name other few Sona Ghati, Kerpani, Shapna Water Reservoir, mu are places to visit in or near Betul.
Rail and road
Betul is connected by road and rail from the state capital, Bhopal and nagpur.
National highway 69 passes through Betul which connects it to bhopal to nagpur. national highway 59 connects Indore to nagpur via betul. There are number of daily buses to Indore, bhopal,nagpur,jabalpur,hoshangabad and other cities.
As it lies on Delhi-Nagpur-Chennai railway line it is connected to all important cities in India. There are approx. 45 train which connect Betul to important cities in India such as Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Nagpur, Indore, Itarsi etc.
Trade and Industry
Betul district's economy is predominantly an agrarian one and due to the heavy forest cover, it is also based on forestry. Betul is well connected by a Road and Rail network. The Delhi-Chennai broad gauge railway line and National Highway No.69 also pass through this district. The nearest Airports are at Nagapur and Bhopal, almost 180 km. from the district headquarters of Betul.
With abundant Food and Grain production and extensive forest cover, in addition to good a Road and Rail Network and good Telecomm facilities, Betul is predicted to become an advanced industrial district.
Some of the main features of Industrial development in the District are as follows:
There are 7160 cottage industries in the district, which have provided employment to 17,682 people and have a total investment in excess of 1235.65 Lakhs.
The 33 Small Scale Industries (SSI) in the district have provided employment to 667 people and have total investment in excess of 819.99 Lakhs. Out of 33 SSI's, 8 are Agro-based, 13 are Mineral- based, 1 is forest-based and there are 11 others.
There are 5 large and medium scale units in the district and these have provided employment to 999 people and have a total investment exceeding 1681.37 Lakhs. Details: M/s. Betul Oils & Flours Ltd., Kosmi Industrial Area - Betul (130.12 Lakhs), M/s. Madhyavarta Ex-oil LTD, Kosmi Industrial Area - Betul (595.00 Lakhs), M/s. Adhishwar Oil & Fats Ltd. Chouthia, Multai - Betul (348.73 Lakhs), M/s. Betul Tyre & Tube Industry. Pvt. Ltd., Sohagpur - Betul (302.25 Lakhs), M/s. Wearwell Tyre & Tube Industries, Panka, Amla - Betul (305.27 Lakhs).
Movement of industrial goods
The movement of Industrial Goods produced in this district is mainly done by Road Transport mode. A few industries (mainly large and medium ones) use Rail networks for transporting their finished products. Exporters, mainly the tyre industry, use waterways to export to USA, UK, the Middle East and African countries.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Betul
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.