Bhiwapur

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Bhiwapur
town
Bhiwapur is located in Maharashtra
Bhiwapur
Bhiwapur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°50′08″N 79°30′04″E / 20.83556°N 79.50111°E / 20.83556; 79.50111Coordinates: 20°50′08″N 79°30′04″E / 20.83556°N 79.50111°E / 20.83556; 79.50111
Country  India
State Maharashtra
Region Vidarbha
District Nagpur
Population
 • Total 18,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 441201
Telephone code 07106
Nearest city Nagpur
Literacy 70 %%
Lok Sabha constituency Ramtek
Vidhan Sabha constituency Umred
Map of Nagpur district showing location of Bhiwapur.

Bhiwapur is a town and a tehsil in Umred subdivision of Nagpur district in Nagpur revenue Division in the Berar region in the state of Maharashtra, India. Bhiwapur is famous for chilles,the main occupation of people in this town is chilly cutting. The name of this town is given by godss bhima mata. A big temple of bhima mata is in it. Bhima mata tempale is very famous in the neary by districts, in vejyadashme(Dsra) a big feare in the town all religion people celebrated toughter. School's & colleges 5 high schools are in the town. Bhiwapur education socity high school & juner college is old high school in the town. The topper of the area are from this schools. Bhiwapur is famous for red chilles,the main occupation of people in this town is related to processing chillies. The name of this town is derived from the name of goddess Bhima. A very famous temple of Bhima Devi attracts hundreds of devotees every year during the annual fair on Vijaya Dashami. A tiny river called Maru flows from outskirts of Bhiwapur which gets totally dried up during hot summers and overflows during good Monsoon season. This serves as a source of water for irrigation purpose for the nearby villages.

School's & colleges Out of five high schools Bhiwapur Education Society's High School & Junior College is the oldest high school in the town. Many generations have graduated from this school and hold prominent positions in their respective fields today.

Red Chillies This town was famous for the red chillies which were grown in nearby villages. Chillies are for Bhiwapur what oranges are for Nagpur. But as the time progressed more and more farmers turned up soybean farming rather than chillies because the tedious jobs involved in chilli pepper farming and low yield as compared to the former. Comparatively low fertility of land and weather added to the worries of chilli pepper growers. So the landmark Bhiwapuri Mirchi(Chilli)is very rare to spot today. But still Bhiwapur and nearby area get large amount of chillies from all over India for processing. This involves drying up the chillies under the Sun, separating the stem from the pod, packing in gunny bags and transporting to respective destinations for further processing of consumption. This is the main source of employment for the local people who don't own land for farming.