|— city —|
|• MLA||Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP)|
|Elevation||311 m (1,020 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Budhni, also spelled Budni, is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sehore district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated on Bhopal to Hoshangabad road at a distance of 10 km from Hoshangabad in north direction on the banks of Narmada River.
Budhni is near the sacred siddhpeeth of Vindhyavasni devi at Salkanpur atop a hill. Thousands of people visit this place everyday climbing more than 1000 steps. A grand temple is under construction at the summit. Though not quite as striking as Sethani ghat in Hoshangabad Budhni ghat is an important place for swimmimg and other activities. Of late the town has become famous for an interesting electoral battle for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and others.
As of 2001[update] India census, Budhni had a population of 13,862. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Budhni has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 63%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Budhni has become an important Textile industry center with the establishment of Vardhman Industries and Abhishek Industries. The Central Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute is located in Budni.
- Members of Lok Sabha
- "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.
- "Central Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute". Retrieved 2012-06-05.