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Budni Railway Station
Budni Railway Station
Budhni is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 77°37′E / 22.81°N 77.62°E / 22.81; 77.62Coordinates: 22°49′N 77°37′E / 22.81°N 77.62°E / 22.81; 77.62
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Sehore
 • MLA Shivraj Singh Chouhan[1] (BJP)
Elevation 311 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,808
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode 466445
STD code 07564

Budhni, also spelled Budni, is a town and a Nagar Palika 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. 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 2011 India census,[2] Budhni had a population of 16,808. 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.[3]


The Budni Railway Station falls on the Bhopal-Itarsi route. Some passenger trains, including the Dadar-Amritsar Express and the Panchvalley Express, halt here. The town is also served by NH-69.


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