Chopda

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Chopda
चोपडा
city
Chopda is located in Maharashtra
Chopda
Chopda
Location in india
Coordinates: 21°15′N 75°18′E / 21.25°N 75.3°E / 21.25; 75.3Coordinates: 21°15′N 75°18′E / 21.25°N 75.3°E / 21.25; 75.3
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Jalgaon
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 271,863 (2,011 census)
Languages
 • Official india
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Chopda is a city and a municipal council in Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Chopda is located at 21°15′N 75°11′E / 21.25°N 75.18°E / 21.25; 75.18[1] and has an average elevation of 190 metres (623 feet).

Chopda is a town in the Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, a state in the western region of India. The town is situated on the banks of the Ratnavati River and is linked by road to the rest of Jalgaon district and to Yaval, Amalner and Jalgaon. Chopda is strategically located as one of the major stations on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh trading route. State Highway No. 4, Burhanpur-Ankleshwar goes through Chopda. The Tapti River, one of the major rivers in India, is approximately 10 km from Chopda.

Schools and colleges[edit]

Arts Science and Commerce College Chopda
Pratap Vidya Mandir Chopda

Chopda is well known in the region for its academic institutes and colleges. It hosts a wide range of colleges and institutes with good reputation in the arts and sciences, including Kasturba Vidyalai, Vivekanada Vidyalai, Pratap Vidya Mandir, Arts, Science and Commerce College, College of Pharmacy, Smt. S.S.Patil Polytechnic, CHOPDA, Pankaj Mahavidyalaya etc. Various other academic institutes and private coaching classes are run in the city.

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Chopda
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
62%
Muslims
  
25%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Chopda has a population of 271863 (According to http://www.geohive.com/cntry/in-27.aspx ). Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. The average literacy rate is 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy at 74% and female literacy at 59%. Around 13% of the population is under six years of age. Languages and dialects spoken include Ahirani, Gujari, Khandeshi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Marwari, Pawari, Bhilau, Hindi, and English.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The main airport is at Jalgaon. Railway stations include CR Dharangaon, CR Amalner, CR Jalgaon, and CR Bhusaval. Chopda is connected to the road by neighboring cities like Jalgaon(60Km),Amalner(36 Km), Yawal(45 Km) etc.

Economy[edit]

Chopda has an agriculture based economy. Major crops include sugar cane, cotton, bananas and pulses; and sugar, cotton and poultry are processed in the city. It also has several educational institutes and serves as a regional transportation center. City has a other businesses like Gold, cloth markets.

Tourist places[edit]

Unapdev hot springs
Kargil Chowk Chopda
Rail Maruti Mandir, near Vele, Chopda

Local tourist sites include the hot springs at Unapdev. According to mythology, it was generated by Lord Rama's arrow to create hot springs which are of medicinal properties to cure skin disease of a sage and is therefore considered a holy site. There are picnic spots around Unapdev. Some other attractions include Chaugaon fort (or Gavali Fort) near Lasur, Nateshwar temple some scenic Satpuda hills and various spots on river Tapti. Rel Maruti Mandir is a temple of Lord Hanuman located 8 km from Chopda on the route to Jalgaon.

Municipal corporation[edit]

The Municipal Council for Chopda was established in 1870.

Presidents of the Municipal Corporation
Name of Councilors From Date To Date
Tahasildar 1916 1918
Shri. Aanandrao Shripatrao Deshmukh 1918 31-12-1928
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 1-1-1929 9-6-1941
Shri. Fakirchand Jankiram Agrawal 10-6-1941 6-10-1944
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 7-10-1944 9-10-1946
Shri. Dattatrya Balvant Tillu 10-10-1946 13-10-1947
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 14-10-1947 1960
Shri. Raghunath Sandu Patil 1960–1961 1963–1964
Shri. Ranchoddas Nagindas Gujrathi 1964-65 1-7-1967
Shri. Sitaram Narayan Agrawal 2-7-1967 29-7-1971
Shri. Ranchoddas Nagindas Gujrathi 30-7-1971 3-7-1975
Shri. Arunlal Goverdhandas Gujarathi 4-7-1975 5-2-1981
Administrator 6-2-1981 30-4-1985
Dr.Sau.Susheelaben Shah 21-5-1985 16-12-1991
Shri. Ramanlal Babulal Gujarathi 17-12-1991 17-12-1996
Dr.Sau.Susheelaben Shah 18-12-1996 16-12-2001
Sau. Malubai Digamber Patil 18-12-2001 22-12-2006
Sau.Tarabai Diliprao Pati 26-12-2006 26-10-2007
Sau.Kalpana Vilas Jagtap 10-6-2009 26-10.2011
Shri. Adv.Sandeep Suresh Patil 26-12-2011 30-06-2014

Politicians from Chopda[edit]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Shri. Jagdish Valvi (NCP) 2009–2014

Shri. Kailash Patil (Shivsena) 2004–2009

Shri. Arunbhai Gujarathi (NCP) 1999–2004 (Hon'ble Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly)

Shri. Arunbhai Gujarathi (INC) 1994–1999

Shri. (INC) 1989–1994

Shri Arunbhai Gujarathi (Samajwadi Congress) 1985–1990

Mrs. Sharchchandrika Suresh Patil (Indian National Congress)1981–1982 Education Ministress, Maharashtra.

Members of Parliament

Shri. Haribhau Javle (BJP) 2009–present
Shri. Adv. Vasantaray Jeevanarav More (National Congress Party) 2007–2009
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 2003–2007
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1999–2003
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1998–1999
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1996–1998
Shri Patil Vijay Naval (INC) 1991–1996
Shri Patil Uttamrao Laxmanrao (BJP) 1989–1991
Shri Patil Vijay Naval (INC) 1984–1989
Shri Patil Vijay Naval (INC(I)) 1980–1984
Shri Patil Sonusing Dhansing (BLD)

Major villages in Chopda[edit]

Major villages in Chopda include:

  • Akulkhede
  • Anawarde
  • Budhgaon
  • Chahardi
  • घाडवेल
  • माचला
  • Majarehole
  • Adavad
  • Dhanora
  • Khachne
  • Hated
  • Galwade
  • Velode
  • Lasur
  • Mamlade
  • कृष्णापूर
  • Chunchale
  • Satrasen
  • Varad
  • Hingone
  • Ghodgoan
  • Kusumba
  • Mangrul
  • Kurvel
  • Vadhoda
  • Gartad
  • Vardi
  • Khadgaon
  • Ganpur
  • Gorgawale
  • Kathora
  • Vele
  • Khadgaon
  • Khardi
  • Loni
  • Kusumba
  • Sanpule
  • dhupe kd
  • vichkhede
  • Ajantisim
  • Khedi Bhokari

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