|Population (As per census 2011)|
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As of 2001[update] India census, Doraha had a population of 18,975. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%.The main clans that dominate the city are Sidhu, (Gurm) [Gill], Narula Bector,Kaushal,Bhambri,Ablish,Angrish,Mann, Goel, .The persons having surnames i.e. ablish(sariha)and bector are belonging only to village ghudani kalan which is situated at approximately 11 k.m. away from doraha Doraha has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74% and, female literacy is 66%. In Doraha, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Political history and background
This city has a great political background. This area has given two Chief Ministers. First was S. Gian Singh Rarewala and the other was S. Beant Singh Ji Kotli. His son S. Tej Parkash Singh Ji M.L.A., Ex-Tpt. Minister Punjab, is looking after the area. S. Mihan Singh Gill was minister in the Govt. of S. Gian Singh Rarawala, S. Harnek Singh Mangewal was chairman of Wear House Corporation Punjab in the S. Beant Singh Govt. and minister of state in the Govt. of S. Harcharan Singh Brar. Mr. Mangewal was more than a friend to S. Beant Singh. S. Bhag Singh M.L.A., Smt. Nirlep Kaur M.L.A., S. Sadhu Singh Ghudani M.L.A., S. Malkit Singh Dakha, Kuldip Singh Mangewal, Former Chairman Verka, all belong to this city. S. Lakhvir Singh Lakha ( Payal ) President Of Youth Congress, Inderpreet Singh Mangewal, Dr. Virender Singh Mangewal are upcoming leaders of the region. Late.S Sardara Singh was also a M.C of doraha. He was a very good nature person.He also develop the area in which he was a M.C. recently.
The Doraha city has one of the best schools named Doraha Public School (DOPS) which is a part of Doraha Group of Institutes (DGI). DOPS is the best school in the area having high class facilities, Good infrastructure, modern standard and reputation in the field of intelligence in studies. There are currently four institutes under DGI, Doraha Public School (DOPS), Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT), Doraha College of Education (DCE) and Guru Harkrishan Public School. Doraha has also another college named Guru Nanak National College. It was founded by Dr. Ishwar Singh in 1974. Before this college the boys and girls went to Khanna and Ludhiana for higher education.The college is currently running under the guidance of Principal Dr. Narinder Singh Sidhu. There is a Govt. Senior Secondary School, 2 Govt. Primary Schools and a Municipal Primary School. Except these Govt. schools other private educational institutions are also working which are known as Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School, Aryaputri Pathshalla, Khalsa Girls High School, Shakti Model School, Dashmesh Model School, Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School. Mehta Gurukul Senior Secondary School is a newly opened school.
The majority of population in Doraha is self-employed. Recently Bee keeping business has flourished showing steep growth. Industrialization of the town is picking pace because of ease access to bigger markets like Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Chandigar and Delhi. The first highway outlet of McDonald’s, opened its operation on 25 March 2002, it is serving travellers and, Ludhianivis and is the first drive through restaurant in the region at Doraha (15 km from the town) on National Highway No.1. Recently American fast food chain Subway also opened its outlet in the vicinity.
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