Ichhawar

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Ichhawar
city
Ichhawar is located in Madhya Pradesh
Ichhawar
Ichhawar
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°01′N 77°01′E / 23.02°N 77.02°E / 23.02; 77.02Coordinates: 23°01′N 77°01′E / 23.02°N 77.02°E / 23.02; 77.02
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Sehore
Government
 • Body Nagar Panchayat Ichhwaar
 • MLA Mr.Shailendra Chandra Patel (Indian National Congress)
 • Ex. MLA Mr. Karan Singh Verma (B.J.P)
 • Mayor Mr. Devendra Verma (B.J.P)
Elevation 492 m (1,614 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,688
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 466115
Telephone code 07561

Ichhawar is a town, and a Municipal Council in Sehore district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Ichhawar is near Bhopal.

Ichhawar is a lush green town with a pleasant climate. It is well known for its Sharbati variety of Wheat and Soyabean. Recent development of interest for Kabli Chana between farmers led to ample production of the product in the area. The mango and orange gardens of some farmers are a lucrative attraction. The Sqeezing mango or the "Choosne Wala Aam" is very popular in Ichhawar.

Ichhawar witnessed the historical political event on 8 December, 2013 when the seating MLA and Minister since 23 years lost elections by only 700+ votes to very younger Shailendra Patel of Indian National Congress.

Ichhawar is located on State Highway which connects to National Highway to Nagpur. Kolar Dam which supplies water to Bhopal is in Ichhawar Tehsil.

A village Molga is in Ichhawar tehsil in which a woman give curd (makkhan) as prasad. Makkhan comes after praying to god.

Geography[edit]

Ichhawar is located at 23°01′N 77°01′E / 23.02°N 77.02°E / 23.02; 77.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 492 metres (1614 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Ichhawar had a population of 15,688. Males constitute 52% of the population, and females 48%. Ichhawar has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 48%. In Ichhawar, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ichhawar
  2. ^ "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.