Kadgaon

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Kadgaon
Kort Kadgaon
Town
Nickname(s): Kort Kadgaon
Kadgaon is located in Maharashtra
Kadgaon
Kadgaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°14′09″N 74°18′15″E / 16.235854°N 74.304142°E / 16.235854; 74.304142Coordinates: 16°14′09″N 74°18′15″E / 16.235854°N 74.304142°E / 16.235854; 74.304142
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Named for Near Border
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Body Kadgaon Panchyat Samiti.
Area
 • Total 15.77 km2 (6.09 sq mi)
Elevation 627 m (2,057 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,851
 • Rank 2 nd in Gadhinglaj
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonym Kadgaonche
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416502
Telephone code 02327
Vehicle registration MH 09

Kadgaon is a Town situated Gadhinglaj Taluka of Kolhapur District situated in the southwest corner of state Maharashtra, India. Kadgaon is about 4 k.m. from Gadhinglaj, 79 k.m. from Kolhapur.Kadgaon is situated on MH SH 134 and is about 15 k.m. From National Highway 4 (NH4). It is managaed by Town Council.It is in the phase of transforming from a small town to a bustling city. It is Second largest City after Gadhinglaj in Gadhinglaj Taluka also second largest city in Gadhinglaj sub division which Include talukas of Gadhinglaj, Ajra, Bhudargad, Chandgad. As of 2012 it has a population of about 20,851. Kadgaon has an amenities that are of the Level of Municipal Council in India. Kadgaon has a developed as an Industrial hub in recent years.It has a strong Agriculture sector and is known for it Sugarcane, Jaggery and Red chili production. It is well connected to all of Kolhapur and Maharashtra. It has a very excellent civic amenities. The primary language spoken is Marathi with Kannada being widely spoken as well.

Geography[edit]

Kadgaon is located at 16°14′09″N 74°18′15″E / 16.235854°N 74.304142°E / 16.235854; 74.304142.[1] It has an average elevation of 627 metres (2043 feet).
It has an average weather of clean sky and temperature of around 15 °C in winter and 24 °C in summer and has more rainfall than average in Kolhapur District.[2] Kadgaon is situated on MH SH 134. It is a town, located near the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

History[edit]

History of Kadgaon dates back to 1500 AD. It history is as old as Gadhinglaj it was always a bustling town. But in recent years it has seen a boom in Economy, Population and in real estate. It now has become an industrial hub due to it proximity to the Gadhinglaj MIDC(GMIDC). It has leave behind many Neighbours town like Ajra, Gargoti, Chandgad in terms of Economy, Population etc. Kadgaon is projected to compete with Gadhinglaj in terms of economy, population, position, Prosperity etc.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kadgaon had a population of 6,569. But As of 2011 India Census Kadgaon has a recent population is 20,851, which includes Kadgaon town as well as extended areas included in the town. It population grew Four times in a decade and is one of the fastest growing from town to a city in India. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kadgaon has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 74.9%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 74%. In Kadgaon, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The languages most widely spoken are Marathi and Kannada. Hinduism is largest religion with 20,500 people following Hinduism followed Muslim with 187 and followed by Buddhist with 152 people and with 12 Catholic .

Religions in Kadgaon
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
98%
Muslims
  
1%
Buddhists
  
0.9%
Christians
  
0.1%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.1%) .

Civic Administration[edit]

The Civic Administration of this town is managed by Town council(Panchyat samiti). It is one of Most Richest Town Council in the Country in its Category. It gets it Revenues from Various Sectors for e.g. from tax collected from Business, Trading Business, Manufacturing, Shops, Rental Spaces, Property Tax, etc. The Panchyat samiti overseas the engineering works, health, sanitation, water supply, administration and taxation in the city. Kadgaon Panchyat samiti is Divided into Five Special Wards namely,Patil wadi, Ayodha Nagar, Gokul Nagar, Kamale wadi, Yamuna Nagar. Kadgaon Panchyat samiti is headed by a Town concil President who is assisted by Town concil chief officer and council members.[4] The electrical supply to the Town is managed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM). It has Maintained a World class Road and Civic Facilities thanks to its high Revenues collected from various Sectors.

Business[edit]

Kadgao major businesses are trading, sugar production, and red chili. Marketing hub due to it is near Goa and Sindhudurg district and it Industrial sector is developing on a very large scale for Medium and light industries. Its Trading business is Booming on a large scale and became a major business, leaving agriculture behind. Real estate is booming in Kadgon like it has developed in Gadhinglaj due to its booming trading business and industries location, climate, excellent amenities, Roads, Electricity abundant Water supply lead all this factors to a Heavy Investment in real estate by outsiders mainly from Kolhapur, Satara, Pune, Mumbai. Kadgaon is an agriculture market popularly known for sugarcane and red chili, jaggery, food grains and vegetables. Some parts of Sindhudurg district and some parts of Goa state heavily rely on Kadgaon for food grains and vegetables. Kadgaon is also known for jaggery production.Shri Appasaheb Nalawade Gadhinglaj Taluka Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana (sugar mills) is situated 9 km from the town. Various business like textile, marketing and trading also takes on very large scale in Gadhinglaj nowadays. Textile and cloth treading is boomed a major business in Kadgaon due to it is near Gadhinglaj. And Gadhinglaj is being near a textile producing region.

Economy[edit]

Kadgaon has major banks like ICICI Bank, Bank of Maharashtra,[5] State Bank of India etc. are available in Gadhinglaj including some local banks. Economy is booming due to heavy investment in real estate, trading and strong agriculture sector. Many banks have strong presence in Kadgaon town with a strong Presence of it ATM due to its large-scale trading business in both textile and agriculture. For many years agriculture was a major and dominant in Kadgaon due to its Sugarcane and Jaggery production until 2010 when trading business and Industrial sector overtook Agriculture. Kadgaon has also has many stores and few Departmental stores.It has a Major Market in Kolhapur and market day in Kadgaon is always on Sunday of every week.

Industrial Sector[edit]

Kadgaon has become an industrial hub in Kolhapur District 79 km from Kolhapur Airport. Kadgaon has some famous industrial group plants such as Gokul which has a Major Production Plant which the Plant is responsible for producing Milk Products in South Kolhapur and some other famous local names such as Sai plastic Industrie and other few to name. The reason for a large number of Industries in Kadgaon is that is Near To Gadhinglaj MIDC (GMIDC). It has abundant Electricity and water supply which has driven the factors of Industrial sector.

Agriculture[edit]

Kadgaon is an agriculture market popularly known for sugarcane and red chili, jaggery, food grains and vegetables. Some parts of Sindhudurg district and some parts of Goa state heavily rely on Kadgaon for food grains and vegetables. It is also known for the jaggery production. Kadgaon is the major producer of Sugarcane in both Kolhapur and Maharashtra. It was the main sectro for economy of Kadgaon until when it was taken up by Business and Industrial sector on 2010. Kadgaon is an agriculture market popularly known for sugarcane and red chilis, jaggery, food grains and vegetables. Some parts of Sindhudurg district and some parts of Goa state heavily rely on Kadgaon for food grains and vegetables. Kadgaon is also known for jaggery production. Shri Appasaheb Nalawade Gadhinglaj Taluka Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana (sugar mills) is situated 9 km from the town.

Banks in Kadgaon[edit]

  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • State Bank of India
  • ICICI Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Gadhinglaj Urban Bank
  • Veershaiv Bank
  • Chandgad Urban Bank
  • Priyadarshini Mahila Bank
  • KDCC Bank(Gadhinglaj city Branch)
  • KDCC Bank(Marketyard Branch)
  • Kallappana Awade Ichalkaranji Janta Bank
  • Parshwanath Bank
  • Ajara Urban Bank
  • Ajara Janata Bank
  • Kagal Bank

ATM centers[edit]

Education[edit]

Kadgaon has some Finest Education in Maharashtra and many more Internationl Class instuties are coming in Kadgaon.

  • Swami Vivekanand High School
  • Swami Vivekanand Jr. and Sr. Collage
  • Zilla parishad Primary School
  • Zilla Parishad Secondary School
  • Zilla Parishad Secondary Boys School
  • Zilla Parishad Secondary Girls School
  • Zilla Parishad Nursery and K.G Play School
  • Sai Polytechnice Collage
  • Kadgaon Jr. College
  • Kadgaon Sr. College
  • Kadgaon English Medium High School
  • Polytechnic Institutes of Kadgaon
  • Kadgaon English Medium Nursery and K.G Play School
  • Nagapana Batakali D.eAD Collage
  • Nagapana Batakali Nursing Institute
  • Nagapana Batakali Jr. & Sr. Collage

Places of tourist interest in and around Kadgaon[edit]

  • Jotiba Temple, Kadgaon
  • Amboli, Sindhudurg
  • Prataprao Gurjar Smarak, Nesari (22 km away)
  • Kalbhairav Temple
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Ramling Temple, Virbhadra Temple, Laxmi Temple, Hanumaan Temple, and others around the town of Halkarni
  • Samangarh (The hill fort)
  • The Samangad grant, which belongs to the seventh Rasrakuta king Dantidurga or Dantivarma II, bears date sak 675 (A.D. 733-54)[6]
  • River Hiranyakeshi
  • Kasturba garden
  • Tilak garden
  • Rajarshi Shahu garden
  • Shendri lake
  • Nakshatra Garden
  • Chitri Dam (near Ajra)
  • Laxmi Temple, Basarge
  • kalavati devi temple{Hari mandir}, chidambarnagar
  • Vittalai Temple & water tank

Hotels[edit]

  • Hotel Minerva, Kadgaon
  • Hotel Goa Vase
  • Hotel Goa Valley
  • Hotel Virduvan
  • Hotel Alukar Resort
  • Hotel Samrat
  • Hotel Athtite
  • Hotel Purabe, Kadgaon
  • Hotel Vishvane
  • Hotel Amruta

Sports[edit]

Kadgaon has many Sport Sport facilities like cricket ground, football and volleyball ground, tennis and badminton court, and has many national-level gyms. International-level sport complex can be found about 4 km away in Gadhinglaj City.

Transportation[edit]

Kadgaon is connected to all major cities and towns of Maharashtra and the rest of India; it is connected to numerous state highways. Kadgaon is situated on MH SH 134 and is about 15 km from National Highway 4(NH 4). Kadgaon has three petrol pump gas stations, one each of Hindustan Petroleum, Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil Corporation.

Nearest major airports

Nearest railway stations Belgaum towards south, Ghataprabha towards east, Kolhapur towards north and Savantwadi towards west.

Other distances from Kadgaon

  1. Via Ajara, Amboli, Savantwadi
  2. Via Nesari, Chandgad, Tilari, Dodamarg.

Notable Persons[edit]

  • Most notable person from Kadgao are former Town Council president of Kadgao (Sarpanch of Kadgao), Late Shri Malji Ramaji Patil who holds the record for the longest Town Council President in Kolhapur District from 1931 to 1947 During Kolhapur Princely state, and also from 1947 to 1980 During the Republic of India.
  • Anantrao Shamaji Patil uncle of Malji Ramaji Patil is other notable person from Kadgaon to hold the position in the court of Rajeshi Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur during the Kolhapur princely State, and also an Important member of Hunting team of Shahu Maharaj during the Hunting Games.
  • Vasantrao Sharkar who is notable to held the Position of Chairman of Shivaji Co-op Bank of Kolhapur from 1996 to 2006.

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