Khed, Ratnagiri

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For the administrative division of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, see Khed Taluka, Ratnagiri.
Khed
town
Naringi River, which flows through Khed
Naringi River, which flows through Khed
Khed is located in Maharashtra
Khed
Khed
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°43′04″N 73°23′38″E / 17.71778°N 73.39389°E / 17.71778; 73.39389Coordinates: 17°43′04″N 73°23′38″E / 17.71778°N 73.39389°E / 17.71778; 73.39389
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ratnagiri
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,892
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 415709
Sex ratio 0.96 /
Literacy 80%
Khed is situated in Mumbai–Goa NH No. 17

Khed is a town with a municipal council in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Situated on the Mumbai Goa Highway, NH 17, it is surrounded by a number of villages, including Shajib and Rejian. Khed is the headquarters for the Khed Taluka which connects the district administration with the village administration.

Geography[edit]

Khed is located at 17°43′N 73°23′E / 17.72°N 73.38°E / 17.72; 73.38.[1] It has an average elevation of 25 metres (82 feet). Alphonso mangoes are grown in the area around the town. It lies between Kashedi Ghat and Bhoste Ghat. The region surrounding the town is mostly mountainous.

Culture[edit]

Khed has two official languages: Marathi and Konkani. Since there is freedom of religion in Khed, several religious festivals are celebrated peacefully in the town. Social groups, such as Navnirman Kala Sanstha, have been prompting artists from surrounding villages to show [their work] at state and national levels since 2004.

Shimaga (Holi) [and] Ganapati are Konkan's favorite and most anticipated festivals.[citation needed]. Konkan, which is famous for Gauri, and Ganpati festival which is celebrated with boom. It is celebrated with pomp and enthusiasm all over the taluka.

The Ram Navmi festival is celebrated in Laxmi Narayan Temple. It is celebrated for 10 days starting from Gudi Padva.

Eid is also celebrated by the Muslim population.'RAJ YUVA Mahostav' & JC festival (mela) is also there in khed once a year.

The Khed railway station is the main railway station for three talukas - Dapoli, Mandangad, and Khed taluka, travel by rail to and from any part of India is possible from Khed station.

Many schools and colleges in Khed are of English, Marathi and Urdu Medium.Sriman Chandulal Shet High School & Jr.College,L.P. English School, L.T.T. English Medium School and M.I. Hajwani English Medium School are the main English Medium Schools in Khed. Many students come from nearby villages to these schools for education.

Jagbudi is a large and famous river located in the area.

Food[edit]

Vada-Pav is a famous snack in this city. Uday Pspsi Vade -Maton is festival Special in Shimga (holi). The staple diet is rice and fish.

Demographics[edit]

The 2001 Indian census reported that Khed had a population of 13,813.[2] Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. Khed had an average literacy rate of 97%, which was higher than the national average of 69.5%. The literacy rate among males was 98%, and among females it was 96%.[3]

In the 2011 Indian census, the town of Khed [listed] 15,249 inhabitants.[4]

Industry[edit]

Several factories [that produce] chemicals and pharmaceuticals are located in Khed. Furthermore, the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) has developed the Lote-Parshuram industrial area in Khed.[5] Khed is famous for Uday Pepsi managed by Suhas Sheth Bhosale.

Transport[edit]

Khed Railway Station

Khed lies off National Highway NH-17, popularly known as Mumbai-Goa Highway, which connects Khed with cities like Mangalore, Panaji, Madgaon, Karwar and Udupi. The Bharna Naka – Khed road, part of state highway SH-106, connects NH-17 to the town of Khed. Khed has a railway station on the Konkan Railway line and a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus station connecting Khed taluka to major cities in Maharashtra.

See also[edit]

Khed (KHED)
Next 'Small' station towards Mumbai:
Diwankhauti
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Small' station from Mumbai:
Anjani
Distance from Mumbai (CST) = 0284 km
Next 'Main' station towards Mumbai:
Mangaon
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Main' station from Mumbai:
Chiplun

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Khed, India". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.  Retrieved on October 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Census 2001 Population Finder: Maharashtra: Ratnagiri: Khed: Khed (M.Cl.)". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "NPR Report: Maharashtra: Ratnagiri: Khed". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lote-Parshuram (Group D+) Industrial Area Details". Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation.  Retrieved on October 23, 2008.[dead link]