Magam

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Magam
मागम
city
Magam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Magam
Magam
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°35′E / 34.08°N 74.58°E / 34.08; 74.58Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°35′E / 34.08°N 74.58°E / 34.08; 74.58
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Badgam
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,470
 • Density 290/km2 (800/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JK 04

Magam (Hindi: मागम) is a famous town and a Municipal committee in Badgam district. As administrative unit,Magam is a Tehsil headquarters. Magam is very popular by the name The Gateway of Gulmarg. Magam is also known for its hospitality and the famous market establishments and business units. Magam is the largest business hub in the district of Budgam district.

Geography[edit]

Magam is one of the famous towns and a business hub in district Budgam Jammu and Kashmir. Magam is a tehsil headquarters .It is also known as the gateway of Gulmarg, 18 km from Magam. Magam is located on Srinagar Gulmarg road, and is only 22 km from the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the largest market place and a business hub of budgam district, almost most developed and advanced than the district headquarters and tehsils. Magam has a library (Idara Abu Fazal Abbas Islamic Library), which was established in 1985. It is the largest Islamic and private library in whole Jammu and Kashmir state. The library has a huge collection of Islamic books, literature, C.D. Audio cassettes. The library also organises various programmes on Islamic holy events. The library also help the poor and orphan people of the state and it is the biggest rich source of Islamic knowledge in the state. In addition, Magam has a block public library. Magam is located at 34°05′N 74°35′E / 34.08°N 74.58°E / 34.08; 74.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 1569 metres (5147 feet). There are some small hills on foot of which are the villages Sofi Pora, etc. At the end of Sofi pora the limitations of district Budgam end and the Baramulla district starts.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Magam had a population of 5,470. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Magam has an average literacy rate of 51.22%, lower than the national average of 78.5%: male literacy is 57%, and female literacy is 42%. In Magam, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Magam is now growing as an education hub in the District of Budgam. The literacy rate is better than other towns of Budgam District, Magam has a number of schools from primary level to college level. Magam has three higher secondary schools, Government Boy's Higher Secondary Institute, Government Girls Higher Secondary Institute and R.M.P. Higher Secondary Institute and at Secondary level Green View Public High School, Alamdar Public School, New Convent School (CBSE). These institutes are imparting teaching in arts, science and Commerce streams. Magam has recently given a Degree College, which started its class work in March 2012. The college has started a professional course also in Tourism and Travel Management.

Business[edit]

Magam is the largest business hub of Budgam District of Jammu and Kashmir. It has two J&K Banks; JK Bank Gulmarg Road and JK Bank Court Road. In addition, it has two Co-operative Banks; The Baramulla Co-operative Bank, State Agricultural and Rural Development Bank and HDFC Bank near central bus stand Magam and State Bank of India,near Bus Stand Magam. There are Five 24*7 ATM's in Magam J&K Bank ATM at Gulmarg Road,another J&K Bank ATM near Tehsil Munsiff Court,SBI ATM near Bus Stand at Gulmarg Road Magam,HDFC ATM near Bus Stand at Gulmarg Road Magam and another J&K Bank ATM near Petrol Pump at Gulmarg Road Magam.

  • HEALTH:Magam has a Sub District Hospital, which has good health facilities. A new big building is being constructed for The Sub District Hospital Magam on Pattan road. There are also a lot of other health clinics managed by Private persons.
  • SECURITY:Magam has two Army camps working from 1989. It has a Sub District Police Office at Gulmarg Road and a Police Station at Court Road. Police stations of Magam, Beerwah and Khag are working under the Sub District Police Officer Magam. Magam has also a Fire Station at Court Road.Magam has also a Munsiff Court or Tehsil Legal Services at Court Road. Magam has a power receiving station of 12 MW at Gulmarg Road. There is also a Sub Divisional Office of Road and Building. Magam has the Agricultural Extension Office, Block Medical Office, Zonal Education Office, Zonal Physical Education Office and Block Animal Husbandry Office.

Transport[edit]

Magam is well connected with the State and District Highway roads and is also connected through railway; The Mazhom Railway Station which is 3 kilometres from Magam. Magam is connected with four-lane road from Srinagar to Gulmarg. Magam has a computerised post office, where the Speed Post, Registered Post, Postal Banking and other types of posts are available, the postal code of Magam is 193401. Magam has the facilities of broadband, landline and wireless Internet and mobile phones. There is a BSNL landline phone exchange for landline telephones and Broadband. The famous Indian mobile operators are operating in Magam like Airtel, BSNL, Aircel, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea and Tata Indicom, providing both mobile phone and Internet services to the entire area of Magam including surrounding hamlets.

References[edit]

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Mohammad Rafiq Malik (Sehpora Magam)

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MTTM Kurukshetra University, BTTM Kashmir University,TF Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar, DCA RSM IT Education New Delhi, CC in French Language Kurukshetra University.