Malkapur, Buldhana

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Malkapur
city
Tehsil chauk or Karanja chauk in Malkapur, situated in center of the city is one of the most crowded place in the city.
Tehsil chauk or Karanja chauk in Malkapur, situated in center of the city is one of the most crowded place in the city.
Nickname(s): City of Red Chilli/ Vidarbhache Praveshdwar
Malkapur is located in Maharashtra
Malkapur
Malkapur
Coordinates: 20°32′10″N 76°06′45″E / 20.535997°N 76.112408°E / 20.535997; 76.112408Coordinates: 20°32′10″N 76°06′45″E / 20.535997°N 76.112408°E / 20.535997; 76.112408
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Buldhana
Area
 • Total 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 72,015
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 443101
Telephone code 07267
Vehicle registration MH 28
Sex ratio 1.5 /
Literacy 76%

Malkapur is a city and a municipal council in Buldhana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Malkapur is also known as the entrance of Vidarbha. It is a major industrial and educational center in Buldhana district. Malkapur is known for producing cotton. It is one of the largest cotton producer in the area. In the British era it was known as the "white gold of Vidarbha." Malkapur has a vast paper industry and the primary paper suppliers to Mumbai are in Malkapur. Malkapur also has many dal mills, and a major agricultural industry specializing in mahyco and ankur seeds. Chemical plants are also situated at MIDC.A newly formed fruit ripening industry at NH-6,namely"OASIS FRUIT RIPENING AND COLD CHAMBERS"is largest in buldana district,having ripening capacity of 26 thousand kgs per day. Malkapur is a well-known grain and cloth market due to its proximity to Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the major producer of red chillies and produce finest chillies of the country. It is located on Hajira - Kolkatta National Highway 6. NH6 is a pat of Asian Highway 46 from Kharagpur to Dhule. Malkapur is infamous for its poor roads and water supply. Though Purna River is flows only 10 km near the city, the municipality supplies water once in a week or 8–10 days. The water supplied is not clean and one can see the mud particles floating in it. Also whole city is not covered with water supply. All the roads, except some as Buldhana road are full with cracks and disturb the city traffic.

History[edit]

One of the old gates of the rampart of dressed stones had an inscription to the effect that it was erected in 1729 during the reign of Muhammad Malikkhan. Malkapur is mentioned in Ain-i-Akbari as the headquarters of a paragana in the sarkar of Narnala. The town is said to have been founded about five centuries back by a prince of the Faruqi house of Khandesh and is said to have been named by him after the princess, Malika, his daughter. (there are lots of stories about the name of this city one of educated personality named Mohammad Rafique Rangrej told that the name of this may took after the name of sufi Malekha miya near mangal gate one of oldest gate in old city) But the story is improbable as no record of any journey in this direction by Miran Ghani Adil Khan, the Faruqi prince of the period has yet been traced. In 1761 the town was rich enough to pay Rs. 60,000 to the army of Raghunath Rav for exemption from plunder. The Nizams used to keep a force of about 20,000 men in this frontier district of their dominions. Daulatrav Shinde and Raghuji Bhosle were encamped near Malkapur when the British envoy Colonel Collins, after presenting General Wellesley's ultimatum, quit Shinde's camp in 1803.Malkapur was the scene of several petty battles between zamin-dars, rural talukdars, Rajputs and Muslims during the period between the beginning of the nineteenth century and the Assignment of Berar to the East India Company in 1853. The following extract taken from the Old Buldhana District Gazetteer published in 1910 gives an interesting account of one of these fights which took place in 1837.In 1837 a Man shot dead a Rajput of Dattala who had insulted him at the Pimpalgaon fair. The act generated a blood feud, and twelve years later Lal Singh of Dattala, without warning or fresh provocation, assembled a band of nearly three thousand Hindus to avenge his relation's death. The fanatical Sikhs of Nanded on the Godavari sent a contingent of five hundred men and the first news of the impending attack came to the Musalmans of Malkapur from their friends at Patur, who sent hasty word that this formidable company was marching hy. The Rajputs and Sikhs assaulted Malkapur. There was the usual street lighting, burning, sacking, and slaying, though not many lives were lost, and the Muhammedans were worsted. This was, however, only the first game of the rubber, for the Musahnans were flocking to the fray from neighbouring towns; from Burhanpur especially a strong body had set out. The police and the local militia under the talukdar were utterly powerless, but detachments of the Nizam's army (The Hyderabad contingent.) under Major Arthur Wyndham, then arrived, and found Malkapur empty and deserted. The Musal-mans had been driven out and the Rajputs had retreated to Dattala, where they afterwards had a skirmish with the troops.' The Kazi family of Malkapur are noble and with very rich cultural back ground. The Kazi is responsible for the muslim community marriages, leading prayers on the two EID's and socially connected with the society.[2]

Geography[edit]

Malkapur is one of the biggest producers of cotton. Cotton is called " Pandhare Sone" which means White Gold. It is the most important crop in this region.
Banana Plants with drip irrigation in Harsoda, Malkapur Tehsil

Malkapur is located at 20°31′N 76°07′E / 20.52°N 76.12°E / 20.52; 76.12.[3] It has an average elevation of 255 metres (839 feet).

Transport[edit]

Malkapur railway station is on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.

Politics[edit]

  • Member Loksabha (Raver Region) : Raksha Khadse (Bhartiya Janta Party)
  • Member Vidhansabha (Malkapur and Nandura Region) :Shri.Chensukh Sancheti (Bhartiya Janta Party)
  • Buldhana District President of NCP: Shri. Sopanbhau Sathe(Dasarkhed,Malkapur)[NCP]

Schools[edit]

  • M.S.M English School,Malkapur
  • Navneet English School Malkapur
Dinkar eknath patil iti college,malkapur
  • I.T.M.S. Junior Science College Malkapur

speed computer,malkapur

  • ZA urdu high school
  • Zilla Parishad High School
  • Tameer-e-millat urdu primary school
  • Naunihal urdu primary school
  • Nutan Vidhyalay malkapur
  • GVM High School & Jr. College
  • Madhubhau Saoji Memorial English School
  • Liladhar Bhojraj Chandak Vidyalaya Malkapur
  • Speed Computer,Telephone Coloney Road,Malkapur
  • college of I.T.M.S.Malkapur
  • Pranav Computers,Infront of Bus Stand,Malkapur
  • Marathi Madyamik School Anurabad...
  • Prathamic marathi aamchi shala
  • Janata Kala Vanijya Mahavidyalaya
  • Industrial Training Institute Malkapur [www.dvet.gov.in/itimalkapur.htm]
  • B.K Patil Sharirik Shikshan Mahavidyalaya
  • Dadasaheb Dhanaji Nana Chaudhari Social Work College
  • Dadasaheb Rameshsing Rajput College Of Physical Education
  • Municipal Junior College
  • Vidnyan Vikas Mahavidyala, Malkapur
  • College Of Pharmacy
  • Zakariya Agadi Junior College
  • Bharat Bharti Convent School
  • Madhubhau Saoji Memorial English School
  • City Primary School
  • School Of Scholars
  • D.E.S. Highschool Datala
  • Hirabai Sancheti Kanya Shala Malkapur
  • Government I.T.I.College, Malkapur
  • Alhuda Girls Urdu High School & JR. College
  • Dr.V.B.Kolte College of Engineering,Malkapur[07267-226700,223947]
  • Narshibhai Jethabhai Dand Sanskar Public School
  • Mahtma Gandhi BBA College,Malkapur
  • K.K.Agrawal Arts & Commarce college,Malkapur
  • Yashodham Public School,Malkapur
  • Yashwant marathi primary school malkapur
  • Vidnyan mahavidyalay,Malkapur
  • Shri Aatmanand Jain Marathi Primary School, Malkapur

Tourism[edit]

Bridge on Purna river joining two regions in Mahashtra i.e. Vidarbha and Khandesh
  • Old Durga Devi Temple, Durga Nagar, Malkapur
  • Bramhakumaris Adhyatmik Pradarshani, Vardani Bhavan, 40 Bigha, Malkapur
  • Vitthal Mandir (Bhatrumandal,Malkapur.)
  • Nemivant Haveli, Naswala Chowk, Malkaur
  • Underground Root from inside of Nemivant Haweli to Lal Bag (4 km away from place of starting, in under river also)
  • Lonar Crater
  • Shri. Sant Gajanan Maharaj, Shegaon
  • Shri. Sant Supoji Maharaj,Supo Palshi, Jalgaon Jamod
  • Shri. Vithal Rukmini temple and old Shiv Temple,Deodhaba
  • Shri. Nagzari temple Nagzari, in between Deodhaba and Hignakazi
  • Sindkhed Raja-Birth Place of Jijamata
  • Anand Sagar, Shegaon
  • World's Biggest Hanuman Murti, Nandura
  • Bhratrumandal Vithal Temple, Malkapur
  • Mangal Gate Malkapur
  • Gauri Shankar Temple Malkapur
  • Dhupeshwar Temple, at village Dhupeshwar
  • Nageshwar Temple,at village Kund Malkapur
  • Koteshwar Temple, near 2 km. Narvel village
  • Someshwar Temple, at village near Malkapur Dhupeshwar road Anurabad
  • Pachamukhi hanuman Temple Malkapur worth to see
  • Gajanan maharaj temple at Gandhi chouk Malkapur
  • Purna river back water at Dhupeshwar NEAR Malkapur
  • Nalganga Dam at Nalganaga near Motala
  • Nagar Parishad garden, Chalisbigha Malkapur
  • Dasarkhed and Nandura Road MIDC
  • Shri Muktabai temple at Mukatai Nagar in Jalgaon district
  • Pal, small picnic spot in Jalgaon district.
  • Changdev Maharaj temple Near Malkapur
  • Nalganga River Chota Pool and Bada Pool
  • Pahewnasha baba Mazar near railway track Parpeth Malkapur
  • shri kaviraj potdar, deshpande galli,malkapur.
  • Mata mahakali temple, mata mahakali nagar in front of bus stand.
  • Shree Shani mandir takarkhed.
  • Shree Jagdamba Mata Mandir Pimpalgaon Devi Jagruk Mata Mandir
  • Hanuman mandir Zodga
  • Shri Gangeshwar Temple - Prachin(Old) Lord Shiva Temple near Gandhi Chowk at the bank of River Nalganga next to Hanuman Mandir.
  • Shri Dinkar Govind Patil Granthalaya and Rural Information Communication Education Centre, 80 km from Lonar lake.
  • Holy Buddhavihara in Garadgaon
  • Hanuman mandir Anurabad
  • Vitthal Mandir Narvel
  • Naleshwar Mandir Narvel
  • Sadguru Motiram Maharaj Temple at Shelapur Kd.
  • Panchamukhi Hanuman Mandir, Buldhana Road, Malkapur
  • Old Gajanan Maharaj Mandir
  • Gopal Krushana Mandir,Davade lay-out, Malkapur
  • Gadegao Mandir

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 Indian census,[4][5] Malkapur had a population of 72,015. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Malkapur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 63%. In Malkapur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Malkapur
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
56%
Muslims
  
32%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Sub District Hospital[edit]

For a better health service to the people of Malkapur a 50 beded Sub District Hospital is constructed in Chalis Bigha area of the town. Health facilities like OPD services and In Patient Services.

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