Mukerian

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Mukerian Punjab
city
Punjab
Mukerian Punjab
Mukerian Punjab
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°57′N 75°37′E / 31.95°N 75.62°E / 31.95; 75.62Coordinates: 31°57′N 75°37′E / 31.95°N 75.62°E / 31.95; 75.62
Country  India
State Punjab
District Hoshiarpur
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,379
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144211
Telephone code +01883
Vehicle registration PB54

Mukerian is a city and a municipal council in Hoshiarpur district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Geography[edit]

Mukerian is located at 31°57′N 75°37′E / 31.95°N 75.62°E / 31.95; 75.62.[1] It has an average elevation of 245 metres (803 feet).

Demographics[edit]

Earlier there were two small villages Mukerian and Tikhowal. Mukerian develop fast and village Tikhowal become the part of Mukerian. As of 2001 India census,[2] Mukerian city had a population of 21379. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mukerian has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 74%. In Mukerian, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is an industrial hub.

Mukerian is the city for about 150 villages around it. Located on NH-1A, Mukerian is a very harmonious community where people mostly belong to different sects of Sikh and Hindu religion. Youngsters get very good education and Mukerians are spread throughout the world. There is a very famous Sikh Gurudwara that was earlier the Fort of Maharaj Ranjit Singh's in-laws known as "Qila Atallgarh".

The majority of the population is employed in agriculture and are serving in Indian Defense forces in several capacities. Mukerian is a permanent base of the Indian Armed forces and its south part hosts Uchi Bassi cantonment and Mansar in north. Region hosts majority of military exercises and war games of Indian army.

Mukerian falls under Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency. Many famous leaders are associated with Mukerian. The late Dr Kewal Krishan, former Speaker in the Punjab Legislative Assembly, and Mr. Arunesh shakir (EX CABINET MINISTER) was from Mukerian. Mr Rajnish Kumar Babbi, is Mukerian's current representative(MLA) in Punjab Legislative Assembly The current President of the Municipal Committee of Mukerian is komal jain. Er. Rohit Sharma is one of famous social and political workers in Mukerian region who is rising voice for total secularism and Govt. College, Library and Stadium in Mukerian. Tavish Thakur bhangala have contribute a Lot of time to YOUTH CONGRESS nd other social WORKS.There is also a temple called shiv shakti ashram where lots of people pray also called deva ji mandir situated near mr jagjit singh sahbi s/o sh inderjit singh's home. Arry niwas is situated nearby the community hall.

Education[edit]

Army School in Unchi Bassi (Mukerian cantt.) is one of the early English medium schools in the district and before the turn of new century was a major hub for kids from families in the neighbouring areas. Now there are many good schools in close vicinity of Mukerian, St. Joseph's Convent School (ICSE) and Dashmesh Public School(CBSE) being at forefront of them, Dashmesh Public School is under management of SGPC and both schools are situated 3 km from Mukerian in a village named Chack Alla Baksh.

Start Public School is known for its brilliant and consistent track record of 25 years for imparting quality education to the students. It is founded by Sh. DV Sharma, a known educationsist and socialite.

There are also two degree colleges in the city - S.P.N College and Dashmesh Girls' College. Late Brig. Mehar Singh (retd) a patriot from Mukerian have been the chairperson of S.P.N College of nursing,(For ANM & GNM & B.Sc. Nursing and For PG) affiliated to Baba Farid University is a well known college with a good hostel facility. Muhammad Sharif Chaudhry S/O Chaudhry Rahimullah was born in Fattuwal in 1922. He was orphaned early, at the age of 8 and brought up by his eldest brother Chaudhry Nazir who was a headmaster of the local village school. Sharif went on to study agriculture at Agricultural College, Lyallpur. In 1956 he received the Ford Foundation scholarship to enter the Agricultural Economics graduate program at Cornell University, USA. Upon his return to Pakistan in 1958, he joined th Pakistan Academy for Rural Development as a founder member. In 1967 he received another scholarship to do his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Washington State University, USA. He has served in Libya as a professor of agricultural economics at University of Tripoli, and later as a consultant to the Libyan Agricultural Research Buereau. He retired from the US AID program in 1988. HIs lifelong ambition was to return to his home village of Fattuwal which did not materialize. He died in 1998.

Points of interest[edit]

Mukerian Hydel Project is one of the biggest irrigation projects in India. The Pong Dam across river Beas is about 35 km from Mukerian. Mukerian is located on National Highway 1A and about 450 km north of New Delhi. Mukerian City is a junction for Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Talwara and Jalandhar by road.

A "miraculous" famous Lord Shiva temple is in the village of Kathgarh/Mirthal, about 20 km from Mukerian city. There is a natural Shiva ling in the temple. Shiva-Parbati "PINDIES" (the holy stone) get apart in summer & get attached in the winter season. Thousands of devotees come here for worship and prayer. Another famous temple is in the village "sahoda" near hajipur famous with the name "GAGAN ji KA TILLA".

The Historical gurudawara is located in village "attalgarh", which was built by IN-LAWS of 'MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH JI' named 'Quilla Attalgarh'.

A very old temple of lord shiva is situated outside the village puro nagal barota named "dera baba mastgir g." Tanuj is best boy in mukerian

The heavenly heritage asharam of "PARAMHANS BAGH, MUKERIAN" which is built in the memory of late Sri Sri 1008 "Mahant Ramadeen Das ji maharaj". Who has got salvation after completing 143 years of his life

Shiri GuruHargobind Sahib Miri Piri Gatka Akhara is the First gatka akhara of the mukerian, which was started from 2009 at B.S.P.S Khalsa Sen. Sec. School Mukerian. The First President Of Gatka Aakhara Mr. Er. Ravinder Singh khalsa.

Economy[edit]

Mukerian has some 32 rice mills (including Chajju Ram Muni Lal Rice and General Mills and Ohri Rice Mills) from which almost all the rice is exported to the Middle East and Europe. It is also a main market for the surrounding area. Chajju Ram Muni Lal Rice & Gen (CEE EMM RICE MILL) and Ganpati rice mill, a well known rice mill established at Mukerian City. Panjdhera Rice Mill has recently started its operation at nearby village Panjdhera.

The sugar mill at the south of the city is one of the biggest sugar mills in Punjab. Mukerian paper ltd. is the industry and distillery is the major employer in the region. The town's market is one of the most desired places for the customer of 'KANDI AREA', the market is having very much potential as compare to the nearby towns. The market is famous for 'ladies apparel and accessories' and the mechanical tools.

The transport business is one of the back bone of Mukerian's economy. Some of the famous shops in the mukerian is suresh book depot, gupta books, Arry electricals, Arry telecom [vodafone mini store]Arry kariyana and Pesco Computer Near Sabzi Mandi Mukerian.

Nearby villages[edit]

There are many villages near Mukerian city such as:- Bhangala is nearest village near MUKERIAN City. Bhangala has a large number of population in Mukerian tehsil.Bhangala is joining villages all around it(like: Manjpur, Ranga, Gurdaspur). Alipur the family owned Alipur migrared to Gujranwala after partition. Musahibpur, Ramgarh Kullian, Kotli Khas, Aima Mangat, Manjpur, BADHUPUR, Dhoula Khera, Budhewal, Bagowal, Tangralian, Kadak Badla, Galahrian Chhangla, Sulehrian Khurd, Tanda ram shai, Dad, Umarpur, Bishanpur, Khanpur, Changi mahii shah, DEVI DASS, MuradPur Jattan, Dhanoa,Chakwal, Salarian Kalan, Kala Manjh, mansoor pur, mehat pur, Ladpur, Palaki, Chak Beehan, kolian, naushehra, purika, Rayia, panjdhera puro nagal barota etc.Pandori(Lamin) is also the one of the largest villages in Mukerian Tehsil.

Musahibpur is 4 km from Mukerian and the majority of the people belong to the Rajput community. This is one of the very few villages in Punjab where more than seven peoples have given supreme sacrifice in different wars with Pakistan and China. Shaheed L/Nk Balwan Singh, Shaheed L/Nk Harbans LAl, Shaheed Sep Deepak Kumar, Shaheed Sep Ravi Kumar have got Martyrdom in 1999 Kargil War or later conflicts. More than 70% of villagers have one or more family members serving in Defence Forces at different ranks. Hav/Instr Vinay Kumar (AEC), HN/SUB INSTT. RAKESH KUMAR SHARMA (18DOGRA) Sujan Singh Surinder Singh (SM) are these few distinguished indls in Armd forces. Edn/Instr Anil Kumar, Hony/Capt Harnam Singh, Shaurya Chakra from Vill Bahadurpur Kalota near to Bibi Satwant Kaur Public School.

Budhabarh, near the river Beas, is one of the largest villages of Punjab, Budhabarh is a Rajput village 18 km from Mukerian City, at the boarder of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It is a village of gardens. Every summer litchies, mangoes and alutcha are exported to different cities of India and all over the world.

MEHTABPUR, near the river beas, is also the largest village of Punjab, and it is famous for vegetables. A large quantity of vegetables supply to the nearest sabji-mandi of bhangala and mukerian and nearby villages from this place.

Ramgarh Kullian is located at 31°07′N 76°29′E / 31.95°N 75.62°E. It has an average elevation of 245.1 metres (806.1 feet).

"Panjdhera Kallan" is located along with the Unchi Bassi Canal. One out of all the families in the village is settled in UK, US, Canada, Australia, etc. This village has shower of GOD by DHAN DHAN BABA KARAM SINGH JI GERRE WALE. The BHAJANGARH Gurdwara is located near this village is a source of divine and peace.

Puro Nagal Barota Its distance from Mukerian is about 8 km. It's situated on a road, which joins NH 1A to dasuha hajipur road. All religion peoples are leaving here. "DERA BABA MAST GIR G" most famous temple in this village. And a gurudawara, pir the majahar, krishan temple, ravidas mandir also here.

SALARIAN KALAN Village situated on the river of beas, also located nearby Mukerian, distt: Hoshiarpur Punjab about 9 KM From Mukerian. Sh Naroutam singh Sarpanch and other member of panchyat do the great works for development of the village. with 65% literacy rate this village become the 2 largest villages in the district of hoshiarpur. vill taggar khurd is one of the famous villages in mukerian, which is known for their famous ex sarpanch Thakur Subhash Chander and communal harmony.

Kalsan village located 2 km from Mukerian and the majority of people belong to the 'Rajput' community. Many of people were retired from the Indian Army.

Distance from other cities[edit]

New Delhi = 450 km, Jalandhar = 74 km, Amritsar = 80 km, Ludhiana = 131 km, Dharmshala = 125 km, Chandigarh = 174 km, Hoshiarpur = 55 km, Dalhousie = 120 km.

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