Holi Place in Aligarh Regien
|Elevation||174 m (571 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
As of 2001[update] India census, Narora had a population of 20,376. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Its average literacy rate is 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy 65% and female literacy 49%. In Narora, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Narora is home to one of the nation's network of nuclear power plants, operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a public sector undertaking under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. Its twin reactors (2X220 MW) are an Indianised version of the Canadian CANDU-Type reactors, which operate on natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as the moderator-cum-primary coolant. This is one of the reactors for which fuel would be procured from U.S.A. under the '123 Nuclear Treaty' signed by the Governments of India and the United States of America in October 2008.
Places of interest
Narora has several bathing locations or steps (Ghats) for holy dip in the Ganges. The view from Narora Dam is very scenic. The modern residential colony of the staff of Narora Atomic Power Plant, (NAPS), is just near the dam. Its statue and parks are also worth a visit. Belon-wali Mata mandir (Temple of Mother-goddess) is just 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Narora. The nearest railway station is Rajghat Narora which is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Narora. The nearest bus station is 500 metres (1,600 ft) from Narora. For holy dip in the Ganges several ghats are Rajghat, Karnvaas, Narvar, Kalakatti, Ramghat etc. Dolphins are seen between a 160 kilometres (99 mi) stretch in the upper part of the Ganges between Bijnor and Narora Barrage. At Narvar, situated back side of NAPS colony, there is Sanskrit college named Sangved Sanskrit Mahavidya.
Shri Jeevan Dutt ji Maharaj
Sri Sangaved Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya was started by Brahmasri Jiwan Datt ji Maharaj well-known throughout Uttar-Pradesh as a great Bramanista parayana under the inspiration of his great guru who was well-known all over India as an authority on Vedas and whose name was Brahmasri Bhimsen Misra Veda Vyakhyata. Pt. Bhimsen Mishra was contemporary of Sri Swami Dayananda of Arya Samaj. But later on Pt. Bhimsen Mishra had written several commentaries on books pertaining to Sanathan Dharma specially his book on Shodasa Sanskaras is considered as authority by almost all scholars of India Pt. Jiwan Dutt Bhramchari ji dedicated all his life for the cause of the above mentioned Vidyalaya and had earned for him the name of a Great Rishi of Modern India. Several scholars of reputed in Uttarpradesh graduated from this Vidyalaya the most notable among them being Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya Maharaj Sri Krishna Bodhashramji of Jyotir Math and most Reverend Sri Karapatri ji Maharaj , Sri Jwala Dutt Bramachariji.
List of Chairmans of Nagar Panchayat Narora
from 1989 to 1994 - Sh. Madan Vashistha
from 1995 to 2000 - Sh. Krishna Kant Bhardwaj
from 2001 to 2006- Sh. Madan Vashistha
from 2007 to 2012-Sh. Manmohan Bhardwaj
from 2012 Incumbent- Smt. Umesh kumai Vashistha
- "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.