|• Mayor||Ms. Neeta Dua|
|• Total||40 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||452 m (1,483 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Neemuch (Hindi: नीमच) or Nimach is a town in the Malwa region in state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Neemuch shares its north eastern border with state of Rajasthan. It is the administrative headquarters of Neemuch District. Nimach is an abbreviation of "North India Mounted Artillery & Cavalry Headquarters". Formerly a large British cantonment of Gwalior princely state, the town in 1822 became the headquarters of the combined Rajputana–Malwa political agency and of the Malwa Agency in 1895. British Cantonment was disbanded in 1932, then the Cantonment area was maintained by British Municipal Board. It is the birthplace of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 1939. The town hosts a large scale recruit training center for CRPF, and still maintains part of Neemuch's British Military Cantonment - European troops area, first one of its kind in India. Bungalow area, Native troops area, Bazar area and Fields & Gardens were maintained initially by Municipal Board then by Municipal Council. After Independence Neemuch City and Baghana area were included in the Municipal area. Neemuch is known as India's Eye donation capital as it accounts for the highest per capita eye donation rate in the country. Neemuch has been known for the production of opium, through the government-owned Opium and Alkaloid Works. It is a road junction and distribution centre for agricultural products. Handloom weaving is the major industry here.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 About
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Physiography 
- 6 Environment (Climate) 
- 7 Soil
- 8 Economy
- 9 Mile Stones Achieved
- 10 Tourism and places of interest
- 11 Notable people
- 12 Social Infrastructure
- 13 Rail
- 14 Road
- 15 Air
- 16 References
The city site was the location of a palace in the district of the Ajmer province. Originally a part of the territory of Udaipur state, it was given to the Scindias in 1768 to pay off debts incurred by the rana (king) of Mewar. After that it became a British cantonment of the Gwalior princely state, except for short periods in 1794 and 1844.
In 1857, Neemuch was the most southerly place to which the Mutiny extended. A brigade of native Bengal troops were stationed at Neemuch, then mutinied and marched to Delhi. European officers took refuge in the fort, and were later besieged by a rebel force from Mandasor. The Europeans defended the city until relieved by the Malwa field force. Since 1895 Neemuch has been the headquarters of the political agent in Malwa,a subdivision of the British Central India Agency.
The myth besides the name Neemuch is that some people think that the name Neemuch is given to this city because large number of neem trees are found here. Another myth is that the first people of this city were of cast Meena and due to this the city first got it name Meenuch and over the years the name has changed to Neemuch.
Besides, Nimach is well known for the its special Moharram processions of Tazia. The tradition of Tazia procession is almost 150 years old. This is an occasion when all the people, be it any community, come together. This procession commomorates the matyerdom of Imam Hussain (A.S.) in the battle field of Karbala holding the cause of Humanity and Righteousness in his stead.
The city is famous for the five religious melas (fairs) held there annually. There are colleges affiliated with Vikram University. Places of interest include the temple of Bhadwamata, with a beautiful image of Vishnu in black stone. Near the city is Barukhera, with its skillfully constructed shrines. Numerous other temples were constructed in the region by the Jain community that once lived there. The surrounding country was once famous as a tiger-hunting area
Neemuch has also good literacy rate as compared to rest of the state and have some really good schools like Alpha English Higher Secondary School, Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School and Central School.
Neemuch district is part of Ujjain Division. Neemuch borders the Rajasthan state on the west and north, and by Mandsaur district to the east and south. It was split from Mandsaur District on 30 June 1998.
Geographically Neemuch is divided into three main parts: Neemuch city, Chhavani, and Baghana.
Chhavani is the main commercial area of Neemuch hosting Pustak bazar, Dusshera maidan, Satya Path, Tilak Marg, Budha Gopal Street, Bohra gali, Rabindranath Tagore Marg and Sabji market, bus stand, timber market, Ambedkar Road and Nasirabad - Mhow National highway no. 56 and Neemuch - Bhopal State Highway no. 87. Baghana is majorly known for 'Anaj Mandi'. Nimach has developing city and has almost all major banks. The Neemuch district has approximately 9,56,000 inhabitants as of 2001.
Distance to some Important Town from Neemuch
|City||Distance||Type of Airport|
|Ajmer||262 KM||operations begins in 2016|
|Ujjain||249 KM||No Airline Service|
|Chittorgarh||060 KM||No Airport|
|Mandsaur||050 KM||No Airport|
|Ratlam||145 KM||No Airline Service|
|Kota||160 KM||No Airline Service|
Neemuch is famous for Krishi Upaj Mandi (Agriculture Produce Market) . This is main market for all the livelihood and another attraction is CRPF. These two bodies are situated between the Chhawani and Baghana, these are the oldest market of the Neemuch. The other important attraction for Neemuch are famous Bhadawa Mata temple at the outskirts of Neemuch and Bhanwar Mata Temple near Chhoti Sadari whose distance from Neemch city is about 27 km.
As of 2011[update] India census, Neemuch City had a population of 127,000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Neemuch has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 62%. In Neemuch, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
According to 2011 census 70.31% Population of Neemuch District is in Rural Area while 29.69% in Urban
Neemuch District has 4th lowest rural growth rate of 11% in Madhya Pradesh , while state average is 18.4%,Height being 31.7% of Jhabua.
Neemuch district comes under Agroclimatic zone Malva Plateau, lies between the parallels of latitude 24°15’ – 24°35’ North, and between the meridians of longitude 74°45’ - 75°37’ East spread over an area of 3875 square kilometres. It has surrounding of Kota, Jhalawar, Chittaurgarh and Pratapgarh District of Rajasthan State while Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh.
Due to location of Neemuch City in Malwa region. the climate is pleasant & the Nights are more pleasant. The highest maximum temperature of 46° reaches in May & June & remains up to last week of June. In winters, the minimum temperature reaches 2°C in month of December & January. The average rainfall of Neemuch City is 812 mm and maximum rainfall occurs in month of July & August. The lowest rainfall of 501.6mm was recorded in 2007 where as maximum rainfall of 1352 mm occurred in 2006. The reason for drop rainfall in 2007 was due to the drought condition in the District.
Wind direction is from south — West to North in April to September months and in the remaining months of the year it is north — east direction to south west direction. Wind speed is low in two months of the year. 
The soils in the district are generally of four types viz., Medium Deep Black cotton soil, Red loamy soil, Laterite soil and Alluvial soil. Black cotton soil is derived from weathering and disintegration of basaltic lava flow. Major parts of the district are covered by medium deep black soils. Red loamy soils consist of sandy loam to clayey loam and brick in colour. This soil is derived from Vindhyan sandstone and shale and occurring in valley portion on the plateau and adjacent to hill composed of Vindhyan sandstone. This type of soil covers a Northern part of the district. Laterite soil dark brown to pink coloured lateritic soil is found as capping over hillocks of basaltic terrain. Alluvial soils are grayish yellow to brownish yellow in colour and occupy along the major rivers.
The local economy of Neemuch is mainly based on the agriculture produce market (called Krishi Upaj Mandi in local Hindi language) which is Asia's largest production mandi and world's Second largest as per 2011 repot by MCX & WTO for agri product. Some of the crops traded in the agriculture market of Neemuch are Opium , Wheat, Maize, Groundnut, Gram, Ginger, Garlic, Soyabean, Oured, Mustard, Posta, corn ,Potato and different types of pulses. Neemuch has many cooking oil mills.
Neemuch district is one of the largest producers of opium in the country. Neemuch also has one of the only two opium factories in India. The climate of Neemuch district is apt for the production of opium and thus the opium trade is one of the major occupations in the region. Neemuch also has one of the only one isabgol husk plant in MP. The climate of neemuch district is apt for the production of isabgol(psyllium seed).
Major Exportable Item  -Isabgool, Ashwagandha, methidana, ajwain, coriander, soya products like, Oil deoiled cake, soya paneer, soya papar, soya milk etc, Garlic powder dehydration of Onion and ginger, green chilly powder, mashroom, leather garment, artificial jewellery.
Mile Stones Achieved
151 (DC) MW Solar Plant
The welspun energy company have set up 151 megavolts’ (130 (AC) MW ) solar power plant covering up 800 acres which is now World’s 2nd largest & Asia's Largest solar project (Single Plant) of 151 MW at Bhagwanpura, District-Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh.BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated thesolar power plant on 26th Feb 2014.
The Welspun Solar MP project, the largest solar power plant in India set up at a cost of Rs. 1,100 crore on 305 hectares (800 acres approx ) of land, will supply power at Rs. 8.05 a kWh.
Under the leadership of Mr. G.D.Agrawal and the help of Mr. Ramji Lal Goel, Gomabai Netralaya was established at Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh (India) in the year 1992. Within a short span of a decade, it has become one of the leading ophthalmic centres in India. Patients are provided state-of-art services at affordable rates and even free of cost for economically weaker patients. Neemuch, though situated in Madhya Pradesh, is located close to Rajasthan & Gujarat . Therefore, tribal and rural poor from these states constitute 70% of patients. Gomabai Netralaya has played a key role in achieving the highest per capita rate of eye donation in India for Neemuch and the excellent facilities provided by the institute for performing Penetrating Keratoplasty, can provide complete solution to the problem of Corneal Blindness in the region. Gomabai Netralaya is also involved in a continuous process of educating staff and conducting innovative research into the cause and cure of blinding eye diseases. 
Food Park, District Neemuch
Located at Village Jhanjharwada and Dhamaniya and soniyana village of Neemuch district (M.P).The proposed Food Park assumes a sizing of 55.74 ha or 137 acres, as an outcome of detailed demand assessment and infrastructure planning.The land reportedly houses mineral deposits worth Rs 2500 crores.The mineral is rare across the world, and the situation is same in India too. This is being developed under Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)
Tourism and places of interest
There are many tourist places around Neemuch, most of which are religious. Notably, Nava Toran temple at Khor, Sambharkund Mahadev (7 km) it is closer to Suwakheda and Bhadwamata (20 km), Bhanwarmata (25 km), Sukhanandji (20 km) (it is closer to Jawad), Sitaram Jaju Sagar-Harkiakhal Dam (15 km), Gandhi sagar dam (around 100 km), Chittorgarh (56 km), and Udaipur (around 135 km). One of the main temples of Neemuch is Kileshwar which hosts yearly the Shivratri festival where thousands of devotees flock to the temple for the Darshan of Lord Shiva.
Sukhanandji Ashram is situated at a distance of about 32 km from Nimach on the border of Rajasthan in an ancient rock-cave. There is a temple of Shiva here. This place is site of scenic beauty. There is a spring of perennial water. It is said to be founded by Śuka, the son of Vedavyasa. He was also known as Sri Suka, Sukadev and Brahmarata. Śuka was born of his wife, sage Jābāli's daughter Pinjalā (Vatikā). A character in a number of Puranic texts belonging to various traditions, mainly Vaishnavism. He is believed to be a son of Vyasadeva. It also believed that Vedavyasa first wrote Bharata-Samhita which contained twenty-four thousand verses (slokas) and taught that to his son Śuka.
There are two annual fairs organized at this place: One on Haryali amavashya of Srawan month and other on Baisakh purnima.
Nava Toran temple at village Khor near Vikram Cement campus is an important remnant of an eleventh-century (11th) temple which consists of ten decorative arches arranged in two rows - one length wise and the other width wise crossing each other at the centre and supported on a pair of pillars in the hall and porches. The temple is decorated with leaf-shaped borders, heads of makaras, garland bearers etc. There is a statue of Varaha at the centre of the temple.
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary is wildlife sanctuary situated on the northern boundary of Mandsaur and Nimach districts in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is spread over an area of 368.62 km squire adjoining Rajasthan state in India. It was notified in 1974 and more area was added in 1983. The Chambal River passes through the sanctuary and divides into two parts. The western part is in Nimach district and eastern part is in Mandsaur district.
Morwan Dam is 24 km from Neemuch and a beautiful place to visit. Dam is constructed on river Gambhiri and mainly used for irrigation and water supply to nearby places. It is having a beautiful garden and boating facilities are also available. Frequent buses are available to reach there (Neemuch-Singoli-Kota Road) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbqg2miE8FA
Gandhi Sagar Dam
The Gandhi Sagar Dam is the first of the four dams built on the Chambal river. It is located in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is a 64 metre high masonry gravity dam, with a live storage capacity of 6,920 Mm³ and a catchment area of 22,584 km². The dam was completed in 1960. The hydro-power station comprises five generating units of 23 MW capacity each. The water released after power generation is used for power generation at Jawahar Sagar Dam and is used for irrigation through Kota Barrage.
Bhadva Mata Temple
This temple is situated at 19 kms. distance from Neemuch town in Bhadva village. It is believed that who so ever takes bath in the Baori situated in temple premises get cured of paralysis and Polio. During Nay Ratri 9 days festival takes place in this temple where about 2 lac devotes from all over the country visit this temple.Apart from there temple, there is one more temple in the near vicinity of Neemuch town namely Bhanwarmata (25 kms.)
Shri Kileshwar Mahadev Temple
The most important festival of Neemuch is the Shivratri festival which is celebrated every year in the month of March at this temple. Religious tourism to the Kileshwar temple,also contributes to wealth creation as 50000 devotees from the town and nearby flock visits during shivratri.Thousands of devotees flock to the temple for the Darshan of Lord Shiva.This festival is arranged and managed by Municipal Council Neemuch.Ground at the temple is also used as a picnic spot for school children as it consist of a small amusement park and large ground covered with grass.
Sita Ram Jaju Sagar — Harkiakhal Dam
This dam was constructed in the year 1960 as a water supply source tòr Neemuch town. This is at a distance 16 kms in the south of Neemuch town. This is also a picnic spot particularly during rainy season when many near by residents go there for entertainment and enjoyment with their familiars. There is beautiful garden and rest house near this dam.
Situated at Veer Park Road, It is the most famous among children's & well connected to the all part of city.
|Name||Birth Place||Other Info||Occupation/Designation|
|Late Padmashree Dr Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar||Neemuch||4 May 1919 – 3 April 1988||In 1975, he was awarded the Padmashree award, one of India's highest civilian honors|
|C. P. Gurnani||Neemuch||December 19, 1958 (age 55)||CEO of Mahindra Satyam and the Managing Director of Tech Mahindra|
|General James Blair||Neemuch||27 January 1828 – 18 January 1905||Recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry|
|Charlie Preedy||Neemuch||11 January 1900 – 28 February 1978 (aged 78)||English football goalkeeper (Arsenal),Later became a Taxi Driver in London|
|Alok Jagawat||Neemuch||March 3, 1977||Famous Indian astrologer(Jyotishi) [Traditional Rajput family]|
|Sitaram Jajoo||TBC||TBC||Represented Neemuch Vidhan Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly by winning General election of 1957.|
There are two PG: colleges, one for Law and another for Arts.There are 196 primary schools, 6 Senior Secondary Schools, 15 Secondary Schools and 42 Middle Schools in Neemuch city as per census — 2001, figures. Besides these, there are 20 middle schools and 30 primary schools run by private individuals in the private buildings. There are 10 typing institutes also in the city to impart typing proficiency. There is one general hospital with 275 beds in the city. Besides this, there is an Eye Hospital named Goma Bai Eye Hospital. Other than this, there are 3 government dispensaries, and one family welfare centre.There are 10 private nursing homes having 365 beds. For special treatment people have to go to Indore,Udaipur & Ahmedabad. There are two stadiums and one swimming pool in the city. There are 30 parks and gardens. Besides, this, there are 25 open spaces available within the colonies of east. One Dushara Maidan, 3 Cinemas, 22 Auditorium and 4 public libraries exists in the city.There are 6 Kabristans and 4, Cremation grounds. Besides this, there are 3 Fire tenders, one post office, 6 sub post offices, one telephone exchange, 4 electric sub — station and 3 police stations.
|Colleges and universities|
|Primary and secondary schools|
Libraries and archives
'Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Town Hall' (डॉ भीमराव अम्बेडकर टाऊन हाल) Badminton Hall & E-Library Gandhi Vatika, Neemuch
Availability of Minerals
PRODUCTION OF MINERAL 2010-11 
|Name of Mineral||Production In Tones(2010-2011 )|
|Lime Stone||5953103 M.T.|
|Late rite||310334 M.T.|
|Stone/Gitti||49697 Cub Metre|
|Murum||80545 Cub Metre|
|Clay||8559 Cub Metre|
|Sand||19420 Cub Metre|
Large Scale Industries / Public Sector undertakings
List of the units in Neemuch & near by Area
- Govt. Afeem & Kshrod Industries, Neemuch
- Vikram cement, Khor
- Alfaeen Industries, Neemuch
Neemuch has a rich sporting history especially in soccer. Despite being a small town, Neemuch has produced a number of players who have played in the Indian soccer league. Neemuch has about 12 local soccer clubs which participate in the tournament organized by local municipal council every year. Cricket is also a very popular sport.
In Madhya Pradesh also football is second largest sport. Over 9000 players play from over 1500 clubs across the state. There are as many as 70 All India & 100 State Level Tournaments each year
Football Teams Central Reserve Police (Neemuch) Neemuch XI
Neemuch has a well developed infrastructure for education, health and public utilities.Public facilities like Gomabai Eye Hospital along with 6 Hospitals & Dispensaries. 10 Private Nursing Homes, 2 Degree Collages, 6 Senior Secondary Schools, 16 Secondary Schools, 42 Middle Schools, 196 Primary Schools exists in the city. Bus stand for private buses & state road ways exists at the same location. Three fire tenders, telephone exchanges, GPO, 4 electric sub station, 4 Police stations also exits in the city.
Neemuch is an important broad gauge railway station of Ajmer — Ratlam route. It has direct links to Ratlam, Ujjain via Nagda and Kola & Bundi in Rajasthan via Chittorgarh. It is about 140 kms from Ratlam and 60 kms from Chittorgarh by rail & road both.
Neemuch City has network of district roads & a national highway no 79 connecting with other Cities of this district, Madhya Pradesh state & neighboring Rajasthan State. NH 79 links it Ajmer, Chittor & Ratbm of MP. The state highway connects the city with Udaipur in Rajasthan via Chhoti Sadri. Except National Highway, district roads going to Singoli & Manasa are maintained by State PWD where as the City Roads are maintained by the Municipal Council. The roads within the CRPF area are maintained by the Central Government. The National Highway passing through the city is 24 mtr to 30 mtr wide where as the other roads in the city are 18 mtr, 12 mtr & 9 mtr wide, The roads within Chhawani area near ‘Clock Tower” have been narrowed down due to construction of shops along the roads. This city has one bus stands but require development works at bus stand. There is no Truck stand or Transport Nagar in the city & the trucks are parked along Neemuch-Mandsaur road from fountain chowk to Mandsaur side, creating traffic hazards because the repair shops & automobile shops are also existing at the same road. The city has an Air strip in the south side of the city & can he developed as a regular domestic airport.
An airstrip (हवाई पट्टी) also exist on the south of railway line near Jaisinghpura village.
|24° 25' 51N 74° 52' 4E||Runway 32/14 3610/95 GRE||Elevation: 1600 AMSL||Magnetic Variation: 0.005 W||IATA Code FR 3231||ICAO (FAA VA1N)|
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