Patur

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Patur
पातूर
city
Patur is located in Maharashtra
Patur
Patur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°28′N 76°56′E / 20.46°N 76.94°E / 20.46; 76.94Coordinates: 20°28′N 76°56′E / 20.46°N 76.94°E / 20.46; 76.94
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Akola
Elevation 341 m (1,119 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,531
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 444501
Telephone code 917254
Vehicle registration MH30

Patur is a city and a municipal council in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Patur is located at 20°27′N 76°56′E / 20.45°N 76.93°E / 20.45; 76.93.[1] It has an average elevation of 341 metres (1118 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Patur had a population of 20,531. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Patur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 66%. In Patur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Patur is a Muslim Majority town with population percentage of 50% ratio amongnts all communities according to 2011 census.

Religions in Patur
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
40%
Muslims
  
48%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

About[edit]

This tahasil having a lot of hilly area in this hilly area Adiwasi (Andh) and Banjaras are found. The development of backward area is not satisfactory. Unemployed people are migrating towards Mumbai or Pune in search of employment.

Politics[edit]

Patur Politics is generally concentrated with Patur Municipal Council. Patur Municipal council was established in 1957. Zeenat Kuaser Rahat Ali (President, Municipal Council, Patur) Sau.Megha Pradeep Kalpande (Vice President, Municipal Council, Patur)

Education[edit]

Major Educational Institutions working in Education sector of Patur locality are : (1) Shahbabu Urdu High School & Junior College of Arts/Science,(from KG to PG, i.e. Shahbabu Urdu Primary School,Shahbabu English Convent, Semi English, Jr College(English) with Bifocal subjects(IT, Computer Science, Electronics, Fisheries), Police Constable Triaining Center, Marathi Foundation, and Study Center of Maualana Azad National Urdu University (for B.A/B.Sc./B.Com./M.A.),YCMOU Study center at Akola branch. Established in 1957 (2) Tulsabai Kawal Vidyalaya & Jr. College of Arts/Science, MCVC (Including Technical School & Mother India Convent)This College was established in 1914 and it completed 100 years in 2014 (3) Dr. H.N. Sinha Jr. & Senior College(including B.A./B.Sc.) (4)Vasantrao Naik High School & Jr. College (5) Savitribai Phule High School & Jr. College, (6) Gramin Ayurved Mahavidalaya (BAMS COllege) (7) Govt. Industrial Training Institute. Several Govt. & Pvt. Marathi/Urdu/English Schools working in primary education.

Famous Temple[edit]

Renuka Mata Mandir(Patur), Shri Ram Mandir(Sasti).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Patur
  2. ^ "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.