Pusad

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Pusad
Pushpawanti Nagari
City
Nickname(s): Educational City
Pusad is located in Maharashtra
Pusad
Pusad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°54′N 77°35′E / 19.9°N 77.58°E / 19.9; 77.58Coordinates: 19°54′N 77°35′E / 19.9°N 77.58°E / 19.9; 77.58
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Yavatmal
Government
 • Type Munciple council
 • Body NCP
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,41,186
Demonym Pusadkar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH 29
Website [1]

Pusad is a city and a second largest municipal council in Yavatmal district after Yavatmal of Vidarbha region in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Pusad gets its name from River Pus, as the town is located on bank of river Pus. Pusad falls under Yavatmal district. Pusad is known as "Educational City" Because it has many schools and colleges from long time when it was uncommon in the surrounding area. Although officially a Taluka place, Pusad is comparable to the size of a District in terms of size and revenue. A proposal of declaring Pusad a district officially is under procedure at the moment.

Geography[edit]

Pusad is located at 19°54′N 77°35′E / 19.9°N 77.58°E / 19.9; 77.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 315 metres (1033 feet). Pusad is surrounded by hills from almost all the sides and is at little lower elevation than these hills. The name of the city originates from the name of the adjoining river called Pus Nadi. Pus nadi is lifeline of the city and also a source of drinking water and irrigation water. Pusad is also believed to be derived its name from its ancient name "Pushpawanti Nagari".

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Pusad had a population of 3,41,186. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pusad has an average literacy rate of 70%.: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 62%. In Pusad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Pusad's climate is extreme with the temperatures going as high as 49 degree Celsius in summers and as low as 5 degree Celsius in winters. Experts believe this due to a phenomenon called as "Basket Effect".

Transport[edit]

Pusad is connected to major cities in the Maharashtra State by the roadways. The MSRTC buses runs from Pusad to Washim, Hingoli, Yavatmal, Nanded, Solapur, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai, Amravati, Akola, Aurangabad,raipur, Ansing

Adilabad and Indore.

In the British era, Pusad was connected to nearby towns with Railway. However, due to unknown reasons, British rule discontinued the service. Pusad is being considered as a future station halt for Wardha-Nanded railway halt.

Nanded is nearest railway station to Pusad. Shri Guru Gobind Singhji airport Nanded is nearest airport to Pusad. And Dr. Babashaheb Ambedkar international airport Nagpur is nearest international airport to Pusad City.

Colleges and Schools[edit]

Pusad has many notable institutions and colleges as well as reputed schools. The leaders and visionaries in town realized the importance of education and established several institutes in the city.

B.N. College of Engineering: It was a first technical institute in the region.

Dairy Technology College: One of the few colleges in India who offers UG degree for Dairy Technology.

Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya: Medical College with degrees and diplomas offering in Ayurvedic Medical Science.

N.P.H. Polytechnic: Technical institute offering Diploma in Engineering.

Sudhakarrao Naik Institute of Pharmacy College: Offers Ph.D, Post Graduates Degree, Under Graduates Degree and Diploma Course in the field of [Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences]

Phulsing Naik Mahavidyalaya, B.Sc,B.com,B.A,11th(science,arts,commerce) 12th(science,arts,commerce,)

Shri Shivaji Highschool Koshatwar Daulatkhan High School: Oldest school in the city which offers education from standard 5th to 12th & the sports education also.

Other many institutes are also there offering various courses in fields of Arts, Science, Commerce and other.

Some of the well-known schools in Pusad city are:

  • Koshatwar Daulatkhan High School
  • Zilla Parishad
  • Jyotirgamaya English School
  • St. Mary's International School
  • Jet Kids International School
  • M P N Convent

Temples[edit]

Pusad has a lot of temples around city and outside. One of the Shakti Pitha Mahur is located just 40 km east to the city. Following are other temples in and around the city Sargadi Aai Tempale: Located at Chondhi Village [15 km From Bus Stand, Pusad]

Karla: Temple of Lord Krishna.[5 km from Bus Stand, Pusad],

Amba Temple: Temple of Goddess Jagadamba [6 km from Bus Stand, Pusad]

Other Temples around town: Vitthal Rukmani Temple Dhankeshwar[Washim Road] Jageshwar Temple RamMandi Temple[old city] Hatkeshwar Temple[old city] Karunewar Temple[old city] Gajanan maharaj Temple Sai Baba temple Harshi Mahadev Chintamani Temple Narsinha mandir : A beautiful temple of lord Narsimha located in Chowbara chowk. Khandi: A pilgrimage of Mahanubhav people located at the banks of river pus on east of town.

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