New building of the Gurudwara Sahib
|Elevation||212 m (696 ft)|
|• Official||Punjabi (Gurmukhi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||1000/880 ♂/♀|
|Avg. summer temperature||43 °C (109 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||06 °C (43 °F)|
Raipur, located in the Sardulgarh tehsil of Mansa district in East Punjab (India), is an old and noted village of the area as the famous Babbar martyr Bhai Gurmel Singh of the village got martyrdom during an operation in Maujia on September 8, 1991
Raipur, having an average elevation of 212 metres (696 ft), is approximately centered at . It's located in the development block of Jhunir in Mansa district of Indian Punjab. The city of Mansa lies to its northeast (21 km), the city and district of Bathinda to its northwest, Sardulgarh to its south (32 km) and the state capital city of Chandigarh to its far northeast (203 km). The historical city of Talwandi Sabo is just 21 km away in the northwest. It is linked directly to the 11 surrounding villages, Baje Wala, Bire Wala Jattan, Jherian Wali (Bishanpura), Tandian, Nangla, Peron, Behniwal, Bana Wala, Talwandi Aklia (Chhoti Talwandi), Makha and Chhapian Wali.
In 2001, as of census, the village had the total population of 5,530 with 940 households, 2,940 males and 2,590 females. Thus males constitute 53% and females 47% of the total population with a sex ratio of 880 females per thousand males.
The well was used in the past but now it's unused for a long time and near to be ruined.
Men use to pass their free time by sitting together in the satth (English: a common place) or playing cards.
The Gurudwara Sahib is the main religious site for all. There are three Deras, following the Sikh faith, in the memory of/founded by the respected Sants, known as Wadda Dera, Tahli Wala Dera and Dera Baba Preet. The village, further, has a Durga Mandir, located near the water works as the worship site for Hindus. There is a burial place for the Muslim families.
The western Himalayas in the north, Thar Desert in the southwest and Monsoon mainly determines the climate. The temperature reach up to 43 °C (109 °F) in summer and 5 °C (41 °F) in winter. Monsoon greatly effects the agriculture in the region as nearly 70% of the rain falls in July–September by the Monsoon.
In the minorities, Hindus, have their shops, general and medical stores etc. and others do labour in the fields or are employed to the new, under construction, Talwandi Sabo Power Plant on the outskirts.
The village, further, has a power grid, water works and R.O. plant for filtered water service and an animal dispansary.
There is a lack of teachers to teach over 800 students in the government schools.
The Phirni (English: Surrounding road) of the village facing bad drainage problem as it is at lower water level than the houses so the daily wastage and rainy water floods it. The students also face problems going to school as near the schools the problem is at its worst. Rest of phirni (road) is not in good condition too.
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||Behniwal, Bana Wala||Talwandi Aklia, Makha|
|Tandian, Nangla||Jherian Wali||Baje Wala, Bire Wala Jattan|