Rajgurunagar (Khed)

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Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Khed
city
Rajgurunagar (Khed) is located in Maharashtra
Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Elevation 645 m (2,116 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total about 30,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ZIP code(s) 410505
Area code(s) +91-2135
Vehicle registration MH-14

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is a census town and headquarters of Khed taluka in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] (Khed) had a population of 17,636. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajgurunagar (Khed) has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 74%. In Rajgurunagar (Khed), 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Facts[edit]

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is also the birthplace of Hutatma Shivaram Rajguru(A Freedom fighter).

Development[edit]

Shiroli Chandus village, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Chakan and very near to Rajgurunagar, has been identified as a probable site for the proposed New Pune International airport.

Schools[edit]

  • Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Sheth Kesharchand Parakh Prathmic Vidyalaya
  • Little Champs English Medium School
  • KTES
  • Z P School, Tinhewadi NO.1/2
  • Trimurti Vidyalaya, Tinhewadi.
  • Prangan Nursery School
  • Gurukul College Of Technology, Rajgurunagar
  • ERA Kids(aiera.in/erakids/), Pabal Road, Rajgurunagar
  • Pius Memorial School, Waki
  • Priyadarshani School, Waki
  • Podar International School, Chakan

Economy[edit]

Khedcity - Bharat Forge's Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is the biggest SEZ in Pune spread over 1,000 hectares of notified land in Khed taluka.[2][3][4]

MARS International India Pvt.Ltd., the global manufacturer of chocolates, snack foods and pet foods acquired a large parcel of land in Khed City(Bharat Forge's SEZ). The Company will set up its first manufacturing facility in India here with investment of Rs 1,005 crore (over $160 million).[5] [6]

Chakan MIDC is situated 20 km from Khedcity.

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