Rasayani

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Rasayani
Tungaratan
Town
Rasayani is located in Maharashtra
Rasayani
Rasayani
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°53′35″N 73°09′28″E / 18.8930808°N 73.1577873°E / 18.8930808; 73.1577873Coordinates: 18°53′35″N 73°09′28″E / 18.8930808°N 73.1577873°E / 18.8930808; 73.1577873
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Raigad
Government
 • Body Gram Panchayats
Population
 • Total 80,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 410207/410222
Telephone code 2192
Vehicle registration MH 06/46
Nearest city Navi Mumbai
Literacy 69%
Lok Sabha constituency Maval
Vidhan Sabha constituency Uran
Civic agency Gram Panchayats

Rasayani is located on SH-83, about five kilometeres off NH4. Rasayani is composed of a cluster of villages, namely Ambivali Tarfe Tungaratan, Dapivali,Devloli,Mohopada, Chambarli, Vaveghar, Rees, Karade, Gulsunde, Turade, Savle, Kambe. Apparently, the name Rasayani was originally co ined by the noted Marathi writer P. L. Deshpande. There are many chemical manufacturing and processing companies located here. The word "Rasayan" means "chemical" in Marathi and India's first chemicals industry, Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd, was established here in the 1960s, hence the name "Rasayani". It derives its name mainly from chemical industry HOCL. As of today the biggest player remaining is Reliance, which has a petrochemicals and fibre plant in the area.

The ancient river of Patalganga and small streams flow through the area. It is said that the Patalganga riven finds mention in ancient vedic texts and the temples in the Turade-Karade area and its banks were considered holy places and a dip in the river considered pious. The annual fair during Maha Shiv-Ratri at Gulsunda is a survivor of this ancient tradition.

The area is surrounded by Prabal, Irshala, Karnala and Songiri and other hills-mountains of the Sahyadri ranges.

Locations of interest[edit]

Raseshwar Temple: Ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Rasayani is named after Raseshwar.
HOCL Guest house: HOCL guest house in Ambivali Tarfe Tungaratan village is located near HOCL Hospital.
Patalganga Dam: Located next to Ganajan Maharaj Temple (in HOC Colony)
Morbe Dam: One of the largest dams, owned by NMMC (Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation)
Manik fort: Located behind Rasayani Industrial Area
MIDC Hill: Located on the H.I.L. Industrial area-Ambivali Tarfe Tungaratan
Karnala Fort: this covers Rasayani from the west side
Apta Railway Station: A popular spot for Bollywood movies including Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Khaki.
Chavane Dam: Located near Apta Railway Station

Economy[edit]

Most of the commercial activity goes on in the MIDC Industrial zone, namely Patalganga.

Education[edit]

There are quite a few institutes of education (Both primary and secondary) in and around Rasayani. Pillai Education society is setting up a new education campus with the help of HOCL (all land is of HOCL), which is expected to provide better education opportunities for students in the near future.

Schools:

  • P.R.I.A. School (English Medium)
  • HOC School(English and Marathi Medium)
  • J.H. Ambani School(English and Marathi Medium)
  • Janta Vidhyala Mohopada (JVM) (English and Marathi Medium)
  • Pillai's HOC College of Engineering & Technology, Rasayani (HOCL TownShip)
  • Pillai HOC College of Architecture (English Medium)

P.R.I.A and HOC follow the curriculum prescribed by Maharshtra State Board and J. H. Ambani follows the C.B.S.E board. Apart from that there are other schools in the area also.

Administration of HOC school has been given to Pillai Institutes and is in the process of constructing an institute for higher education also.

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has established the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational institute to cater to the needs of securities market education. NISM proposes to construct its educational campus of International Standards with state of art infrastructure at Rasayani. It has acquired a piece of land close to 70 acre and the estimated cost of the project is Rs. 200 crore (approx.)

Transport[edit]

State Transport buses(ST) buses and private Auto rickshaws ply between the villages in and around Rasayani at frequent intervals. Local transport unions ensure a smooth and cheap service between neighboring towns like Karjat, Khopoli, Panvel and Dadar. NMMT buses also make frequent trips between Khopoli and Koparkhairane(Bus No. 58).

Nearest stations[edit]

Rasayani Railway Station: West: 2 km away
Panvel Railway station: 16 km away, on the NH4
Chowk Railway Station: 5 km away on NH4
Karjat Railway station: 19 km away on Karjat road
Apta Railway Station : 6 km away

Infrastructure[edit]

Most of the infrastructure in Rasayani is maintained by the Gram Panchayat, which include paving the roads, provision of water supply and other essential serives like garbage disposal and beautification.

Highway road maintenance is outsourced to private firms, who are allowed to collect toll to recover the cost of maintenance. Other minor roads are maintained by Gram Panchayat.

Electricity is provided by state run MSEDCL.

Telecom services are handled by the state-run BSNL telecom and other private players. Broadband is provided by BSNL, and wireless internet services such as GPRS are provided by all private mobile operators.

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