S. K. Varma Nagar

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S. K. Varma Nagar is a town of India, developed in the decade of 1970, which is located in the Lakhpat Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat. It is named after famous freedom fighter from Kutch, Shyamji Krishna Varma and as such complete name of town is Shyamji Krishna Varma Nagar, however, abbreviated name S.K. Varma Nagar or only Varma Nagar, is more commonly used.

The town is located at a distance of 14 km from Taluka headquarters of Lakhpat and 110 km from district headquarters of Bhuj. Originally the town was developed as township of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited. In 1979 government announced power project so it is also decided to develop township of GEB (now Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited) at the same place. Nowadays the town is only the township of GMDC and GSECL.

The town is located near the famous Panadhro Lignite Mines and main population of the town are dependent upon theses mines and associated business connected to it.

The town has a School, which is also named as Shree Shyamji Krishna Varma Vidyalay. There are hospitals run by Gujarat Electricity Board and Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation and also a small industrial area.

The town boasts of a Museum named Panadhro Geological Museum, which holds in display, the fossils of Paleozoic era, found in nearby Panadhro mines.[1]

Also there is a lignite based power plant in vicinity of town, which generates and provides electricity to many areas of Kutch.[2]


Coordinates: 23°41′06″N 68°43′05″W / 23.685°N 68.718°W / 23.685; -68.718