Tezu

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Tezu
town
Tezu is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Tezu
Tezu
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17Coordinates: 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District Lohit
Established 1946
Government
 • Body Congress, as per 2008 elections
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,184
 • Density 17/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Tezu is a census town and the headquarters of Lohit district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes.[citation needed] The Mishmi tribes have traditions and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata.[citation needed] According to sacred Hindu traditions, Lord Krishna's first queen Rukmini was a Mishmi Damsel.[citation needed] The major Mishmi God is Ringyajabmalu and the major Mishmi festival is known as Tamladu puja.[citation needed] It is celebrated each year on 15 February.[citation needed] People from all communities and all walks of life are invited to join in the celebrations.[citation needed] The Holy Parshuram Kund is also nearby and thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over India, and also from neighbouring countries, come to take a holy dip and wash away the sins of millions of births.[citation needed] This is accompanied with a fair at Tezu and takes place every year during the month of January.[citation needed] The major agricultural products are mustard, ginger and oranges.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Tezu is located at 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet). The existing Airport in Tezu is under development and upgradation by Airports authority of India for flight movement

Transport[edit]

The nearest airports are at Mohanbari (154 km) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport). Helicopter services are available from Dibrugarh to Tezu on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tezu Airport is primarily used by visiting V.I.P.s and officials. Tezu is linked with the adjacent state Assam by road. Nearest bus station is at Tinsukia located at Tinsukia Township. From this point Arunachal Pradesh state transport (APST) buses ply connecting Tinsukia and Tezu. Tezu is not connected with railway as of now. The nearest railway station is at Murkongselek which is linked to Delhi and Kolkata. A proposal to connect Tezu through broadgauge lline from Murkongselek via Pasighat and extending upto Parshuram Kund was made. A preliminary engineering-traffic survey for this track has been completed.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Tezu had a population of 15,014. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Tezu has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 61%. In Tezu, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tibetan diaspora[edit]

Tezu also has a sizable population of Tibetan community of about 2000 mostly residing in a settlement called by local name as Lama Camp, Tibetans settled here since the 1960s after fleeing Chinese persecution in their homeland Tibet, till date they have maintained their own custom and tradition, they have built monasteries, health center, nursing home, schools etc.with fund coming from Govt and other funds.Lama Camp is located in Tindolong about 6 km (4 mi) from Tezu Bazaar and has 5 camps each camp represent different regions of Tibet mainly Kham kongpo and Pemako.

Media and communications[edit]

State-owned All India Radio has a local station in Tezu which transmits various programs of mass interest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tezu
  2. ^ "Solace to suffering humanity would surface from Arunachal, believes Shankaracharya". ANI. Retrieved 16 Jan 2014. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

Tibetans

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