Warora

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Warora
वरोडा
city
Warora is located in Maharashtra
Warora
Warora
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°14′N 79°00′E / 20.23°N 79.0°E / 20.23; 79.0Coordinates: 20°14′N 79°00′E / 20.23°N 79.0°E / 20.23; 79.0
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Chandrapur
Elevation 211 m (692 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 46,532
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Warora is a city and municipal council in Chandrapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. During the British Raj, the town was part of the Central Provinces and was a coal-mining center.The work place of famous social worker Baba amte 'ANANDWAN' is situated in warora. The story of Tata Steel is a century old and Sir Jamsetji Tata had idea of starting Steel plant near Warora region. At the age of forty-three in 1882,Jamsetji read a report by a German geologist, Ritter von Schwartz, that the best situated deposits of iron ore were in Chandrapur district in the Central provinces, not far from Nagpur where he worked. They are named was Lohara, after the iron ore deposits nearby. In the vicinity, Warora had deposits of coal. Jamsetji is believed to have visited Lohara himself and obtained specimens of Warora coal for testing. He took a consignment of coal with him and had it tested in Germany. The coal was found unsuitable. The mining terms offered by the government were too restrictive, and Jamsetji gave up the project. But the idea of giving India a steel plant abided with him.

Geography[edit]

Warora is located at 20°14′N 79°00′E / 20.23°N 79.0°E / 20.23; 79.0.[2] Its average elevation is 250 meters (820.21 feet).

Demographics[edit]

The population recorded, as per the 2011 census of India, [3] was 46,571 (52% male, 48% female, and 12% under the age of six years). The average literacy rate in Warora is 77% which is higher than the national average (59.5%). Male literacy is higher (82%) than female (72%).

Festivals[edit]

Among festivals, Ganesha Chaturthi and the procession of Tajia during the Muslim holy month of Muharram are important events in Warora, attended by large crowds. Tight security is assigned during the Idol immersion procession known as Ganesha Visharjan. A unique aspect of Ganesha Chaturthi in Warora is that the festival lasts one day longer than it does elsewhere in India, and has done since historic times. Celebration of Hanuman Jayanti is also very remarkable in Warora. Huge rally demonstrating arts and culture gets initiated towards celebration of Hanuman Jayanti. Dasra is another festival which is also celebrated with huge enthusiasm.

Educational Institutions =

                            Anand Niketan College of Arts, Science and Commerce.
                            Lokmanya Vidyalaya, Warora.
                            Lokmanya Kanya Vidyalaya, Warora.
                            Hiralal Loya vidyalaya, Warora.
                            Karmavir Vidyalaya, Warora.
                            St. Ann's Convent Schlool and High School.
                            Lokmanya Mahavidyalaya, Warora.
                            Hiralal Mahavidyalaya, Warora.

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References[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.