|• Body||Village panchayat|
|• Total||35.64 km2 (13.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||458 m (1,503 ft)|
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MH|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Osmanabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Umarga|
Alur is a panchayat village in the state of Maharashtra, India. Administratively, Alur is under Umarga Tahsil of Osmanabad District in Maharashtra. There is only the single village of Alur in the Alur gram panchayat. The village of Alur is 31 km by road southeast of the town of Naldurg and 52 km by road southwest of the town of Umarga, but only 13 km by road northeast of Wagdari, in Solapur District.
In the 2001 census, the village of Alur had 6,948 inhabitants, with 3,591 males (51.7%) and 3,357 females (48.3%), for a gender ratio of 935 females per thousand males.
In the 2011 census, the village of Alur had 7,931 inhabitants.
Due to formerly being a village in Hyderabad State and to the nearness of the Karnataka border most of the population is can speak Kannada and Where as Marathi language is used as official work.
Temples and culture
This village has ancient temples of Lord Siva mainly Shanteshwar Temple, Sangameshwar Temple, Someshwar Temple, and Narasimha Temple.
Education: Marathi Zila Parishad High School till 10th Standard, Zila Parishad Kanya Shala and Urdu school Madarsa maheraj Ululum.
Few Private English Nursery schools are also started namely "Shri. Someshwar English school" and "Saraswati English School"
Alur has a "Center of Sanskrit Education and Examination" affiliated with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai. This center was started by the late Sri. Shantappa Birajdar – Guruji, hundreds of students have successfully completed various level of Sanskrit courses, it has benefited young students in learning about Indic cultural and the mother language of Hindi.
Health Care: The government hospital, with more than 100 beds, is the medical center for nearby villages as well.
Financial Alur is growing in financial sector, we have one government bank, i.e 'Maharashtra Grameen Bank' which was formerly known as 'Marathwada Grameen Bank', which is an subsidiary of "Bank of Maharashtra"
We have government approved "Sahakari Patsanstha" and Privately owned registered finance offices.
Following are the places where people travel regularly for business, religious or official work.
Tuljapur- 60 KM for Flower market and devotees of "Goddess Tuljabhavani".
Pandharpur- 130 KM for cattle trading.
Solapur- 70 KM for agriculture trading.
Aland- 30 KM for wholesale grocery/agriculture machinery buying and trading.
Omerga- 29 KM for all legal formalities of land dealings as it is the taluka place.
Akkalkot- 33 KM for agriculture(all pulses) trading.
Latur - 88 KM for agriculture(all pulses) trading.
Industry Agriculture is the major industry in the surrounding area, and the village has typical small industries that support agricultural activities. There are several mills, the Khyade Flour mill being one of the oldest. Agriculture based machinery like tractors, harvesting machines, oil explorers, rice mill hullers are serviced and leased.
Notes and references
- "Assembly Constituencies-Post delimitation: Maharashtra: Osmanabad District" (PDF). National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-05.
- 2011 Village Panchayat Code for Alur = 186024, "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Village Panchayat Names of Omerga, Osmanabad, Maharashtra". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India.
- 2001 Census Village code for Alur = 03659400, "2001 Census of India: List of Villages by Tehsil: Maharashtra" (PDF). Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. p. 710. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 November 2011.
- 2011 Census Village code for Alur = 561769, "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: List of Census Villages mapped for: Alur Gram Panchayat, Omerga, Osmanabad, Maharashtra". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India.
- "Census 2001 Population Finder: Maharashtra: Osmanabad: Umarga: Alur". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
- "NPR Report: Maharashtra: Osmanabad: Umarga". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.