|District||Baran (Hadoti Region)|
|• Body||Panchayat samiti (block)|
|• Pradhan||Ajay Singh Hada(BJP)|
|• Member of Parliament Jhalawar-Baran (Lok Sabha constituency)||Dushyant Singh (BJP)|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly Atru-Baran Legislative constituency||Panachand Meghwal (Indian National Congress)|
|Elevation||289 m (948 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||940 ♀/♂|
Atru is a town in the Baran district in Rajasthan, India. It is located in the southeast of northern Indian state of Rajasthan. It is tehsil of Baran. It is located around 30 kilometres south of the Baran dirtrict. Atru tehsil is the biggest tehsil of the Baran district, and has 141 villages under its administration. There are many facilities like a railway station, a hospital, schools, markets, well equipped rods for traffic. The most famous festival is Dhanush lila on the occasion there a fair is organized for 3 days.
- 1 History
- 2 Politics
- 3 Climate
- 4 Culture
- 5 Transport
- 6 Tourism
- 7 Education
- 8 Government institutions and courts
- 9 Medical Care & Hospitals
- 10 Newspapers & News Channels
- 11 Bank and ATMs
- 12 Police Station
- 13 Local & Other Market
- 14 E-Commerce & Online Market
- 15 References
A 1257 CE inscription of the Paramara king Jayavarman II was found on the pillar of the Gadgach temple in Atru. The 6-line inscription records the grant of a village to a poet. It is possible that Jayavarman extended the Paramara territories in present-day Rajasthan, resulting in his conflict with the Chahamana rulers of Ranthambore.
The Member of Parliament from Atru is Dushyant Singh. The MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) is Panachand Meghwal belongs to Congress Party. Pradhan of Atru Panchayat Samiti is Ajay singh.
The town has a dry climate except in the monsoon seasons. The winter season runs from mid of November to February and summer season runs from March to mid of June. The period from mid of June to September is the monsoon season followed by the months October to mid of November constitute the post monsoon or the retreating monsoon. The average rainfall in the district is 895.2mm. January is the coldest month with the average daily maximum temperature of 24.3'C and the average daily minimum temperature of 10.6'C. Usually, the town has a dry climate but in monsoons, the climate of the area becomes humid. The months from November to February are the winter months while summers start from March and end in June. The average rainfall experienced by the town is around 895.2 mm. The coldest month of the town is January with the maximum temperature of 24.3 °C and the minimum temperature of 10.6 °C.
Dhanushleela performance before Diwali attracts many people. People celebrates Eid , Holi , Diwali , Dol Mela , Jagannath Yatra , Ramjaan and Makar Sakranti.
One of Sculpture "Mithuna of Gargach" has been stolen from the temple.
Atru is the centre of many Archaeological sites. ASI has covered all sites with the boundary wall and fence.
The most fascinating sites are Gargach Temple and Gautam Buddha Park. History of Gargach Temple goes back to 10th century.
Atru is well connected with road and rail to all major cities within Rajasthan as well as those located outside the state.
Atru is connected with all cities of rajasthan state through a well equipped roads. National Highway No.76 (now National Highway No. 27) passes through the town. National Highway No.76 (now National Highway No. 27) is a part of East-West Corridor.
Atru railway station is situated on Kota-Bina section of Western Central Railways. It is about 100 km from Kota Junction.
The nearest major airports are located at Kota Airport, Jaipur International Airport, Udaipur Airport, and Jodhpur Airport. These airports connect Rajasthan with the major cities of India such as Delhi and Mumbai. The nearest airport is Kota. Although small airplanes can only fly there. We can go from Kota Airport to Jaipur and Delhi only.
Shergarh: fort is situated at a distance of 20 kilometer from Atru. It is situated on a hill-top on the banks of River Parban. Shergarh from the Sur dynasty had captured this fort during Malwa Reign and the fort got its name from him. It is one of the oldest forts of India. Scriptures present in the fort suggest that the fort was ruled by Samanta Devdutta in 790 AD. He had built a monastery and a Buddhist temple in the premises of the fort as well.
Gadhgachh: It old very famous temple situated on a hill in Atru.
Khandahars of Ganeshganj are very famous.
Hathi Dilod Village is famous for its statue of elephant.
Maa Ambika Mandir is very famous sitauted in Musen Mata village of Tehsil Atru. It is situated at a distance of 10 kilometer from Atru.
Gugor: The fort of Gugor is a tourist spot, Which is near the tehsil Chhabra.
Atru town has a well-developed education infrastructure. The government and private schools in the town are affiliated with either Central Board of Secondary Education or Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan and follow a 10+2 plan. The medium of instruction is either English or Hindi. The Department of Primary Education and Department of Secondary Education provide their services through primary schools, middle schools, secondary, and senior secondary schools. The Government Residential Schools, run by the Government of Rajasthan, is also running in the town to provide primary education.
There are many colleges and schools in the town, which provide higher-level education in various streams.
- Government College, Atru
- Keshav College, Atru
- Kamla Shikshan Prashikshan Sansthan, Atru
- Shree Shyam ITI,Atru
- Satya Sai ITI, Atru
- Adarsh Madhyamik Vidhya Mandir,Atru, Near Veterinary hospital, JVVNL office
- Government Senior Secondary School, Atru
- G.P.S. GANESH MOHALLA Atru
- G.U.P.S. Atru NAVEEN
- Sarvodaya S. S. School, Atru
- New Subhas S. S. School, Atru
- Sarswati S. S. School, Atru
- Gyan Sarovar S. S. School, Atru
- Kamla S. S. School, Atru
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. Atru
- Maharana Pratap Awasiya Vidyalaya, Atru
- Government Model School, Kawai Road, Atru.
Government institutions and courts
- Panchayat Simiti
- BEEO Office
- SDO Office
- Sessions Court
Medical Care & Hospitals
In Atru, there is a Government Hospital as well as an Ayurvedic Hospital. Which provides free of cost good treatment of every type of diseases, ailment even chronic diseases like constipation, piles, diabetes, ringworm etc. In these hospitals there is very good team of doctors who treat patients very friendly and carefully. Treatment of all types of diseases are available here. Even treatment of severe diseases like AIDS and T.B. are also available here. In Government Hospital Atru, 24 Emergency Care is available, There is an operation theatre, a Pathology Lab for every type of test like CBC, Malaria, blood, stool, hormones, urine etc. All records of hospital are maintained online on computer. There is also a Government Veterinary Hospital, where every kind of animals and pets are treated. There are so many medical stores available here for purchasing medicines.
Newspapers & News Channels
Major daily newspapers in Atru include:
- Rajasthan Patrika (Hindi)
- Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi)
- Dainik Navajyoti (Hindi)
- Punjab Keshari (Hindi)
- The Hindustan Times (English)
- News18 Rajasthan (formerly ETV Rajasthan)
- Zee Rajasthan (formerly Zee Marudhara, Zee Rajasthan News)
Bank and ATMs
All types of nationalized banks are available here. Along with bank their ATMs are also available which can be used to withdraw money. These Bank provides every type of loan for its customers like Business Loan, Education Loan, Agriculture Loan, Home Loan etc.
- Bank of Baroda
- State Bank of India
- Central Bank of India
- IDBI Bank
- HDFC Bank
- Baran Nagrik Sahakari Bank
A Police Station is situated at Salpura road. This police station is under the command of an Inspector. In police station SHO (Station House Officer) is in charge. But now the SI will be in charge of station.Other than SHO the police station has Additional SI, GD, Writers, Station guards, Women desk, Driver constable and Duty staffs.
Local & Other Market
Atru has a small market for puchasing general items and also has a small market for purchasing vegetables in Haat Chauk. There is very big market for the sale of crops like Wheat, Mustard seed, Gram(Chana), Soyabean, Coriander, Makka, Urad ,Tilli seeds, and all types of grains. It is situated in front of IDBI Bank at Salpura Kawai road. Here many farmers come to sell their crops. There are many other shopes for clothing, mobiles, vehicles, grocery, stationary, saloons and beauty parlours.
E-Commerce & Online Market
Now the E-Commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart have reached here. Their warehouse is available here. Now local residents can buy online goods through flipkart and amazon. Online market is deveoping day by day.
- "Atru Census data". censusindia.co.in.
- Trivedi, Harihar Vitthal (1991). "Atru stone inscription of the time of Jayasimha". Inscriptions of the Paramāras, Chandēllas, Kachchapaghātas, and two minor dynasties. Archaeological Survey of India. pp. 192–193.
- Sebastian, Sunny (July 12, 2012). "A long and anxious wait for the MIthuna of Gargach". www.thehindu.com.