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Berasia is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Berasia is located in India
Berasia (India)
Coordinates: 23°38′N 77°26′E / 23.63°N 77.43°E / 23.63; 77.43Coordinates: 23°38′N 77°26′E / 23.63°N 77.43°E / 23.63; 77.43
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Bhopal
Elevation 484 m (1,588 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,289
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 463106
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP

Berasia is a town and a nagar palika (municipality) in Bhopal district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. In September 2011 Government of Madhya Pradesh allotted Berasia and nearby areas for Industrial use.


An 1823 map of Central India. Berasia is depicted as "Burseeah" in the Malwa province

In the early 18th century, Berasia was a small mustajiri (rented estate) under the authority of the Delhi-based Mughal fief-holder Taj Mohammad Khan. It suffered from anarchy and lawlessness due to regular attacks from highwaymen and plunderers. Dost Mohammad Khan, a Mughal soldier-turned-mercenary of Afghan descent, took on the lease of Berasia for an annual payment of 30,000 rupees.[1] He later annexed several neighboring territories and established the Bhopal State.


Berasia is located at 23°38′N 77°26′E / 23.63°N 77.43°E / 23.63; 77.43.[2] It has an average elevation of 484 metres (1587 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Berasia had a population of 24,289. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Berasia has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ S.R. Bakshi and O.P. Ralhan (2007). Madhya Pradesh Through the Ages. Sarup & Sons. pp. 380–383. ISBN 978-81-7625-806-7. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Berasia
  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.