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Not to be confused with Bhander Plateau.
Bhander is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°44′N 78°45′E / 25.73°N 78.75°E / 25.73; 78.75Coordinates: 25°44′N 78°45′E / 25.73°N 78.75°E / 25.73; 78.75
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Datia
Elevation 211 m (692 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,667
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhander is a town and a nagar panchayat in Datia district in the state of Madhya Pradesh.


Bhander is located at 25°44′N 78°45′E / 25.73°N 78.75°E / 25.73; 78.75.[1] It has an average elevation of 211 metres (692 feet). Bhandar or Bhander is another village in Rajasthan in Pali district and in tehsil Bali.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Bhander had a population of 20,667. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhander has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 76% and female literacy of 59%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Bhander as a legislative assembly constituency has always been under reserved category. Bhander has a significant share of Yadav and Brahmin caste.



Bhander is well connected with Datia and also with Jhansi via state highway and National Highway. Jhansi- Kanpur Highway is around 20 km from Bhander towards Chirgaon.


Nearest railway junction to Bhander is Jhansi Jn. which is around 50 km. Other railway stations which are closer to Bhander are Datia Railway Station and Chirgaon railway station.


The nearest airport from Bhander is Gwalior Airport in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior Airport (IATA Code:GWL, ICAO Code: VIGR), also known as Rajmata Vijyaraje Scindia Vimantal, is about 100 km from Bhander. Gwalior is connected to Delhi,Mumbai and Bhopal regularly by Air India. More Flights for major destinations like Bangalore, Chennai,Kolkata and Jaipur are expected to start soon.

Bhander Vidyut Pariyojana Sangharsh Samiti[edit]

On September 14, 1995 there was an agreement between government of Madhya Pradesh and a renowned Power generation firm (ESSAR) to set up a power generation unit in Bhander, Madhya Pradesh. Land was identified and allocation was done for this power generation unit after paying around 1 crore and 82 lakhs to the land owners (Farmers). But the project could never take off due to financial turmoil faced by Power Generation firm. The Sangharsh Samiti has been formed to request government of Madhya Pradesh and Govt. of India to invite other Power Generation firms when land has already been allocated for the power plant 20 years back. The project will definitely help in strengthening the economy of Bhander and surrounding areas. Samiti is headed by its Sanyojak Shri. Pramod Pujari, Other notable Members are Shri Balle Rawat, Shri Keshri Chaudhary, Shri Siddiqui and Shri Radhavallabh Mishra.


Majority of population in Bhander Rely on Agriculture as their primary source of income.

Places To Visit[edit]

Some of the prominent places to visit in Bhander are Soan-Tallaiya, Laxman Mandir, Old Fort and Bichondhana Bachhetar Temple.

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

  • 1951 128 Bhander Rama Bakaram Lanjewar M INC
  • 1962 14 Bhander (SC) Raja Ram Singh M INC
  • 1967 19 Bhander (SC) K. Lal M BJS
  • 1972 19 Bhander (SC) Chaturbhuj Morya M BJS
  • 1977 21 Bhander (SC) Nand Lal Saroniya M JNP
  • 1980 21 Bhander (SC) Kamlapat Arya M INC(I)
  • 1985 21 Bhander (SC) Radhesham Chandoriya M INC
  • 1990 21 Bhander (SC) Pooram Singh Palaiya M BJP
  • 1993 21 Bhander (SC) Keshri Choudhary M INC
  • 1998 21 Bhander (SC) Er. Phool Singh Baraiya M BSP
  • 2003 21 Bhander (SC) Dr. Kamlapat Arya M BJP
  • 2008 21 Bhander (SC) Asha Ram Ahirwar M BJP
  • 2013 21 Bhander (SC) Ghanshyam Pironiya M BJP


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