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|Elevation||353 m (1,158 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||RJ 21|
|Sex ratio||878/1000 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Nagaur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Ajay singh Kilak|
Degana is a city and a municipality and tehsil located in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan, India. The city is situated roughly southeast of 90 km from Nagaur, at a junction of State Highways 59 and 60. Degana is also connected by social sites "Facebook" link is: https://www.facebook.com/degana.raj. Jat, Rajput, Maheshwari and Meghwal founded the village about 150 years back.
A Railway Junction was made in the pre-independence era on the Jaipur-Jodhpur railway track solely for the reason of having a Railway-Node for better operational control as there was a stretch of more than 30 km without any station in-between. With the passage of time, a city came into being by drawing more and more habitation in the last 50 years around the Railway Station owing to the better connectivity to more significant city centers like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner. The city now has headquarters for administrative units of the tehsil.
As of 2011 India census, Degana had a population of 34,315. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Degana has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 51%.
Wolfram (Wolframite) deposits are found in Renwat Hill at Degana. In this mineral the tungsten of Iron and Manganese occurs, in the veins and lodes of granite and phtilites. A reserve of the order of 3,400 tones has been established. Till 1994 Hindustan Zinc(Vedanta Group) was mining here in collaboration with government of Rajasthan, But as the depth of mineral is now very deep it is not that economical to mine mineral from this reservoir so they decided to stop mining for certain timing and started to import.
Village has the temples of ambe mata mandir soni bhawan, Shitala Mata, Karni Mata Chaumunda mata, Charbhuja, Deonarayan, Shree Venkatesh Satyanarayan Temple, Temple was inaugurated on 13 May 1994 to fulfill the dream of Late Jainarayanji Karwa By his son Shri Sriniwasji Karwa. The idols are Lord Venkatesh, Lord Satyanarayan, Goddess Laxmi and Lord hanunman. Main functions are on the Anniversary of Temple, Shiv Mandir, Gaytari Mandir, Veer Teja ji Mandir, Dharmshala hanuman mandir etc. There is an annual cattle-fair in village from Rajathani month Asoja Krishna 1 to 10 Dashahara. Village also has got three Mosques, One Eidgaah for Muslims. Also Muslim Dargaah (Kasnau Baba - Ilahibaksh baba).
Degana is located at. It has an average elevation of 353 metres (1161 ft).
Villages In Degana Tehsil
Aakeli -B, Achhojai, Achla Ka Khet, Alniyawas Alwas, Antroli Kalan, Antroli Khurd, Asan (Khinwatana), Bachhwari, Bachhwas, Bamna Kalan, Bamna Khurd, Banwara, Banwarla, Bari Ghati, Barna, Basni Jaga, Bedas Kalan, Bhadwasi, Bharli, Bhawal Charna, Bhawariya, Bherunda, Bichpuri, Bikharniya Kalan, Bajiyasar, Bikharniya Khurd, Bofli, Butati, Chak Chiknas, Chak Dhani, Chanda Roon Chandni, Charanwas, Chardas, Chiknas, Chochiyas, Choliyas, Chosali, Chua, Chui, Churiyas, Dawoli Khari, Dagra, Dagari, Degana, Deogarh, Deola Kalan, Deola Mada, Dhadhariya Kalan, Dhanipura, Dodiyana, Doodhras, Dookiyasar, Doongras, Dugor Achla, Dugorchiknas, Dugordasa ( Rathore nagri ), Gaimaliyawas, Ghana, Gol, Gonarda, Gonardi, Goredi Chancha (CT), Goredi Karna, Gothra, Gulabpura, Gundisar, Gunsali, Gurha Jagmalota, Gurha Jodha, Hanuman Nagar (khinwatana) Habchar, Harsor, Himmat Nagar, Idwa, Igyasani, Itawara Bhoja, Itawara Ladkhani, Jakhera, Jalsoo Kalan, Jalsoo Khurd, Jalsoo Nanak, Jaswantpura, Jawa Sisodiya, Jetpura Kalan, Jetpura Khurd, Jhagarwas, Jodhras, Kuvariya Khera, Kalan Ka Was, Kalni Kumaran, Kalyanpura, Kanwal, Karasora, Kartasar, Keriya Rawan, Khanpura, Khariya Kalan, Khariya Khurd, Kharolwas, Khatolai, Kheri Champa, Kherwa, Khindas, Khivtana, Khiyas, Khuri Kalan, Khuri Khurd, Killa, Rajasthan, Kirad, Kitalsar, Kod, Kodiya, Kutiyasani Kalan, Kutiyasani Khurd, Ladpura, Lakheena, Langod, Lawadar, Luniyas, Maharana, Mandal Deva, Mandal Jodha, Mandelpura, Manjhee, Mathania, Mewara, Mithariya, Miyasar, Modriya, Mogas, Mori Kalan, Moriyana, Narsingh Basni, Nathawara, Nathawari, Nenas, Nimbari Chandawatan, Nimbari Kalan, Nimbari Kothariyan, Nimbola Biswa, Nimbola Kalan, Nimbola Khurd, Nimbola Purohitan, Noond, Oriyana, Pachranda Khurd, Paliyas, Palri Kalan, Pandwala, Patniya, Peepliya, Polas Vishnoiyan, Poonas, Pundlota, Puniyas, Rajapura, Rajlota, Rajod, Rakiyasani, Raliyawata, Ramgarh, Ramsari, Ranas, Rata Dhoondha, Rawaliyawas, Rawatkhera, Rewat, Rohisara, Sandas, Saneriya, Sanju (Sanjoo), Sanwaliyawas, Sarsanda, Sathana Kalan, Sathana Khurd, Sathanni, Shahpura, Shekhpura, Sindhlas, Sirasana, Soodwar, Sukhwasni, Sundari, Suraj Garh, Suriyas, Surpura, Tamroli, Tehla, Thanwala, Thata, Tilanesh, Udiyas, kheri shilla, Gadsuriya, Lawadar.
- There is a Govt. Senior Secondary School with Science, Commerce and Arts faculties situated at Degana-Chandaroon Road. School was developed by Shri Bhanwar Lal Karwa, Chandarun and Hon'ble Citizens of Degana Junction and Chandaroon Village.
- Degana city has Girls school up to Senior classes and Girls school attached with Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University for ARTS Subject situated at Sadar Bazar, Deagna Junction.
Some Schools of Degana Region:
- Sharda Bal Niketan website:https://www.facebook.com/SharadaBal.degana.
- Rana International School
- Veer teja school
- Vivekanand sr school
- Blue rose school
- vidhya sagar
Colleges in Degana:
- Government college,degana
- Marwar college, nagaur fatak, degana
- Sharada Mahavidyalaya offering science and Arts course.
- JaiShree College is a private degree college
As described above, Degana is a city populated around a railway junction 165 km west of Jaipur on Jaipur-Jodhpur Broad-gauge railway line of North-Westorn Railway. It has a good connectivity with Jaipur (165 km), Jodhpur(149 km), Delhi (473 km) and Bikaner (218 km) through the railway network. Its location is Latitude 26° 53' 45" N and Longitude 74° 19' 15" E.
An old meter-gauge segment initiating from Degana Junction now has been converted to Broad-gauge and has elevated the importance of this Station. This segment runs through Deedwana and joins the Bikaner-Delhi line at Ratangarh. Direct trains are available on a daily/weekly basis to Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Jodhpur,Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Kota, Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur,Allahabad, Bhopal, Nagpur, Varanasi, Puri and Kolkata.
Degana is also connected to nearby cities through the two State Highways and many MDR (Major District Roads) but sadly with almost negligible presence of State Transport services on this network. The city falls on midway on the State Highway from Ajmer to Nagaur SH-60 and another State Highway Ajmer to Deedwana SH-59. Recently a new National Highway Link NH-65A is created which will run through this City. It is an alternate route of existing NH-65 [Pali to Ambala]. The new Link NH-65A will divert from Main NH at Nimbi Jodha near Ladnun and run through Banthari, Khatu, Sanju, Langod, Degana, Idwa etc. It will be a much shorter route to Pali. The work is in full throttle & expected to be completed by end of 2015.
Private bus services links it to Ajmer, Nagaur, Deedwana, Merta and Makrana (via-Mithariya) but with unpleasant service and oligopolistic system of private bus operators running on approx hourly basis.
Politics and governance
Nagaur district had the oldest history of Panchyati Raj Institution in independent India as they were inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on October 2, 1959. And Degana being the first among few Panchayats which had elections. Degana was then part of a very large but single Gram Panchayat of 19 villages. During the first Panchayat elections held sometime in 1954, area of the present city then forming part of Chandaroon Gram Panchayat elected a very young & compassionate man Sh. Kana Ram Jajunda(age22), its first Sarpanch.
Jajunda had a long political & social influence ever since until his demise on 29 August 2007. During last 12 years Kana Ram Jajunda did lot of organizing work to spread the message & vision of his political ideology since he joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 1996.
BJP had hardly any historical presence anywhere in Nagaur district except Nawan. It required continuous & untiring organizational efforts from a man who had direct appeal with the people. And Jajunda became instrumental in being the bridge between the party and the people.
In 1996, BJP recorded its first victory on Nagaur MP seat & then grew from strength to strength. The long & untiring efforts of this man in already in his eighties brought laurels to the party in 2003 in form of 9 out of 10 MLA constituencies won by BJP in Vidhan Sabha elections 2003. The only exception remained as Degana constituency where Kana Ram Jajunda himself did not contest elections due to health issues even though party asked him his own choice before finalising the ticket.
However the organizational strengthening of BJP at the grassroot level carried-out by Sh. Kana Ram Jajunda during last 12 years paved way to triumph of BJP in Degana for the first time though by a narrow margin. The man fondly called “Kanji” always carried his political life with serenity & compassion. People of the area still remember him as one of the last few good men in politics.
The Degana Assembly Constituency is representsted in Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha by Sh. Ajay Singh Kilak of Bharatiya Janata Party who defeated Sh. Richhpal Singh Mirdha 4 times MLA and stalwart of Indian National Congress by a narrow margin of 1174 votes in 2008 Assembly elections & again went on to defeat Richhpal Singh Mirdha this time decisively by a margin of 14482 votes in the 2013 General Elections. Sh. Ajay Singh Kilak secured more than 53% votes in these elections. Richhpal Singh Mirdha had won four times from Degana constituency (1990–2008).
Degana assembly constituency now forms part of newly created Parliamentary Constituency Rajsamand represented by Sh. Hari Om Singh Rathore of Bhartiya Janta Party since last General Elections to the Lok Sabha in 2014.
list of representatives of degana.
- Candidate Party Year
- GAURI PUNIA INC (1957)
- GAURI PUNIA RRP (1962)
- GAURI PUNIA INC (1967)
- RAM RAGHUNATH INC (1972)
- RAM RAGHUNATH INC (1977)
- RAM RAGHUNATH INC(U (1980)
- KALYAN SINGH JP (1985)
- Richhpal Singh Mirdha Janta Dal (1990)
- Richhpal Singh Mirdha INC (1993)
- Richhpal Singh Mirdha Independent (1998)
- Richhpal Singh Mirdha INC (2003)
- Ajay Singh Kilak BJP (2008)
- Ajay Singh Kilak BJP (2013)
The city has sub-division headquarters with SDM, tehsil headquarters with 237+ revenue villages and judicial headquarters with ADJ court.