|Elevation||153 m (502 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Garautha is a Tehsil and a Nagar Panchayat city in district of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. It is a belief that Rishi Vishwamitra stayed here. The administrative head quarter of Garautha Tehsil is Garautha City. The Garautha City is divided into 10 wards for which elections are held every 5 years.
Garautha is located at  It has an average elevation of 153 metres (501 feet). The city of Garautha is situated on the banks of Lakheri River..
The Garautha Nagar Panchayat has population of 10,807 of which 5,682 are males while 5,125 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Literacy rate of Garautha Nagar Panchayat is 80.67% higher than state average of 67.68%.
Dr. Vijay Singh Niranjan (born Dec 2, 1954), a reformer, social activist and an agriculturist, is a former officer from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 1990 batch, Madhya Pradesh Cadre. He is a scholar in Chemistry who joined Madhya Pradesh State Administrative Services in the year 1978. He has over 36 years experience of Administration and have held crucial post during his tenure in as Administrator.
He was appointed as first District Magistrate/Collector of newly formed District Janjgir Champa now in Chhattisgarh. He has served as District Magistrate in many other Districts viz Seoni, Chhindwara. During his tenure in the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department as Commissioner/Secretary, Madhya Pradesh, he was instrumental in preparation of Panchayati Raj Act (Local Self Govt.) of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.
He has served as Commissioner/Secretary for Horticulture Department, Social Justice Department, Secretary of Sports and Youth Welfare, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Agro Industry Development Corporation, Commissioner/Secretary for Department of Higher Education. During his tenure at Higher Education Department, for the first time the department for introduced to paper less work. As a leader he brought in many positive reforms within the department which benefited the Students. He introduced semester system for the first time in the history of Higher Education in Madhya Pradesh. He was instrumental in implementing Online Admission (e-Pravesh) System for the first time in Madhya Pradesh. This benefited thousands of students/scholars from rural areas to get admission to top colleges of Madhya Pradesh on merit basis.
He has won numerous awards for his work during his tenure. He retired in 2015 as Principal Secretary to Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Education institute providing educations from elementary to colleges are available and functioning in Garautha. The degree colleges at Garautha are affiliated to Bundelkhand University. List of notable institutes are:
- St. Mary's School, Gursarai
- Kher Inter College, Gursarai
- Dr. Vijay Foundation School, Garautha
- Akhandanand Janta Inter College School, Garautha
- Motibai Rajaram Mahavidyalaya (MBR College)
- Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Gursarai
- Bhagwati Industrial Training Institute (BITI)
Garautha is a Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) Constituency.
|Garautha, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh - Vidhan Sabha Election|
|S.No||Year||Polling (%)||Winners Details||Runner-Up Details|
|Winner Name||Party||% Vote Polled (Winner)||Runner - Up Name||Runner-Up Party||% Vote Polled (Runner-Up)|
|1||1951||42.05||Ram Sahai||INC||60.43||Vishwa Nath Singh||IND||23.36|
|2||1957||47.80||Lachman Rao Kadam||INC||42.78||Prem Narayan Tiwari||IND||29.61|
|3||1962||54.29||Kashi Prasad Dwedi||INC||34.27||Kanhaiya Lal||PSP||29.15|
|4||1967||59.68||Kanhaiya Lal||BJS||40.73||Kashi Prasad Dwedi||INC||30.80|
|5||1969||62.99||Atma Ram Govind Kher||INC||38.63||Bhagwan Das||BKD||31.67|
|6||1974||65.79||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||53.90||Kanhaiya Lal||BJS||22.24|
|7||1977||71.13||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||40.90||Vishwa Nath Singh||JNP||30.07|
|8||1980||66.02||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||46.60||Kunwar Manvendra Singh||BJP||38.07|
|9||1985||66.79||Kunwar Manvendra Singh||BJP||51.38||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||42.30|
|10||1989||66.33||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||48.32||Kunwar Manvendra Singh||BJP||23.70|
|11||1991||54.99||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||31.15||Veerendra Niranjan||BJP||26.72|
|12||1993||63.43||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||33.57||Chandrapal Singh||SP||33.06|
|13||1996||64.68||Chandrapal Singh||SP||39.82||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||38.96|
|14||2002||63.15||Brijendra Kumar Vyas||BSP||38.09||Chandrapal Singh||SP||29.53|
|15||2007||49.37||Deep Naryan Yadav||SP||42.32||Ranjit Singh Judev||INC||32.32|
|16||2012||66.11||Deep Naryan Yadav||SP||33.72||Devesh Paliwal||BSP||26.11|
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Garautha
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- "Dr Vijay Singh Niranjan Facebook Page".
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- "MOTIBAI RAJARAM MAHAVIDYALAYA". www.mbrrcollege.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
- "BHAGWATI DEVI INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (BITI)". www.mbiti.in. Retrieved 2016-05-16.