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Nagar Panchayat
Garautha is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°34′N 79°18′E / 25.57°N 79.3°E / 25.57; 79.3Coordinates: 25°34′N 79°18′E / 25.57°N 79.3°E / 25.57; 79.3
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Jhansi
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,807
 • Official Hindi
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 25°34′N 79°18′E / 25.57°N 79.3°E / 25.57; 79.3.[1] It has an average elevation of 153 metres (501 feet). The city of Garautha is situated on the banks of Lakheri River.


The Garautha Tehsil as per Census 2011[2] has a population of 233,688 of which 124,934 are males and 108,754 are females.

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%.

Notable Personalities[edit]

Dr. Vijay Singh Niranjan[3] (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[4] 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:


  1. St. Mary's School, Gursarai
  2. Kher Inter College, Gursarai
  3. Dr. Vijay Foundation School, Garautha
  4. Akhandanand Janta Inter College School, Garautha


  1. Motibai Rajaram Mahavidyalaya (MBR College)[5]
  2. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Gursarai
  3. Bhagwati Industrial Training Institute (BITI)[6]


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