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|Founded by||Raav Lakha Gujjar|
|• Body||Municipal committee|
|• Member of Parliament Kota-Bundi||Om Birla (BJP)|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly keshoraipatan||Babulal Verma (BJP)|
|• Total||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||227 m (745 ft)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|• Native||Rajasthani, Harauti|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||941 ♀/♂|
Lakheri (// ()) is a town and municipality in Bundi district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located in the southeast of Rajasthan., around 180 kilometres (112 mi) south of the state capital, Jaipur. Lakheri has been a subdivision headquarter since 2002. Garima Lata (RAS) is the Deputy Collector and Majistrate of Lakheri subdivision. It is the second largest city in the district, after Bundi.
Mostly surrounded by agricultural lands and villages the most distinct feature of Lakheri is a cement manufacturing unit of ACC (Associated Cement Companies) Ltd. This plant is the oldest running cement plant in Asia (1912–1913). But with the passage of time the plant has undergone expansions to incorporate the latest technology in cement producing.
The latest expansion project being completed in April 2007. Even the MD of ACC cement, in an interview with a private news channel, has predicted a 12–15% rise in cement production from Lakheri plants.
Lakheri is located at  It is located in southeast Rajsthan, a region very widely known as Hadoti, the land of the Hadas. River Mez passes from outskirts of Lakheri which serves as the main water source of water for the city. It has an average elevation of 227 metres (744 feet). Lakheri has fertile land and greenery with irrigation facilities through canals. the city is surrounded from three sides by small hills. There is a water pump house on the river Mez built by Lakheri Cement Works, ACC Limited. Mez dam is also on the river near Lakheri. A small water reservoir- Zigzag dam is made for storing rainwater near the town. There is a small pond named Mahesh Dagar located in the town. District headquarter Bundi is 65 km apart by bus and Kota is 75 km from the town..
|Climate chart (explanation)|
Lakheri has a semi arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) with high temperatures throughout the year. Summers are long, hot and dry, starting in late March and lasting till the end of June. The temperatures average above 40 °C in May and June and frequently exceed 45 °C with temperatures as high as 48.4 °C also been recorded. The monsoon season follows with comparatively lower temperatures, but higher humidity and frequent, torrential downpours. The monsoons subside in October and temperatures rise again. The brief, mild winter starts in late November and lasts until the last week of February. Temperatures hover between 26.7 °C (max) to 12 °C (min). This can be considered the best time to visit Kota because of intense heat in the summer.
The average annual rainfall in the Lakheri is 660.6 mm. Most of the rainfall can be attributed to the southwest monsoon which has its beginning around the last week of June and may last till mid-September. Pre-monsoon showers begin towards the middle of June with post-monsoon rains occasionally occurring in October. The winter is largely dry, although some rainfall does occur as a result of the Western Disturbance passing over the region.
|Climate data for Kota (same as Lakheri)|
|Record high °C (°F)||33.4
|Average high °C (°F)||23.7
|Average low °C (°F)||10.9
|Record low °C (°F)||1.8
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||5.4
|Average rainy days||0.9||1.0||0.6||0.4||2.1||6.9||13.1||15.2||5.6||1.6||1.2||0.5||49.1|
|Average relative humidity (%)||48||38||25||19||23||43||67||74||58||40||41||48||44|
|Source #1: Kota weather, India Meteorological Department: (Kota (A) record highs and lows up to 2010), Monthly mean maximum and minimum temperature and rainfall (1961–2000)|
|Source #2: NOAA (1971–1990)|
As of the 2001 Indian census[update], Lakheri had a population of 37,016. Males constituted 51.5% of the population and females 48.5%. Lakheri had an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 77%, and female literacy was 50%. In Lakheri, 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.
According to the 2011 census, Hinduism is the majority religion in the city practised by about 83.2% of the population. Muslims form large minorities (14.07%) followed by Jains (1.34%), Sikhs (0.9%) and Christians (0.4%).
The city lies in between the main Delhi - Mumbai line. More than 1000 travelers commute daily from Lakheri to Kota, Jaipur and many other large cities by local train like Dehradun express, Avadh express, Firozpur janta express train. But the city is ignored by Indian Railway which does not provide any super fast train to halt at the station in past but now gradually the superfast trains start stopping here like Kota Shriganganagar SF, Jodhpur Indore SF. In the same way, previously bus service in the city is also in poor condition as Rajasthan Roadways has no interest in the city and has no routine bus service and no express, silver line or blue line buses. Because of this the private buses charge more than the required fare and also take more time to reach the destination.
But recently this city got new "Mega Highway" road so there is very good transportation connectivity. Rajasthan State Road Transportation Corporation Bus services are available for Kota, Bundi and Jaipur. One RSRTC bus service is from Kota to Alwar, Alwar to Kota via Lakheri.
There is a shortage of medical facilities in the city, except the presence of the following:
- Government community health centre
- Acc hospital
- Saxena nursing home
- Other private practitioners.
The government and private schools in the city are affiliated with either the Central Board of Secondary Education or Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan and follow a 10+2 plan. The medium of instruction is either English or Hindi. Kota, the zonal headquarter near to Lakheri is known as education city.
In the past decade the city has emerged as a popular coaching destination for competitive exams preparation and for profit educational services. The education sector of Kota has become a major contributor to the city's economy. Kota is popularly referred to as "the coaching capital of India". Over 1.5 lakh students from all over the country flock every year towards the city for preparation of various exams such as IIT-JEE, NEET-UG and AIIMS etc. Many hostels and PGs are located in Kota near the vicinity of coaching centres for students. Students live here for 2–3 years and prepare for the exams. In the past few years, reports of students committing suicide in the city have increased. As per reports, students feel stressed and get pressured in order to crack their target competitive exam. For the same cause, many coaching centres have also appointed counselors to help students.
- Maharaja Moolsingh College, Lakheri
Schools in Lakheri
- ACC Works School, Lakheri
- Govt. Sr.Sec. School, Lakheri
- Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School, Lakheri
- Modern Public School, Nayapura, Lakheri
- Shiv Bal Vidya Mandir Sec. School, Lakheri
- Adarsh Vidhya Mandir Lakheri
- Blue Bird Public Sec. School, Lakheri
- Pathan Public school, Lakheri
- Sharda Sec. School, Lakheri
- Govt.Sec. School, Station Lakheri
- Govt.Girls Sec. School, Ishwar Nagar
- New Nehru children school,lakheri,gandhipura,lakheri
- DAV Public School,Lakheri
- swami vivekanand sec. school, ganeshpura lakheri
- saini public school lakheri
Places of interest around Lakheri
- Lakdeshwar Mahadev Temple
- Raghunath Temple
- Charbhuja Temple
- Chamawali Mata Temple
- Sandal Ke Balaji
- Bhoomia Ji Maharaj
- CNI Church
- Dungar Wale Baba
- Zygzag Dam
- Sukhadia Park
- Toran Ki Bawdi
- Indergarh Fort
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