Lunkaransar

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Lunkaransar

Loonkaransar
city
Lunkaransar is located in Rajasthan
Lunkaransar
Lunkaransar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Lunkaransar is located in India
Lunkaransar
Lunkaransar
Lunkaransar (India)
Coordinates: 28°26′00″N 73°45′00″E / 28.4333°N 73.7500°E / 28.4333; 73.7500Coordinates: 28°26′00″N 73°45′00″E / 28.4333°N 73.7500°E / 28.4333; 73.7500
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictBikaner
Elevation
191 m (627 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total213,627
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
334603
Telephone code01528
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-07

Lunkaransar (Hindi: लूनकरनसर) is a town in the Bikaner district of Indian state of Rajasthan. Lunkaransar lake in Rajasthan is a playa lake formed due to deflation.

Lunkaransar is a Sub division & a Tehsil Head Quarter in Bikaner District.[1] Salt is called "Lun" in the local language. There once was a salt lake at this location. It is dry now. Lunkaransar is located on the Bikaner-Sri Ganganagar road (National Highway 62). It is famous for peanut crop production.therefore it is called Rajkot of Rajasthan. Its land and weather are suitable for oily crops. Jojoba plantation has been established. A Government olive oil refinery also been established. An olive oil plantation of 500 hectares is in production.

In 2001, literacy rate in Lunkaransar stood at 61 percent of which male and female were 73 percent and 49 percent literate respectively. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 13 percent. Male literacy has gone up by 10 percent and female literacy rate has gone up by 18 percent.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Lunkaransar had a population of 213,627. Males constitute 111,409 of the population and females 102,218.

Economy[edit]

An olive oil refinery is located in the area. It is the first such refinery to be started in India.[3] The industrial area in the village comprises Ground Nut and Wheat auction during winter and Gram during summer. There are ground nut oil extracting mills in proximity to the agricultural produce market and commonly called as Dhan Mandi (Dhan = paddy and mandi = market in Hindi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bikaner Administrative Setup Archived 2009-04-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. ^ "Rajasthan becomes first state to start olive refinery". The Hindu. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2015.