Malkapur, Karad

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Malkapur
Town
Coordinates: 17°17′N 74°12′E / 17.28°N 74.2°E / 17.28; 74.2Coordinates: 17°17′N 74°12′E / 17.28°N 74.2°E / 17.28; 74.2
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Satara
Government
 • Body Municipal Council
Elevation 566 m (1,857 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,671
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 415110
Telephone code +91-2164
Vehicle registration MH 50
Website malkapur24x7.com/event_en

Malkapur is a city in Satara district in the southern part of Indian state of Maharashtra. It lies besides the city of Karad and along the NH4 highway. It had one of the highest revenue generating (through taxes) Gram Panchayats in Maharashtra. Later on due to increasing population and urbanization it was given the status of a town having Municipal Council. The Malkapur city is divided into 17 wards for which elections are held every 5 years.

Malkapur is fast growing town because the adjoining Karad city does not have sufficient land available. Also Malkapur has industrial as well as business establishments, such as Krishna Hospital, Emerson Industries, Educational Institutes, some big hotels, co-op societies etc. Hence people prefer to settle at Malkapur nowadays.

History[edit]

Originally Malkapur was a village with small population near the Karad city. People's basic occupation was agriculture with the educated ones travelling to Karad and Satara for employment. Later on due to limited space available in Karad and the proximity to NH4 highway lot of businesses started growing in Malkapur. People started flooding in here which lead to the establishment of schools, hospitals, shops, commercial centers, etc. Eventually, it grew so big that it had to be declared as a town with a Municipal Council. Its closeness to Karad city lead people to consider it as a part of Karad city itself.

Public Schemes[edit]

Malkapur 24x7 Water Supply Scheme[edit]

As per the demand of people of Malkapur Grampanchayat, it was decided to plan and execute 24x7 Water Supply Scheme by adopting Koyana River as perennial source and accordingly the proposal was framed for a projected population of 67196 for year 2037 and submitted to Govt. for approval.

Shrimati Premala Tai Kanya Suraksha Campaign[edit]

This plan deals with the problem of female fetus sex detection of the unborn baby which is widespread in urban centers.

Priya Darshani Kanya Ratna Yojna[edit]

Under this campaign girls will be issued free bus passes from mahila and bal kalyan fund. This would be helpful for common and economically backward families for their girl's education. Malkapur Nagarpanchayat has decided as social obligations to initiate and execute the scheme to issue free transport bus passes to girl students taking education in various schools & colleges situated in Karad city and adjoining areas. The scheme is being implemented since 8 July 2013, the date of death anniversary of late Mrs. Premalatai Chavan who was famous parliamentarian in the regime of late Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Under this scheme as on today 792, free bus passes have been issued to girl students by Malkapur Nagarpanchayat though Women & Child Welfare fund. The girl students from general and poor families will be benefited by the scheme.

Biogas[edit]

The council has planned clean and beautiful malkapur campaign for 2013-14 under Sujal Nirajal campaign, Maharashtra Govt. irrigation and health and hygiene department gives grants to the people constructs toilet, but weaker sections cannot take benefit from it. The council itself implemented its own scheme to grants 10,000/- rs for weaker sections, peasants and farmers. As 40% farmers in the town/ city carry animal husbandry so to develop the campaign of bio-gas and gobar gas, the council itself is ready to give grants of 10,000/- rs to the farmer.

Malkapur Solar City[edit]

As per Jawaharlal National solar mission, Malkapur municipal council water supply department have developed malkapur solar city. Through which solar energy is provided in the entire city, Malkapur municipal council water supply department has planned in their project to distribute minimum one solar water heater and at least two to four solar lamps in every house. They have decided to provide it into the four stages, the first circulation will be of 700 connections and remaining all three circulations will be of 1500 connections.

Garodar Mata Dattak Yojna[edit]

Geography[edit]

Malkapur is located at 17°17′N 74°12′E / 17.28°N 74.2°E / 17.28; 74.2.[1] It has an average elevation of 566 metres (1856 feet). Malkapur is located near Agashiva 17°14′15″N 74°09′07″E / 17.237506°N 74.15205°E / 17.237506; 74.15205. It has been referred in great epic Mahabharata. It has the shape of an "Aum" (Devanagari?) when viewed aerially.

Climate[edit]

Malkapur belongs to the subtropical category of climate characterized by medium to heavy rainfall and moderate temperature. Three main seasons in the region are:

  • The Rainy Season (June to Sept)
  • The winter season (Oct to Jan)
  • The summer Season (Feb to May)

Average maximum temperature is 36 c and Minimum temperature is 11 c. May is the hottest and December is coldest month of the year. Climate of Malkapur is temperate. The maximum rainfall is in June to Aug from south-west monsoon. The average rainfall is 540.40 mm in Malkapur.

Demographics[edit]

The Malkapur Nagar Panchayat has population of 31,671 of which 16,352 are males while 15,319 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3576 which is 11.29% of total population of Malkapur (NP). In Malkapur Nagar Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 937 against state average of 929. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Malkapur is around 882 compared to Maharashtra state average of 894. Literacy rate of Malkapur city is 88.14% higher than state average of 82.34%. In Malkapur, Male literacy is around 92.37% while female literacy rate is 83.65%.

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

  • Karad – 8 km from city

Nearest railway station is Karad and has trains onroute from Mumbai to Miraj, Sangli, Kolhapur, and Bangalore (some trains). You can reach Malkapur from Mumbai or Pune easily by road or rail (Mahalaxmi Express, Koyna Express, Sahyadri Express or Chalukya Express).

Nearest railway junction

All super-fast trains like the Karnataka Sampark Kranti, Deekshaboomi Express, Rani Chenama Express, Haripriya Express and Miraj Hubli Express stop at Miraj Junction. You can take private cars or MSRTC buses from Miraj to Malkapur. Travel time from Miraj to Malkapur is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

National Highways[edit]

The National Highway 4 goes by Malkapur city. National Highway 4 (NH 4) is a major National Highway in Western and Southern India. NH 4 links four of the 10 most populous Indian cities - Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai.

NH 4 Karad

Airport[edit]

The nearest airport is the Karad Airport which has a small strip for landing and taking off.

Education[edit]

High schools
  • KCT's Krishna English Medium, Malkapur, Karad.
  • Anandrao Chavan Vidyalaya, Malkapur,Karad
  • Rotary School, Malkapur, Karad.
Engineering colleges
  • Shri Santkrupa College of Engineering, Ghogaoan, Karad
Arts, Science, and Commerce colleges
  • KCT's Jr. College of Science Malkapur,Karad.
Polytechnic colleges
  • Shri SanShri Santtkrupa Polytechnic College, Ghogaoan, Karad
Other colleges
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Malkapur, Karad
Krishna College Karad
  • Bharti Vidyapeeth Law College, Malkapur, Karad
  • Yashavantrao Mohite Institute of Management, Malkapur, Karad

Tourism[edit]

Some famous tourist points near Malkapur are:

  • Preeti Sangam (Confluence of Koyna & Krishna River) + Krishna Mai Temple + Late Yashwantrao Chavan's Samadhi.
  • Koyna Dam 40  km
  • Chandoli Dam 55  km west
  • Uttarmand Dam 38 km
  • Sadashivgad
  • Agashiv Caves
  • Naktya Rawalchi Vihir (Ancient Well)
  • Masjid Built by Sultan Ali Adilshah (1557- 1580)
  • Ram Mandir Chaphal 35 km
  • Talbid (Ram Mandir and Vasant fort) 12 km
  • Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Valmiki Temple & Big Wild Area(45 km from Dhebevadi Fata)
  • Pachawadeswar(Narayanwadi)8 km
  • Kaas plateau 86 km
  • Thoseghar Waterfall 86 km
  • Walmiki 45 km

Controversies[edit]

Sanjay Patil Murder Case[edit]

Wrestler and winner of the Maharashtra Kesari title Sanjay Patil was shot dead on 15 January 2008 near Krishna hospital in Malkapur. Salim alias Sallya Chepya of Karad and eight others were arrested by the Karad police in connection with the murder and a charge sheet was also filed in the court.

Notable people[edit]

  • Prithviraj Chavan: He was the 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Chavan served as the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions. Chavan was also General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC), in-charge of many states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Shri. Manohar Shinde (Chair Person): Born in a family blessed with Political legacy, while walking through the journey from Sarpanch – Vice Municipal Cooperator aging 15 years has changed the complete face of Malkapur City. Considering the needs of Citizens Mr. Manohar Shinde has done a detailed research of fulfilling their wishes by making proper utilization of the Schemes that Government provides, also had kept a proper follow up of various activities which helped in the progress of Malkapur.

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