Malshiras

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Malshiras
माळशिरस
Town, Taluka
Malshiras is located in Maharashtra
Malshiras
Malshiras
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°55′N 74°57′E / 17.92°N 74.95°E / 17.92; 74.95Coordinates: 17°55′N 74°57′E / 17.92°N 74.95°E / 17.92; 74.95
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Solapur
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 02185
Vehicle registration MH-13
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Solapur
Climate Dry and hot (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 45 °C (113 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 12 °C (54 °F)

Malshiras is a town and the headquarters of Malshiras taluka in Solapur district of Maharashtra state in western India. There are many popular towns in Malshiras taluka such as Akluj, Natepute, Malinagar, Velapur (for famous Ardhnari Nateshwar temple) and Popular Villages like Goradwadi, Bhamburdi, Medad etc.

This taluka headquarters has a post and telegraph office, Gram-panchayat and panchayat samiti, Primary health center monitored by Zilla-parishad, Solapur. Generally wells are the main source of water-supply. Primary schools conducted by the Zilla Parishad and one high school known as the Gopalrao Dev Prashala and Jr. College cater to the educational needs of the town populace.

A weekly open market is held on every Thursday. There is one movie theatre near canal no. 58.

The Hanumaan temple (town god) near the natural canal is especially famous one.

Transportation[edit]

Malshiras is on the road connecting Mahad- [[Pandharpur]/ Pune- Pandharpur(Palkhi Mahamarg)]. Malshiras is well-connected by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses to all the major cities in Maharashtra. The nearest train station is Pandharpur.

It is situated near the border of Pune, Satara and Solapur districts. The nearby places to visit are Pandharpur, Akluj, Baramati. Malshiras is one of the stops for Sant Dnyaneshwar Palakhi which travels annually from Alandi to Pandharpur. Other towns in Malshiras taluka which are the stops for the Palakhi are Natepute and Velapur.

Highest Peak in solapur district is Sukhi AAI Temple which is located in Goradwadi village near border of Garvad in Malshiras taluka.

Economy[edit]

Malshiras' economy is Agri-driven. Most of the population is living on agriculture, Daily transport of their products such as vegetables,Grains & Flowers etc.is nowadays done by the private vehicles that run the trips to the city of Pune and get earnings for the farmers. Many of the farmers are now approaching to the modern technology, be it dripping or equipped with the latest tools and techniques to get the maximum use of the resources. Many are staying outstations to earn incomes for their families and rest of the family members are cultivating fields.

Majority of the people rely on water which is available in the wells and canals and their sub-canals. It has Sugar factories located nearby town named Sadashivnagar, and Yashwant Nagar in Akluj.

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