Marhaura

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Marhaura
Marhowrah
Town
Marhaura is located in Bihar
Marhaura
Marhaura
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°58′N 84°52′E / 25.97°N 84.87°E / 25.97; 84.87Coordinates: 25°58′N 84°52′E / 25.97°N 84.87°E / 25.97; 84.87
Country  India
State Bihar
District Saran
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 29,932 [1]
Languages
 • Official Bhojpuri, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 841418
Lok Sabha constituency Saran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Marhaura

Marhaura (also spelt as Marhowrah) is a town and an administrative sub-divisional area in Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar.[2] It is Marhaura (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Marhaura was the industrial hub of Saran in the 1980s,[citation needed] and is famous for its morton chocolate factory, Saran disterly and sugar mill.[3]

Geography

Marhaura is located at 25°58′N 84°52′E / 25.97°N 84.87°E / 25.97; 84.87.[4] It has an average elevation of 52 metres (170 feet). Marhaura is 26km from the nearest city, Chhapra, and has good connectivity of transportation by rail and road.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[5] Marhaura had a population of 24,534. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Marhaura has an average literacy rate of 42%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 54%, and female literacy is 29%. In Marhaura, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Cultural buildings

There is a Shakti Peetha temple, Gadhdevi Maa and an ancient temple of lord Shiva located at Shilhauri,that has many faithful followers. Both the temples are situated either side of railway station and 2km from the railway station.

Rail Diesel Locomotive Engine Factory

Former Rail Minister Lalu Prasad had proposed a rail diesel engine factory in Marhaura, Saran. The land has been acquired, and construction work has started and chances are construction will be completed in 2018,[when?] The contract to develop the factory is being awarded to the American company GE.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  2. ^ "Saran Marhaura" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-08-26.
  3. ^ "After a bitter decade, village gets sugar mill". Archived from the original on 2015-08-21.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Marhaura Archived 2008-03-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ GE to make 900 locomotives in Bihar: The Telegraph Archived 2016-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160728/jsp/frontpage/story_99195.jsp#.V6VF89J97IV Archived 2016-07-31 at the Wayback Machine.