Maur Mandi

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Maur Mandi
Maur
city
Maur Mandi is located in Punjab
Maur Mandi
Maur Mandi
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°05′N 75°15′E / 30.08°N 75.25°E / 30.08; 75.25Coordinates: 30°05′N 75°15′E / 30.08°N 75.25°E / 30.08; 75.25
Country  India
State Punjab
District Bathinda
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,531
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 151509

Maur is a Suburb town of Bathinda City and a municipal council in Bathinda district in the Indian state of Punjab.It has a class II Municipal committee, located on the Bathinda- Delhi railway line, and the Bathinda-Mohali (Ajitgarh) state highway (no. 12-A). It is about 35 km from Bathinda city.

History[edit]

The Suburb town is said to have been founded by one Maur, a Jat of Mann sub caste. There exists a Gurudwara which is associated with the visit of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru of the Sikhs. It is said that the guru stayed here for a few days and got rid the villagers of a ghost. A fair is held here one very Amavas.The town is known for the manufacture of agricultural items and shoes. Government of Punjab has upgraded Maur from the status of sub-tehsil to Sub-Divisional headquarters in the year 2013. This is the fourth sub-division of Bathinda district, Punjab.

Geography[edit]

Maur is located at 30°05′N 75°15′E / 30.08°N 75.25°E / 30.08; 75.25.[1] It has an average elevation of 212 metres (695 feet).Situated on Bathinda Mansa road at a distance of 35 km from Bathinda, the district headquarters, Maur (also called Maur Mandi) is a railway station on the Firozpur - Bathinda - New Delhi railway line. It has become its own tehsil. It is well connected by road with the State headquarters, Chandigarh (187 km), Patiala (122 km), Talwandi Sabo (18 km) and Bathinda (35 km).

Infrastructure[edit]

The lanes of houses are wider as compared to all other towns of Punjab. Regarding education, there is a Punjabi University campus where Graduate and Postgraduate courses are provided by quality teachers and infrastructure. S.D. High School has produced lot of doctors, engineers, judges, executive officers and many other business tycoons. Lot of people are well settled in foreign countries like England, USA and Africa. But Maur lacks a good library, auditorium, sports stadium and any beautiful park. No person belonging to this town has ever represented the parliament and legislative assembly of India but now Maur, being an independent assembly constituency and Bathinda Parliament seat being unreserved, there is a possibility of having an MLA or MP belonging to Maur. Sadbhavna Hall for organizing social and religious functions/events with a seating capacity of more than one thousand people has been constructed by Krishna Natak Club after collecting donations from the local residents.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Maur had a population of 27,531. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Maur has an average literacy rate of 78%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 79%. In Maur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Industry[edit]

  • Maur area is famous for mustard crop in quality as well as quantity. A hub of mustard oil exists here and if we talk of quality, mustard oil of Maur mills carries more value than any place all over India.
  • Maur falls under the famous Cotton Belt (Malwa Region) of Punjab. So this is becoming the hub of cotton ginning and spinning industry. Oil and Cotton industry for the first time was introduced in Maur Mandi by Shri Dev Raj Garg (Mada Group) in 1977.
  • Textile Industry is well established here. For example, Shree Hari Spintex Ltd. and Partap Spintex Ltd mills are equipped with the latest ring spinning machinery and auto winding machines from Germany.
  • Of late a new trend has emerged in the industrial development of Maur Mandi. A business consortium led by "Mangla Parivar" planned to upgrade themselves from being cotton ginning giants under the name of Krishna Oil and General Mills into the cotton spinning. They have rechristened themselves as Rama Krishna Spintex (P) Limited. Both the mills have generated a great employment opportunity for the region.

Surroundings[edit]

Following are well known in and around Maur Mandi

  • Maur Peer Khana - A very famous and revered place of worshipping Lakhdata and Malerkotle wale peer. There is an annual fair in May/June and a monthly fair held at the Peer khana which is visited by thousands of people. Langar is served to one and all. The complex also houses a Durga temple and a small pond which is believed to be sacred. Devotees come here to get their problems solved through seers who can establish contact with the Peers and tell people about their past and future. The Peerkhana is managed by the "Agarwal Peer Khana Trust" which is headed by the Peerkhana Committee Maur Mandi
  • Dam-Dama-Sahib (18 km from Maur), - A famous takht of Sikhs where Guru Gobind Singh Ji had stayed for sometime.
  • Maiserkhana (5 km from Maur) - A famous temple called Maiserkhana Mata Temple
  • Ubhe Wali Mata Mandir (10 km from Maur).

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