Mowad

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Mowad
city
Mowad is located in Maharashtra
Mowad
Mowad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°28′03″N 78°26′53″E / 21.4674471°N 78.4479618°E / 21.4674471; 78.4479618Coordinates: 21°28′03″N 78°26′53″E / 21.4674471°N 78.4479618°E / 21.4674471; 78.4479618
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nagpur
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,732
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mowad is a city and one of the oldest municipal councils in Nagpur district of Maharashtra, India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Mowad had a population of 8732. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mowad has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 68%. In Mowad, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The pincode is 441303.

This city is also famous because of natural calamity on 30 July 1991; it was flood of Wardha River.

In Wardha River flash and big floods had occurred in 1959, 1962, 1979 and 1991. The Wardha River floods of 1962 and 1991 were very severe, causing heavy loss of life, property, crops and infrastructure. After the devastating flood of 1991 (July) all the houses in Mowad were shifted to safer sites. In terms of damages, Wardha River causes most severe damage to houses, land and infrastructure in Mowad were shifted to safer sites. However, low-lying agricultural lands, crops and infrastructure like roads, electric poles, culverts, farm cattle and crops / Plantations on low-lying lands of river side Mowad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

But after that mowad village is shifted nearly 1 km away from Wardha River. It is well planned town now.