Mundi

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Mundi (Moondi)
मून्दी
City
Nickname(s): Moondi
Mundi (Moondi) is located in Madhya Pradesh
Mundi (Moondi)
Mundi (Moondi)
Location of Mundi
Coordinates: 22°04′N 76°30′E / 22.07°N 76.5°E / 22.07; 76.5Coordinates: 22°04′N 76°30′E / 22.07°N 76.5°E / 22.07; 76.5
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
Region Nimar
District Khandwa District
Named for Mundari(Ring)
Government
 • Body Nagar Parishad
 • President Santosh Rathore (2014-2019)BJP
Asha Jain(2009-2014)BJP
Lakshaman Patel (2004-2009)INC
Santosh Rathore (1999-2004)BJP
Laxmichand GurjarINC
 • M.L.A Lokendra Singh Tomar (BJP)

Rajnarayan Singh Purni (INC)
Raghuvir Singh Tomar (BJP)
Radhakrishna Bhagat (BJP)
Area
 • City 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
 • Urban 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 30,000
 • Rank 2nd in KhandwaDist.
Demonym(s) Mundian's , Mundari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MP-12 (Khandwa R.T.O)
Spoken Languages Hindi, English
Literacy 75%
Pin Code 450112
Telephone Code +91-07326
Website [1]

Mundi is a City in the Khandwa district of Nimar region the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.It is situated in North Side of East Nimar District.

Mundi is an ancient city, with many places of worship, like many other cities in India. Most temples are Hindu or JainStatues.The city is over a thousand years old and is surrounded by a forest in the Narmada river valley. It is 120 km (75 mi) from Indore, the commercial capital of the state.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Mundi had a population of 30,000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mundi has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Mundi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Location[edit]

Mundi is at 22°04′N 76°30′E / 22.07°N 76.5°E / 22.07; 76.5.[2] It has an average elevation of 300 metres (1000 feet).

Fame[edit]

Hanuwantiya tourist complex

Mundi is known for its ancient time of Mahabharat Hindu Temple's as Koteshwer & Loteshwer Mahadev & also for Maa Renuka Dham. The famous tourist places of Mundi are Singaji, St.Bokhardas Gulabdas Dham</ref> Hanumantiya Island , a new place for adventurous water sports in the back waters of Indira Sagar Dam.

History[edit]

The name of the city is derived from "Mundari" (meaning ring or circle shape). During the rise of Buddhism, the East Nimar region was included in the Avanti Kingdom under Chand Pradyota Mahesana, which was later added to the growing empire of Magadha by Shishunaga. From the early 2nd century BC to the late 15th century AD, the Nimar Region (earlier a part of Khandesh) was ruled by many emperors from many dynasties, which include Mauryas, Shungas, Satvahanas, Kardamakas, Abhiras, Vakatakas, Imperial Guptas, Kalchuris, Vardhanas (of Harsha Vardhana fame), Chalukyas, Kanungos, Rashtrakutas, Paramaras, Faruki etc. A Well is situated at ‘’’Koteshwer’’’ or ‘’’Loteshwer’’’, created by Pandhawas. ‘’’Renuka Dham’’’ is another ancient temple. Since the mid-16th century to the early 18th century, the Nimar region, was under the rule of Aurangzeb, Bahadur Shah, Peshwas, Sindhia, Bawaniya, Holkar, Pawar, (Marathas), Pindaris etc. Later from early part of the mid-18th century, the management of the Nimar region came under the British.

Gallery[edit]

Saint Singaji Thermal Power Plant, Mundi
St.Board as or St.Gulabdas Baba Mandir,Mundi
Hanuwantiya tourist complex

Saint Singaji Thermal Power Plant[edit]

Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project Phase I is a 2 x 600 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station. It is near Dongalia village in the district of Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Shivriya Township[edit]

It is a colony for people who work in the thermal power plant MPPGCL staff leaving in colony. Most of the officers on important posts in Singaji Thermal Power Plant reside in Shivariya Township.

Industry[edit]

The Mundi area has a developing industrial sector because of the Saint Singaji Thermal Power Plant and the Indira Sagar Pariyojna. There are small and medium scale industries such as diary, poetry firm, cloth industry etc. and presently large scale industry are also in developing stage.Some industries established in an area which as Kaka Industries, Shree Vallabh Oil Mill, Bulandi Brick Industry.

Tourism[edit]

Famous tourism spots are:

  • Hanuvantiya Water Sport Complex
  • Sant Singaji Dham
  • Sant Bokhardas Saint Gulabdas Baba Mandir
  • Maa Renuka Dham
  • Mata Mandir Mundi
  • Koteshwer /Loteshwer Mandir

Government offices[edit]

Education[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • I.T.I College
  • Lions College
  • Government Degree College

Schools[edit]

  • St. Mary's Convent High School
  • Govt.Boy's Higher Sec. School
  • Govt.Girl's Hr.Sec.School
  • Janpad Hr.Sec.School
  • Sant Singaji Higher Secondary School
  • Lions Hr.Sec.School
  • Aasha Devi Public School
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  • Model Public School
  • Sanskar Public School
  • Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir
  • Rewottama international school.

Sports[edit]

Generally city people play volleyball or Cricket.There are many sport clubs active in city. Other sports like Kabaddi,Kho-Kho etc. are also played among kids and youths. In Mundi, an emphasis has been given on development of sports and to provide opportunities to the talent present in the city, many tournaments are organized by locales. e.g. GDC Cricket Club - Cricket Tournament

    Royal Volleyball Club- Volleyball Tournament

Teams from all over the countries take part in these tournaments and people from all nearby places come to enjoy these sports. Traditional rural sports like Bailgadhi Pratiyogita (bull-cart race) are also organized and cheered by huge crowd. An Indoor sports stadium is announced to be constructed by Mayor Shri Santosh Rathore where children would be able to show their talent in field of Sports.

Health[edit]

Banks[edit]

Transport[edit]

Mundi is connected to SH-41 (Khandwa-Mundi-Ashta State Highway), SH-41A (Omkareshwer-Nagar-Punasa State Highway) and to Indore, Khandwa, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Nagpur etc. Indian Railway started Khandwa-Bir passenger to connect Khandwa railway junction to Mundi. More than 200 buses operate and provide road connectivity to major cities of the State.The local transport system which includes mini buses, tempos to provide connectivity to more than 40 nearby villages.

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