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Murgud is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°24′N 74°12′E / 16.4°N 74.2°E / 16.4; 74.2Coordinates: 16°24′N 74°12′E / 16.4°N 74.2°E / 16.4; 74.2
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Elevation 556 m (1,824 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,194
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Murgud is a city and a municipal council in Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.This City has a rich culture in various sports such as wrestling and volleyball.


Murgud is located at 16°24′N 74°12′E / 16.4°N 74.2°E / 16.4; 74.2.[1] It has an average elevation of 556  metres (1824 feet).

The main water source for drinking and farming is Sarpirajirao lake. It is situated to the east of Murgud. This lake has its own historic background. The major crop in Murgud area is sugarcane, as there is water available year-round. As a result, there are a number of sugar factories around the city.Murgud is located in Maharashtra Why it is named as Murgud? Basically Murgud is Kannada word. Mur=Three Gud=Mountain This City (Village) is encompassed between three mountains so it is called Murgud. There were too many freedom fighters one of them is Tukaram Bharmal.and There were Some big social workers Balasaheb dadaso Jamadar,Vishvanath haribhau Patil (Annaji),Bapusaheb Dadaso Jamadar,The main game is wrestling. As well as most interesting thing murgud is home town of politics.Currently ruling party of corporation is Mandlik group and Jamadar group and opponent party is Patil Group.From long time these both parties fighting for ruling to maintain their prestige in town. The Mayor of Murgud is Mr. Rajekhan Jamadar.


As of the 2011 India census,[2] Murgud had a population of 11,194. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Murgud has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 64%. In Murgud, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Both Marathi and Kannada are understood by majority of people here.Murgud is having historical background which dates back to 1600. As of the 2001 India census[2], Murgud had a population of 9200. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Murgud has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 64%. In Murgud, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Both Marathi and Kannada are understood by majority of people here. Murgud – location, longitude, latitude, Altitude, Population.

Out of total population, 4,125 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 2,990 were males while 1,135 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 4125 working population, 85.41% were engaged in Main Work while 14.59% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Murgud municipal council established on September 1, 1921. It is working according to Maharashtra municipal council. Act 1965. According to provision in chapter 3 section 49 (1) (C) (Solid) & chapter 16 the Murgud municipal council is responsible for solid waste

Environmental protection according to provisions of chapter 3 45 (1) (A-B) of this Act. Municipal council implementing Urban waste mgmt rule, 2000.

Murgud is having 11.71 km2. area divided into 17 wards. The population was 10,294 according to 2001 census.

The city produces approx 3 MT of solid waste per day.

The solid waste produced is collected twice in a day in each ward by 58 workers [6 female + 22 male including drivers a municipal employees while 5 female & 25 maler including 2 drivers on contract basis].

The collected waste is transported by a true & 2 tractor trailers. The disposal site is located 1 km away from the centre of city having 1 are area & life span of 10 years. Though the city having 11 km2. area waste is generated & collected from 2 km2. area. The main sources are- Residential – 1.75 Tons. Shops, commercial Institutional - 0.50 Tons Construction - 0.25 Sweeping - 0.25 Hotels Restaurants - 0.25

The municipality uses around 60 Ghamelas, 60 pharadas, 30 brows & 5. Gumboots & Dresses are provided to the workers. Besides this so handcarts (3x2x1.5 feet) are engaged in waste collection.

Cost involved in the SWM- Workers- Wages - 13,62,772 Dress - 1 & 977 Allowance - 11,33,361 Tools & Equipments - 8750 Disinfection - 1564 Transportation Operation & maintenance - 1,60,982 Hand carts - 2,04,940 Insurance - 1,60,182 Contractor wages - 3,56,300 Total 32,60,000 Total length of roads is 13 km having 6-7m breadth Inadequate treatment facility by open gutter & irrigation 80% of the area is covered with gutters open drain type carrying 640m3/day of domestic effluents generated while 20% area having no drainage system along with the effluents generated by88 public latrines & 15 toilets. Solid waste generation sources are 2 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, 2 Junior college & 1 Junior college, 18 Hospitals, 15 medical stores approx 200 commercial shops.


There are around 3 to 4 akhadas in Murgud. Some of them are jagdamba talim mandal(BALASAHEB DADASO JAMADAR) jamadar chowk mandal, Lal Akhada, Sai Aakhada, Jay Shivaraj Talim, Rana Aakhada. Murgud is proud to have some players like Ram Sarang who is Commonwealth Games medalist in wrestling. Vastad Ananda Godhade, Prakash Chougule, Namdeo Bhandigare, Jagnnath Pujari, Ankush Mangale, Sunil Shelar, Sunil Chavan, Sachin Magdum, Swapnil Indalkar, Pravin Mangore are national players who continued legacy in wrestling.

Murgud is also famous for the game of Volleyball. Many players like Dilawar Jamadar,Mansurkhan Jamadar,Asadkhan Jamadar,Asifkhan jamadar,Ashok Devale, Anil Devale, MB Sutar, Sambhaji Mangale represented for Maharashtra state and there are two famous courts viz. Murgud Vidyalaya and Shivraj Vidyalaya.Volleyball game Of National Leval is Organyzad By RJ Group( Rajekhan Kadarkhan Jamadar),Jamadar Chowk Mitra Mandal

State-level Volleyball player and club Cricketer Samrat Patil is also from Murgud who is now running Sportage (, the company which is in sports event management and provides sports training to young promising players.

Nandini Salunkhe and Swati Shinde are wrestlers from Murgud who are said to be future Indian stars in women wrestling. They have been winning major National competitions in their categories and creating history for their family and Murgud. They started their training from SAI centre from 2011 and didn't look back since then.

Since 2014, every year there has been local football tournaments played by many amateur players. But, it cannot produce professional players due to lack of professional coach, proper playing infrastructure and support by the government.

Murgud has a lot of sporting potential which needs to be nurtured and channelized professionally. Murgud has ample open area to develop sports infrastructure but due to lack of interest from political and private bodies this area is still not developed. To develop sports infrastructure in Murgud, PPP(Public Private Partnership) model needs to be implemented, which can produce professional sportsmen who can represent India in various games.