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Nilokheri is located in Haryana
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 29°50′N 76°55′E / 29.83°N 76.92°E / 29.83; 76.92Coordinates: 29°50′N 76°55′E / 29.83°N 76.92°E / 29.83; 76.92
Country  India
State Haryana
District Karnal
Elevation 237 m (778 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,400
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +91-01745-XXXXXX
Sex Ratio 904:1000 /

Nilokheri (Hindi: नीलोखेड़ी) is a town and a municipal committee in Karnal district in the Indian state of Haryana. It has 13 wards. The town is located about 143 km from Delhi on National Highway 1 and is well connected to rail routes as well.


Established in 1948, after the Partition of India, social visionary Shri S. K. Dey. by establishing a new township at Nilokheri to house the displaced persons coming from Pakistan, at that Karnal, Haryana at that time Punjab. Nilokheri was founded and planned as the new capital of the state of Punjab. Impressed by the planning of the town, Pandit Jawhar Lal Nehru used to call it the town of his dreams. However, the town faced a heavy flood at a time when only 7 of its many planned sectors were developed. In view of this, the capital of Punjab was kept at Chandigarh.


Nilokheri is located at 29°50′N 76°55′E / 29.83°N 76.92°E / 29.83; 76.92.[1] It has an average elevation of 237 metres (830 feet).


The town Nilokheri lies in Nardak, Khadir and Bangar area and is surrounded by G. T. Road in the east, Railway track of Northern Railways in the west, Chautang Nalla, a natural drain in the north and three irrigation water works i.e. Rakshi distributory, Chapad Nalla and Indri Drain in the south. Rakshi distributory further is divided into two channels at this south point of Nilokheri. All these act as physical barrier in the expansion of the town.[2]


Nilokheri has extreme temperatures all year.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Nilokheri has not much of biodiversity in flora and fauna. Trees and plants found over this township region are babul/kikar, eucalyptus, sehtoot/mulberry, jamun, putus bushes, congress grass or gajar ghans etc. Birds found over this township region are sparrows, mynas, pigeons, kingfishers, parrots, egrets, etc. The species of fauna found over this township region include domestic animals such as cows, buffaloes, horses etc. including some reptiles such as mongoose, snakes etc. and some wild fishes like catfish.


As of 2001 India census"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. , Nilokheri had a population of 16,400. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nilokheri has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 69%. In Nilokheri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Nilokheri is a town and a municipal committee in Karnal district in the Indian state of Haryana. It has a Tehsil. The current MLA of Nilokheri is Bhagwan Dass Kabirpanthi .

Utility services[edit]

The water supply in Nilokheri is managed by its Jal Board and is very well managed. Nilokheri's Electric Supply Undertaking is managed by the UHBVN.BSNL provides tele-services for landline and mobile and many other services. Many private telecom operators are also offering their services in the city as Vodafone Essar, Airtel, Idea, Reliance, Tata, MTS, Aircel. Utility services are well managed including water supplies, irrigation and agriculture, banking. Medical services are served by a Civil Hospital and private hospitals.


Nilokheri is well connected via Rail and Road routes.


By rail it is on the main BG line that connects the national capital to Chandigarh. Nilokheri is now well connected with major cities of India via rail routes and one of the most profitable station in Northern Railways. Nilokheri Railway Station with station code NLKR.


National Highway 1 (India) Grand Trunk Road built by Sher Shah Suri passes through Nilokheri. Roads connecting major cities are providing movement for passenger and freight traffic. There is a district road connecting Kurukshetra to Salarpur to Nilokheri HR State highway 33 Karsa Dhand (N.K.D.) road serving the purpose of connectivity of nearby towns and villages.


There is a civil hospital run by state government having variety of facilities fulfilling the purpose of ill and diseased people. There is also a Veterinary Hospital in Poultry Area, Nilokheri.

Places of interest[edit]

There are some very few places to visit in Nilokheri. Gole Market Park is one of them. It is situated almost at the center i.e. heart of the city surrounded by the local market. Many people come to this place in morning and evening. Govt. High school play ground and Polytechnic Institute's play ground for games, Dusshera, Diwali celebrations etc.

Employment and education[edit]

Nilokheri is a regional hub for leading pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. Some of the best schools in this region are in Nilokheri. Nilokheri is the hub not only for higher secondary education but also for Technical education for the people of the town but also for people of nearby areas.

Institutes and organisations[edit]

There are three central government institutions namely Extension Education Training Centre (EETC), Integrated Training Centre (ITC) and Centre Government Printing Press along with one state polytechnic

Technical Learning Institute[edit]

Nilokheri has various institute and centres. These institutes help people by providing apprentice and entrepreneurship training for a better future and help in getting better employment opportunities.

Integrated Training Center, Nilokheri[edit]

Integrated Training Center, Nilokheri
ITC, Nilokheri
Merged into Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Established 1948
Founder Government of India
Type Governmental organization
Legal status company
Services employment and training
Small Industries Development Organization
Parent organization
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Secessions Central Tool Room, Extension Center, Nilokheri [3]
7 crore rupees (Approx) according to 2011-2012 RTI

Integrated Training Center, Nilokheri was an employment and training agency in Nilokheri in Karnal district in the state of Haryana owned and managed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission a statutory body formed by the Government of India and responsible for upgrading technical skills of technicians.


It was built around the vocational training centre that was transferred from Kurukshetra, in July, 1948 to the 1100 acres of swampy land on the Delhi-Ambala highway as one of several enterprises intended to provide employment and training for displaced persons following the partition of India It was a part of the scheme called "Mazdoor Manzil" aimed at self-sufficiency for the rural-cum-urban township in all the essential requirements of like. This training center was under Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO) and used to provided training to extension officers (industries of State Governments as well as managers and technician entrepreneurs both in modern small scale and traditional village industries. later on Monday 13 April 1958 colony was inaugurated by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri current incharge of Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India) During the Year 1986-87 the center trained 200 technician, 85 women under core women training programme and 57 SIDO officers.[4]


ITC as a part of SIDO organisation it provides technical training to artisans and workers sponsored by the state government. It also organizes training of Extension Officers engaged in various developmental organization.

ITC as Central Tool Room, Extension Center, Nilokheri[edit]

Due to some conflict between the Principal and Vice-Principal of Integrated Training Centre was relinquished. later in the 23 June 2014 the center was took over by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises which led to its development as Extension Center for Central Tool Room, Ludhiana i.e. Central Tool Room, Extension Center, Nilokheri. Currently running various technical short term courses. It provides summer training programs for graduates and Under graduates perusing Degree/Diploma in Engineering or Computer Sciences. This Center specialises in training technecians in Mechanical engineering related fields.

Center structure and functions[edit]

The center comes under the Government of India has a principal and a vice Principal.

Other institutions and organisations[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Basic schools[edit]

There are four basic schools of state govt. affiliated to H.B.S.E Bhiwani,

  • Basic School, Poultry area
  • Basic School IED Model
  • Basic School,
  • Basic School, School Area.
  • Small Wonder Pre-School, E-105, School Area, Nilokheri

law and order[edit]

Law and order is maintained by Haryana Police, having a police station at Butana. It has a police check post at Grand Trunk Road.

Relegion and social structure[edit]


People over here are very peaceful and they all love communal harmony. This town also has a multicultural aspect with the people having different relegious belief residing in this small town.Hindus constitute the bulk of population followed by Sikhs and a small no. of Catholioc & CNI Christian. People from various places like Dehi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand & West Bengal also reside peacefully in this small town.[10]

Religion in Nilokheri
Religion Percent
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Distribution of religions


  • Kalimata Mandir, G.T. Road.
  • Shri Sanatan Dharam Mandir.
  • Arya Samaj Mandir.
  • Sanatan Dharam Mandir.
  • Hanuman Mandi, Kissan Basti.
  • Law Dwara Mandir, Kissan basti .
  • Lakshmi Mandir, Station Area.
  • Shri Ganeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Station Area.
  • Ravidass Mandir, Poultry Area.
  • Sai Baba Mandir, Kisan Basti
  • Sita Mai Temple only temple in the whole of India that is solely dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Sita is 19 kilometers away from the main city.


  • Gurudwara, Karsa Road.
  • Gurudwara, Kissan Basti.
  • Gurudwara, Poultry Area.


Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nilokheri


Other religious socities and communities[edit]

Community & castes[edit]

Castes in Nilokheri
cast Percent
Distribution of castes

Various community such as Multani , Ror, Chamar etc. co exist peacefully in this area.

Social welfare[edit]

It also has a care center for disabled children called Viklang Kendra .

Trade, commerce and banking[edit]

It is also the trading hub as this are has a good cultivation & productivity of rice & wheat as well. It has a two Grain Market, New Grain Market & Government Old Grain Market. it also has two wharehouse for the storage of food grains. FCI Godown, railway Road & other at the G.T. Road.

Commercial banks[edit]

There are various banks facilitating people of the town as well as other from near by areas. ATMs of these banks are also situated all over the town for the facility of banking activities.

Wards and areas[edit]

There are 13 wards & various areas & Colony come under these wards given below

  • Kissan Basti, one of the oldest area in Nilokheri,
  • Neel Nagar,
  • Poultry Area,
  • Station Area,
  • School Cum Canal Area,
  • Sanitation Tank Area,
  • Hospital Area,
  • Shanti Nagar,
  • School Area
  • Station Area

List of colonies for the residential purpose of Govt. employees employed in center govt. and state govt. departments.

  • New Extension Education Institute Colony,
  • Old Press Colony,
  • New Press Colony,
  • H.I.R.D. Coloney,
  • Old Govt. Polytechnic Colony,
  • New Govt. Polytechnic Colony,
  • Railway Colony.

Villages in Nilokheri Tehsil[edit]

  • Abela,
  • Abla
  • Jagir,
  • Abeli,
  • Abla
  • Jagir,
  • Abli Khalsa,
  • Amargarh,
  • Anjan Thali,
  • Arjaheri(3.3 k.m.),
  • Bahola,
  • Bairsal,
  • Baqipur,
  • Barana,
  • Barani,
  • Barsalu,
  • Barthal,
  • Bhaini Kalan,
  • Bhaini Khurd,
  • Bhukhapuri,
  • Bir Badalwa,
  • Bir Dhandari,
  • Bir Naraina,
  • Brahman Majra,
  • Budhera,
  • Bursham,
  • Butana,
  • Choperi,
  • Dabarthala,
  • Dadupur,
  • Dheru Majra,
  • Galb Kheri,
  • Gholpura,
  • Gitalpur,
  • Hai Batpur,
  • Jamba,
  • Jhanjhari,
  • Kalsi,
  • Kamalpur,
  • Karsadod,
  • Khawaja Ahmadpur,
  • Koer,
  • Laliani,
  • Lathron,
  • Machuri,
  • Majra Roran,
  • Manak Majra,
  • Moheri,
  • Naraina,
  • Nigdhu,
  • Nilokheri (MC),
  • Padhana(3.3 k.m.),
  • Pakhana,
  • Parwala,
  • Pastana,
  • Patanpuri,
  • Pujam(3.1 k.m.),
  • Raipur Roran,
  • Raison,
  • Rajgarh,
  • Ramana Ramani,
  • Sadiqpur,
  • Saga,
  • Samana Bhau,
  • Sambhi,
  • Sandhir(3.8 k.m.),
  • Sanwat,
  • Seedpur,
  • Shamgarh,
  • Sheikhanpur,
  • Sherpur Viran,
  • Sikri,
  • Sitamadh,
  • Sohlun,
  • Son Kera,
  • Sultanpur,
  • Taraori (MC),
  • Tikhana,
  • Unispur.

Distance of nearby places[edit]

Towns nearby Nilokheri(0 k.m.), Indri(11.5 k.m.), Nissing At Chirao(17.1 k.m.), Karnal(17.5 k.m.),...

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