Umarga

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Umarga(Omerga)
उमरगा
Omerga, Omarga
town
Umarga(Omerga) is located in Maharashtra
Umarga(Omerga)
Umarga(Omerga)
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°50′24″N 76°37′18″E / 17.84000°N 76.62167°E / 17.84000; 76.62167Coordinates: 17°50′24″N 76°37′18″E / 17.84000°N 76.62167°E / 17.84000; 76.62167
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Osmanabad
Government
 • Type state government and central government
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 35,477
Languages
 • Official Marathi, HINDI, URDU
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Osmanabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Umarga[2]
Website Npomerga.org.in

Umarga is a important town with a municipal council in the Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative centre for Umarga organisation. Omerga was represented in the umer . And has tulja bhavani mandir .

Geography[edit]

The town of Umarga is situated on National Highway 9 (Pune to Hyderabad). It is located 85 km by road east of the city of Solapur, 95 km by road from the district capital of Osmanabad, and 20 km west of the Karnataka-Maharashtra State boundary. The nearest towns are Madaj, 16 km by road to the southwest, and Murum, which is 26 km by road to the east on NH-9. The town of Umarga has an elevation of 572 metres (1876 feet). Google map="https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Omerga"

History[edit]

Omerga had a brief part in the history of the 1948 Marathwada Muktisangram (liberation/freedom fight) overthrowing the Nizam of Hyderabad State. The region joined India after the Nizam surrendered to the Indian Army in 1948. The "Liberation" was a bloody part in Indian history. The liberation was led by many well known people like Swami Ramanad Tirth. Nanarao Chincholikar,Devisingh Chavan, Tatyarao More, Shivaji sawant,Vishwambhar Haralkar(Dada), Digambarroa Potdar, Mugalikar, Rajeshwarkar, Anna Rao Patil, Shankarrao Patil (Kaderkar), Ram Gaikwad, Namdev Fugate, dattopant Kale and Madhavanand Shastri (Guruji) are a few of the people who participated in the freedom movement and were jailed several times. There are many freedom fighters from Omerga who took part in Marathwada Liberation. Shaikh Parvej Ekondikar The villages of Madaj, Mulaj, Kader, Tugaon, and Naichakur contributed fighters. and Umarga is also know for business hub for transportation line because it is located on Pune-Hyderbad [NH-9] Highway. there are few leading businessman in this sector know as Devidas Pawar (Balaji Tyres), Nobel Transport, etc.

Education[edit]

Omerga is a home to many educational institutes including The Rising Sun English School,Kanya high school, Adarsh college of Education , Shri Mahatma Basweshwar Vidyalay, Dr. K.D. Shendge English Medium School, Shri Chhatrapatil Shivaji College, Shramjeevi Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Adarsh Vidyalaya, Bharat Vidyalaya, Samarth Balwadi. These are one of the most reputable institutes in Omerga.

The Bharat Vidyalay school was founded in the 1920s as a rastriya shala and spread the concept of primary education in those days of Nizam Rule.

  • Adarsh Senior college Specialized for Microbiology Course
  • Shri Chhatrapatil Shivaji College

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, the town of Umarga had a population of 35,609.[3]

Religions in Umarga
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
66%
Muslims
  
19%
Buddhists
  
10.6%
Christians
  
0.4%
Jains
  
3.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

The main income source for the people here is agricultural. There is one sugar factory namely VitthalSai Co-op Sugar Factory and another two factories under construction. Umarga has a MIDC industrial park of 2500 hectares. Umarga has good healthcare services, which is beneficial for the people of adjacent Karnataka as well.

Religious places[edit]

  • Temple of Shankar
  • Shiva Temple(Mahadev Mandir): Umarga has a 1000 year old ancient Hemadpanthi Temple of Lord Shiva. This indicates its roots linked to the Shilahar, Rastrkuta, Chalukya Dynasty.
  • Birudev Temple is on Latur Road. Birudev is worshiped as the god of the Dhangar community.
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Kala Mandir: is situated on Hyderabad road
  • Sayad Basha temple is a temple for Muslim community

People[edit]

In Umarga, there are number of politically active families such as Gaikwad, More, Chalukya, active in various fields. Omerga is a true socially reformed and secular town in Osmanabad district. MP of osmanabad constituency is Ravindra Gaikwad. He has also been a two time MLA from omerga. He belongs to the ShivSena party. The nagar parishad has been under rule of Shivsena since several years. Shriprasad Kulkarni is one of the well known writer personality who has also made a name for himself in corporate sector but he is still close to his roots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=598261
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies-Post delimitation: Maharashtra: Osmanabad District" (PDF). National Informatics Centre, Government of India. 
  3. ^ "NPR Report: Maharashtra: Osmanabad: Umarga". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.