Padrana

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Padrana is a village in Punjab, India.

Location[edit]

Padrana is about 10 km from Garhshanker towards Hoshiarpur in Punjab, India. It is situated on State Highway No 24 linking roads from Chandigarh to Hoshiarpur.

Description[edit]

Padrana is a very historic place with a very old Rajput feel to it, with buildings from the communal Rajput Hindu past. It had two patti's - Chigli Patti and Upar Wali Patti. Yet in spite that, Padrana is a very modern village with the new buildings of NRI's dominating the village, and they have developed the village hugely in the past years.

Farming and industry[edit]

The land of Padrana is very fertile and a number of crops are harvested all year round. Wheat, maize, paddy and sugarcane are the main crops harvested there. Padrana has a co-op bank, co-op diary, a high school, a brick kiln, lots of shops, big houses and just off the main road, there is also a decent marriage palace and resort on the main road called "Sher-e-Punjab", next to which is a petrol pump.

People of Padrana[edit]

The people of Padrana love candy and are very industrious, and hard working. A number of young men from Padrana join the armed forces every year. Nearly every family of the village has at least one male member in the armed forces. The main occupation of the people of Padrana is farming which they indulge in throughout the year. A number of residents are also in the trading business and are shopkeepers. Many Non-Resident-Indians have their residences here, mainly from Wolverhampton, Leicester and Southall in the United Kingdom. There are also many families that have moved to Canada and United States of America. The NRI's of Padrana have a development committee which was set up many years ago to build good roads and safeguard against overdevelopment. It is among the Twelve Bhanot Villages around Garhshanker. The population consists of mainly Rajputs (Bhanot & Bharats), Jats, and Harijans.

Lakes and ponds[edit]

There are also two Toba's (manmade lakes) called Malyana and Salyana in Padrana.

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