Rajgarh, Rajasthan

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Rajgarh

Rajgarh, Sadulpur
town
Rajgarh is located in Rajasthan
Rajgarh
Rajgarh
Location in Rajasthan, India
Rajgarh is located in India
Rajgarh
Rajgarh
Rajgarh (India)
Coordinates: 28°38′N 75°23′E / 28.64°N 75.38°E / 28.64; 75.38Coordinates: 28°38′N 75°23′E / 28.64°N 75.38°E / 28.64; 75.38
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictChuru
Established1804
Government
 • TypeFederal Republic
 • BodyGovernment of India
 • Member of ParliamentRahul kaswan
 • Member of legislative assemblySmt. Krishna Poonia
Elevation
479 m (1,572 ft)
Population
(2018)
 • Total184,000
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
331023
Telephone code01559
Vehicle registrationRJ10
Nearest cityHisar, Bhiwani, Rewari (Haryana); Sikar, Pilani, Jaipur (Rajasthan); New Delhi
Lok Sabha ConstituencyChuru
Vidhan SabhaConstituencySadulpur

Rajgarh (Rajasthani: राजगढ़) is a town and tehsil in the Churu district of northern part of Rajasthan state in India. The railway station in Rajgarh is known as Sadulpur. To distinguish Rajgarh from places with similar names, Sadulpur has become a synonym of town's name in recent times. It is close to the Haryana border. Sadulpur Railway Junction lies on Bikaner-Churu-Sadulpur-Delhi, Hisar-Sadulpur-Loharu-Rewari and Hisar-Sadulpur-Churu railway routes.

Description[edit]

Rajgarh or Sadulpur is a town and tehsil in Churu district in Rajasthan. Rajgarh is the birthplace of Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, of ArcelorMittal and Bimal Jalan, an economist and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India.[1] Devendra jhajharia (gold medalist in Paralympics), krishna poonia are also from rajgarh.

Overview[edit]

Rajgarh is a Municipality city in district of Churu, Rajasthan. The Rajgarh city is divided into 30 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Rajgarh Municipality has population of 59,193 of which 30,710 are males while 28,483 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of children with age of 0-6 is 8122 which is 13.72% of total population of Rajgarh (M). In Rajgarh Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 927 against state average of 928. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Rajgarh is around 880 compared to state average of 888. Literacy rate of Rajgarh city is 72.72% higher than state average of 66.11%. In Rajgarh, Male literacy is around 83.30% while female literacy rate is 61.41%.

Rajgarh Municipality has total administration over 9,902 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.[2]

History[edit]

Rajgarh is named after Maharaja Raj Singh I of Shekhawati. It was part of Shekhawati where Songaras (Rajput) had ruled.

The Great Raj Fort was built in 1806 by Maharja Raj Singh I of Shekhawati. Most Muslims migrated from Narhar during construction of the fort. It was supervised by them; they fought a war with local tribes and defeated them. Local tribes were not in favor of construction of the fort. Shekhawati ruler was very happy with this brave victory.

Maharajkumars[edit]

The area of Rajgarh was granted by HH Maharao Shri Sir Madho Singh Ji Bahadur in 1930 to his son. Maharajkumars were:

  • Maharajkumar Bijay Singh (1930-1956)
  • Maharajkumar Ajaypratap Singh (1956-1967)
  • Maharajkumar Baghwatpratap Singh (1967-2000)
  • Shri Sahib Anshupratap Singh (2000–present)
  • Sahib Jagannath Singh
Rajgarh religion data 2015
Religion Percent
Hindus
59.80%
Muslims
39.63%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.5%), Christian (0.6%), Jain (0.42%), others (0.1%) [3]

Rajgarh work profile[edit]

Out of the total population, 19,699 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 15,286 were males while 4,413 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of the total 19699 working population, 88.96% were engaged in main work while 11.04% of total workers were engaged in marginal work. A large number of skilled and unskilled laborers from Sadulpur are working abroad in places such as Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. [4]

Geography[edit]

Rajgarh is located at28°22′N 75°14′E / 28.36°N 75.24°E / 28.36; 75.24.[5] Sadulpur railway station has elevation of 239 metres (784 ft).

Climate[edit]

The region has record temperatures ranging from below freezing point in the winter to over 50 °C in summer. The District of Churu is also the hottest zone in the country.

Education[edit]

The town has a post-graduate college (Mohta PG College) affiliated to University of Bikaner, Balika Mahavidalya and Government College, also affiliated to Maharaja ganga Singh University, Bikaner. There are several higher secondary, secondary and primary schools in Rajgarh, some of them are Mohta public School, Chandgiram Public School,[6] Senior High Secondary, Lords International school.

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Rajgarh is connected to Bikaner, Jaipur, Delhi and other cities by road. It is about 240 km from Delhi by NH-10 via Rohtak, Hisar (170 km), then needs to take NH-65 on Hisar-Jodhpur Road (70 km). Shorter route from Delhi is via Rohtak, Bhiwani, Bahal (around 210 km). The National Highway No-65 passing through Rajgarh via Dokwa, Dudhwa Khara, Churu, Fatehpur, Salasar etc, The State Highway No-41 passing through Rajgarh via Lambore, Bairasar Chhota,[7] Sankhu, Jhunjhunu etc. Malsisar, A bypass road attaches to NH65 to Taranagar, Bhadra, Hisar road. The National Highway No-709 Ext. also ending at Rajgarh.

Rail[edit]

Rajgarh is situated on the main Delhi-Bikaner, Delhi - Jodhpur via route, Hisar-Jodhpur and Sriganganagar-Jaipur rail link. The railway junction of Rajgarh town is known as Sadulpur named after Maharaja Sadul Singh of Bikaner. It takes around 3–4 hours from Delhi (en route you would cross major stations like Gurgaon, Rewari, Mahendragarh, Loharu). Till 2011 the route had metre gauge track that was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge. Several new trains now connect Rajgarh and Sadulpur to major cities Delhi, Bikaner, Jaipur, Lucknow, Degana, Sri Ganganagar, Hisar, Hanumangarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Howrah, Jammu Tawi, ludhiana, Guwahati, and Pathankot.

Bus routes[edit]

Bus transportation facility can be availed to Hisar (city), Jaipur, Pilani, Churu, Rohtak.

Airports[edit]

The nearest airports are New Delhi Airport, Jaipur Airport and Hisar Proposed.

Economy[edit]

The town has a wholesale market (mandi) for commodity trading. The head of the Mandi is M/s "Ganpat Ram Khyalia". Trading of commodity products is always a hot business for the locals in the small town. Sadulpur is also famous for delicious Sweets, Common Sweets available here are ceeta, Kaju katli, milk cake made from milk (Mawa).

There are basically 4 main market namely clock tower (Ghanta Ghar) market, Bus stand market, bus stand sabzi mandi, Shitla mata market.

Important places[edit]

  • Dadrewa, birthplace of Gogaji
  • Shree Karni Mata temple (Chainpura Bara)
  • Baba Ganesh Nath Temple at Bairasar Chhota [8]
  • Shree Jasnath Ji Templa (Chainpura Bara)
  • Pilani, a nearby town, birthplace of industrialist Ghanshyam Das Birla and home to prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and CEERI(central electronics & electricals research institute)govt. of India.
  • Peer Aana Falsa, visiting place of Muslim Peer
  • Baba Phool Nath Temple NAWA.
  • Baba Ramdev ji temple (Rajgarh)
  • Jogi Ashram
  • Shri Shyam Mandir, Rambaas
  • Shri Dada Net Mandir near village Radwa, sardarpura (dhani bari) balaji mandir, pachar sadan, ward.no.6 near gogaji mandir
  • Shri Ganga Mata Mandir, Rambass

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/
  2. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/800465-rajgarh-rajasthan.html
  3. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/800465-rajgarh-rajasthan.html
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/800465-rajgarh-rajasthan.html
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajgarh
  6. ^ https://abhishekbairasar.blogspot.com
  7. ^ https://abhishekbairasar.blogspot.com
  8. ^ https://abhishekbairasar.blogspot.com
  9. ^ http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/15-interesting-facts-about-lakshmi-niwas-mittal-6416.html
  10. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/2005/01/26/stories/2005012601491300.htm
  11. ^ "Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016 - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  12. ^ "Geography, History of Sadulpur(Churu), Famous People from Rajgarh". www.sadulpur.in. Retrieved 2018-06-19.