Rajgarh (Rajasthan)

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Rajgarh
Rajgarh, Sadulpur
town
Rajgarh is located in Rajasthan
Rajgarh
Rajgarh
Rajgarh is located in India
Rajgarh
Rajgarh
Location in Rajasthan, 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
State Rajasthan
District Churu
Established 1804
Government
 • Type Federal Republic
 • Body Government of India
 • Member of Parliament Rahul Kaswan
 • Member of legislative assembly Manoj singh
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 59,193
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 331023
Telephone code 01559
Vehicle registration RJ10
Nearest city Hisar, Bhiwani, Rewari (Haryana); Sikar, Pilani, Jaipur (Rajasthan); New Delhi
Lok Sabha Constituency Churu
Vidhan SabhaConstituency Sadulpur

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 of Muslims migrated from Narhar during construction of Fort. It was supervised by them, they had fought war with local tribes and defeated them. Local tribes were not in favor of construction of 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:

1. Maharajkumar Bijay Singh (1930-1956)

2. Maharajkumar Ajaypratap Singh (1956-1967)

3. Maharajkumar Baghwatpratap Singh (1967-2000)

4. Shri Sahib Anshupratap Singh (2000–Present)

Sahib Jagannath Singh

Rajgarh Religion Data 2015
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
59.80%
Muslims
  
39.63%
Distribution of religions
It Includes Sikhs (0.5%), Christian (0.6%), Jain (0.42%), Others (0.1%) [3]

Rajgarh Work Profile[edit]

Out of 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 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 & 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 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, 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,and Pathankot.

Airports[edit]

The nearest airports are New Delhi Airport and Jaipur Airport.

Economy[edit]

The town has a 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. M/s "Jethmal Ganpat Rai" is the oldest firm in the town located in the main market area. Sadulpur is also famous for delicious Sweets Common Sweets available here are ceeta, Kaju katli, milk cake made from milk (Mawa). The famous sweets shop is known as Poonam chand Modi, And some big market like Madina market, Qureshi market, Nand Plaza, Birasaria Market,[8] Foji General Store, seetla bazar (market). patanjali chikitsalya,

Important places[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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