Rajgurunagar (Khed)

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Rajguru Nagar

Khed
Rajguru Nagar is located in Maharashtra
Rajguru Nagar
Rajguru Nagar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPune
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyRajgurunagar Municipal Council
Area
 • Total4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation
645 m (2,116 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total25,146
 • Density5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ZIP code(s)
410505
Area code(s)+91-2135
Vehicle registrationMH-14
WebsiteRajgurunagar Municipal Council

Rajguru Nagar (Khed) is a census town in the Pune Metropolitan Region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.[2] It is the headquarters of Khed taluka in the Pune district.

Etymology[edit]

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is named after an Indian freedom fighter, Shivaram Rajguru, who was born there.

Demographics[edit]

  • As per 2011 census, Rajgurunagar has population of 25,146 of which 12,899 were males while 12,247 were females.
  • Average Sex Ratio of city is 949 which is higher than Maharashtra state average of 929.
  • Literacy rate of city was 91% compared to 82.95% of Maharashtra. Male literacy rate was 93% while female literacy rate was 88%.
  • Scheduled Castes constitutes 6.2% of total population while Scheduled Tribes were 5%.
Religion Population[citation needed]
Hindu 85.23%
Muslim 07.36%
Jain 03.63%
Buddhist 03.23%
Christian 0.17%
Sikh 0.07%
Other 0.10%
Not stated 0.20%
Total 25,146

Tourism[edit]

There are several temples in Rajgurunagar. Siddheshwar Temple is the one of the old temples, other temples include Kedareshwar Temple, Vishnu Temple (Chandiram Maharaj Math), Hanuman Temple, Shani Maharaj Temple and Chimanya Ganapati Temple. Shingeshwar temple near Kude budruk Village. Shingeshwar mountain is the highest in Pune and number two after Kalsubai mountain. Dhume dongar is very popular in the Rajgurunagar. Tukaimata mandir on Nashik road 2km from the city is made in black stone by PANDVA (Mahabharat). Rajgurunagar is also known for Rajguru Wada.

Politics[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Hutatma Rajguru Arts, Science & Commerce College, Rajgurunagar
  • Hutatma Rajguru Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Small wonder preschool,wada road, Rajgurunagar
  • Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Sheth Kesharchand Parakh Prathmic Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Prangan Nursery School,wada road,Rajgurunagar.
  • Little Champs English Medium School
  • KTES English Medium school, Rajgurunagar
  • Z P School, Tinhewadi NO.1/2
  • Trimurti Vidyalaya, Tinhewadi.
  • Gurukul College Of Technology, Rajgurunagar
  • ERA Kids(aiera.in/erakids/), Pabal Road, Rajgurunagar
  • Pius Memorial School, Waki
  • Priyadarshani School, Waki
  • Podar International School, Chakan
  • Adarsh vidyalaya, Shiroli.
  • Z.P.Primary School, Manjarewadi Pimpal

Economy[edit]

Bharat Forge's Special Economic Zone (SEZ) named as Khed City[3] is the biggest SEZ in Pune spread over 1,000 hectares (4200Acre) of notified land in Khed taluka.[4][5][6]

MARS International India Pvt.Ltd., the global manufacturer of chocolates, snack foods and pet foods acquired a large parcel of land in KhedCity (Bharat Forge's SEZ). The Company will set up its first manufacturing facility in India here with investment of Rs 1,005 crore (over $160 million).[7] [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". Official website of Rajgurunagar Municipal Council.
  2. ^ "'PMRDA area notified, DP to be announced in a year'". The Indian Express. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ "KhedCity".
  4. ^ ET Bureau (28 April 2010). "Bharat Forge plans to start marketing Khed SEZ". The Economic Times. India.
  5. ^ Biswas, Partha Sarathi (24 January 2013). "New industrial policy unlikely to increase housing stock". The Indian Express.
  6. ^ "Khed City Official Site". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Mars International India to set up manufacturing plant in Pune; to invest Rs 1,005 cr". Business Standard. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Make-in-India: Mars Inc will set up Rs 1,000-crore plant in Khed City, Pune".