Rajula

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Rajula

રાજનગર
Nickname(s): 
Rajnagar
Rajula is located in Gujarat
Rajula
Rajula
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°03′N 71°26′E / 21.05°N 71.43°E / 21.05; 71.43Coordinates: 21°03′N 71°26′E / 21.05°N 71.43°E / 21.05; 71.43
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictAmreli
Elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,50,000 approx
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Rajula is a city and municipality in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Rajula has a big market yard facility.Originally Rajula spread between Dholio Dunger and Piriyo Dungar, but expanded beyond that area on all sides. A small lake appears on the western side of the town near dam.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[2] Rajula had a population of approximately 80,393. Females constituted 49% of the population. Rajula has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy at 72% and female, 55%. In Rajula, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples & tourist attractions[edit]

Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple is situated near Rajula. It is an old temple of Shiva. The shivlinga of Shiva was made by Bhima and Yudhishthira. Fairs are generally organised on the festivals of Raksha Bandhan and Krishna Janmashtami. The temple is situated at the bank of Ghano river, a tributary of Dhaterwadi.

Other temples include Bhidbhanjan, Ram Mandir, Goverdhannathji Ni Haveli, Samudrimataji Mandir, Sanyas Ashram, Gayatrijinu Mandir, Holia Hanumanji Nu Mandir, Ambama Nu Mandir, Sankheshwarimataji Mandir.

Dhatarwadi Riverside opposite to the kumbhnath temple is wonderful tourist attraction of rajulacity .

Chachudeshwar mahadev temple , about 10 km from city is at costal area at which river dhatarwadi meats Arabian sea. the view of nature is great from this place.

Education[edit]

The Saraswati group of schools are the best educational institutions of the whole subdistrict. It includes Saraswati vidyalaya , Saraswati day school, and Saraswati science school .

Swa.Khodabapa Education Trust and Rajula Sanchalit Sanskruti Vidhyalay and Sanskruti English medium school.It Is located at Jafrabad Road.this school is providing education service since 2003.Sanskruti vidhyalay is a good school.

St. Thomas High School is managed by Christian catholic group. It is located at Chataddiya Road. Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul is a well known school and it is a first private school in City located at Chataddiya road, providing education service since 1996. Calorx Public School (CBSE) is also available at Bherai Road.

The city e hosts primary schools and bal mandirs. Gandhi mandir is managed by Shri Rajula Seva Mandal. The high school is Shree Jivanlal Anandaji Sanghavi & Shree T.J.B.S. Girls' School is located here. Rajula Education Trust's Smt. Hiralaxmi Bhaidas Sanghavi Mahila Arts & Commerce College is also one of colleges here. Separate schools, colleges and hostels for girls are available along with coeducational schools.

Calorx Public School is managed by Calorx Education and Research Foundation. It is located at Chataddiya Road.

Transport[edit]

The city is well connected with rest of the country by railways, bus transport and sea transport to other major cities of Gujarat such as Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.Night sleeper coach private buses running from Una or Diu to major cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat and Mumbai pass through Rajula providing a pleasure journey from Rajula to these cities. Rajula is situated on national highway No. 8 E. This highway connects Bhavnagar with Somnath.

Economy[edit]

The city has substantial rock quarries that export around the country. Its economy mainly depends on industries and agriculture. Crops such as groundnut, cotton, and onion are popular.

Port Pipavav is a busy and growing seaport. Pipavav Shipyard Limited now Reliance naval engineering limited is one of the India's largest shipbuilding and heavy industry companies.

Kovaya village known for Limestone mine reserves has some of the largest cement manufacturing plants.

Hotels and Restaurant[edit]

There are many Hotels available in Rajula to stay. To eat there are many good restaurants where one can find continental food and Gujarati food.

Also 3 star hotel available in town.

This assembly seat represents the following segments,

  1. Rajula Taluka – Entire taluka except village – Rampara No-1
  2. Jafrabad Taluka
  3. Khambha Taluka (Part) Villages – Dedan, Raningpara, Nava Malaknes, Borala, Babarpur, Kantala, Chakrava, Hanumanpur, Juna Malaknes, Nesdi No-2, Samadhiyala No-2, Jivapar, Munjiyasar, Trakuda, Vangadhara, Talda, Dadli, Dhundhavana, Pachapachiya, Salva, Pipariya, Rabarika, Ambaliyala, Jamka, Ningala No-2, Bhundani, Gorana, Katarpara, Barman Mota, Barman Nana

Total Number of Voters[edit]

Election Polling Stations Male Voters Female Voters Others Total Voters
2014 261 117459 105395 0 222854

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

· 2007 -Heerabhai solanki, Bharatiya Janata Party

· 2012 - Heerabhai solanki, Gujarat Parivartan Party

· 2017-Amrishbhai See, Congress

Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Rajula assembly elections conducted so far.[edit]

Year A C No. Constituency Name Category Winner Gender Party Votes Runner Up Gender Party Votes
2017 98 Rajula GEN Der Amarishbhai Jivabhai M INC 83818 Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai M BJP 71099
2012 98 Rajula GEN Hirabhai Odhavjibhai Solanki M BJP 75447 Babubhai Rambhai Ram M INC 56737
2007 48 Rajula GEN Hirabhai Odhavjibhai Solanki M BJP 59399 Gujjar Nayabhai Ukabhai M INC 27069
2002 48 Rajula GEN Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai M BJP 61947 Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai M INC 24885
1998 48 Rajula GEN Hirabhai Odhavajibhai Solanki M BJP 30105 Varu Pratapbhai Suragbhai M AIRJP 18016
1995 48 Rajula GEN Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai M INC 33768 Jalondhara Babubhai Ranchhodbhai M IND 32480
1990 48 Rajula GEN Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai M JD 25859 Pratapbhai Suragbhai Varu M INC 13429
1985 48 Rajula GEN Nakum Khodabhai Rajabhai M INC 17616 Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai M JNP 13001
1980 By Polls Rajula GEN R.N.Paramandas M INC(I) 20846 M.N.Lakaha M JNP 9023
1980 48 Rajula GEN Varu Partpbhai Suragbhai M INC(I) 18174 Patel Babubhai Popatbhai M IND 17540
1975 48 Rajula GEN Jashwant Mehta M INC 19291 Mehta Mathurdas Harjivandas M NCO 13181
1972 43 Rajula GEN Jashvant Mehta M INC 30158 Parshotam Kanji Patel M NCO 5644
1967 43 Rajula GEN J. Mehta M INC 14222 M. H. Mehta M SWA 12064
1962 39 Rajula GEN Chhotalal Tribhovandas Mehta M INC 16963 Pitambardas Durlabhdas Vora M PSP 10135

Election results[edit]

2012

Gujarat Assembly Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Hirabhai Solanki 75447 50.65
INC Babubhai Ram 56737 38.09
Majority 18710 12.56
Turnout 148961 12.56
BJP hold Swing

2017

Gujarat Assembly Election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ambarishbhai Der 83818 50.85
BJP Hirabhai Solanki 71099 43.14
Majority 12719 7.71
Turnout 164803 7.71
INC hold Swing

List of all towns and Villages in Rajula Taluka of Amreli district (as per Census 2011)[edit]

Sr .No Villages Population
1 Agariya Dhudiya 2,528
2 Agariya Mota 1,818
3 Agariya Nava 1,508
4 Amuli 332
5 Babariyadhar 2,569
6 Balapar 851
7 Barbatana 2,506
8 Barpatoli 4,026
9 Bhachadar 840
10 Bhakshi 1,446
11 Bherai 4,185
12 Chanch 5,830
13 Charodiya 1,288
14 Chhapri 1,086
15 Chhatadiya 1,171
16 Chotra 1,655
17 Dantardi 2,393
18 Devka 1,788
19 Dharano Nes 363
20 Dhareshvar 2,940
21 Dipadiya 1,087
22 Doliya 2,328
23 Dungar 7,129
24 Dungarparda 680
25 Ganjavadar 215
26 Hadmatiya 601
27 Hindorna 3,117
28 Jholapar 1,036
29 Kadiyali 2,783
30 Katar 3,703
31 Kathivadar 1,623
32 Khakhbai 3,118
33 Khambhaliya 1,093
34 Khari 919
35 khera 4,191
36 Kherali Moti 1,480
37 Kherali Nani 1,040
38 Kotdi 4,923
39 Kovaya 4,061
40 Kumbhariya 1,217
41 Kundaliyala 2,333
42 Majadar 611
43 Mandal 3,684
44 Mandardi Navi-Juni 2,432
45 Masundada Nana- Mota 778
46 Mobhiyana Mota 279
47 Mobhiyana Nana 280
48 Morangi 3,496
49 Navagam 476
50 Nesdi No -1 365
51 Ningala No-1 1,000
52 Patva 2,013
53 Pipavav 1,858
54 Rabhda 1,266
55 Rajparda 1,179
56 Rampara No-1 342
57 Rampara No-2 3,559
58 Ringaniyala Mota 1,268
59 Ringaniyala Nana 59
60 Sajanavav 1,181
61 Samadhiyala No-1 2,427
62 Uchaiya 914
63 Untiya 955
64 Vad 1,025
65 Vadli 2,405
66 Vavdi 1,672
67 Vavera 3,644
68 Victar 2,040
69 Visaliya 2,958
70 Zampodar 645
71 Zanzarda 1,215
72 Zinzka 1,378

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

2.http://www.elections.in/gujarat/assembly-constituencies/rajula.html