Rajur

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Rajur
city
Rajur is located in Maharashtra
Rajur
Rajur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°03′17″N 78°57′24″E / 20.05472°N 78.95667°E / 20.05472; 78.95667Coordinates: 20°03′17″N 78°57′24″E / 20.05472°N 78.95667°E / 20.05472; 78.95667
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Yavatmal
Elevation 741 m (2,431 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,677
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website http://rajurmaza.com/

Rajur is a census town in Yavatmal district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Rajur is also known as Rajur Colliery.

There is another more popular town by the same name in Jalna district which is famous for Shri Maha Ganapati Temple


Geography[edit]

Rajur has an average elevation of 741 metres (2431 feet).[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Rajur had a population of 11,677. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Rajur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Famous People[edit]

Anand Teltumbde is the most educated and famous person from Rajur. He studied in the local school and went on to study in Govt High School, Wani, Institute of Science, Nagpur,[3] Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad obtaining his doctoral degree in Cybernetics from University of Mumbai. He is India's noted civil rights activist, political analyst, writer, columnist, and public intellectual. He is professor of Management at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Dharmaraj Kisan Nimsarkar is the other famous son of Rajur known as Dalit poet, short story writer and novelist.

There are also some Portuguese from Goa who discovered limestone and later on became very successful manufacturers of lime (calcium). These Goan people were Jerome de Costa, Libano Figueiredo, Alick Rebello, Joaquin Stevens, Jose Brito and Ludzero Brito. Of these, Mr. Ludzero Brito was the sarpanch of the Village of Wanjri and was also the President of the Lime Manufacturers Association of Rajur for 50 long years until his death. In the year 1983 Sergio Brito, son of Jose Brito and nephew of Ludzero Brito constructed his own factory for the manufacturing of lime. He ran the factory for 10 years until 1993 and then the demand for lime was on the decline. Having realized that, there was no scope for lime manufacturers and being a new establishment was already feeling the pinch and could no longer run it profitably and Sergio sold it. (Information provided by Sergio Brito, who resides in Goa presently.)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajur
  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ Institute of Science, Nagpur
  4. ^ Information provided by Sergio Brito, who resides in Goa presently.