Raver, Maharashtra

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Banana City
Raver is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°14′35″N 76°02′00″E / 21.24306°N 76.03333°E / 21.24306; 76.03333Coordinates: 21°14′35″N 76°02′00″E / 21.24306°N 76.03333°E / 21.24306; 76.03333
Country India
 • BodyMunicipal Council
 • MLA(Raver Vidhansabha Constituency)Shri.Haribhau Jawle(BJP)
 • MP(Raver Loksabha Constituency)Raksha Khadse(BJP).
248 m (814 ft)
 • Total79,568
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02584
ISO 3166 codeIN-MH
Vehicle registrationMH-19

Raver is a city and municipal council in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a major producer of bananas in the Jalgaon district, exporting them globally.


The economy of the city is mainly dependent on agriculture and related business.[citation needed]


Raver is located in North Maharashtra Region. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Madhya Pradesh. It has an average elevation of 248 metres (814 ft). The Satpura Range is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city. In the summer, the temperature ranges up to about 40–45 °C (104–113 °F).



The town is connected to its district headquarters, Jalgaon (64 km), by road. The Ankleshwar-Burhanpur National Highway (previously SH4) runs through the city. It connects Raver to Burhanpur (25 km) in Madhya Pradesh & Ankaleshwar (365 km) in Gujarat. This highway has caused Savda and neighbouring villages to become an important banana transportation hub. Due to increasing traffic, the road was converted into a national highway. The town is also well-connected to other villages through major roads.


Raver Railway Station is 4 km from Raver in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Railways connect the city to Mumbai and Delhi. The Raver Railway station is located on the Major Bhusawal-Khandwa line of the Bhusawal Division of Central Railway. Sixty to seventy trains run through this line daily, of which only 10-12 stop at this station.


The nearby airports are Jalgaon, Aurangabad, and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport (Indore).


As of 2011 India census,[1] Raver has a population of 27,039. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Raver has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 58%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Raver has mixed population of all castes including Hindus and Muslims. The Adivasi people living in the Satpura Hills include Tadvi (Bhilla), Pawara, Bhilala, and Pardhi.

Raver Lok Sabha constituency[edit]

Current MPRaksha Khadase
PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Elected Year2014
Total Electors1,593,370[2]
Assembly ConstituenciesChopda (ST), Raver, Bhusawal (SC), Jamner, Muktainagar, and Malkapur.[3]

Raver Lok Sabha constituency (Marathi: रावेर लोकसभा मतदारसंघ) is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian parliament) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency was created on 19 February 2008 as a part of the implementation of the Presidential notification based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted on 12 July 2002.[3] It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Haribhau Jawale of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of the 2014 elections, the current MP is Raksha Khadase, also of the BJP.

Raver Vidhan Sabha Constituency[edit]

BJP's celebratory procession at Chinawal after Haribhau Jawale's victory from Raver constituency in 2014 assembly elections

Raver Vidhan Sabha constituency (Marathi: रावेर विधान सभा मतदारसंघ) is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency comprises the Raver and Yaval taluka of Jalgaon district.[4]


  • Sardar G. G. High School and Junior College
  • Raver Parisar Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Shri. Vitthalrao Shankarao Naik Arts, and Commerce and Science College
  • Macro Vision Academy School
  • Sardar G.G. High School & Jr. College
  • K.S.A. Girls High School
  • Yashwant Vidyalaya
  • Anglo Urdu High School
  • Nagarpalika schools
  • Modern English Medium School
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  • Swami Vivekanand school
  • Akole High School
  • Macro Vision Academy School (CBSE-affiliated)
  • V.S. Naik College oF Arts, Commerce & Science
  • Govt. I.T.I. College
  • Kids Wonder A Play School
  • Shri Swami Samarth Mahila
  • Mahavidyalaya
  • Shikshanshastra Mahila College
  • Swami English medium school

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference turnout was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b "Delimitation notification comes into effect". The Hindu. 20 February 2008.
  4. ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2010.