S. K. Varma Nagar

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S. K. Varma Nagar
Varma Nagar
S. K. Varma Nagar is located in Gujarat
S. K. Varma Nagar
S. K. Varma Nagar
S. K. Varma Nagar is located in India
S. K. Varma Nagar
S. K. Varma Nagar
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°41′06″N 68°43′05″E / 23.685°N 68.718°E / 23.685; 68.718Coordinates: 23°41′06″N 68°43′05″E / 23.685°N 68.718°E / 23.685; 68.718
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kachchh
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

S. K. Varma Nagar (full name Shyamji Krishna Varma Nagar and commonly known as merely Varma Nagar) is a town of India, developed in the 1970s, which is located in the Lakhpat Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat. It is named after famous freedom fighter from Kutch, Shyamji Krishna Varma.

The town is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Taluka headquarters of Lakhpat and 110km from district headquarters of Bhuj. Originally the town was developed as a township of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited (GMDC). In 1979 government announced a power project to also develop the township of GEB (now Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited) in the same location. Currently this is the only township of both the GMDC and GSECL.

The town has a School, which is also named as Shree Shyamji Krishna Varma Vidyalay. There are hospitals run by Gujarat Electricity Board and Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation and also a small industrial area.

A lignite-based power plant is near the town, which generates and provides electricity to many areas of Kutch. Varma Nagar is located near the Panadhro Lignite Mines and main population of the town are dependent upon theses mines and associated business connected to it.[citation needed]

The town hosts the Panadhro Geological Museum which holds in display fossils of Paleozoic era found in these mines.[1]