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Map of India showing the location of Saharanwas
Map of India showing the location of Saharanwas
Location in India
Map of India showing the location of Saharanwas
Map of India showing the location of Saharanwas
Saharanwas (India)
Coordinates: 28°07′18″N 76°20′05″E / 28.1218°N 76.3346°E / 28.1218; 76.3346
DistrictRewari district

Saharanwas is a village in Rewari district, Haryana, India. It is situated 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the city of Rewari, on the Narnaul-Mahendragarh road.

A report published in 2003 described the village as "large", with around 600 households and 2000 voters present. In the same year, the majority of the population were listed as being Scheduled Caste in the Indian system intended to aid positive discrimination in the spheres of employment and education.[1]

The position of Sarpanch, who acts as head of the village and is assisted by a Gram Panchayat (local administrative body) consisting of nine people, is controlled by one particular family of the Ahir community. It is also the Ahir community who control most of the land, "including a large portion of Panchayat land and common village land." The Sarpanch expressed frustration when he was interviewed in 2003 regarding the effectiveness of the Gram Panchayat, the work of which he said was hampered by administrative issues mostly outside its control.[1]

It was announced in 2010 that an Industrial Training Institute would be established in the village on land donated by the panchayat for that purpose.[2]

The village hosts a legal aid clinic[3] and as of 2003 had an ayurvedic dispensary, although the latter was not much used because most of the populace did not believe in that form of medicine.[1]

Saharanwas is the birthplace of Ajay Singh Yadav, who was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (state legislative assembly) on five occasions between 1989 and 2005.[4]

The village has been the location of some violent deaths in recent years. In 2007, an 82-year-old farmer was axed to death, allegedly by family members;[5] and in 2006 a cousin of Ajay Singh Yadav was shot dead during a robbery at his petrol pump in the village.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Finances of Panchayats" (PDF). New Delhi: PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia). March 2003. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Haryana to set up institute for youth". Punjab Newsline Network. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  3. ^ "List of Legal Aid Clinics established in the State of Haryana" (PDF). Haryana State Legal Services Authority. 10 February 2012. p. 11. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Haryana Vidhan Sabha MLA - Capt. Ajay Singh Yadav". Haryana Assembly. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Woman arrested for father-in-law's murder". The Tribune. Chandigarh. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Haryana minister's cousin shot dead". OneIndia. 24 June 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2012.

Coordinates: 28°12′18″N 76°33′46″E / 28.20500°N 76.56278°E / 28.20500; 76.56278