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|Founded by||Lala Sansar Chand|
|Elevation||911 m (2,989 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Sarkaghat is one of the 5 Urban Local Bodies in Mandi District.The state of Himachal Pradesh is divided into 12 Districts and Mandi is one of the District with its headquarters at Mandi. The Sarkaghat town is located about 60 km away from Distt. Headquarter Mandi. Sarkaghat town is a main business centre of the Mandi District and it covers most of the population of the district.
The Sarkaghat Urban Local Body came into existence in 1981. The Nagar Panchayat Sarkaghat has 7 wards. A new ward Dabrog also including in Nagar Panchayat Sarkaghat recently. The present population of this town is about 6000 and the floating population is about 1 Lacs per month.
This town is rapidly growing and is the main business centre for the Gram Panchayat falling in the radius of 25 km. A big Government Hospital & PPR Memorial Hospital is the only private hospital located at Sarkaghat. It is located in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh. The station is under the control of Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC).
The Sarkaghat town has one Govt. P.G. College, one Govt. Hospital, Senior Secondary School, Mini Secretariat in which the various Govt. Department Office of Sub-Division level function.
There are various Government Institution like
- Sub-Division Office
- Tehsil Headquarter
- Sub-Divisional Police Office
- Sub-Divisional Judicial Courts
- I & P H Division Office
- H.P.P.W.D Divisional Office
- Electrical Division Office
- Ayurvedic Hospital
- Veterinary Hospital
- Excise & Taxation Office
- H.R.T.C Division Office
- Soil Conversation Office
- C.D.P.O Office
- BDO Office
- Post Office
- Telecommunication Centre
- Banks (UCO bank, PNB, SBI, HP State Co-Op.Bank).
About 30 Govt. and Private Educational / Technical Centres, Hotels, Dhabas & Shops etc.are situated in the town.
Kullu Manali Airport is the nearest airport from Sarkaghat.
Joginder Nagar Railway Station is the nearest Railway station.
The town has the Sub-tropical climate and characterized by hot summer and cold winter. The temperature various between 10 degree C to 45 degree C with June as the hottest and January as the coldest months. Geologically the Sarkaghat town is located in a seismic zone.
Sarkaghat is a Nagar Panchayat city in district of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. The Sarkaghat city is divided into 7 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Sarkaghat Nagar Panchayat has population of 4,715 of which 2,522 are males while 2,193 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.
Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 419 which is 8.89% of total population of Sarkaghat (NP). In Sarkaghat Nagar Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 870 against state average of 972. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Sarkaghat is around 669 compared to Himachal Pradesh state average of 909. Literacy rate of Sarkaghat city is 89.29% higher than state average of 82.80%. In Sarkaghat, Male literacy is around 92.65% while female literacy rate is 85.53%.
Sarkaghat Nagar Panchayat has total administration over 1,184 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Nagar Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
Tourist and religious places near Sarkaghat
- Kamlah Fort - Baba kamlah
- Jalpa Mata - sakrain dhar
- Kanchna Mata - Garli(Anandpur Garh)
- Jander Forest near Sari
- Kandhapatan, Dharmpur
- Rewalsar Lake, Rewalsar
- Jalpa Mata - Awahdevi
Nagar Panchayat Sarkaghat
As per Census Classification Sarkaghat enjoys status of a class IV town. The civic affairs of the town are being looked after by the Nagar Panchayat Sarkaghat.
The Nagar Panchayat Sarkaghat has a President, Vice President directly elected by the people of Sarkaghat along with 7 Members elected from each of 7 wards plus 3 Members nominated by the Govt. of H.P.