Sawai Madhopur district

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Sawai Madhopur district
Location of Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan
Location of Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
Administrative divisionBharatpur Division
HeadquartersSawai Madhopur
Government
 • District collectorK C Verma
Area
 • Total4,498 km2 (1,737 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,335,551[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy65.39
 • Sex ratio897
WebsiteOfficial website

Sawai Madhopur District is a district of Rajasthan state in North-Western India. Sawai Madhopur is the chief town and district headquarters.Sawai Madhopur District comes under Bharatpur Divisional Commissionerate. [2]

Geography[edit]

Sawai Madhopur District has an area of 4498 km². It is bounded by Dausa District on the north, Karauli District on the northeast, Jaipur District on the northwest, the Chambal River on east across the border of Madhya Pradesh state, Kota District on the southeast, Bundi District on the south, and Tonk District on the west.

Division[edit]

Sawai Madhopur district has 8 revenue subdivisions and tehsils:[3]

Sawai madhopur District: Revenue Scheme
Subdivision Land Record
Circles (ILRCs)
Patwar Circles Villages
Total
Sawai madhopur 7 48 152
Chauth Ka Barwara 3 24 64
Khandar 6 37 128
Bonli 4 31 104
Malarna Dungar 3 24 76
Gangapur City 3 24 85
wazirpur 3 24 44
Bamanwas 7 55 150

District Court[edit]

Sawai Madhopur District Court was established on 1977. Shri O.P. Jain took over the charge of first Sawai Madhopur District & Session Court judge. Presently Sh. Ajai kumar ojha is the District & Sessions Judge of Sawai Madhopur. There are 10 judges in the Sawai Madhopur District Court.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sawai Madhopur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 12 districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Sawai Madhopur District
Religion Percent
Hindus
87.27%
Muslims
11.66%

According to the 2011 census Sawai Madhopur district has a population of 1,338,114,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Mauritius[6] or the US state of Maine.[7] This gives it a ranking of 362nd in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 297 inhabitants per square kilometre (770/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.79%.[5] Sawai Madhopur has a sex ratio of 894 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 66.19%.[5]

Fairs and festivals[edit]

Ganesh Chaturthi Fair[edit]

Ganesh Chaturthi Fair is the largest fair of Sawai Madhopur. It is organised on Bhadav Shukla Chaturthi at Ganesh Temple, Ranthambhore Fort. This is very popular fair in Rajasthan. People of Rajasthan and outside Rajasthan visit for this fair. Every year 3-4 lacs devotees participates in this fair. This fair is organised for three days.

Chauth Mata Fair[edit]

Chauth Mata Temple is about 25 km from the Sawai Madhopur city in Chauth Ka Barawara town. This fair is organised on Magh Krishna Chaturthi. Lacs of people around Rajasthan and other states visit here for this Fair.

Shiv Ratri Fair[edit]

The Ghushmeshwar Mahadev temple is located 3 km from Isarda Railway Station in Kota-Jaipur on the train route to Shiwar Town, at 100 km from Jaipur and 40 km from Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, India, near Ranthambore National Park. Annual fair is organised near the temple during Shiv Ratri.[8][9]

Rameshwar Dham[edit]

The Rameshwaram Temple is 60 km from Sawai Madhopur on the confluence of Banas and Chambal River. It has a beautiful Shiva temple where a fair is held annually on Shiv Ratri. Lakhs of people Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh visit here for this Fair.

KalyanJi Fair[edit]

Every year besakh shukla puranmasi this fair is organised at Gangapur City. This fair is organised for Seven days. Thousands of people join this fair.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Name Census 2011, Rajasthan data". censusindia.gov.in. 2012. Retrieved 28 Feb 2012.
  2. ^ "History". rajasthan govt. 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 28 Feb 2012.
  3. ^ "Official website of district sawai madhopur> Administrative setup". sawaimadhopur.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20.
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Mauritius 1,303,717 July 2011 est.
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Maine 1,328,361
  8. ^ "शिवाड़ में महाशिवरात्रि मेला कल से, बिजली की रोशनी से नहाया मंदिर".
  9. ^ "शिवजी ने यहां तोड़ा था गजनवी का गुरूर, जल में करते हैं अखंड निवास".

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°00′52″N 76°21′08″E / 26.01444°N 76.35222°E / 26.01444; 76.35222