Shahkot, India

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Shahkot
ਸ਼ਾਹਕੋਟ
City
Shahkot is located in Punjab
Shahkot
Shahkot
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°05′N 75°20′E / 31.08°N 75.34°E / 31.08; 75.34Coordinates: 31°05′N 75°20′E / 31.08°N 75.34°E / 31.08; 75.34
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 25,449
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144702
Telephone code 01821
Vehicle registration PB 67
Website www.shahkotcity.com

Shahkot(Punjabi: ਸ਼ਾਹਕੋਟ, Russian: Шахкот) is a city and tehsil located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Shahkot is situated on NH-71 the Jalandhar – Moga road. Shahkot is administered by the Municipal Committee. About 250 villages belong to Shahkot tehsil. Shahkot is famous for its red chili peppers. Red roofs are a common site in Shahkot during chilli producing season.

Geography[edit]

Shahkot is located at 31°05′N 75°20′E / 31.08°N 75.34°E / 31.08; 75.34.[1] The region has an average elevation of 209 metres (688 feet). The Pin Code of Shahkot is 144702. Shahkot is now both a subdivision and a tehsil. Shahkot is famous for its red chili production and also has a large number of rice mills in Punjab.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Indian census,[2] Shahkot has population of 25,449. The population is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. Shahkot has an average literacy rate of 83percent, which is higher than the Indian national average of 59.5 percent. Literacy among men is 85.50 percent and female literacy is 80.50 percent. In Shahkot, 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Hinduism and Sikhism are the predominant religions with 60 percent of the population registering as Hindus, 39 percent registering as Sikhs and one percent of other religions. Shahkot is near the Satluj river which divides Doaba and Malwa.

City administration[edit]

  • President Municipal Council: Tarsem Mittal BJP
  • Ex President Of Municipal Council: Mr. Pawan Kumar Puri

Schools[edit]

As of 2014 Shahkot has the following schools:

  • St. Manu's Convent School
  • Ramgarhia Public School
  • State Public School
  • St. Jude Convent School
  • Govt. Senior Secondary School, Bajwa Kalan
  • Govt. Senior Secondary School,Nangal Ambia (Khalsa School)
  • Public Senior Secondary School Shahkot
  • Govt. High School (Boys)
  • Govt. High School (Girls)
  • Divya Jyoti Public School
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Model High School
  • Govt. School Mulewal Kherha
  • Govt. Elementary School Bhadam
  • Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School, Nangal Ambia (CBSE)
  • 77th Akal Academy Kakra Kalan, near Pind Nawan Qilla (Baru Sahib)
Govt senior secondary school Bau Pur

Education offices[edit]

There are two Block Primary Education offices in Shahkot City

  • BPEO Shahkot-1
  • BPEO Shahkot-2

Colleges[edit]

  • Sant Avtar Singh Ji Yadgari College (Co-ed), Seechewal
  • Mata Sahib Kaur (SGPC based) Women's College Dhandowal
  • Ramgarhia College for Girls
  • S.P. College for Girls
  • SDM Public Co-ed College

Hospitals[edit]

  • Rana Hospital & maternity
  • Civil Hospital
  • Dr. Dalip Singh Clinic Civil Hospital Road Shahkot
  • Bansal Homoeo Hospital, Civil Hospital Road
  • Patanjali Chikatsalya Main Bazar
  • Bhandal Hospital Moga Road
  • Jain Hospital Moga Road
  • Tagore Hospital Slaichan Road
  • Pannu Homoeopathic Clinic (near Civil Hospital)
  • Chandigarh Dental Saidpur Road
  • Shahkot Mission Hospital
  • Surindra Hospital
  • Sadana Cardic Hospital
  • Chopra Hospital Saidpur Road
  • Bhagwati Hospital and Nursing Home Slaichan Road
  • Bawa Hospital & Nursing Home Ramgarhia Chowk
  • Bhagwan Das Memorial ENT Hospital Ramgarhia Chowk
  • Roopra Homeopethic Hospital Ramgarhia Chowk
  • Thind Hospital
  • Sukhmani Bone Hospital
  • Harjai Dental Hospital Main Bazaar
  • Naresh Hospital Civil Hospital Road
  • Arora Hospital Moga Road
  • Kanwal Dental Clinic

Social organizations[edit]

  • Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir
  • Dera Baba Murli Das Shiv Mander
  • Shri Harinam Sankirtan Mandli
  • Singh Sabha Gurdwara
  • SP Club Saidpur
  • Youth Welfare Club (R)
  • VIP Club
  • Helpline Group
  • Lok Bhalai Munch
  • Nirog Yog Sanstha
  • Citizen Welfare Club
  • International Human Right Org
  • Niskam Welfare Club Shalapur
  • Shri Satya Sai Baba Social & Welfare Society
  • Naujawan Welfare Club Shahkot
  • Surjit Memorial Club
  • Human Rights Press Club
  • TV Association

Petrol pumps[edit]

  • Shahkot filling station
  • RR filling station
  • Puri filling station

V.I.P. Shahkot[edit]

  • Late S. Bachan Singh Sachdeva (State Award Winner)
  • Prof. Kartar Singh Sachdeva (State & National Award Winner) Member Punjab School Education Board Mohali.
  • S. Vir Singh Sachdeva (State Award Winner)
  • Principal Balkar Singh Sachdeva (State Award Winner)
  • Smt. Jasbir Sachdeva (State Award Winner)
  • S. Tejinder Singh Devgun ( Sr. Project Engineer in Chandigarh)
  • Navneet Dhanju (Beautiful Girl Award Winner)

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