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Shiv Nagar
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Muzaffarnagar district
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST) Nagar, formerly Shiv Nagar, is a village located in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh State, India.


In June 2011, Shiv Nagar, named after the Hindu god Shiva, became Nagar (nagar means town), after Snapdeal — an Indian e-commerce company — installed 15 hand pumps, so villagers no longer need to walk for miles to fetch drinking water. There had been no source of potable water in the village before. The villagers voted to name their hamlet after Snapdeal to express their gratitude.[1][2][3][4]


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  3. ^ "Indian Village Renamed And It's Not A Cheap Marketing Stunt!". TechCrunch. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Village in U.P Renamed Nagar". Firstpost. Retrieved 24 October 2014.