Tezu

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Tezu
Town
Tezu is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Tezu
Tezu
Tezu is located in India
Tezu
Tezu
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17Coordinates: 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District Lohit
Established 1946
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Body BJP, as per 2014 elections
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,184
 • Density 17/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-AR
Vehicle registration AR

Tezu is a census town and the headquarters of Lohit district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

All important offices of district administration are present in this town. The present Deputy Commissioner & Collector of Lohit is Sh.Danish Ashraf, IAS. The Deputy Commissioner (DC,also known as DM- District Magistrateor Collector), as the head of Lohit District, is in overall charge of the working and establishmentsof various departments. He supervises and controls all aspects of administrative and developmental activities that are carriedon by the departments in the district under his/her administrative jurisdiction.

The ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes.[citation needed] The Mishmi tribes have traditions and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata.[citation needed] According to sacred Hindu traditions, Lord Krishna's first queen Rukmini was a Mishmi Damsel.[citation needed] The major Mishmi God is Ringyajabmalu and the major Mishmi festival is known as Tamladu puja.[citation needed] It is celebrated each year on 15 February.[citation needed] People from all communities and all walks of life are invited to join in the celebrations.[citation needed] The Holy Parshuram Kund is also nearby and thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over India, and also from neighbouring countries, come to take a holy dip and wash away the sins of millions of births.[citation needed] This is accompanied with a fair at Tezu and takes place every year during the month of January.[citation needed] The major agricultural products are mustard, ginger and oranges.[citation needed]

Tezu is one of the 60 constituencies of Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh. Name of current MLA (August-2016) of Tezu constituency is Mohesh Chai.[1]

Geography[edit]

Tezu is located at 27°55′N 96°10′E / 27.92°N 96.17°E / 27.92; 96.17.[2] It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet). The existing Airport in Tezu is under development and upgradation by Airports authority of India for flight movement

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tezu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
30.3
(86.5)
35.5
(95.9)
36.1
(97)
40.0
(104)
40.0
(104)
38.9
(102)
38.3
(100.9)
39.7
(103.5)
40.5
(104.9)
34.1
(93.4)
30.1
(86.2)
40.5
(104.9)
Average high °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
21.7
(71.1)
25.8
(78.4)
27.4
(81.3)
29.8
(85.6)
30.3
(86.5)
30.7
(87.3)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
29.2
(84.6)
25.9
(78.6)
22.1
(71.8)
27.12
(80.81)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
16.4
(61.5)
20.2
(68.4)
22.5
(72.5)
25.3
(77.5)
26.5
(79.7)
27.2
(81)
27.5
(81.5)
26.7
(80.1)
24.4
(75.9)
19.9
(67.8)
16.3
(61.3)
22.29
(72.12)
Average low °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
11.2
(52.2)
14.6
(58.3)
17.7
(63.9)
20.9
(69.6)
22.7
(72.9)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.1
(73.6)
19.6
(67.3)
14.0
(57.2)
10.5
(50.9)
17.53
(63.55)
Record low °C (°F) 1.1
(34)
1.2
(34.2)
7.1
(44.8)
6.9
(44.4)
9.9
(49.8)
17.1
(62.8)
17.1
(62.8)
19.3
(66.7)
18.9
(66)
7.5
(45.5)
3.5
(38.3)
0.6
(33.1)
0.6
(33.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 36.2
(1.425)
62.5
(2.461)
111.4
(4.386)
190.4
(7.496)
267.4
(10.528)
572.2
(22.528)
663.4
(26.118)
565.6
(22.268)
384.8
(15.15)
161.0
(6.339)
25.7
(1.012)
17.4
(0.685)
3,058
(120.396)
Source #1: Climate-data.org
Source #2: Source: India Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 1990)
Parshuram Kund

Transport[edit]

The nearest airports are at Mohanbari (154 km) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport). Helicopter services are available from Dibrugarh to Tezu on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tezu Airport is primarily used by visiting V.I.P.s and officials. Tezu is linked with the adjacent state Assam by road. Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) and other private vehicles provide seamless connectivity to Assam. Most of the vehicles provide connectivity to Tinsukia, Assam. The nearest railway station is at Tinsukia (NTSK) which is linked to major parts of country like Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc. A proposal to connect Tezu through broadgauge line from Murkongselek via Pasighat and extending up to Parshuram Kund was made. A preliminary engineering-traffic survey for this track has been completed.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Indian census,[4] Tezu had a population of 18,184 of which 9,743 are males while 8,441 are females. Population of children with age 0-6 is 2104 which is 11.57% of total population of Tezu. Tezu has an average literacy rate of 83.98%, higher than the state average of 65.38% and national average of 74.04%. Male literacy rate is around 88.29%, and female literacy rate is 78.94%. The female sex ratio is 866 against state average of 938. Moreover, child sex ratio in Tezu is around 968 compared to the state average of 972.

Hindus consists around 75.57% of the total population while Muslim, Christian and Sikh consists 7.43%, 8.24% and 0.29% respectively. Buddhism is around 5.41% and other religions are 2.91% of the total population.

Tibetan diaspora[edit]

Tezu also has a sizeable population of Tibetan community of about 1500 mostly residing in a settlement called by local name as Lama Camp, Tibetans settled here since the 1960s after fleeing Chinese persecution in their homeland Tibet, till date they have maintained their own custom and tradition, they have built monasteries, health centre, nursing homes, schools etc. with funds coming from Govt. and other sources. Lama Camp is located in Tindolong about 6 km (4 mi) from Tezu Bazaar and has 5 camps each camp represent different regions of Tibet mainly Kham, Kongpo, Tsari and Pemako.

Media and communications[edit]

State-owned All India Radio has a local station in Tezu which transmits various programs of mass interest. Also, local TV channel - Matai Communication broadcasts local news, shows and programs.

Indira Gandhi Govt. College

Educational Institutes[edit]

  • Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Tezu
  • Govt. Secondary School, Tezu
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu
  • Krick & Boury Memorial School
  • Indira Gandhi Govt. College
  • Teacher's Training Institute

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tezu MLA". Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tezu
  3. ^ "Solace to suffering humanity would surface from Arunachal, believes Shankaracharya". ANI. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 

Tibetans

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