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Shri N.B.S. Rajput (I.A.S.)
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About Barwani District
District Barwani was formed on 25th May 1998 and got carved out of West-Nimar, Khargone districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh of India.
Barwani is situated on the south-west side of Madhya Pradesh with the holy river Narmada flowing in the northern border. District is surrounded by the forest ranges, Satpura in the South and Vindhyachal in the North.
The name Badwani seems to have originated from the forests of Bad which had surrounded the city in old times. Wani is the old word for the Garden. and hence city got its name Badwani which means Garden of Bads. Barwani is still pronounced as Badwani in Hindi as well as the local dialect but it spells Barwani in English.
British spared the Bharwani town which was the capital of the old Barwani State till 1948, as it was fully rocky and less productive.
Barwani has an Historic Symbol, which is known as TIR-GOLA. which is located at Khandwa-Baroda Road, in front of Sagar Vilas Palace. The place was built in the memory of late son of Raja Ranjit Singh. Before India got its Independence Barwani was also known as 'The Paris of Nimar'
Geography of the Barwani District
Barwani District is located between Latitudes 21°37' to 22°22' North and Longitudes 74°27' to 75°30' East with State of Maharashtra in South, Gujarat in far West, district Khargone on the East and district Dhar on the North as boundaries of the district. The District is triangular in shape with the top point in Western part.
Administration set up of Barwani District
Barwani district is divided into two sub-divisions, Barwani and Sendhawa which are divided into 6 tehsils, namely Barwani, Sendhawa, Pansemal, Niwali, Thikari and Rajpur and 7 developmental blocks, Barwani, Pati, Sendhawa, Pansemal, Niwali, Thikari and Rajpur. Barwani District has 417 panchayats and 646 villages, 576 revenue and 70 forests and out of these villages in the Barwani District, 560 are inhabited and 16 are un-inhabited. There are 2 Municipalities In this district and they are Barwani and Sendhawa.
As per the 2001 census details, the population of the district is 10,81,039 over the area of 3665 sq kilometers.
Education in the Barwani District
The population of the District Barwani has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5% as per the 2001 census details.
There are 4 colleges in the District namely Pinnacle College of Higher Education, Government Girls College, Barwani Polytechnic College and Government PG College.
There are many schools as well in the Barwani District, they are Gov. Girls Higher Secondary School, Gov. Boys Higher Secondary School No.1,
Gov. Boys Higher Secondary School No.2, Barwani Public School, Rajkumar Khendalwal Memorial HSCH school and many more.
How to reach Barwani District
By Air: The nearest airport is at Indore, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airportwhich is at about 150 KM from Barwani. Most of the major airlines operate their flights connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Raipur and Nagpur with Indore.
By Rail: The neaest railway station is at Indore which is one of the major junctions of the Western Railway. Khandwa is another railway station but of the Central Railways close to Barwani district. It is connected via state highway No 26 and is about 180 kilometers away from Bharwani.
By Road: Barwani is well connected to almost all of the towns and cities of Madhya Pradesh and likewise connected to many state and national highways. You can get bus services to and from all the cities like Indore, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargone, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Baroda around Barwani
Places to visit in Barwani
Bawangaja (Chool Giri) is a Jain Pilgrimage center about 6 kilometers from the Barwani town. There are 11 temples which belong to the 15th century. Lord Adinathji's staue at Bawangaja (Chool Giri) is said to be the World's tallest statue. Jain saints Kumbhakarna and Indrajeet are also said to have attained Nirvaan from this place.
Beejasan is another place well known in the district and is situated on the Agra - Mumbai national highway at about 20 kilometers from Sendhawa, while going towards Mumbai /Maharashtra. The presiding deity of the temple is Godess Beejasani (Durga).
Parliament Constituency of the Barwani district is 27-Khargone (ST) and Assembly Constituencies of the Barwani District are 187-Sendhwa (ST), 188-Rajpur (ST), 189-Pansemal (ST) and 190-Barwani (ST)
Bank facilities in the Barwani District
You can find nationalised and private banks like State Bank of India, State Bank of Indore, Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Central Bank of India and Dena Bank in the different parts of the district.
At present there are 6 ATM's in the district and they are, 3 SBI ATMs at MG Road, Club Road and Anjad Naka, 2 ICICI ATMs at MG Road and Rajghat Road, 1 CBI ATM at Club Road.