Pachora, Maharashtra

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Pachora is a town and a municipal council in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra and situated on the banks of the Hivra River. Pachora's most famous citizen and first surgeon, Dr. Madhukar Ugale, is the symbol of the city. Pachora is a Town in the district of Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

The population of children with age of 0-6 is 40, which is 18.96% of the total population of Pachora (CT). In Pachora Census Town, Female Sex Ratio is 758 against a state average of 929. Moreover, the Child Sex Ratio in Pachora is around 739 compared to the Maharashtra state average of 894. The literacy rate of Pachora city is 84.67%. In Pachora, male literacy is around 83.9% while female literacy rate is 81.65%.
Pachora Census Town has total administration over 32787 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Census Town limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

History of Pachora

Pachora Junction (पाचोरा जंक्शन) is located at Template:Coord/dec2dms/dmN Template:Coord/dec2dms/dmE / 20.67°N 75.35°E / 20.67; 75.35{{#coordinates:20.67|N|75.35|E||||| | |name= }}.[1] It has an average elevation of 261 metres (856 feet). Population of Pachora is 96000. Pachora's pincode is 424201[2] and Telephone area code is 02596.

Pachora Municipal Council

Pachora Municipal Council has established on 1 April 1947. Now, 25 wards are mapped for Pachora Municipal Council with 25 members of Nagarpalika. Pachora also has a Vidhan-Sabha Constituency from the year 1952. Pachora has a large rural infrastructure with 95 gram panchayats which is the largest in any other tehsil place in Maharashtra. The Central Pachora is under Jalgaon Lok sabha Constituency.[3]

Economy

Pachora has an agriculture-based economy. Major crops are cotton, banana, maize, jowar, bajara. It also has many educational institutes and serves as a regional transportation center. The city has other businesses like gold, cloth markets, etc. People mostly earn their livelihood with the cultivation of bananas and bajara. Pachora has one of its best quality banana crop.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, population of Pachora was 2,55,000.[4]

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Festivals

Pachora has many historical temples all over the region with some mystery & spiritual story. The Panchaleshwar temple here was built by the Pandavas during their stay here. It is said that Draupadi a.k.a. Panchali who was a ardent devotee of lord shiva, expressed her will to build a temple of lord shiva. Here in Rath Galli, Balaji Mandir (Temple) is about 250 years old. Every year, the festival of Balaji is celebrated and is called mela (fair) of 'Balaji Rath Yatra'. A 50-foot-high wooden Rath of Balaji Maharaj is pulled in its nearer specific route. Yatra starts in the morning from 08.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m. On a famous hill "KakanBardi", the fair has been celebrated for the last 800 years. We call it a fair of 'Khandoba'. This temple is situated on the top of a hill, 4 km from Pachora. It is an 800-year-old temple. It is also known as "Jai Malhar".

Pachora has two famous temples, one of Goddess 'Kaila Mata Mandir' (Bhadgaon road) and the other of 'Jagdamba Devi Mandir' (Rath Galli). In both the temples during "Navratri Utsav" the holy program of Dandiya is celebrated every year for the 9 days of Navratri.

Backwater near pachora

Rail

Pachora is on the main line track of central railway. It is just 50 km away from Jalgaon District station & 72 km away from Bhusawal Junction of Central Railway. Just 3 hours from Nasik Road railway station & 6 hours from Mumbai. With any train of Central Railway, either the Express or Passenger you can reach safely at Pachora on its scheduled time. It is awarded as one of the clean railway stations of the district.

Pachora–Jamner railway is a narrow-gauge branch line which connects Pachora to Jamner which is nearer to Ajanta Caves.[5] The railway line was constructed by Messrs Shapoorji Godbole and Co. of Bombay. Pachora to Pahur section was opened up in 1918 and the rest of the sections in 1919. On termination of the contracts with the former Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, the line was brought under direct State management with effect from 1 July 1925. [6]

Road

It is banked on the state highway Nagpur-Pune & Nagpur-Surat. It is on the main road network of state as well as central government highways. It is 48 km away from Jalgaon & 90 km from Dhule & 210 km From Nasik.

Air

Jalgaon Airport is the nearest airport to Pachora (approximately 50 km).

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