Akingam

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Akingam
Akingam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Akingam
Akingam
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Akingam is located in India
Akingam
Akingam
Akingam (India)
Coordinates: 33°42′N 75°20′E / 33.70°N 75.33°E / 33.70; 75.33Coordinates: 33°42′N 75°20′E / 33.70°N 75.33°E / 33.70; 75.33
Country India
State Jammu and Kashmir
DistrictAnantnag
Elevation
1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,007
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu, Kashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK03
Websitewww.anantnag.nic.in

Akingam is a village in South Kashmir and a newly formed tehsil in the Anantnag district, in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.It is at a distance of 14.2 km or 8.8 miles (approx) from the Lal Chowk in Anantnag along a route passing through the tourist resorts of Achabal and Kokernag. In revenue records the village Akingam is still called Maqan Shiva Bhagwati. The adjacent villages are Mohripura, Hiller, Badasgam, Hardpora and Badoora.

A view of Zoon mall (mountain) from Akingam village

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 census,[1] there were 755 families residing in village Akingam with population of 5007 of which 2579 are males 2428 are females. In village Akingam population of children with age 0-6 is 898 which makes up 17.93% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Akingam (village) is 941 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Akingam as per census is 848, lower than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862. Tehsil Akingam has higher literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Akingam village was 67.41% compared to 67.16% of Jammu and Kashmir. In Akingam Male literacy stands at 76.40% while female literacy rate was 58.09%.

Data as per 2011 census

particulars total male female
total no. of houses 755 - -
population 5007 2759 2428
child(0-6) 898 486 412
schedule caste 0 0 0
schedule tribe 339 184 155
literacy 67.41 % 76.40 % 58.09 %
total workers 2026 1276 750
main worker 944 - -
marginal worker 1082 468 614

Basic Facilities[edit]

The Govt. Higher Secondary School Akingam is located at a distance of 200 meters (approx.) from main chowk Akingam, on the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range

Lower secondary block of HSS Akingam

The Govt. Primary Health Center (PHC) Akingam [2] is 20 meters away from main chowk Akingam

Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch is also located in the main chowk of Akingam. Its IFSC code is: JAKA0AKNGAM Moreover, there is also a post office and veterinary and sheep department offices

Akingam has status of tourist village by jk govt with a well established tourist center. Village Akingam used to have Kashmiri Pandits Bhand performers but they left the village in 1990. The people of Akingam are deeply Sufi and philosophical in outlook.

Sacred Places[edit]

Akingam is surrounded by many heritage and sacred sites. It has oldest Jamia Masjid (Bonagam), Biggest Jamia Masjid Sharief Pethgam, Ziyarat Sharief Sata Reshi Sahib and Ziyarat Shareef of famous Islamic saint Shah-I-Asrar(RA). It was given the status of tourist village by J&K govt with a well established tourist center. Village Akingam used to have Kashmiri Pandits Bhand performers but they left the village in 1990. The people of Akingam are deeply Sufi and philosophical in outlook.

Shiva Bhagwati Temple[edit]

Famous Shrine of Jagad Amba Shri Shiva Bhagwati is situated at 240–250 meters (approx) from jammu and kashmir bank, Akingam. The shrine is located on the foothills of beautiful forest with devdar and vast pastures.

Beautiful pastures of land near Shiva Bhagwati Temple Akingam

Shiva Bhagwati Asthapan is the oldest sacred place of the area.

Schools[edit]

  • Government Higher Secondary School Akingam (GHSS Akingam)
  • Asrar Memorial Public School Akingam
  • Islamia Model School Akingam
  • BMS, Bonapora Akingam
  • BPS, Akingam
  • GMS, Akingam
  • GPS, Bonapora Akingam
  • IPS, Akingam
  • KGBV, Akingam
  • MS Baghat Mohalla, Akingam
  • MS Renni, Akingam
  • PS Wani Mohalla, Akingam
  • Sadiq Memorial Institute, Hardpora, Akingam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ there"census 2011:Data from 2011 census". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "District Anantnag". jkhealth. Archived from the original on 12 April 2016.

External links[edit]

  • [1] in The Times Of India
  • [2] in The scoop news
  • [3] in The daily excelsior
  • [4] in The world news
  • [5] in The Glorious India
  • census 2011