Ganderbal

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Ganderbal
Town
Ganderbal is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Ganderbal
Ganderbal
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Ganderbal is located in India
Ganderbal
Ganderbal
Ganderbal (India)
Coordinates: 34°14′N 74°47′E / 34.23°N 74.78°E / 34.23; 74.78Coordinates: 34°14′N 74°47′E / 34.23°N 74.78°E / 34.23; 74.78
Country India
Union TerritoryJammu and Kashmir
DistrictGanderbal
Elevation
1,619 m (5,312 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total297,446
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu
 • SpokenKashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJK16
Websiteganderbal.nic.in

Ganderbal is a town and a municipality committee in Ganderbal district in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It has an average elevation of 1,619 metres (5,312 feet). It is bordered by district Srinagar in the south, Bandipore to the north, Kargil in the northeast, Anantnag to the south-east and Baramulla in the south-west.

Geography[edit]

Ganderbal is located at 34°14′N 74°47′E / 34.23°N 74.78°E / 34.23; 74.78.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,619 metres (5,312 feet) above sea level. It is bordered by the Srinagar district in the south, Bandipore to the north, Kargil in the northeast, Anantnag to the southeast. It is divided into seven Tehsils viz, Ganderbal, Kangan, Lar, Tulmulla, Gund, Nagbal and Wakoora.

Power project[edit]

The Sind River, a major tributary to the Jehlum River flows through this district. The water of the river is mainly used for irrigation, and generation of hydroelectricity. There are three hydroelectric power stations, Lower Sindh Hydroelectric Power Project Ganderbal, Upper Sindh Hydroelectric Power Project 1st Kangan and Upper Sindh Hydroelectric Power Project 2nd Sumbal generating electricity on the Sind River. Besides, the water of the river is used for drinking by Srinagar city through Rangil Water Treatment Plant.[2]

Tourism[edit]

Water rafting tournaments are being organised at the tourist destination of Sonamarg every year, to boost the tourism industry of Kashmir valley. Besides Manasbal lake, Gangabal Lake[3] at the foot of Mount Haramukh is one of the destinations of foreign tourists visiting the valley. Vaishnosar Lake and Gadsar Lake are situated north of Sonamarg.

Development[edit]

Despite the fact that in the past Ganderbal has remained CM‘s[4] constituency,[5] it is quite behind in development as compared to other districts. Now Ganderbal constituency is represented by Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar who defeated qazi afzal by a little margin of 461 votes in recently held state assembly elections 2014. The State government has not shown seriousness towards the development of the district. The only Central University[6] of Kashmir Valley is being constructed in district Ganderbal. One Faculty, the Faculty of Forestry of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir is under construction at Benhama, with the objective to boost the economy and education of the district, which is well behind at present. Besides, there is a stadium which holds a record of playing a day-night matches Physical education college, the only one in the state, is situated at {Gadoora Ganderbal} some 3.5  km away from district headquarters.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[7] Ganderbal had a population of 297446.[8] Males constitute 53.36% of the population and females 46.64%. Ganderbal has an average literacy rate of 58.04%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 68.85%, and female literacy is 45.71%. In Ganderbal, 17.01% of the population is under 6 years of age.[9]

Education[edit]

There is a Physical Education College, a Sainik School[10] Mansbal, Industrial Training Institute, a Degree college and many higher secondary schools. In addition, a polytechnic college has been recently constructed in the lands of hoakersar and its current status is active. The under construction Central University of Kashmir in Ganderbal at Tullamula also class work started at main campus and different government accommodations at different places until all buildings may be setup or were fully Constructed there. Since 1 April 2007 Ganderbal is now a district carved out from Srinagar. there is a newly created engineering college namely GCET govt college of engineering and technology Safapora Ganderbal(under construction).There are also three faculties of SKUAST-K namely Faculty of veterinary Science and AH Shuhama Alusteng , Faculty of Forestry Benihama , Faculty of Fisheries Rangil in the district.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Ganderbal. Fallingrain.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-14.
  2. ^ Rangil Water Treatment Plant finds hard to feed tail-end areas Lastupdate:- Fri, 4 Sep 2009 18:30:00 GMT. Greaterkashmir.com (2009-09-04). Retrieved on 2011-12-14.
  3. ^ Gangabal Lake in India. India9.com (2005-06-07). Retrieved on 2011-12-14.
  4. ^ Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
  5. ^ Electoral constituency
  6. ^ Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal | CareerPages. Careerpages.in. Retrieved on 2011-12-14.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ census of India official website, www.census2011.co.in
  9. ^ this is census of India 2011, www.census2011.co.in
  10. ^ J&K Sainik School Manasbal- Village (Borus). Wikimapia.org. Retrieved on 2011-12-14.