District Profile

Ahmednagar district, which is known as ‘Rural Development in Co-operation’ and ‘Land of saints’, is situated in the middle of western Maharashtra.District has the distinction of being the first in Maharshtra in terms of geographical area.Total geographical area of ​​the district is 17048 sq. Km. It is 5.6 percent of the total area of ​​the state

Nashik on the northern boundary of this district, Beed and Osmanabad districts are on the east, Northeast Aurangabad, Solapur on the southern boundary, Thane and Pune districts on the west border. According to 2011 census, the total population of the district is 4543159.

The western part of the hill and the lower parts of the eastern parts are the natural sections of the district. Climate in the western region is cold and dry, whereas the eastern areas are hot and dry. The average rainfall of the district is 382 mm. The rainfall distribution is uneven.

Godavari and Bhima are the major rivers in the district. Godavari river flows through the northern border of Ahmednagar district. Pravara and Mula are her tributaries. Bhima river flows through the southern boundary of the district. Sina, Hanga and Ghod rivers flow from south to south.  Land is divided into black reddish, black brawl and white.As per census 2011, 1584 villages (Ghanegaon, Sujalpur and Gondhavani along with three deserted villages) are dispersed in 14 talukas in the district. There are 14 Panchayat Samitis, 1311 Gram Panchayats, 1 Municipal Corporation, 9 Municipalities, 1 (Shirdi) Nagar Panchayat and 1 Cantonment Board.

Rabbi jowar is the main crop of the district, bajra, groundnut, monastery, soyabean and moong in the kharif season. In rabi season  jawar, wheat and gram are grown. Sugarcane is the major cash crop of the district, hence the economic progress of the district has taken place. Grapes, Orange, Pomegranate Fruit production is also done in the district. Farmer cultivation of the district is mainly done on the water of the well. Gangapur, Bhandardara, Mula, Ghod, Kukadi dams have helped in getting the land under wetlands.

Ahmadnagar district is still known for its identity as a leader in the cooperative sector. India’s first co-operative sugar factory was established in the year 1950 in Pravaranagar. At the end of 2015-16, there are 5295 co-operative societies of all types.

Ahmednagar district is in progress in the industrial sector. More than half of the sugar production in Maharashtra is produced in the district alone. At the end of 2016, there are 20 sugar factories in the district.

The district has 100 percent electrification in March 2016 and the number of electrified villages and cities is 1603.

In Ahmednagar district, public health and government-assisted hospitals, 20 clinics, 96 primary health centers and 555 sub centers are available under the health services.

From Anganwadi to Engineering and Medical Colleges and all the educational facilities of the Agriculture University are available in Ahmednagar district. The first Agricultural University in Maharashtra was established at Rahuri, which has made significant contribution in the field of Agricultural teaching and research. As of September 2016, 5046 primary schools, 956 secondary schools and 1085 high schools are in the district.

197 km of Central Railway The length of the route goes from the district. All the 22186.87 km roads connecting 1584 villages in the district and the Maharashtra State Transport Corporation has a wide network of passenger traffic in this district. S. T. The total length of the route is 60471 kms. S.T. Corporation’s 841 ST Buses run on the streets in the district.

Central Bank of India is the leading bank of the district and there are 610 classified branches in the district. A total of 296 branches of Ahmednagar District Central Co-operative Bank and other co-operative banks which were first in the co-operative sector in Asia region were operational in March 2016. The food market of Ahmednagar district is famous in Maharashtra.

Ralegansiddhi is known as Adarsh village in Parner taluka, which has established norms of Adarsh ​​Gram Yojana. Representatives of various state administrations and social workers, public representatives, government officials, social workers and representatives of various indigenous and foreign organizations / organizations are visiting and visiting the workplace. Water conservation, clean fuel etc. Through the people’s participation in the society of sustainable development has given Hivre Bazar in Nagar taluka in the state.

Shirdi of Shree Saibaba and Avtar Meherbaba’s Mehrabad are religious places in Ahmednagar district. In addition, the pilgrims of Shree Dnyaneshwar Temple (Nevasa), Shri Shani Shinganapur, Shree Dutt Mandir (Devgad) and Choundi (birth place of Punyashlok Ahilya Devi), Bhagwangad(Pathardi) and Siddhi Vinayaka Sidhtek, have built a unique place of Ahmednagar district in the heart of the devotees.