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Balotra, rajasthan

Balotra is a city located in the Barmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated on the banks of the Luni River, about 100 km from Jodhpur. Balotra is known for its textile industry, particularly its production of traditional Rajasthani textiles like Bandhej and Batik. The city also has a number of historical sites, including the 10th-century Badoli Temples and the 13th-century Bijolia Fort. The nearest airport to Balotra is Jodhpur Airport, and the city is well-connected by road and rail to other major cities in Rajasthan and beyond.

Balotra is famous by the name of “Textile City”.

Balotra is known as “Textile City”. It is about 105 km from Jodhpur. The town is known for hand block printing and textile industries, and for an annual desert and cattle fair at Tilwara. The city is connected to Jodhpur by rail and buses at frequent intervals. There is India’s third Brahma temple in Asotra village towards Jalore (14 km) from Balotra. From Balotra towards Barmer (11 km) there is an ancient temple of Lord Shri Vishnu named Shri Ranchhor Rai (world’s first Ranchhor Rai temple), Khed temple in Khed village. Valoti or Balaji is a Balotra temple named after SIHA Rajpurohit. A few hundred years ago, Khed was the capital of the Rathores of western Rajasthan, who had influence over the entire region. It was in the early 13th century that the Rathore king Rao Sihaji, along with his son (Asthanaji), the founder of the Rathor dynasty, conquered Khed from the Guhil Rajputs and planted the standard of the Rathores. Balotra was ruled by Morasia for more than 300 years. There is also a temple of Rani Bhatiyaniji in the village named Jasol, 4 km away from Balotra. Kheteshwar Palna Dham Temple is located in Sarna village, 12 km from Balotra. Sarna village is the birth place of Shri Khetaram Ji Maharaj. Jain temple Nakoda is situated about 13 km away from Balotra. Religious devotees from all over India visit this place. The city is home to over 5,000 textile units and is situated on the banks of the Luni RiverBalotra city is mainly known for the ancient temples of Lord Shri Vishnu namely Shri Ranchhor Rai (world’s first Ranchhor Rai Temple) and Nakoda Jain Temple. [citation needed] It is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus. community. [citation needed] Apart from this temple, there are several other temples located in the city, including Rani Bhatiyaniji Temple, Chonch Temple, Mohanraj Ji Temple, Janraj Ji Temple, Nrusingh Ji Temple, Hanuman Temple and Khed Temple. With the gradually changing times, the historical city of Balotra has emerged as a prominent and developing city in Western Rajasthan. [citation needed] Many colleges, modern factories, high standard of living, transportation system, global connectivity and tall buildings make it an opportunity to visit.

Balotra city is connected by rail and road transport to all major cities of India (via Jodhpur). The nearest airport is located at Jodhpur which is 100 km away from here. The city has a railway station, which has direct trains from many major cities of the country.

Know which villages and tehsils will be in Balotra new district

The proposed new district of Balotra includes three assembly constituencies Pachpadra, Baytu and Siwana, while four subdivisions Balotra, Baytu, Siwana and Sindhari can be taken.

The proposed new district of Balotra includes three assembly constituencies Pachpadra, Baytu and Siwana, while four subdivisions Balotra, Baytu, Siwana and Sindhari can be taken. This new district proposed in an area of ​​9448.17 km can have a population of 10 lakh 40 thousand 259. 1216 revenue villages have got this new district.

On the announcement of making Jasol-Balotra a district, there was a wave of happiness in the villages of the entire area. Hundreds of people gathered in Jasol. Under the leadership of Sarpanch Sangh Block President Ishwar Singh Chauhan, people celebrated by distributing sweets and bursting crackers. congratulated each other for it

New District of Rajasthan: Balotra became a new district by separating from Barmer

The Pachpadra MLA had given up even his shoes for the demand of making Balotra a district. Balotra, which forms a religious circuit because of Nakoda Bhairav ​​Temple, Brahmadham Asotra, Mata Rani Bhatiani Temple, Bithuja Dham and Rao Mallinath Temple, is famous as Poplin City because of its textile industry.

The basis of public’s demand to make Balotra a district.

The intention of making Balotra a district and the population of about eight lakhs of Malani area waited in the budget session, but later there seemed to be disappointment. ,

Barmer district was formed in 1952 and around 1967, there was a demand to make Balotra a district. The demand to make Balotra a district has been raised prominently in every election since the 1980s, irrespective of the government formed.

Why Balotra district should be made

  • Barmer district is spread over 2700 sq km.
  • The population of Barmer district has crossed 26 lakhs.
  • Barmer is a big district of 489 gram panchayats.
  • Barmer now has 2756 revenue villages.
  • 397 Patwar Mandal
  • There are 15 Tehsildars in Barmer.
  • There are 11 subdivisions in the district

This was the problem faced by people of Balotra

  • Distance is the biggest problem, many villages are more than two hundred kilometers away.
  • Balotra is on the margins of development due to Barmer being the district headquarters.
  • The population of Balotra region is also more than eight lakhs. Separate district is now necessary for this population
  • District level officers have to pay attention to the border, hence Balotra is being neglected