Friday, January 28, 2011


Singrauli (Hindiसिंगरौली) is a town in Singrauli district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.




The area in the eastern part of the state of MP and the adjoining southern part of Sonebhadra district in the state of UP is collectively known as Singrauli. Singrauli is emerging as India’s Energy capital, the place earlier known as Shringavali, named after the sage Shringi, was once upon a time covered with dense and unnavigable forests and inhabited by wild animals. The place was considered so treacherous that it was used by the Kings of Rewa State, who ruled the area till 1947, as an open air prison for detaining errant civilians and officers.
Just two generations ago, small holders were tending their parcels of land here, and the original inhabitants were gathering honey and herbs in the forest. In the late fifties, a large scale dam banked up the water of the River Rihand. The dam known as Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar, was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1962. Later, rich coal deposits spread over an area of 2200 km² in the state of M.P. (eastern part of Sidhi District) and U.P. (southern part of Sonebhadra District) were discovered close to the artificial lake that could be used to generate electricity


As of 2001 India census[1], Singrauli had a population of 185,580. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Singrauli has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90%, and female literacy is 65%. In Singrauli, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. District Statistics and south asia's biggest industrial area


The connectivity is very poor from Singrauli district. The nearest city to Singrauli is Varanasi 208 km by road, nearest railway junction is Singrauli junction (the one platform junction between Katni-Chopan line), it is 768 km from Bhopal. The nearest airport is at Varanasi and one at Mayurpur owned by Hindalco. One can hardly get any local commutation facility in this area and has to depend on personl vehicle though it is directly connected with Chattishgarh and UP by road. Singrauli is approximately 50 km from Renukoot which train connectivity with Delhi, Ranchi, Tatanagar, Patna and Calcutta.
'Medical Facility-- Nehru shatabdi hospital being situated in jayant is the largest hospital comprising of more than 300 beds with ultramodern diagnostic facility having MRI,Multislice CT scanner,USG & Doppler,Mammography etc.It has emerged as a leading hospital of this region catering all the NCL and private patient leaving behind all other hospitals of this region.Even NTPC hospitals are regularly referring their patients for higher traetment.Department of Radiology has been awarded the best department with highly qualified radiologist. all the facility is done by NCL.

[edit]Banking Facility

Various banking companies are providing their facility at this district as its a big hub of coal and power industries. Important banks are:
  1. State Bank of Indore
  2. State Bank of India
  3. Union Bank of India
  4. Allahabad Bank
  5. ICICI Bank
  6. Axis bank
  7. IDBI bank
  8. Rewa-Sidhi Gramin Bank
  9. syndicate bank

[edit]Important places at Singrauli

132 KV sub- station Medhauli, Waidhan, Amlohri, Anpara, Bina, Bijpur, Dudhichua, Gorbi, Jayant,Hanuman Nagar(Bhusha Mor), Jhingurda, Kakri, Khadia, Morwa, Nandgawn, Nigahi, Obra, Renukoot, Renusagar, Rihand, Shaktinagar, Vindhyanagar, Banvasi Seva Ashram Govindpur, CMPDI (RI-VI), Sasan UMPP (Reliance Power Plant), Mada Cave, Railway station (morwa) established in 1965, Waidhan(a marketing hub for singrauli district), Khutar,Dhenki,Kushmahara, Rajmilan, Mada, Koyalkooth, Sasan, Karsua, Khairahi,[Mata Durge Mandir, Devendra Pandey],Amilia, sarai, Bandhaura (Essar Power Plant), Khutar (Biggest Village of Waidhan), Kathura, Banauli, Parsona, Kachni, Raila, Harrai,kharkata,Asia's largest thermal power plant NTPC VINDHYNAGAR. Deosar(CHANDUAE)

[edit]Telecom facility

Following services by BSNL , Airtel, Reliance, Tata Docomo, Idea ,Hutch and Vodafone, aircel, videocon is available at Singrauli.
Bold text==Important schools==
  1. Christ Jyoti Senior Secondary School, Singrauli[mp board]
  2. DAV Public School,amlori project [cbse]
  3. St. Joseph's Convent School , Waidhan
  4. Delhi Public School-Vindhyanagar
  5. Delhi Public School-Nigahi
  6. De paul school , vindhyanagar
  7. DAV Public School-Bina
  8. Govt.polytechnic college waidhan,
  9. waidhan,
  10. Govt.Boys High.Secondary School-Waidhan,
  11. Govt.Girls High.Secondary School-Waidhan,
  12. Saraswati High.Secondary School-Waidhan,
  13. Saraswati High.Secondary School-Singrauli,
  14. Saraswati High.Secondary School-Vindhyanagar,
  15. Saraswati High.Secondary School at several location,
  16. DAV Public School at several locations
  17. Kendriya Vidyalay at several locations
  18. Kendriya vidalaya shaktinagar, U.P.
  19. St Francis Rihand & Anpara,
  20. Aditya Birla Public school Renukut and Renusagar
  21. Govt.High.Secondary School-Jayant,
  22. Govt. High. Secondary School Mada
  23. Sarswati High. Secondary School-Jayant
  24. Sarswati High. Secondary School-deosar

[edit]Tourist places

  • Medhauli Pahadi (picnic spot)
  • Rasganda Water Walls,
  • Jwalamukhi Devi Temple Shaktinagar,
  • Shiv Temple Shaktinagar,
  • Hanuman Mandir Jhingurdah,
  • Tippa Jhariya Jhingurdah,
  • Lake Park Vindhnagar,
  • Rose Garden Jayant,
  • Chilka Lake Shaktinagar,
  • Mada Caves(Prihistoric Rock Paintings)
  • kaanchan dam,
  • Nandankanan Rihandnagar
  • Shiva Temple Rihandnagar
  • Aanand Vatika,Rihandnagar
  • Vaishno Devi Temple, Dala
  • Birla Temple, Renukoot
  • Radha Krishna Temple, Renukoot
  • officer's club amlori
  • durga mandap , amlori
  • new ros guarden jayant
  • Durghta devi Temple,bargwan(gedher)
  • Shiv Temple Majauna(chanduare)
  • Shiv Temple chanduare
  • coal mines

[edit]Govt. hospitals

  • District Hospital Waidhan.
  • Singrauli Hospital,
  • Nehru Shatabdi Chikitshalay Jayant,
  • Rihandnagar Hospital
  • Sanjeevani Hospital,Shakti Nagar
  • NTPC hospital,vindhyanagar
  1. REDIRECT Target page name==Industries==
All major companies operating at Singrauli are giants of Indian energy industry. The operations of companies include mining of coal to power generation. In recent past several private companies too have joined the league of companies operating at Singrauli. It is expected that by 2017 Singrauli alone would feed 35,000 MW of electrical power to the grid.
Major companies operating or coming up at Singrauli are:
  • NTPC Limited (10,OOO MW)
  • Northern Coal Fields Limited
  • Sasan Power Limited (Reliance Energy Limited)
  • Essar Power MP Limited
  • Hindalco Industries Limited--Mahan Aluminium Limited (3.59 Lakh Aluminium smelter plant)
  • Hindalco Industries Limited (950MW CPP)
  • Jaypee Power Ventures Limited
  • Dalla Cement Factory
  • Lanco Power Limited
  • Chitrangi Power Limited (Reliance Energy Limited)
  • DB Power Limited


All these Industrial developments have only been possible because Mother earth has blessed this part of the land with mineable reserves of Coal. Northern Coalfields Limited, the PSU coal major and the highest profit making subsidiary of Coal giant “Coal India Ltd” is the only feeder to these power, chemical and cement plants located within the vicinity of Singrauli Industrial Zone. With many billion tones of coal being mined for the last 35-40 yrs, it still sits on a geographical reserve of more than 8.7 billion tones, which can be mined for another 35-40 Years.

[edit]Social responsibility played by industries at Singrauli

With Singrauli being scattered in M.P and U.P there is no real life development with the common people. The entire credits on developments in this zone directly goes to the host of Corporate honchos Viz; NCL Singrauli, NTPCHindalco Industries. The real development is still to be done, with investment by energy and mining companies worth more than INR 500 Billion coming up in this area and airport by Reliance Singrauli will see a facelift in 10 to 15 years.

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