Sri Ganganagar: The Food Basket of Rajasthan

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| Sri Ganganagar is a northern most city of Rajasthan State of western India . Sri Ganganagar is situated at the point where the Satluj Waters enters Rajasthan.The foundation stone of the Gang Canal Head Works at Ferozepur was laid on 5 December 1925 and the work completed in 1927 by constructing 89 miles of lined canal. The opening ceremony was performed on 26 October 1927. Sri Ganganagar is one of the well planned cities of India . It is said to be influenced by the town planning of Paris . It is divided into residential blocks and commercial area which includes Dhan Mandi. Residential Blocks have large parks for each Blocks and Community centers and places of worship are at junctions of three or four blocks. Bagri and Punjabi languages are spoken by majority of population. Econonmy of Sri Ganganagar District is dependent on agriculture.The city has Cotton Ginning and Pressing factories, Mustard Oil mills and Sugar Mills Ltd.It also has spinning and textile Factories. Because of its prosperity from agriculture, Sri Ganganagar District also has a large number of automobiles and it becomes one of the largest automobile markets in India. The climate of Sri Ganganagar varies to extreme limits. The Summer Temperature reaches up to 50° Celsius and Winter Temperature dips just around 0° Celsius. The average annual rainfall is only 20cms. Ganganagar district known as "the food basket of Rajasthan".| | |

Economy
Desert land was converted to a green town by the efforts of Maharaja Ganga Singh, who brought the Gang canal. which carries the excess waters of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the region, making Ganganagar district known as "the food basket of Rajasthan".[8] The economy of the city is based on agriculture, its main crops are wheat, mustard and cotton. Other crops are guar, bajra, sugar cane and grams. In recent years, farmers are also diverting towards horticulture. Kinnow (a citrus family fruit or a hybrid citrus fruit from "orange") is a popular horticultural product; other fruits of the citrus family are also grown.The majority of agricultural land is owned by Punjabis giving them political and societal leverage over other communities in this area.

Industries in Sri Ganganagar District are based on agriculture. Major industries are cotton ginning and pressing factories, mustard oil mills, wheat flour mills, Rajasthan State Ganganagar Sugar Mills, which is known for its Royal Heritage Liqueurs.[9][10] 20 top renowned industries are Vikas WSP (P)Limited, T.C. Fresh Kinnow Waxing, Kanda Edible Oil Unit, Ruchi Soya Indusjtries etc. It also has cotton spinning and textile factories such as JCT Mills (now closed). Most of the factories are located in and around Sriganganagar City. Mr. B D Aggarwal, The owner of VIKAS WSP LIMITED donated Rs 100 Cr for Medical College in Sri Ganganagar.It is the highest act of philanthrophy made by any Rajasthani for social cause. Education

The city has been a center of learning since its early ages. This city has a large proportion of land which is dedicated to educational institutes. Notable educational institutions from the city include: * Seveanth day Adventist Sr. Sec. School

* Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa Higher Sen. Sec. School (Since 1939) * Govt. Sen. Sec. School(This is one of the oldest school and Popularly Known as MultiPurpose School) * Bhopal Wala Arya Higher Sen. Sec. School

* Nosegay Public School
* Bihani Children's Academy
* Kendriya Vidyalaya
* Guru Harkrishan Public School
* B. S. F Senior Secondary School
* Good Shepherd Public School
* Sacred Heart Convent School
* Blooming Dales International School
* Tiny Tots Public School
* Saraswati Public School
* Seth G. L. bihani S. D. Sen. Sec. School
* Arorvansh Public School
* Golden Rays Public School
* Nav Kiran Public School
* The Sanskriti School
* B.L.Memorial Senior Secondary School
Colleges
* Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa College
* Seth G. L....
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