Brief History of NeemuchNeemuch was a British military cantonment and was spelled as ‘Nimuch’ that actually stands out for North India Mounted Artillery & Cavalry Headquarters. Today however this place is spelled more as ‘Neemuch’ than ‘Nimuch’. Neemuch has a very special place in India’s independence history. This is beacuse Neemuch played a very significant role in India’s first war of independence of 1857. The war though was originated in Meerut’s military cantonment – located now in Uttar Pradesh state – the rebellion soon spread in military cantonments located in other towns too.
Neemuch also happened to be amongst those historical towns, where rebellion was so deep that serving British officers had to take refuge in nearby fort to save their lives. Neemuch’s cantonment army even made a courageous attempt to march towards Delhi to end British reign for once and all. This war though met an abrupt end and India had to wait till year 1947 to achieve compete independence. Read More.......
Geography and Climate of NeemuchGeographically, Neemuch is quite fertile with mineral rich region. There are huge reservoirs of minerals which has given boost to industries in the region. Neemuch coordinates at 24.45°N 74.87°E and is crisscrossed by two very important rivers namely Narmada and Gambir rivers. As for climate is concerned, then overall climate in neemuch is moderate . Temperature during summer season hovers around 40 degree Celsius and during winter it dips down to 20 degree Celsius; while annual average rainfall during monsoon season is around 833.9 mm. Read More.......
Administration in NeemuchJust like all other districts, even Neemuch’s civic administration is taken care by various local bodies like Gram Panchayat and Nagar Palikas (municipal councils). As of today Neemuch has 239 Gram Panchayats and 12 Nagar Palikas. Besides, District Collector also has an important role to play in the day to day administration of Neemuch. Administratively, the entire Nemmuch district falls in Ujjain division. Nemmuch district though is one of the newly formed districts of Madhya Pradesh state. It came into existence only in 1998, when it was carved out of Mandsaur District for better and efficient administrative purpose. Neemuch city was duly made the district headquarter.
Collector & District Magistrate, Neemuch
Administration in Neemuch
Business and Economy in NeemuchNeemuch has an agrarian based economy. More than half of district’s labor force is employed in agricultural sector. Nonetheless, industrial sector also has a decent presence in the district. As matter of fact Neemuch is one of the few districts of Madhya Pradesh where large scale industries are also operating, although there numbers are very few. And when you talk about industries in Neemuch, then cement manufacturing industries surely deserves a special mention. Since some of the big cement manufacturing companies like Ultra Tech Cement (owned by Birla Industries) and J.K Cement Industries have their units here. It is also pertinent to inform about the importance of Opium crop in Neemuch’s economy. Neemuch is one of the highest producers of Opium crops in the world and hence it is one of the main contributors to Neemuch’s economic growth. Read More.......
Tourism in Neemuch
Shopping in NeemuchNeemuch doesn’t have any fancy shopping malls or upscale retail stores. Nonetheless, there do exists busy market areas in the main city of Neemuch where all popular shopping items like apparels, jewelries, foot wears, fruits, vegetables, utensils etc are sold. Tagore Marg, Tilak Marg, Naya Bazaar and Bohra Bazaar are some of the famous market areas in Neemuch city. Read More.......
Art and Culture in NeemuchNeemuch may not have its own unique folk dance, music or festival, but it is still a very culturally rich place. As festivals of all the major religions are celebrated here with immense fervor. Besides, folk dance and music of many neighboring districts and also states are widely practiced here. Amongst them culture of Bundelkhandi community and folk music from Malwa and Gwalior region are quite popular here. Read More.......
Transportation in NeemuchAuto rickshaw is unarguably the most famous local transportation in Neemuch. Although they mainly ply in the main city of Neemuch and its few adjoining towns. And Alongside auto rickshaw, private tempos are also integral part of Neemuch’s local transportation system. Besides, there are also private jeeps that connects Neemuch city to interiors of Neemuch district. These jeeps are indeed very important for people living in the deep interiors of Neemuch District, as auto rickshaws and tempos are not allowed to ply outside Neemuch city.
As far connectivity to neighboring districts and other parts of the country is concerned, then Neemuch doesn’t enjoy very good connectivity. Via rail, it is connected to only neighboring districts Ratlam & Chittaorgarh and few of the important cities of neighboring Rajasthan state. As far as via bus service is concerned, Neemuch is connected to almost all the important districts of Madhya Pradesh. Read More.......
Neemuch at a glanceAdministrative Headquarter: Neemuch city.
Population: 825,958 (2011 census)
Main language: Hindi.
Religious demography: Hindus followed by Muslims, Jains and Christians.
Literacy rate: 71.81 Percent (2011 census).
STD code: 07423
Tourist Destination: Nava Toran Temple, Morwan Dam and Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary.
Best time to visit: December to February.