- Betul, Madhya Pradesh
Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Betul | type = city | latd = 21.92 | longd = 77.9
locator_position = right | state_name = Madhya Pradesh
district = Betul
altitude = 658
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 83,287| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Betul is a city and a
municipalityin Betul districtin the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the administrative center of Betul Districtlocated in southern Madhya Pradesh. It forms the southernmost part of the Bhopal Division.
Betul derives its name from the small town of "Betul Bazar", about 5 km south of the present city which was the district's headquarter. In 1822 the District Headquarter was shifted to the present place which was a village called "Badnur" at that time. The literal meaning of Betul is "without ("be") cotton ("tool")". It was the last point of cotton growing area. This district contains the most developed town Amla, which is a "tehsil" too, while others are less developed. It is a town surrounded by hills from all sides and was used by the British for exportation of coal and that's why they established a railway station in the early 1910s. Presently it is serving as a connecting junction for railways i.e. it is the only access to the
Chhindwara Districtvia rail.This place as well is the center of Vivek Ji's, one of the devoted organisation Ananda Hi Ananda, and he organised his first "shivir" in the district. Then it follows to Amla and Multai.Betul is famous for Teak (Tectona Grandis) Conservator of Forests, Betul
Betul is located at coord|21.92|N|77.9|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/35/Betul.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Betul] ] It has an average elevation of 658 metres (2158 ft).betul itself is the most devoleped place in the district amla is no longer hold the placebetul is well connected with most part of india by railway betul is situated on delhi- chenni main railway line and also well connected by network of road transport. At BARSALI a stone laid is GEOGRAPHICAL CENTRE POINT OF INDIA(mention - ASHISH TIWARI, Betul).
As of 2001India census, [GR|India] Betul had a population of 83,287. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Betul has an average literacy rateof 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Betul bazaar has witnessed the peaceful coexistence of different religions and cultures. There is a mosque presumed to be built by Aziz clan. Sheikh Hakim hanafi, a member of that clan still practices medicine at Betul bazaar. Aziz clan held a prominent position in preindependence era.Another famous family attached to Betul bazzar is that of Sam Verma, who held the local people in awe by flying a private jet.
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