—  city  —
Location of Chopda
in Maharashtra and India
Coordinates 21°15′N 75°18′E / 21.25°N 75.3°E / 21.25; 75.3Coordinates: 21°15′N 75°18′E / 21.25°N 75.3°E / 21.25; 75.3
Country India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Jalgaon
Population 60,865 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)


190 metres (620 ft)

Chopda is a city and a municipal council in Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India.



Chopda is located at 21°15′N 75°11′E / 21.25°N 75.18°E / 21.25; 75.18.[1] It has an average elevation of 190 metres (623 feet).

Chopda is a town in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, a western state of India. Chopda is situated on the bank of Ratnavati river. The Chopda city is linked by road to the district place Jalgaon. Chopda is at an important location as it is one of the major stations in the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh trading route. State highway No 4, Burhanpur-Ankleshwar goes through Chopda. Tapti which is one of the major rivers in India, is around 10 km from Chopda.chopda lies in the heartland of jalgaon district with good connectivity to yaval,amalner,jalgaon.

Main Crops here are cotton, sugarcane, banana, wheat and other grains.

Schools & colleges in Chopda

Chopda is well known in the region for its academic institutes and colleges. It hosts wide range of colleges and institutes with strong hold in the science stream in particular. Pratap Vidya Mandir, Arts, Science and Commerce College are one of the premier houses of education.

  • Arts Science and Commerce College
  • जिल्ला परिषद प्राथमिक विद्यालय ,घाडवेल
  • Pankaj Vidyalaya
  • Pankaj Senior college
  • Clara English Medium School
  • Kasturba High School
  • Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya
  • Mahila Mandal Vidyalaya
  • Mimosa English Medium School
  • Pratap Vidya Mandir
  • Smt. S.S. Patil College of Pharmacy
  • Govt. Asharam School Krishnapur
  • Prathmic Vidya mandir Khadgaon
  • Smt. S.S. Patil Institute of Technology
  • Vivekanand Vidyalaya
  • Kai.Annaso S.R.Patil Madhyamik Vidyalaya Mamalade
  • Nutan Madyamik Vidyalay & Jr College, Chunchale
  • Urdu Madiam Schools:
  • ZP Upper Praimary Urdu 'School No.1
  • ZP Upper Praimary Urdu Girls'School No.2
  • ZP Upper Praimary Urdu 'School No.4
  • ZP Upper Praimary Urdu 'School No.5
  • Mustufa Anglo Urdu High School
  • Aadarsh Prathmic Vidya Mandir, Majarehole
  • Shree chchatrapti shivaji madhyamik vidyalaya,Kathora.
  • Jilha Parishad Prathmic Vidya Mandir Vadhoda.


Population: Chopda had a population of 67888 (Present Population Approx). Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.

Literacy: Chopda has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 74% and female literacy of 59%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Languages/Dialects: Ahirani, Urdu, Khandeshi, Marathi, Gujari, Pawari , Bhilau , Hindi Folk-Arts: Lavani, Tamasha, Gondhal
Distance from Mumbai : 420 km Distance from Pune : 426 km Distance from Jalgaon : 57 km

Means of Transport:

  • Main Airport- Jalgaon
  • Railway Stations -CR Dharangaon,CR Amalner, CR Jalgaon, CR Bhusaval
  • Road - State Transport & Private Buses

Main Crops: Banana, cotton, sugarcane , oil seeds, pulses,Dadar

Key drivers of the city

Agriculture - Sugar cane, Cotton, Banana’s, pulses etc. Agro Industries - Sugar factory, ginning and pressing of cotton, poultries Trading - Cotton (raw, process), Banana. Retail market of house hold and agriculture purpose things for nearby villages Educational institutes - Engineering, pharmacy, agriculture, social work, traditional colleges Transportation center - Well known transportation center of bananas to export various parts of the country

Industrial development Interior location with less infrastructure facility is main adverse factor for industrial growth of town 'BUSINESS In Gold Trading Chopda is biggest Gold city In Maharashtra

Availability of land, well Irrigated area with commercial cropping pattern is the main positive holds for industrial development

Aspects that define future of Chopda

  • Well developed agriculture with Irrigation facility
  • provide positive aspect for agro base trade and industry
  • Well connectivity with main cities of Maharashtra and neighboring state MP &Gujarat
  • No of educational institute provides
  • Well educated manpower
  • Potential for transportation center for inland market

To overcome

  • Uneven distribution of Water due to old and poor distribution system and inadequate storage capacity
  • Inadequate and undeveloped internal road network
  • Absence of Drainage Facility and Sewerage System
  • Development of slums
  • Good and Efficient Governance System
  • Declining level of ground water

Tourist places


Unapdev is famous for its Hot water Spring. Unapdev is situated near Adawad village of Chopda tahsil in Jalgaon district. Unapdev is present at the base of Satpuda village.

The Unapdev tourist place is around 6 km from Adavad village in Chopda, Taluka. It is one of famous holy spot known for its holy natural hot water fountain offering medicinal benefits to one who baths.

The word 'Un-ap' means hot water and in Khandesh's Ahirani language 'Vuna Dev' stands for the almighty that generated this fountain. The hot water flowing right throughout the year from the mouth of godly cow is another factor of attraction for tourist visiting this spot.

Ancient stories quote that 'This hot water breeze was generated by Lord Rama for Sharbhang rishi having faced torments from evils.

Unapdev is famous for one day picnic. You can reach unapdev 16 km from chopda just by hiring any auto or any vehicle going on the way.

Rel Maruti Mandir:

"Rel Maruti Mandir," is a beautiful temple of Lord Hanuman located 8km from chopda on the route to Jalgaon. The location is just perfect, away from the hustle-bustle of the town and not too far. Along with it, there is also a Shani Maharaj temple next to it.


"Rameshwaram," one of oldest temples of Lord Shiva located on bank of river Tapti and Girana, is just 45 km from Jalgaon city and 20 km from Chopda. From Chopda, Kathore is one of the nearest villages to Rameshwar Temple by crossing Tapi river; in summer expert bikers can easily reach via this route.

Municipal corporation

The Municipal Council for Chopda established in 1870.The population of city as per 2001 census is 60865.Area of City is 662 Hectors. As per the present position of legislation the council has B Class status.

The economical base of the town is mealy an agriculture and related trends. The surrounding rural area in Chopda Tahasil, Amalner and Dharangaon Tahsil are dependable on city for their day to day needs.

Number of educational institutions conducting various courses has also come up in last Two decades. Town is far away from high-way & railway stations, No big industries have been developed in the city.

Main crop of Chopda area is cotton, sugarcane and Banana. Chopda market is famous for cotton, ginning & pressing factories are in town...

Ex. Presidents of Municipal Corporation

Name of Councilors From Date To Date
Tahasildar 1916 1918
Shri. Aanandrao Shripatrao Deshmukh 1918 31-12-1928
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 1-1-1929 9-6-1941
Shri. Fakirchand Jankiram Agrawal 10-6-1941 6-10-1944
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 7-10-1944 9-10-1946
Shri. Dattatrya Balvant Tillu 10-10-1946 13-10-1947
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 14-10-1947 1960
Shri. Raghunath Sandu Patil 1960–1961 1963–1964
Shri. Ranchoddas Nagindas Gujrathi 1964-65 1-7-1967
Shri. Sitaram Narayan Agrawal 2-7-1967 29-7-1971
Shri. Ranchoddas Nagindas Gujrathi 30-7-1971 3-7-1975
Shri. Arunlal Goverdhandas Gujarathi 4-7-1975 5-2-1981
Administrator 6-2-1981 30-4-1985
Dr.Sau.Susheelaben Shah 21-5-1985 16-12-1991
Shri. Ramanlal Babulal Gujarathi 17-12-1991 17-12-1996
Dr.Sau.Susheelaben Shah 18-12-1996 16-12-2001
Sau. Malubai Digamber Patil 18-12-2001 22-12-2006
Sau.Tarabai Diliprao Patil 26-12-2006 26-10-2007
Sau.Kalpana Vilas Jagtap 10-6-2009 till the date

Politicians from Chopda

Members of Legislative Assembly :

Shri. Jagdishchandra Valvi(NCP) 2009-2014

Shri. Kailash Patil (Shivsena) 2004-2009

Shri. Arunbhai Gujarathi (NCP) 1999-2004

Shri. Arunbhai Gujarathi (INC) 1994-1999

Shri. Arunbhai Gujarathi (INC) 1989-1994

Shri Arunbhai Gujarathi (Samajwadi Congress)1985-1990

Members of Parliament:

Shri. Haribhau Javle (BJP) 2009-till date
Shri. Adv. Vasantaray Jeevanarav More (National Congress Party) 2007-2009
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 2003-2007
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1999-2003
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1998-1999
Shri Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1996-1998
Shri Patil Vijay Naval (INC) 1991-1996
Shri Patil Uttamrao Laxmanrao (BJP) 1989-1991
Shri Patil Vijay Naval (INC) 1984-1989
Shri Patil Vijay Naval (INC(I)) 1980-1984
Shri Patil Sonusing Dhansing(BLD) 1980-1984

→== Major villages in Chopda ==

  • Chahardi
  • घाडवेल
  • Majarehole
  • Akulkhede
  • Adgaon
  • Adavad
  • Dhanora
  • Khachne
  • Hated
  • Velode
  • Lasur
  • Mamlade
  • कृष्णापूर
  • Chunchale
  • Satrasen
  • Varad
  • Hingone
  • Ghodgoan
  • Kusumba
  • Mangrul
  • Kurvel
  • Vadhoda
  • Gartad
  • Vardi
  • Khadgaon
  • Ganpur
  • Gorgawale
  • Kathore
  • Vele
  • Khadgaon
  • khardi
  • loni



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