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Harda is a city and a municipality in Harda district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Harda is the administrative headquarters of Harda District. In the 'Mugal' History a prosperous village Handiya was situated on the west of Harda.

In the time of British rule, British tried to bring Harda in the progressive frame work. Harda got situated by combining KulHarda and Mehmudabad Villages.

After getting the Railway line the conditions of the place becomes more good and the area also gets more developed. In 1857 British officers worked here as Judge and Administrative Officers.

Harda was one of the larger place in the old 'Madhya Prant' and includes area of 'SiwniMalwa.' In the ascept of language, Harda language and culture is having effect of 'Malwa' and 'Nimad'. Mainly the language which is used in harda is known as Bhuani and the region is called as the Bhuana area. Bhuana stands for the more fertilized land.

In the south hill region of harda we can find the Tribal ,'Gond' and 'Korku' peoples. Previously in the south region of harda there was 'Makdae' rule and the 'Gond' king was the ruler. The 'Bihola' village of harda was the developed 'Rajaswa' center in 'Mugal'. The area which was called as 'Gondwana' becomes non tribal in the British rule. As the workers, administration officials, farmers and business community was in touch with the states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujrat from last 150 years the area got influenced by the culture of all these states.

On 18 May 1867 British established the 'Nagar Palika ' in Harda and from 1920 the work was done as per the republic manner. The under ground Drainage in Harda is best example of the British architect. For administration purpose Tahsil Harda was established in the year 1913.

In the struggle for the freedom of India, Harda freedom fighters were in the first row. In 1916 Lokamanya Tilak visited Harda which had given more power to congress in Harda. On 08-12-1933 Mahatma Gandhi visited Harda for the Harijan welfare. Bapuji traveled Harda for 4 hours. Bapuji admired the work of officials and volunteers of Harda.

Harda is the birth place for the Prof. MahseshDattji Meshr who was very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi.

On 15 Aug 1947 S.D.O Shri Beretha hosted the Indian flag on the police station of Harda.


Harda is located at coord|22.33|N|77.1|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/35/Harda.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Harda] ] . It has an average elevation of 296 metres (971 feet).

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As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Harda had a population of 61,712. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 49%. Harda has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 67%. In Harda, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Eminent persons from Harda include famous Software Engineer Kartik Agnihotri, lawyer and Hindu, Mahasabha; Leader of 1890s Pandit, D K Bankwar, Vinayakrao Sahasrabudhe (Freedom fighter), Shri Ramnarayan Agrawal (RN Seth, Landowner of Harda city) Shri Brajlal Agrawal (Agrawal Traders) Shri Pranesh Agrawal (Agrawal Traders) Shri Harishankar Agrawal(Mandi, Indore)Deputy Commandant Vishal Singh Thakur working with Indian Coast Guard; Dr Vinay Singh Mourya Orthopaedic Surgeon; Shri Kamal Patel (Cabinet Minister, Govt Of M.P.); Shri Vishnu Rajoriya (Chairman, WRC, National Council of Teacher's Education);Anand Swaroop Kashiv(Timarni,Samardha),Research scholar Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi(Founder of 'KALKI'); Shri Suraj Gopalji Agrawal(Advocate and renowned Tax Consultant),Shri Anoop Kumar Agrawal(Advocate & Tax Consultant),Shri Ashok Kumar Agrawal(Advocate & Tax Consultant)Shri Natwar Patel (Owner, Sugar Mill, Harda); Shri Vipin Agrawal (Owner, Sugar Mill, Harda); Shri Girish Sinhal (Director Harda Degree College, Harda); Shri Rajeev Khare (Chairman, L.B.S. College, Harda);Shri Surendra Jain (Executive Director, Sanskar Vidyapeeth, Harda); Rohit Agrawal (Web Designer, BrajTech Advanced Solution, Delhi & Gwalior). Dr.Rishabh Singhai (Eminent Ophthalmologist)

Shri Sandeep Kekre (Shri Sai Ware House)


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