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Shri. Shailesh Lahoti
Lahoti Compaund, Dayaram Road,Latur - 413512
Elected People’s Representatives (BJP)
Shri. Sudhakar Sangram Bhalerao
(MLA, 237- Udgir (SC))
"Sangram Niwas" Near Udayagiri College, Nanded Road, AT & PO - Somnathpur, Taluka - Udgir, District - Latur - 413517
P.A. : Shri. Rasul Mastansaheb Tamboli
BJP Term for Political Structure
Latur Rural, Latur Urban, Ahmedpur, Udgir, Nilanga and Ausa
3. Municipal Corporation
Ahmedpur, Ausa, Latur, Nilanga, and Udgir
5. Gram Panchayat
6. Panchayat Samiti
Ahmedpur, Ausa, Chakur, Devani, Jalkot, Latur, Nilanga, Renapur, Shirur-Anantpal , Udgir
7. Zilla Parishad
1 Zilla Adhyaksha
Dr. Vipin Sharma
(I.A.S., Collector & District Magistrate)
Collector & District Magistrate, Collector Office, Shivaji Chowk, Latur - 413531
02382 – 255204 /205
02382 – 242330
Latur is a district in Marathwada region of Maharashtra and Latur city is the district headquarters. It is the 16th largest city in the state of Maharashtra. Nanded District is to the East of Latur District, Osmanabad District to the south-west; Beed District to the north-west; Parbhani District to the north; Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to the south-east.
2) Historical Significance
Latur has a history, which dates back to the Rashtrakuta period. It was home to a branch of Rashtrakutas which ruled the Deccan or South India between the years 753 – 973 A. D. It was, over the centuries, variously ruled by the Satavahanas, the Shakas, the Chalukyas, the Yadavas of Deogiri, the Delhi Sultans, the Bahamani rulers of South India, Adilshahs, and the Mughals. After independence from the British, the State of Hyderabad, ruled by Nizam, was merged in 1948 with India and the region of Latur became part of the erstwhile Bombay Province. The district of Latur was created long after the formation of Marathi speaking State of Maharashtra in 1960.
According to the 2011 census of India, Latur district in Maharashtra has a population of 24,55,543. The district has a population density of 343 inhabitants per square kilometer..Latur has a sex ratio of 924 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 79.03%.
Agriculture is the primary occupation in Latur district. Sorghum is the main crop; sugarcane cultivation is also significant. Ausa is well known for its grapes. Groundnut, Cotton, Green Gram, Red Gram, Sunflower, Sugarcane, Wheat, Safflower, Green Chickpea, Flaxseed are grown here. There are industrial estates in Latur, Nilanga and Ausa. Small and medium scale industries have been established in Hali-Handarguli, Devani, Ahmedpur and Murud.
Top Five tourist destinations in Latur –
1) Ganjgolai Market
- Ganjgolai market is a major attraction of Latur city due to its circular structure. Many roads in the city lead to this market from different directions.
2) Satya Saibaba Temple
– Artistically constructed beautiful temple of Shri Satya Saibaba, close to Chakur city is a fast developing place of tourist attraction.
3) Wadwal Nagnath
- This small hillock near Chakur is home to hundreds of rare species of medicinal plants.
4) Sai Nandanwan
– Another of the tourist spots near Chakur. Recently developed, it is a beautiful gardens and lawns, on a sprawling are of nearly 400 acres (1.6 km2). It has mango plantations, water park and amusement park.
– Kharosa, near Latur, has rock cut caves, believed to be belonging to 8th century AD.
Latur is also the second largest center for the production of plastic footwears, the first being New Delhi. It is also coming up as an emerging center of education known for the Latur pattern.
The primary language in the district is Marathi, though, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Rajasthani are also spoken. Shri Siddheshwar fair at Latur is held every year. Thousands of people attend the Gangaram Maharaj Samadhi every Ekadashi at Hattibet in Udgir tehsil. The district is developing as an educational centre for Standards X and XII, both considered important in the 10+2+3 education system. The spectacular results obtained consistently by students in these exams have been recognized as the Latur pattern of studying.
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