Moga, Punjab

Moga, Punjab
Moga
—  city  —
Moga
Location of Moga
in Punjab and India
Coordinates 30°48′N 75°10′E / 30.8°N 75.17°E / 30.8; 75.17Coordinates: 30°48′N 75°10′E / 30.8°N 75.17°E / 30.8; 75.17
Country India
State Punjab
District(s) Moga
Deputy Comissioner Vijay N Zade(IAS)
Population

Density

124,624 (2001)

400 /km2 (1,036 /sq mi)

Sex ratio 1:0.883 /
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area

Elevation

2,230 square kilometres (860 sq mi)

217 metres (712 ft)

Website moga.nic.in

Moga (Punjabi: ਮੋਗਾ) is a city and a municipality in Moga district in the Indian state of Punjab.

It became part and headquarter of 17th District in the state, Moga district of Punjab State on 24th day of November 1995, by then Chief Minister Harcharan Singh Brar. Before this, Moga was a part of Faridkot District as a tehsil. Moga town is situated on the National Highway 95 (NH-95 Ferozpur-Ludhiana road). The area of Dharamkot block with 150 villages has been merged into Moga district, which falls under the jurisdiction of Ferozpur division.

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Foundation

Moga was founded by Moga Singh Gill a forefather of the Gill community. Then this city went to the hands of his two sons Mehla Singh Gill and Ajit Singh Gill. This divided the whole city into two parts. Till now Moga City is divided into those two parts.

Geography

Moga is located at 30°48′N 75°10′E / 30.8°N 75.17°E / 30.8; 75.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 217 metres (711 ft).Moga district is bordered by Jalandhar district in the north, Ludhiana district in the East, Sangrur in the South and Faridkot and Ferozpur in the West. It stretches between longitude 75 degree - 15, 75 degree - 25 east and latitude 30 degree - 35 and 31 degree 15 North. It spreads over an area on 2230 km2, which comes to 4.42 % of the Punjab State. The average annual rainfall of district was 234.5 mm by the year 1999.

It is located 368 km from New Delhi,184 km from Chandigarh,67 km from Ludhiana,110 km from Amritsar,85 km from Bathinda and 1600 km from Mumbai.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] the town of Moga had a population of 124,624. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Moga has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 66%. In Moga, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

By the provisional figures of same 2001 census the Moga District ranks 11th with in Punjab with a population of about 886313, which is 3.65 percent of the total population of Punjab State. There are 883 females per thousand male in Moga district by census 2001, which is one less than found in 1991 census, that was 884. Although rate of population growth is low but the density of population has increased, which is 400 per km2. as compared to 351 by 1991 census. In Moga District 63.94 percent population is literate , whereas the rate for male & female literacy is 68.40 & 58.96 percent respectively.[3]

Religion and Culture

Sikhism is the predominant religion in the district. The district has the highest percentage of Sikh population among all the districts of punjab. According to 2001 census sikhs form around 87.5% of the total population in moga with Hindus, dev smajis, nanakpanthis, dera sacha Saudis and ravidasis forming the remainder. The 2009 estimates shows Sikh population around 90% due to migration of the urban Hindu population to major cities in Punjab.

People of Moga,belong to Malwa Culture

NRI City

Moga city is also known as the NRI city of Punjab. Many people from Moga city and Moga District emigrated to Canada, UK and the USA during the last 30–40 years. Many people have also emigrated to European countries such as Italy, Germany, Norway, Spain and recent waves of students have left for Australia and New Zealand. Majority of them are Jatt-Sikhs belonging to rural areas of Moga district and Moga city. Prominent NRI's from Moga district in Canada and the UK include: Gurbax Singh Malhi (former MPP 1992–2011), Darshan Kang (current Alberta provincial level politician and serves as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary McCall) and Prof. Raj Bhopal a world renowned figure in Public Health and Epidemiology, whose research, most notably into coronary heart disease and diabetes prevention, has been awarded with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and an honorary BSc from Queen Margaret University. He is the current holder of the Alexander Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health.

Moga city is also famous for the biggest Tractor Bazar and also for the second hand Car and Jeep Market.

Education

  • Engineering,Pharmacy,Nursing Colleges
  • Desh Bhagat Institute of Engineering and Management (DBIEM)
  • Baba Isher Singh Institute of Sciences & Technology Gagra (Moga)
  • LLRIET
  • North West Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • ISF College of Pharmacy
  • Baba Mangal Singh Nursing Training Institute
  • Dr. Gomti Parshad Thapar Hospital
  • Dr Shyam Lal Thapar College of Nursing
  • Indo-American School of Nursing
  • Lala Lajpat Rai School of Nursing
  • Shiraz School of Nursing
  • Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Management and Technology
  • Sri Satya Sai Murlidhar Ayurvedic College
  • D M College - Dayanand Mathradas College
  • SD College for Women
  • Khalsa college for Women
  • Guru Nanak College
  • YRS Polytechnic College
Prominent convent schools are


  • Cambridge International School
  • Blooming Buds Sen. Sec. School
  • D N Model Senior Secondary School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Summer Field High School
  • Oxford High School
  • Cambridge International School
  • Blue Bells
  • Kithclu Public School,MOGA
  • national convent school,moga

Industry

Nestle Moga, dairy plant established in 1961, located on the west border of the town of Moga, is one if the most prestigious and hi-tech milk plant in the country. The plant procures dairy milk from the local farmers and also provides executive, technical and blue collar jobs to the local population.

The main occupation of the region is Agriculture. Other main industries include cold stores and trucking. Truck Body Building is a major small scale industry is located in Moga City.It is one of the largest Bus and Truck Body Building Market/Industry in Punjab. Moga city is also known for its custom Jeep trimming industry. More industry is located on the east side of the town in Focal Point.

Moga city is also famous for the biggest Tractor Bazar and also for the second hand Car and Jeep Market.

Prominent taxation lawyers from Moga district are Sh. Pawan Kumar Singal and Mr. Madhur Singal, who between them have over 3 decades of domain experience and have served the merchant, industrial and agricultural community of and around Moga.

Prominent Citizens

  • Late Krishan Kumar Bansal:Wheat Grain Trader, Ex.President Of Anaj Mandi.
  • Sh. Pawan Kumar Singal: Senior Lawyer, Taxation Advocate and Former President Moga Bar Association.
  • Sh. ML Sethi: Local BJP Leader and leading Businessman in Fabric WholeSale Trading in Moga, Ludhiana and Ambala.
  • Sh. Sham Sundar Garg: Leading Doctor and MD for the best hospital in Moga
  • Sh. Prem Kumar Singal: Leading Industrialist and trade in the city of Moga

References

External links


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