Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Dasua (Dasuya) | type = city | latd = 31.82 | longd = 75.66
locator_position = right | state_name = Punjab
district = Hoshiarpur
leader_title = |MLAleader_name = |Mr A S Sahialtitude = 240
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 20,118| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Dasua (Dasuya) is a city and a
municipal councilin Hoshiarpur districtin the state of Punjab, India. The city name was derived from its historical events as it was destroyed and rebuilt ten times, hence the name Dasuya (Da meaning “Ten” and Suya “Built”).
Dasua is located at coord|31.82|N|75.66|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/23/Dasua.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dasua] ] It has an average elevation of 240
metres (787 feet) from sea level.
Dasua is situation on the National highway 1A which connects Jammu and Kashmir to rest of the India. City is well connected with Rail and road with rest of India. Major cities in the vicinity of Dasua are Hoshiarpur (48km), Jalandhar (56 km), and Pathankot (56km). State highways running through Dasua connects Hoshiarpur, Talwara, Hajipur to the town. Other connecting roads connect Dasuya with Amritsar through Shri Hargovindpur, Daulatpur through Kamahi Devi and Kapurthla through Miani and Begowal.
How to reach Dasua
There are regular bus services 24 hrs a day to Delhi via Hoshiarpur or Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Jammu, Pathankot, Amritsar, Ambala, Ludhiana, Ferozpur, Faridkot, Moga, Hisar, Kapurthla, Shimla, Haridwar, Jaipur and other major cities of North India operated by Punjab Roadways, PEPSU, Haryana Roadways, CTU, DTC, Himachal Parivahan Nigam, J&K SRTC, Rajasthan Roadways and UP Roadways apart from several private operators. City serves as a major transportation hub towards Himachal from Northern and Central Punjab.
Dasua railway station is well connected with all parts of India. Trains towards Kanyakumari, Madras, Trivandrum, Mangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati, Kolkotta, Indore, Delhi, Patna, Lucknow, Kanpur, Haridwar, Ambala, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Udhampur and Jammu passes through Dasua.
Airports near Dasua are in Pathankot (Deccan air to Delhi and Kangra), Raja Sansi International Airport (UK, Canada, Singapore, Middle east and rest of India), Ludhiana (domestic), Chandigarh (domestic) and Mohali (international under construction).Nearest helipad is in Uchi bassi but temperory arrangements are done in Stadium behind Girls college.
Dasua's per capita income is higher than rest of Punjab which itself is one of the most prosperous states of India. Dasua and its villages receive remitance from western countries which is a major source of income. Agriculture is the leading source of Income. Youth from Dasua serves Indian Armed forces in all capacities. City is also a major supplier of bricks for construction works in Himachal and Punjab. A single sugar mill and distillary in Randhawa (Dasua) is a largest sugarcane consumer in Northern Punjab. There are several small and medium scale agriculture based industries in the town.
Ucchi Bassi near Dasua is a cantonment area that relies upon Dasua for crucial supplies. Military exercises are often carried out in the villages around Dasua. In 2001, Mig 21 crashed in the remote areas of Dasua which resulted in one death and pilot escaped with minor injuries. [ [http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=439] ]
A traditional congress hub Dasua which always vited Shri R C Dogra surprised everyone by voting Sardar Amarjit Singh Sahi (BJP) as MLA from Dasua in recent elections. This may be attirbuted to the stunted growth during city during congress era and rising of rival town Mukerian. Numerous attempts has been made to get district status for Dasua. On redrawing of Punjab and Himchal borders, Una which was part of Dasuya was transferred to Himachal and made as a district.
As of 2001India census, [GR|India] Dasua had a population of 20,118. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. The average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79% and, female literacy is 73%. In Dasua, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Dasuya, is a historic town dating back to Mahabharta Epic. Pandavas supposedly had lived here for some period. Ruins of old temples belonging to Pandwas are still in existence. National highway 1A passes right through the middle of the town. Railways station of Dasuya is the busiest railway station in the Hoshiarpur district. There are two colleges in Dasuya
Places of Interest
Shiva Temple (Talab) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQgyLSsbkLY] dug by Pandavas during agatvaas.
Old fort around Imli chowk
Beas River in west
Garna Sahib Gurudwara
Tilla Sahora near Nangal Ghogra
Scenic and adventure driving routes
Uchi bassi canal road
Dasuya Miani Tanda Dasuya
Dasuya Odhra Bagalipur Jalota Balgan Dasuya
Dasuya Kamahi Devi Talwara Dasuya
Lack of technical institutes doesnot affect the output from Dasua colleges and school. Main colleges in Dasua are
J C DAV College Dasuya [http://jcdavdasuya.com/]
G.T.B.Khalsa College for women Dasuya
Schools areGovt High School, Kallowal [http://www.ghs-kallowal.co.nr www.ghs-kallowal.co.nr]
Guru Nanak Public School.
DAV Senior Sec.School,Balgan.
S.V.J.C.D.A.V. Public School,
DAV Public School for girls.
Cambridge International SchoolDasuya. [http://www.gemseducation.com/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.2923]
St Paul's School Dasuya.
Government Sen.Sec.School Dasuya.
Dasuya is divided into wards 1-10 and main areas include
BODAL (GARNA-SAHIB) DASUYAArjuna ColonyKrishna ColonyKaironwaliKasbaKainthanMoti NagarBanta Singh ColonyBalganUchchi BassiImli chowkTalab roadBank roadCollege road
Landmarks in Dasuya includes
A Shiva temple in middle of sarovar dug by
Pandvas( Bhima), Old Fort(Purana Kila,girl's school),Thandi Khuyi,Garna Sahib Gurudwara,Takkar Sahib Gurudwara,Stadium,Old town (Kasba),Imli Chowk.
It is believed that it was once surrounded by a huge wall, which had various gates. “We used to live in a house directly opposite the railway station. In 1947, when we left Dasuya, there were still remains of the gates, about 3 or 4 miles towards the north of the city.” – Abdul Majid Khan, Resident of Dasuya before the Partition.
* [http://www.dasuya.com Dasuya Portal]
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