Siddhesh Joshi

Bijeypur

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Country  India
State  Madhya Pradesh

Language spoken  Hindi
District  Sheopur

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Bijeypur (also spelled as Vijaypur or Vijaipur) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sheopur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located on the bank of kwari river. It is the headquarters of Bijeypur (vijaypur) tehsil and Vijaypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). The town is one of the gateways to Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, the site selected as second home to Gir lion and also for cheetah reintroduction in India. Vijaypur is well connected with regular buses from Morena, Gwalior and Shivpuri; all are about 100 km from Vijaypur. District sheopur is about 140 km from Vijaypur.

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Demographics

Location of Sheopur district in Madhya Pradesh

As of 2001 India census, Bijaypur had a population of 14,555. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bijeypur has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 67% and female literacy of 43%. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. In 1991, its population was 6435.

Education

Following school and colleges are there

01. Govt. Boys higher secondary school Vijaypur 02. Govt. Kanya higher secondary school Vijaypur 03. Shri Ganesh Mahavidhyalaya Vijaypur

Transport

Vijaypur is well connected with buses to Sheopur, Morena, Shivpuri, Gwalior.

Economy

Vijaypur is major market and agricultural produce selling Mandi for nearby villages. Major crops in Mandi are Mustard, Gram, Wheat, Bajra etc. There are numerous mustard oil mills in the town. mustard seeds and mustard oil is sent to various parts of the country.

Healthcare

Vijaypur has a samudayic swasthya kendra, a Government Hospital, with 2 doctors and 30-bed facility. It also has a dedicated Ambulance named Janani express to bring ladies from rural areas for delivery. Hospital could be contacted at telephone number 07528-266179.

Government

The SDM (sub divisional megistrate ) is the administrative head of the town. municipal head of the Vijaypur town is the president of nagar palika. while the M.L.A. is the political heads of the town.

Villages of Vijaypur

some of the prominent villages in Vijaypur tehsil are-

  • Agra
  • Bangrod
  • Dhamini
  • Ganwadi
  • Garhi
  • Gaswani
  • Gohata
  • Iklod
  • Madha
  • Tourist places

    Chhim-chhima Hanuman Ji temple is about 9 km from Bijeypur, on Bijeypur Shivpuri road. It has ancient Hanuman Ji statue . The place is also blessed with a miraculous spring whose water does not dry up even in warmest of summer. In the Hindi month of Bhadon (August–September) a one-day Fair is held which attracts thousands of devotees from nearby districts. At present the temple is under renovation and a major plantation drive is taking place all around the temple.


    Siddh baba hill, a scenic place is about 2 km from Bijeypur, on Bijeypur sabalgarh road. Every year in the month of January–February a trade fair is held. the initial part of the fair is dedicated to animal fair, in which people from nearby states comes for selling and purchasing animals like Bull, cow, camel etc. in the fair cultural activities like kavi sammelan, folk songs, drama, nautanki also takes place.

    Vijaypur Fort:-

    At the bank of kwari river, there stands a fort known as Majhola durg. Vijay Singh, the King of Karauli, built it. it is a 14th sanctuary AD fort. It is a protected monument of the state.

    Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is near by it. one of the three gate to access this sanctuary i.e. Pipalbawdi gate is located near agra a village near Vijaypur.

    Kuno Wild Life Sanctuary

    Location:-

    Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, located between latitudes 25degree 30second - 25degree 53second N and longitudes 77degree 07second – 77degree 26second E, is situated in the Sheopur district of north-west Madhya Pradesh. The total area is 344.686 km2 out of which 313.984 km2 is forest land and 30.702 km2 is revenue land in the Sheopur and Vijapur tehsils of Sheopur district. The Palpur (Kuno) wildlife sanctuary was notified vide Government of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department’s Notification No. 15/8/79/10/2, Bhopal, dated 16.1.1981.

    This sanctuary is situated at Vijaypur and Sheopur tehsils in Sheopur district. It is 15 km. from the Sesaipura bus stand on Shivpuri-Sheopur road. It can be approached by bus or taxi from Sesaipura bus stand. It can also be approached from Pohari of district Shivpuri at the distance of 25 km. The sanctuary is situated in an isolated hill, sloping in all directions.

    Climate:-

    The average rainfall in the area is 750 mm per year. The maximum temperature can rise up to 49 degree C while the minimum temperature recorded has been 2 degree C.

    Physiography:-

    The general physiography of the terrain is hilly. It comes under the Vindhya series. The sanctuary falls in the semi-arid zone and has a typical terrain of Central Indian highlands, interspersed with woodlands and meadows. The soil is sandy and sandy-loam, showing a spatial variation in depth. River kuno, a tributary of River Chambal, vertically bisects the sanctuary from north to south. It occupies an area of 5.90 km2 in the sanctuary. A number of major nallahs like Lankahkhoh, Kudikheda, Durredi, Aamkhoh originate from the gorges located on the west, join river Kuno. Similarly, the Dabhona nallah, Naharkunda nallah, Gangoli nallah etc. originating from the eastern Khohs, meet the Kuno river at various sites.

    Fauna:-

    All the faunal representatives of the dry deciduous forest of the Central India can be found in Kuno i.e. Panther, Tiger, Chital, Sambhar, Black Deer, Chinkara, Bear, Blue bull, Chausingha, Jungle cat, Barking Deer, Monkey, Jackals, Hyena, Wild Boar, Fox, Kobra, Nag, Python, Peacock, Kala Teetar, Tree pie, Golden orioles, Drongo, Rollers, Jangli, murgi, Phakta, Bhura, Teetar.

    Flora:-

    The Kuno sanctuary consists of dry deciduous forests interspersed with grasslands. Tree : Kardhai, Gurjan, Kher, Kusum, Gurjan, Mahua, Guner, Haldoo, Kullu, Kahua, Semal, Bahera, Tendu, Palas, Bel, Chind, Anwala, Harsingar, Chind, Satawar; Parasites : Bamdha, Amarbel;Grasses : Doob, Lumpy, Machai, Guner, Ponea, Phulara.

    How to reach:-

    This sanctuary is situated at Vijaypur and Sheopur tehsils in Sheopur district. It is 15 km from the Sesaipura bus stand on Shivpuri-Sheopur road. It can be approached by bus or taxi from Sesaipura bus stand. It can also be approached from Pohari of district Shivpuri at the distance of 25 km. The sanctuary is situated in an isolated hill, sloping in all directions.

    Where to stay

    Accommodation for Palpur Kuno Sanctuary :

    Forest Rest House Sesaipura, Karahal & Palpur (within sanctuary),

  • PWD rest house Vijaypur
  • CONTACT: -

    Divisional Forest Officer, PALPUR SANCTUARY HQ AT shivpuri

    - S.D.O.{F} PALPUR SANCTUARY HQ AT pohari.

    - PWD Rest House, Sesaipura

    Issues

  • First and foremost issue is its being in sheopur district. Vijaypur was transferred against the wishes of its people to newly created district of sheopur in 1998 from morena district. people resent this because it is well connected and integrated with Morena than Sheopur. Even after 13 years of being in Sheopur connectivity with sheopur is very poor.
  • Secondly Vijaypur is being again neglected in the proposed upgradation of Gwalior light railway or maharaja railway from narrow gauge to broad gauge, because the line is not passing through it, which is much demanded by the people.
  • Thirdly there is no political initiative to make it a tourist destination by developing it as an attractive gateway to nearby Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • References

    Bijeypur Wikipedia


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