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Country  India
State  Rajasthan

Language spoken  Hindi
District  Sikar
Losal Beautiful Landscapes of Losal

Map of Losal

Losal is a town with municipality in Sikar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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Losal Beautiful Landscapes of Losal

Geography

Losal is located at 27.4°N 74.92°E / 27.4; 74.92. It has an average elevation of 410 metres (1345 feet).

Losal is divided into 25 wards. An education town in Sikar District.

Losal ( Sikar)

History

Losal is holy land of Baba Parmanand and Baba Raghuver Das ji, both famous saints of Shekhawati.This educational town is situated in high hills of Arawali. The oldest school here is senior secondary co-ed school, built by the late Seth Shri Dedraj Khaitan. Now there are about 50 schools and colleges in Losal. Total resident population of Losal is about 30,000 in addition to more than 15,000 students studying in local institutions.

Shri Dedraj Khaitan was the brother of Shri Mukha Lal Khaitan, one of the biggest jute traders of Calcutta in pre-independence era. Sri Mukha Lal Khaitan and Shri Dedraj Khaitan then established Losal’s first School called Sri Ded Raj Khaitan School and its first Hospital, now both run by State Government of Rajasthan. Smt. Gulab Devi Khaitan, wife of Shri Dedraj khaitan also laid the foundation stone of first and only library in Losal to promote education in the town. They also constructed the first Girls hostel in Sikar today known as Krishna Chatrawaas for Dalit girls. Smt. Gulab Devi Khaitan was the sister of Seth Sri Jamnalal Bajaj, noted industrialist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and a very close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Haripura is a small village under Losal municipal corporation, is native palace of Kargil sahid Syodana Ram Bijarniya. The town is witnessing accelerated growth recently with the development of several educational institutions,real estate projects and town development activities. Many of these projects are being developed by an infrastructure development company which is part of the business group of Shri Hargovind Khaitan, the only son of late Shri Dedraj Khaitan. The company is working to transform people's lives in rural and semi urban areas by providing better amenities, infrastructure and access to opportunities. The main objectives of these initiatives are:

  1. Provide dwelling units to all the village citizens with clean water supply and sanitation facilities,
  2. Apart from upgrading existing schools, establishment of few colleges, world class vocational training institutions in construction, carpentry, welding, natural art; computer maintenance and services, IT Enabled Services, BPO and a Call Center,
  3. Enable people in the town to get quality healthcare through tele-medicine and also through mobile clinics,

4) Promotion of horticulture products, apart from agriculture in collaboration with nearby agricultural universities and research institutions, 5) Promotion of agro-processing industries for value addition to horticulture produce, 6) Creation of dairy farms for providing additional non-farm revenue to farmers, 7) Provision of employment to all employable people of the village through additional jobs in dairy, agro-processing, construction, handicraft and tourism enterprises.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Losal had a population of 25,355. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Losal has an average literacy rate of 90%, more than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90%, and female literacy is 70%. In Losal, 30% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

Losal Wikipedia


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