It is about 84 km north-west of Nagpur. It is the administrative headquarters of Narkhed taluka, one of the 14 talukas of this district. Being located in orange belt it is a major center for orange trading. It is one of the largest oranges producer in the country and well connected by rail having all the facilities i.e educational institutions, hospitals. People of this town mostly depend on agriculture.
Narkhed-Amravati Railway line is a new project whose stone laying function had presided by the then Prime Minister of India Late Shri P. V. Narasimha Rao.
As of 2001 India census, Narkhed had a population of 21,536. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Narkhed has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 67%. In Narkhed, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
All the festival like Holi, Diwali, Dasara, Pola are celebrating in the town. There are melas on Holi, Dasara and Pola. Ganesh Utsav and Navratras Mela are very much famous in near by area. Other than that Id, Christmas and New Year are also celebrating in the town.
The climate of Narkhed is hot and humid. About 100–120 cm rainfall occurred in Narkhed. In Winter average minimum temp. is about 9-15 °C. In summer average maximum temp. is about 38-45 °C.
Krupal.J is one of the youth leader among region and fight for the problems of youth. The governing body for Narkhed city is Municipal council. There are 17 wards in Narkhed city from which 17 cooperators has been getting elected by people. In the same way separate election has been taken for Mayor. Mayor has been getting elected directly by people and then he/she has need to proven the majority of cooperators.
Cooperators are responsible for all the developmental work in their wards. There are different committees for different work.
Narkhed is also the taluka headquarter and Panchayat Samiti. There are 138 villages under Narkhed taluka and 70 Gram Panchayat. Narkhed is under Katol Vidhan Sabha seat and Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency.
The economy of Narkhed is mostly depending on agriculture. The commercial activities has increased during Orange session.
Narkhed is very much famous all over the country for it oranges. Once Narkhed was Asia largest Santra Mandi(Now Kalamna Market Nagpur). Other than orange cotton, soyabean is also another cash crop in Narkhed taluka. Other crops are wheat, jower, rice. In places like Tul, Moong and Harbara are also cultivating in the taluka. Because of big demand of vegetables in Nagpur market farmer also growing vegetables throughout the year. Both the session of rabi and kharif has taken in Narkhed.
Agriculture in taluka is mostly depends on rainfall. Other than that farmer used water well, river, irrigation dam, canal for irrigation. Pimpalgoan Wakhaji is biggest irrigation dam in Narkhed taluka. The other irrigation dam are Kar dam, Paradsinga dam, Ambada dam and many more. But still it is on very small level and there are big scope for development in irrigation facilities. River like Wardha, Jam, Mandakini, Wandali, Kolar, and other river are used for irrigation for Rabi crop. But farmer facing serious water problem in summer and it become very difficult to maintain 'Orange Orchid' without water.
Narkhed is directly connecting with Nagpur by good road via Katol and Saoner. As well as with Warud, Multai, Pandhurna, Pusla, Shendurjana, Badchicholi, Seoni and many more. Narkhed is just 15 km southward of Seoni villages form NH 69. MH SH 246 Sawargoan-Narkhed-Mowad passing through Narkhed. It has also connected with all the villages of taluka by all session tar roads. MSRTC buses services available regularly for Katol, Mowad, Sawargoan, Jalalkheda etc. Few Buses are also connecting Nagpur, Saoner, Warud, Morshi, Karanja, etc
Narkhed town is on Chennai-New Delhi Grand trunk route. It is also directly connecting with Amravati by railway. As Narkhed-Amravati Railway line become functional Narkhed railway station start working as Railway Junction.Narkhed-Amravati Railway line is about 138 km. It is connecting Narkhed with Warud, Morshi, Chandur Bazar and Amravati. All those places are in Oranges producing belt hence it provide connectivity and market to Orange producing farmer. Amravati city is about 10 km north of Badnera town which is on Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. Hence Narkhed has directly connected withDelhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Banglore, Pune, Nagpur, Kholapur, Bhopal, Indore, Patna, Ernakulam, Amritsar, Nanded, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Raipur, Bhusaval and many more big city of the country directly by railway. There are 18-20 train has daily stoppage in Narkhed.
In Narkhed town a number of schools and colleges is available. They are as follow.Nagar Parisad Primary and Middle School(From No.1-7) (Marathi and Urdu Medium)
Nagar Parisad High School.
Evergreen Convent and High School (English Medium)
Arvind Indo Public School( English medium)
Orange City Convent School (English Medium)
Kranti Joyti Savitribai Fule Kaniya School.
Rashtra Mata Indira Gandhi Kaniya School.
Nadekar Middle School Narkhed.
Nadekar High School Narkhed.
Dixit Middle and High School Narkhed
Kranti Joyti Savitribai Fule Kaniya Junior College.
Rashtra Mata Indira Gandhi Kaniya Junior College.
Shri Pandharinath Junior College for art and commerce.
Mundafale Junior College for art and commerce.
Nadekar Junior Science College.
Shri Pandharinath College for art,commerce and education.
Mundafale College for art and commerce.
Shri Pandharinath mahavidyalaya
Industrial Training Institute, Narkhed.
Narkhed Industrial Training Institute, Narkhed.