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Roda, Punjab

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Country  Pakistan
District  Khushab District
Region  Punjab Province
Time zone  PST (UTC+5)

Roda is a village and one of the 51 Union Councils of Khushab District in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is part of Khushab Tehsil and is located at 32°4'26N 72°5'60E lying to the southwest of Khushab City.

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History

The area around Roda was settled during the time of Ranjit Singh in the early decades of the nineteenth century. The village was settled after complete destruction of a village called Moza Joyia. There was fighting around Sahiwal, Jhang and other areas between Ranjit Singh and Rae Ahmed Khan Kharal and Moza Joyia was destroyed. This happened when Ranjit Singh marched in the area in 1821.

The name Roda was assigned to it in Revenue Settlement of 1860. In Punjabi language roda means bald. Since the place was almost absolutely bereft of trees looking like a bald land, therefore, it was named as Roda.

Culture

Roda is home to 39 castes and clans. Joyia Rajput Caste is More Famous in Roda. Both men and women wear the traditional shalwar kameez. Popular sports in Roda include thobi ball (volleyball), cricket, and kabadi.

Geography

Roda's geography is mixture of flat land and desert sand dunes. Daytime temperatures can be very hot. Farmed crops include grow chikpeas, wheat, guar, goats, and sheep.

Economy

Roda's economy relies primarily on agriculture and government employment.

Education

Roda supports a Government Degree College, two high schools for boys and girls, several primary education institutes, and some private institutions. Some private institutions names like, (Ghazali Education Trust School, Nasar Public High School, Al-Qalam Group of Schools (primary and high school), Faheem Memorial Model School, Sher school system.

References

Roda, Punjab Wikipedia


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