Essay On My Village Ratnagiri

This article is about the municipality in Maharashtra, India. For its namesake district, see Ratnagiri district. For the ancient Buddhist monastery, see Ratnagiri (Orissa).

Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District[2] in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Ratnagiri is located at the following coordinate 16°59′N73°18′E / 16.98°N 73.3°E / 16.98; 73.3.[3] It has an average elevation of 11 meters (36 feet). The Sahyadri mountains border Ratnagiri to the east. Heavy rainfall from monsoon results in a highly eroded landscape in the coastal region, but fertile alluvial valleys in the region produce abundant rice, coconuts, cashew nuts, and fruits, "Hāpus" (Alphonso) mangoes being one of the main fruit. Also a type of "Pairi" mango is available here. Fishing is an important industry in Ratnagiri.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ratnagiri
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
34
(93)
33
(91)
31.5
(88.8)
Average low °C (°F)19
(66)
19
(66)
22
(72)
25
(77)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
20
(68)
22.8
(73.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches)0.8
(0.031)
1.2
(0.047)
3.3
(0.13)
5.1
(0.201)
68.6
(2.701)
801.6
(31.559)
872.2
(34.339)
650.8
(25.622)
368.0
(14.488)
128.4
(5.055)
32.4
(1.276)
6.0
(0.236)
2,938.4
(115.685)
Source: World Weather Online

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census of India,[4] Ratnagiri Town had a population of 76,239, males and females constituting 55% and 45%, respectively, of the population. 86% of males and 87% of females were literate. 11% of Ratnagiri's population was under 6 years of age.70% people in Ratnagiri are Hindus and around 30% are Muslims. Other religions are Buddhist, Christians. Considering the Urban Agglomeration of Ratnagiri, which includes the suburbs like Nachane, Kuwarbav, Mirjole, Khedshi, Bhatye, Shirgaon, Mirya, Majgaon; the population is around 125,000. With the increasing industrialization and trade in Ratnagiri, the population of the city is increasing.

Ratnagiri Municipality[edit]

Ratnagiri Municipality was established in 1876.[5] The incumbent president is Mr. Rahul Pandit from Shiv Sena. Uday Samant (Shiv Sena), former Minister of State for Urban Development, represents Ratnagiri constituency in State Assembly since 2014; while Vinayak Raut (Shiv Sena) represents Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency in Loksabha, lower house of the parliament since 2014.

Education institutes[edit]

  • Government Polytechnic, Ratnagiri[6]
  • Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (An engineering college affiliated to 'University of Mumbai')[7]
  • Government college of Pharmacy, Ratnagiri[8]
  • R. B. Kulkarni Junior college of Science,Ratnagiri
  • P. G. Abhyankar Junior college of arts and commerce, Ratnagiri
  • Patwardhan High School, Ratnagiri. [9]
  • Sacred Heart Convent High School, City Convent
  • Sacred Heart Convent High School, Udyamnagar
  • Phatak High School, Ratnagiri[10]
  • R. B. Shirke High School[11]
  • Smt. R. G. Jagushte High School, Kuwarbav, Ratnagiri
  • Mistry High School, Ratnagiri[12]
  • M. S. Naik High School.[13]
  • Gogte Joglekar College[14]
  • St.Thomas English Medium School[15]
  • RAJENDRA MANE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY( AFFILIATED TO MUMBAI UNIVERSITY)[16]
  • RAJENDRA MANE POLYTECHNIC[17]

Marine Biological Research Station[edit]

The Maharashtra Government under the Department of Fisheries established the Marine Biological Research Station (MBRS) in 1958 at Ratnagiri, which is presently attached with Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist.: Ratnagiri. The research station has a 10 hectare area as field facility including a three storied building at main campus, a well equipped 'Aquarium and Museum', a modernised brackish water fish farm, a Mechanized Fishing and Research Vessel, Seed Production facilities and various laboratories at its disposal.

The Marine Biological Research Station, Ratnagiri is one of the premier institutes, especially in the South Konkan Coastal Fisheries Zone, having a mandate for development of fish production technologies, transferring the technologies to fish culturists, entrepreneurs and the industry, and generating professionally trained manpower in fish culture.[18]

Myanmar/Burma connection[edit]

British troops entered Mandalay on 28 November 1885 and Burma was attached to the British Empire on 1 January 1886.

Burma would remain part of the British Empire until gaining independence in 1948. 26-year-old King Thibaw was immediately sent into exile with his heavily pregnant wife, his junior queen and two small daughters, and would live out the rest of his life in Ratnagiri, a prisoner of the British Crown. Ratnagiri was chosen for its remote location, some 3,000 miles from Thibaw's former royal seat of Mandalay, accessible only by sea for parts of the year and far from any territory of any rival European power.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ratnagiri at Wikimedia Commons

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Dapoli (दापोली) is a town in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. It is 215 km (134 mi) from the state capital of Mumbai. Dapoli is also called as Camp Dapoli as British set their camps in Dapoli. Many high rank British officers' Graves are in this Town. Dapoli also has an old abandoned church from British times. Dapoli is home to one of the biggest Agricultural Universities in India Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. Dapoli is administered by the Dapoli Municipal Council.[2]

Geography[edit]

Dapoli is separated from the Sahyadri range by the Khed taluka. Dapoli has a seaboard of 50 km (31 mi) which stretches from Burondi, Kelshi to Dabhol. The coastline differs little in its general characteristics from that of other parts of Konkan. It is densely covered by coconut farms. The principal rivers are Bharja in the north and Vashishthi in the south. A small river called Jog flows through Bandhtivare, Sarang and Tadil into the Arabian sea.

The town is located at an altitude of 800 ft (240 m). It is also called "Mini Mahabaleshwar" because of its cool climate throughout the year. It is 8 km (5.0 mi) from the Arabian Sea and acts as the main town (Taluka headquarters) for several small surrounding villages such as Agarvayangani, Anjarle, Mandivali, Sarang, Bandhtivare, Pangari, Dabhil, Bhopan, Harnai, Dabhol, On Navse, Unhavare/farare, Jalgaon, Gavhe, Gimhavane, Asud, Vanand, Kherdi, Karde (beach), Pichdoli, Visapur, Onanavase, Murud and Umberghar.

Education[edit]

The town has a very old school, A. G. High School, named after the British Alfred Gadney. During the time of the English empire, Dapoli was a military camp for British soldiers. Dapoli is also the home of agricultural universityDr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth.

Dapoli has a centre for Krishna Consciousness movement, youth programs for agriculture, and an undergraduate homeopathic college (Dapoli Homeopathic Medical College).

[edit]

Dapoli is considered the birthplace of Bharat Ratna Maharshi Annasaheb Karve, whose native village Murud is located 9 km from Dapoli and nowadays it has become most sought tourist destination in Dapoli taluka. Dapoli is a native region to other Bharat Ratna awardees - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (Village Ambadave), Dr. Pandurang Waman Kane.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Dapoli travel guide from Wikivoyage

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