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About Manendragarh

Manendragarh is a small municipality town in Koriya District of Chhattisgarh state. It is one of the most developed towns of the district and is generally touted as a town with promising economic future. Besides, the town is very strategically located and enjoys direct connectivity to important cities like Raipur and Bilaspur via train service.

Collector & Dist. Magistrate
Phone: 07836-232721
Fax: 07836-232722

About Manendragarh
Surbhi Park in Manendragarh

History of Manendragarh

History of Manendragarh is linked with Koriya state or Koriya Empire, a small empire that was founded by Rajput brothers during early parts of 17th century. Names of these Rajput brothers are believed to be Dalthmban Sahi and Dharamal Sahi. They and their succeeding generations ruled present day Koriya region for almost a century. Their status as an independent rulers of Koriya region came to end in early 18th century when Bhonsle family of Maratha Empire made Koriya Empire into their protectorate state. However, during same period Marathas suffered two heavy losses in two Anglo-Maratha wars against British Empire. The obvious impact of these heavy losses was that Marathas had to surrender all their territories to British Empire. Consequently Koriya state then became protectorate state under British Empire. From above accounts we clearly come to know that Koriya Empire was not a very glorious. However, there certainly cannot be any doubt over its important role in shaping the identity of not just Manendragarh town, but also entire Koriya district.

Economy of Manendragarh

Coal being abundantly present in entire Koriya region, obviously play a very central role in Manendragarh’s local economy as well. There are huge coal mining belts located in adjoining areas of Hasdeo and Chirimiri, where local people of Manendragarh town are employed in large numbers. These ample employment opportunities generated by these coal mines unarguably plays a very important role in driving Manendragarh’s local economy. This is especially more so because employment generated by other competitive sectors like agriculture and service sectors are way too low. However, owing to conducive economic factors in near future service sector can likely play a very bigger role in the local economy. Overall, if we've to sum up everything briefly, then Manendragarh' miniscule economy mainly centers around coal mines.

Administration of Manendragarh

Day to day civic administration in Manendragarh is looked after by Manendragarh Municipal Council. This is an immensely small Municipal Council body with annual budget that runs in barely few lakh rupees. According to 2011 census only 32,000 to 33,000 people were living within the jurisdiction of this Municipal Council. However, this apparently small municipal council bears almost same responsibilities and duties that all big municipal councils and corporations do. Some of these responsibilities are supply of drinking water to all, maintenance of road, maintenance of street lights, maintenance of birth and death records etc. As of today Manendragarh Municipal Council has only 20 wards. These 20 wards go into election once in every 5 years.

Nagar Palika Manendragarh
Address:Nagar Palika Office, Joda Talab New Sabji Mandi Manendragarh, Distrct (Korea) Chhattisgarh
pin Code: 497442

Geography of Manendragarh

Nature has bestowed Manendragarh region with lot of scenic beauty as well as abundance of natural resources. Its scenic beauty is amply exhibited through Amrit Dhara Waterfall that is located on outskirt of this town. It is unarguably the most beautiful waterfall of Chhattisgarh state. Furthermore, famous Hasdeo River, which is one of the prominent tributaries of Mahanadi River – also originates from a nearby village. And not to forget immense lush green forest that dot interior area of this town. These forest areas are home to many botanic trees and medical plants. As for natural resources are concerned, then Manendragarh town falls in coal mine belt and hence has huge reservoir of coal.

Healthcare Services in Manendragarh

There are quite a few well equipped hospitals operating in and around this small town, where every years thousands of patients are successfully treated. Coming up of these well equipped hospitals has certainly had a very positive impact on general health of this small town. All positive healthcare indicators do point out to this fact. However, these decently well equipped hospitals still do fall short of necessary infrastructure to cure host of serious diseases. Consequently forcing many local patients to flock to other prominent cities of Chhattisgarh and also neighboring Madhya Pradesh state.

Coming to chemist shops and general clinics, then there are more than decent numbers of them operating in Manendragarh and adjoining towns. This has obviously ensured that all types of general/lifesaving drugs and general doctors easily are within the reach of local people.
The overall scenario on the front of healthcare services is very positive, especially when you compare existing scenario with the past. Nonetheless, there does exist a problem of infrastructure deficiency that continues to pose a great challenge for this town.

Chemist Shops in Manendragarh

Yash Medical
Address: Chainpur, School Road, Manendragarh H O, Manendragarh - 497442
Phone no: +(91)-9239633251

Amrit Medical Store
Address: Chainpur, Ambikapur Road, Manendragarh H O, Manendragarh - 497442
Phone no: +(91)-8120652608

Balaji Medical Store
Address: Near Saluja Market, Manendragarh Market, Manendragarh H O, Manendragarh – 497442
Phone no: +(91)-7771-241523

Krishna Medical Store
Address: Ambikapur Road, Manendragarh H O, Manendragarh - 497442
Phone no: +(91)-9300274098

Transportation in Manendragarh

Decent number of auto rickshaws followed by good connectivity does make transportation of this town pretty reliable. Decent number of auto rickshaws fully ensures that local commuters can easily travel to any local destinations as well as to adjoining towns. If only their numbers are increased further, the local transportation of this small town will then become even more better. Coming to connectivity, then Manendragarh town is well connected via road as well as train service. Speaking about road connectivity first, then National Highway No 78 passes through this town. This highway not only directly connects Manendragarh to many important cities of Chhattisgarh, but also to adjoining towns of adjoining states like Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. As for train services is concerned, then Manendragarh has a local railway station of its town. This railway station is directly connected to important cities like Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Raipur and also quite a few important cities of adjoining Madhya Pradesh state.

Banking Services in Manendragarh

Today banking services in Manendragarh town is better than it has been ever before. That’s because during last few decades this town has witnessed quantum jump in number of bank branches. As a result of this today there are as many as 8 to 9 reputed banks operating their branches in Manendragarh and its adjoining towns. Coming up of all these banks have surely lead to growth of strong banking culture in this small town. This is easily visible through huge jump in number of bank account holders during last few decades. Besides, during last few decades there has been considerable growth in over all percentage of loan sanctioned by banks.

Central Bank Of India
Address: Civil Lines Road, Manendragarh
IFSC Code: CBIN0281006
Phone no: 07771 241270

Punjab National Bank
Address: Near Ram Mandir, Manendragarh, Distt Koria, Chattisgarh 497442
IFSC Code: PUNB0303700
Phone no: 07771 – 241224

Axis Bank
Address: Chawla complex, Station road, Manendragarh Ho, Dist. Koriya, Chattisgarh: 497442
Phone no: 07771 243735

Canara Bank
Address: 211/2 Ground Floor, Ward No 1, Manendragarh 497442 Dist Koriya Chhattisgarh
IFSC Code: CNRB0004307
Phone no: Not available

Tourism in Manendragarh

Amrit Dhara Waterfalls: Located very near to Manendragarh town, Amrit Dhara waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Chhattisgarh state. Its enchanting and scenic beauty every year draws thousands tourists not just from Chhattisgarh, but also from across the country. And it goes without saying that this waterfall is immensely popular even among local people of Manendragarh town. The best time to visit Amrit Dhara Waterfalls is during rainy season or just after rainy season. That’s obviously because during other seasons the waterfall is almost dry.

Police in Manendragarh

Manendragarh being one of the upcoming towns of Koriya District, safety and security of its people obviously assumes lot of importance. This is exactly why for many decades a local police station has been operating in the very heart of this town. Like all other police stations, even this local police station has to file complaints and act accordingly to address law and order issues faced by the complainer. And if we do take into account immensely stable law and order of this town, then this local police station is but certainly doing a very commendable job. Although Manendragarh Police Station hardly has to cope with any serious criminal elements as such, but their diligent role must still be appreciated.

Manendragarh in a glance

Country : India
State : Chhattisgarh
District : Koriya
• Official : Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN : 497442
Telephone code : +91 7771
Vehicle registration : CG-16

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