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Vasad

Vasad
વાસદ
town
Vasad is located in Gujarat
Vasad
Vasad
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Anand
Government
 • Sarpanch Chandubhai Vasava
Elevation 18.89 m (61.98 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 15,000
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website .com.vasadwww

Vasad is a small town in the state of Gujarat in western India. It is located on the banks of the river Mahisagar

History

The ancient city of "Vasudhanagari", now known as Vasad, situated on the banks of holy river mahisagar, is the gateway to Charotar. Due to favourable conditions, Vasad always kept in pace for progress. For people dwelling in urban areas as well as students, Vasad has become a favourite picnic spot. Vasad is the junction between Mumbai and Ahmedabad on western railway. There are two railway bridges along with two road bridges which join "Vakad" area to "Charotar". Both of these are situated in Vasad.

Geography

Vasad lies between Ahmedabad and Vadodara and is a major junction railway junction on this line. It is on the main highway which links Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

Economy

Vasad has had intimate linkes with commerce. The main occupation of people in Vasad is agriculture and business. Tobacco is leading crop produced in Vasad which is closely followed by toor daal. Large toor daal (pulse) processing mills are located in Vasad. Their total number adds up to 45. Toor dal cultivated and processed in Vasad is considered to be the best in quality all over India. It has also started securing fame world wide which has led to an increase in its export. There are five tobacco factories in Vasad. The "Bhattha" tobacco of Vasad is very well known for its quality. Unfortunately, the high consumption of tobacco in Vasad has led to a higher incidence of oral cancer and lung cancer in Vasad.
The land of Vasad is full of gorges. Soil conservation and water research institute has been established by the Central government in Vasad to reduce soil erosion and water management in this part of Gujrat. Two printing presses are located in Vasad. People from Kutch and Saurashtra run timber saw mills in Vasad. Other industries of Vasad include poultries, dairy farms and milk production. Sand business is also being carried out on large basis in Vasad. Cooperative institutions established by farmers and others sell chemical fertilizers. The name of Vasad has been synonymous with Toor dal and good quality tobacco. One in every three house in India uses toor dal from Vasad. Thus one can say that Vasad resides in every nook and corner of India. Vasad's tobacco delights not only the citizens of India, but also gives the pleasure to foreigners. "Raymon glues and chemicals", which produces gelatin, is the biggest factory in Asia for the product. It also exports the product to various countries. Vasad industries also include four marble factories, cement articles factory, pole and pipe factory, etc.

Education

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology is prime educational institute in vasad. Government Polytechnic is providing vocational training in vasad. New English School Trust is also running many other primary and secondary schools in vasad. Trust like Vasad Education Society is running an English Medium school United School (Pre-primary, Primary & Secondary Section)& Jivan Utkarsh Mahila Mandal.

Places to See

Owing to many divine temples of Gods and Goddesses, it has become a place of pilgrimage as well as tourist attraction. On weekends, especially on Sunday, Mahisagar river is flooded with devotees coming from places to have the mesmerizing feel of divine bath. There are many temples in vasad, like Jalaram Mandir, Veharai Mata Mandir, Swaminarayan Mandir,Sat Kaival Mandir, Ram Mandir,Mahadev Mandir and there

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