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Palghar —  city  — Palghar Location of Palghar in Maharashtra and India Coordinates 19°42′N 72°46′E / 19.7°N 72.77°E / 19.7; 72.77Coordinates: 19°42′N 72°46′E / 19.7°N 72.77°E / 19.7; 72.77 Country India State Maharashtra District(s) Thane Population 52,699 (2001[update]) Time zone IST (UTC+5:30) Area • Elevation • 7 metres (23 ft) Codes • Pincode • 401404 • Telephone • +02525 • Vehicle • MH-04 Palghar(Marathi: पालघर) is a city and a Municipal Council in Thane district in Maharashtra. Situated about 87 kilometres from Mumbai, it is a part of the Mumbai Suburban Rail network which extends up to Dahanu and lies on the Mumbai- Ahmedabad rail route. Palghar is the next major junction after Virar on the Western Railway and is also accessible by the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway (NH 8). The town is complete with everything necessary for a comfortable life including shopping centres, schools, colleges, cinemas, restaurants and hospitals. The environment is luscious and pollution-free which creates a tranquil ambience and ideal atmosphere to start any activity. Contents 1 Employment 2 Demographics 3 Residential 4 Education 4.1 Marathi Schools 4.2 English Schools 4.3 Colleges 5 Miscellaneous 6 List of Hospitals in Palghar 7 Major Industries 8 Local News Papers 9 References Employment The main occupation of the people of Palghar is employment in factories and farming. The land surrounding Palghar abounds in human resources - skilled and unskilled. Apart from the government promoted MIDC situated at Tarapur, Palghar is also home to a number of Industrial Townships where there are many small scale industries such as engineering, pharmaceutical, plastics, textile, notebook industries. Maharashtra's biggest fishing center, Satpati, is located around 8 kilometres from Palghar railway station. There are farms growing chickoos, coconuts, palm dotted all around villages around Palghar. Rice is grown on agricultural lands during the monsoon. A large part of the population commutes to Mumbai daily to make a living. Demographics As of 2001[update] India census,[1] Palghar had a population of 52,699. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Palghar has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 72%. In Palghar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. For a town its size, Palghar is surprisingly cosmopolitan. Being a border town between Gujarat and Maharashtra and being close to Mumbai, it has a good percentage of population of people from other states besides Maharashtra and Gujarat like Rajasthan, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Most of the rich landlords of Palghar made their money trading grass to the dairies in Mumbai. Grass trading is a major occupation of many families in Palghar. The town is also close to an industrial complex, located at Boisar and India's first nuclear power plant, located at Tarapur. Industrialization is gradually changing the face of Palghar. The town is getting a make-over of sorts due to Industrialization. Palghar's youth are getting employment in the small scale and medium scale industries coming up in and around the area. In the olden days agriculture was one of the main source of livelihood, but Industrialization has opened up new avenues for them. Residential Palghar is spread across a number of villages which has a number of residential colonies, housing complexes, independent housing units and cooperative housing societies. A number of high end residential projects sprawl in Palghar at affordable rate. Education The Town has a number of Schools and Colleges. Marathi Schools Aryan Education Society's M.N. Dandekar Highschool Bhagini Samaj Vidyamandir Shri S.T. Kadam Mahavidyalaya(Formerly known as, Jeevan Vikas) K.Mahim Education Society's Bhuvanaesh Kirtane Vidyalaya Nutan Vidya Vikas Mandal's Adarsh Vidya Mandir English Schools Anand Ashram English High School ( Oldest English medium school in palghar ) Twinkle Star English High School Kenam English High School (Established in 1969) Holy Spirit High School Sacred Heart High School Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Sundaram Central School [CBSC Board, established in 2006] Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tarapur (CBSE Board,established in 1994) Colleges Sonopant Dandekar Shikshan Mandali College (better known as SDSM College or Dandekar College) St. John College of Engineering and Technology (SJCET) St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research (SJIPR) St. John Institute of Management and Research (SJIMR) National College Palghar SNDT Women's College Palghar - proposed. Udyogshree Laxman Anant Lokhande Industrial Training Centre Mahim (I.T.I, Mahim) [WEB-SITE OF ITI MAHIM] (I.T.I, Mahim)(Established in 1989) [SATELITE VIEW OF ITI ] ttp:// ] Miscellaneous Palghar has many hospitals. Some are specialised for women care while others are for all types of patients.There are sonography centres along with X-ray facility.The government primary health centre also caters to all patients free of charge.There are ambulance services for taking the patients to referral hospitals.kanta hospital blood storage centre run by dr chawhans late ratilaldevji chawhan charitable trust provide blood to other hospitals in emergency and when ever required for delivary or surgery. There is a medical association of the doctors in and around palghar which holds CME programmes to catch up with new developments in medicine. List of Hospitals in Palghar Palghar Medical Center Sharada Hospital Philia Hospital Dhada Hospital Kanta Hospital (Dr Chawhan Rajendra's Maternity Home) Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Hospital Palghar Nursing Home Ganesh Hospital (Orthopedic) Major Industries Palghar has a number of prominent industries such as Welspun, Durian, Sundaram Notebook, Ginza Industries Ltd, R&S Electronics, Ebco, EU-Medicaments, Raghuvanshi Foods, Abby Lighting, Astamed Pharmaceuticals, Fashion Forecast (India), Rapid Valves, Kamal Containers, Thakkar & Sons, Nirali Sinks, Vinod Cookware, Macro Bars And Wires (India), Austenitic Steels etc. Along with Industries Palghar has a number of industrial townships, prominent ones being Genesis Industrial Township and Dewan & Sons. Local News Papers Palghar Samachar (Gujarati Paper Weekly) Palghar Mitra (Marathi Paper Biweekly) References ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  Boisar Next station south: Kelve Road Mumbai suburban railway : Western Railway Next station north: Umroli Stop No: 33 KM from starting: 90 Platforms: 5 v · d · eStations on the Western line of Mumbai suburban railway Churchgate · Marine Lines · Charni Road · Grant Road · Mumbai Central · Mahalaxmi · Lower Parel · Elphinstone Road · Dadar · Matunga Road · Mahim Junction · Bandra · Khar Road · Santacruz · Vile Parle · Andheri · Jogeshwari · Goregaon · Malad · Kandivali · Borivali · Dahisar · Mira Road · Bhayandar · Naigaon · Vasai Road · Nala Sopara · Virar · Vaitarna · Saphale · Kelve Road · Palghar · Umroli · Boisar · Vangaon · Dahanu Road