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It lies on the plateau of Central India and its area is dominated by the rocky relief and minerals underneath the soil. As it is located on a rocky plateau, it experiences extreme temperatures. The land of Jhansi is suitable for citrus fruits and crops such as wheat, peas, oilseeds and pulses. There are many hill patches of granite and concrete stones.
There are a large number of micro and small enterprises in Jhansi. There are also many large scale industries or public sector undertakings in the city and its neighbouring areas, such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Diamond Cement Limited to name a few. There are few potential areas in service industry in the city. Some of such industries are repairing and maintenance of automobile and machineries, computer hardware and software industry, repairing of electrical home appliances and many more.
The city also offers educational facilities to students. The public university in Jhansi is Bundelkhand University, which was founded in 1975. The university offers professional, technical and vocational studies and provides research facilities. There are many colleges in Jhansi that are affiliated to the university. Recently, the foundation stone for Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University was laid in Jhansi, where initially two colleges would be established there. There are also medical, science and engineering colleges in the city along with few ITIs and polytechnics.
How to Reach?
Jhansi is easily reachable through roadways, railways and airways. The Jhansi junction is a division of the North Central Railways. Jhansi is directly connected through trains to many major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and many more. It is located at the junction of the National Highways: NH-12 A, NH-25, NH-26, Nh-75 and Nh-76. The city holds a strategic position in roadway networks as highways in five different directions pass through it. Gwalior Airport is the nearest airport to Jhansi, which is about 100 km away from the city. There is also a military aviation base, Jhansi Airport, which was built during the British rule.
Last Updated on : July 9, 2015
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