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About Akaltara

Akaltara is one of the important towns in Chhttisgarh State of India. The place comes under Janjgir – Champa district and is famous as the birth place of a great freedom fighter Thakur Cheedi Lal (Barrister). The city though not muh developed has all the potential to mark itself on the map of Chhattisgarh due to its hidden potentials.

About Akaltara

Geography of Akaltara

Akaltara in Chhattisgarh coordinates at 22.02°N 82.43°E with an average elevation of 283 meters. The place is situated in middle of Mahanadi Basin and on the bottom of Daha hill. Akaltara is at a distance of 28 km in eastward direction from Bilaspur and 17 km in westward direction from Janjgir. The nearby cities to Akaltara are Naila Janjigir, Champa and Bilaspur. The villages near to Akaltara are Latiya, Pakariya, Amartal and Kalyanpur. The city is surrounded by Pamgarh Tehsil towards east, Baloda Tehsil towards North, Bilaspur Tehsil and Masturi tehsil towards west. The city experiences too hot during summer season. The temperature in this time is in between 32°C and 47°C. April and May are the hottest months and January and February are the months when temperature is minimum (210C to 250C).

Demography of Akaltara

As per the census of 2010, Akaltara had a population of 21,333 among which 52% are males and 52% are females. Those, who are below six years old, constitute 14%. There is an average literacy rate of 69% in the town, while 59% is the national average. 59% of males and 41% of females are literate.

Economy of Akaltara

Just like the other parts of Janjgir - Champa district, the main occupation of the people in Akaltara is agriculture. Akaltara is famous for lime stone. The famous cement plants of the town are CCI Akaltara and Lafarge India Ltd. There are many also many rice mills and crushers spread around this region. KAK Mahanadi Power project, a 3600 MW thermal power plant is constructing at Nariyara village in Akaltara by KSK Energy ventures Ltd. The work of Vardha Power plant started in 2010 is still in progress.

Narayan Stone Industries
Address: Village- Kirari, Akaltara, Janggir, Chhattisgarh 495668
Phone: 093004 01540

Apurva Industries
Address: Village Khatola, Akaltara, Jangir Champa, Near Mankarai Mandir, Akaltara - 495552, Chhattisgarh, India

Vishwanath Perboiling Industries
Address: Akaltara, Janjgir Champa - 495552, Petrol Pump Chowk
Phone: +(91)-9300078452, 7817252256

Administration in Akaltara

Akaltara is a legislative assembly constituency in Janjgir district of Chhattisgarh state. Chunnilal Sahu, who belongs to Indian National Congress, is the sitting MLA of this constituency. Akaltara legislative assembly constituency comes under Janjgir Parliament seat and it is represented by Mrs Kamla Devi Patle. Akaltara is one of the nine blocks in Janjgir - Champa district and it includes 52 villages. The town is a municipal council.

Healthcare in Akaltara

We cannot find out super specialty hospitals with advanced technologies and treatment facilities in Akaltara. Besides some small nursing homes and clinics you cannot find much. However the Government of Chhattisgarh has adopted a public-private partnership (PPP) policy for the health sector with an aim of strengthening the quality of services being provided through the public health care network by utilizing the financial, managerial and technical resources available in the private sector. As a part of this policy, the government outsources para-clinical and non-clinical support services at the public health facilities. At present the people in Akaltara mainly depend on the Janjgir district hospital and Champa civil hospital for treatment. Besides, there is a community health center at Akaltara.

  • District Hospital Janjgir – 9425246697, 07758 273376
  • Civil Hospital Champa – 9826112047
  • Community health centre Akaltara – 9406215577, 9926135205
  • Late BMSS Chikitsa Kendra, Mukim Udyan Campus, Akaltara – 9425230988

Banks in Akaltara

Akaltara is not a developed town like the other metropolitan cities of the country and therefore you may not be able to see many bank branches here. However, the recent saving schemes like insurance policies, subsidiaries and pension schemes provided by the central government urge people to start a bank account. Now branches of a few popular nationalized banks are functioning in the city.

State bank Of India (SBI)
Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: SBIN0002818
MICR Code: 495002881
Branch Code: 002818
Address: Janjgir Champa District, Chhatsigarh, 495552
Phone number: 07817 252269

Central Bank Of India
Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: CBIN0281415
Branch Code: 281415
Phone number: Janjgir – Champa, Chhattisgarh, 495552
Phone number: 7817 252248

Axis Bank
Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: UTIB0001727
MICR Code: 495211101
Branch Code: 001727
Address: Shivari Narayan road, Ganesh Rice Mill,
Akaltara, Janjgir – Champa, 495552
Phone number: 9893076879

Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: ICIC0002119
MICR Code: 495229101
Branch Code: 002119
Address: Near Ambedkar Chowk, Shivari Narayan road,
Akaltara, Janjgir-Champa, 495552
Phone number: 09039897698

Bank Of Baroda (BOB)
Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: 495012101
Branch Code: AKALTA
Address: Main road, Ward No 15, Shiv Narayan Road,
Akaltara, Janjgir-Champa disrtrict, 495552

Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: IBKL0001293
MICR Code: 495259101
Branch Code: 001293
Address: KH NO 1433/11, 1433/63, PH NO – 10,
Ward No – 15, Akaltara, Janjgir-Champa, 495552
Phone number: 8763124258

Canara Bank
Branch name: Akaltara
IFSC Code: CNRB0005261
MICR Code: 495015504
Branch Code: 005261
Address: Ambedkar Chowk, Akalara, Janjgir Champa, 495552

Transport facilities in Akaltara

The common transportation mode in Akaltara is railway. Akaltara railway station is the nearest railway station to the town. It is on the Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. The important trains that pass through Akaltara railway station are Tatanagar Bilaspur Passenger, Raipur-Kobra Memu, Jharsuguda-Gondia Passenger, Bilaspur Raigarh Memu, Gevra Bilaspur MEMU, Itwari-Tatanagar Jn Passenger, Tata Bilaspur Tata Passenger, Gevra Raipur Passenger and Bilaspur-Jharsuguda Passenger. Kotmi Sonan HIt railway station is also near to Akaltara. However, the major railway station that connects to the other important cities of the country is Bilaspur Jn Railway station, which is 30 km away from the town. Bilaspur Airport, which is located at 32.7 km away from Akaltara, is the nearest airport. Rajgarh Airport and OP Jindal Airport are also the important airports near to the town. Both are around 100 km away from Akaltara. Buses, rickshaws and taxi cars are available for road transportation.

To conclude we may say that Akaltara is a gradually growing town and so there are many developments yet to come here. As the town is near to some popular tourist locations in Chhattisgarh like Bilaspur, Tamnar and Amarkantak, it is expected that the area will be developed in recent future.

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