Profile of Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur is a city and assembly constituency in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan. It is located about 130 km in the north-eastern part of Jaipur along the rolling hills of Vindhyas and Aravali ranges.

The main economy is dependent on agriculture & animal husbandry. Being the district headquarter, Sawai Madhopur town is the main regional center and is working as a service center for providing services like trade and commerce, transport, commercial and other higher level public facilities for the entire district. Tourism is one of the key economic activities due to the National Park.

 

Sawai Madhopur is a prosperous economic growth center. It has unique strength, some of are as below :

  • Unique destination with unexplored resources, rich heritage, culture and the world famous Ranthambore National Park.
  • Agriculture Based Economy.
  • Access to skilled and unskilled labor from nearby Villages, providing a considerable cost advantage in labor-intensive production.
  • Sectoral advantage for unexploited potential in tourism, horticulture sector, medicinal plants, organic products, Ayurvedic healing, recreational and other service sectors.
  • Sawai Madhopur is the District Headquarter so it houses all the Government departments.
  • Excellent Rail & Road Network
  • Tourism and Heritage
  • Education Facilities

Tourism

Sawai Madhopur has moderate tourist inflows with main attractions being Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore Fort, Ganesh Temple, Kala, etc.

Rail Connectivity

Sawai Madhopur Junction is located on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk route. This is by far the best way of reaching the place from Delhi, Jaipur or Kota.

Air Connectivity

Sawai Madhopur has its own Air Strip which is not in use for transport purpose. However, it is used for minister’s campaigns and meetings. Jaipur at 132 km is the nearest airport from Sawai Madhopur.

Hotel

Sawai Madhopur witnesses the arrival of thousands of tourists every year owing to the most popular national park in its vicinity. The city has many accommodation options catering to the needs of the tourists arriving in the city.

Education Facility

Sawai Madhopur has a well-established education infrastructure. There are a number of modern schools and colleges (both government and private) which serve town people, inhabitants of surrounding villages, and towns in the hinterland.

Health Facilities

As the district headquarters town, Sawai Madhopur is the main center for health facilities in the area. There is also a district general hospital, 4 community health centers (CHC) and 22 primary health center in the district.

Air Quality

Vehicles are considered to be the only significant source of air pollution in Sawai Madhopur. There are no major industries located in the city therefore environment of Sawai Madhopur is lean and clean.

Water Supply

Presently both groundwater and surface water are used as sources for Sawai Madhopur town. Water is also lifted from Banas River through one existing intake well .Total production from all these sources is 8 MLD.

Power Supply

A 132 kW sub grid station on Chambal Hydel & Atomic system situated at Kherda village provides electricity to the town.

Skill Development

Skill development

Climate Condition

The climate of Sawai Madhopur is hot and arid with large variation in temperature. The average temperature variation in summers and winters are:
49o C to 24.94o C and 20o C to 2o C respectively.

Natural Hazards

Sawai Madhopur town lies in low damage risk zone II. The area is less prone to earthquakes and based on evaluation of the available earthquake zone information, it is located on relatively stable geological plains.

Topography

Sawai Madhopur is located at latitude 250 -45’ north and longitude 75o 59’ east, at a height of 400 to 600 m above the mean sea level.

Source : Economic Development & Investment Opportunity Study Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) Year 2014