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Khopoli, is an industrial city in the Khalapur taluka of Raigad district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at the base of the Sahyadri mountains. Patalganga River which is the tailrace channel of Tata Hydroelectric Power station
Power station
flows through Khopoli.[1][2] It is a municipal council and is a part of the Mumbai
Mumbai
Metropolitan Region. Khopoli
Khopoli
Municipal council covers an area of 30 km2.[3] Khopoli
Khopoli
is connected to the Mumbai
Mumbai
suburban railway by a single line from Karjat. The distance between CST to Khopoli
Khopoli
is 114.24 km along the Central Railway Suburban Line which is a broad gauge line carrying electric locomotives.[4][5] It is also located on NH 4,[6][7] about 80 km south of Mumbai.

Contents

1 Geography and history 2 Demographics 3 Industries in Khopoli 4 Educational institutions in Khopoli

4.1 Khalapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal

5 Culture and religion 6 References

Geography and history[edit] Khopoli
Khopoli
is located at 18°45' N, 73°20'.[8] It is situated at about 61 m above mean sea level.[9] It falls under three Pin codes Khopoli 410203, Khopoli
Khopoli
Power House 410204 and Jagdish Nagar 410216.[10] STD code for Khopoli
Khopoli
is (0)2192.[11]

Bor Ghat

A colonial source describes Khopoli
Khopoli
as follows:

“ The Bhor ghat is formed of a succession of lofty emminences, towering above each other, the last of which attains a height of 2000 feet (610 m) above the level of the sea. Its outline at a distance is bold and imposing; it presents a plane or table summit, with ranges of stupendous hills beyond, with the sublimity of which Europe
Europe
possess little that is analogous, at its foot stands the small and romantic village of Campolee, which has a noble tank appertinent and a Hindu temple, both built by Nana Furanvese (the Peishwa's prime minister) at his individual expense. ”

[12] There was an annachatra or a free feeding house, in the vicinity of the Mahadev temple, but by 1882 all that remained of it were huge grinding stones.[13] The GIPR line was extended to Khopoli
Khopoli
in 1856.[5][14] Khopoli
Khopoli
is the site of the first privately owned hydroelectric power station in India
India
built by Tatas.[15] Demographics[edit] In the 2011 India
India
census, Khopoli
Khopoli
had a population of 1,08,648. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Khopoli
Khopoli
has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%. Thirteen per cent of the population is under 6 years of age.[16] Industries in Khopoli[edit] The factories in Khopoli
Khopoli
Municipal Limits are:

Alta Laboratories Limited, a leading bulk chemical manufacturer and a pioneer and still India's largest producer of Salicylic Acid and its various derivatives.[17] Bohler-Uddeholm India
India
Limited[18] Bombay Oxygen Limited Government Milk Scheme, Khopoli.[19] Hastimal Manikchand Retail Pvt. Ltd., a leading grocery merchant of grains and oil, providing retail service of FMCG.[20] India
India
Steel Works Limited, Bright Bar Division[21] Innovassynth Technologies Limited (Formerly Indian Organic Chemicals)[22] Isibars Limited, Special
Special
Steels Division[23] Mahindra Ugine Steel[24] Mohan Rockey Spring Water Breweries Limited[25] Paper & Pulp Conversions Ltd (PAPCO), a pioneering paper & paperboard mill started by industrialist Baburaoji Parkhe. The first industry in Khopoli
Khopoli
which brought electricity to the town. Started operations in Khopoli
Khopoli
in 1949 and closed down in 1990. SANPlast PVT LTD Limited[26] Tata Hydro Electric Power Supply Company Limited[27] Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä
India
India
Limited,[28] Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä
Corp, its parent company, is a Finland-based equipment and turnkey solutions provider; it plans to convert this unit into a global manufacturing and sourcing unit by 2012.[29] Wheelabrator Alloy Castings Limited[30] Zenith Steel Pipes Limited[31]

Educational institutions in Khopoli[edit] Various institutions run schools, colleges and a polytechnic. Khalapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal[edit] Khalapur Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal runs the following institutions in Khopoli[32]

Shishu Mandir
Mandir
Khopoli
Khopoli
(English Medium School) Anand Shala School, Khopoli
Khopoli
(English Medium School) Carmel Convent School (English Medium School) Vasant Deshmukh Memorial School (VDM) (English Medium School) Jagdish Chandra Mahindra Memorial School (JCMM) Janata Vidyalaya Junior College Janata Vidyalaya (Marathi Medium School) Khopoli
Khopoli
Hindi Vidyalaya (Hindi Medium School) K. M. C. College (Affiliated to Mumbai
Mumbai
University)[33][34] Khopoli
Khopoli
Polytechnic[35][36] Sahyadri Vidyalaya Zenith High School (English medium School)

Culture and religion[edit] Khopoli
Khopoli
has a "fine oval shaped reservoir" and a temple of God Mahadev as Vireshwar built by Nana Phadnavis. The reservoir is built of solid and strong black rock and is oval shaped. The circumference of the reservoir is about 1207 m and it covers an area of about 75000 sq m. The reservoir holds excellent water throughout the year. The reservoir has surrounding walls also built in stone and are of a width of about 1.5 m to 1.8 m. The reservoir has stone steps leading to the water. The temple is of a height of about 22.9 m m from the base to the top and the foundation measures 12.2 m x 6.1 m. Inside is the image of God Shiva. The Sabha mandap measures about 6.1 m x 3.1 m. At the entrance of the temple is a samadhi. A fair is held in honour of the temple deity on Mahasivaratri
Mahasivaratri
day - Maagha Vadya 13.[1][13] The PAPCO Mill complex has a Parashurama
Parashurama
temple and Fire
Fire
temple or Agni
Agni
Mandir
Mandir
which was built in 1971.[37][38] The Gagangiri Maharaj Ashram is located in Khopoli, it is here that Gagangiri Maharaj
Gagangiri Maharaj
died on 4 February 2008.[39] The Akhil Bharatha Ayyappa
Ayyappa
Seva Sangham, includes the Ayyappa
Ayyappa
Temple, in its list of Ayyappa
Ayyappa
temples in India
India
and abroad.[40] References[edit]

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