About Sitarganj

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Sitarganj is a small town located in the Udham Singh Nagar District in the state of Uttarakhand. It falls in the Terai region of the Himalayas under the Kumaon Division. While the town is the administrative headquarters of a tehsil of the same name it has become more famous for its Integrated Industrial Estate (IIE).

Geography of Sitarganj

Sitarganj is located at the geographical coordinate of 28.93° North latitude and 79.70° East longitude. The district headquarters Rudrapur is 42.6 km from here. Since the town falls in the Terai region, the topography is more or less plain here. The land around it is very fertile and is suitable for growing different types of crops such as rice and vegetable. The average elevation of the town is 298 meters, which is 978 feet. Baigul, also known as Sukhi, is a small rivulet flowing close to this town.

Dhora Reservoire and Nanak Sagar Dam are two more important water bodies located nearby. The later has been built on river Sarayu and serves as a popular picnic spot for the locals.

River Baigul near Sitarganj

Nanaj Sagar Dam near Sitarganj

River Baigul originates from the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas. It has a drainage area of 305 km² and is fed mostly by the Southwest Monsoon. Its catchment area consists of wooded forest. The river is also rich in plankton. It has 17 genera of green algae, 4 genera of blue-green algae, 10 genera of desmids and 14 genera of diatoms. The river was harnessed in 1967 for flood control and irrigation purpose. The reservoir is now being used as for pisciculture and is known as Baigul Fish Reservoir.

Climate in Sitarganj

The town is one of the wettest places in India and receives rainfall up to 193 mm. The best time to visit this town is from October to March.

Administration of Sitarganj

Until September 1995, Sitarganj was part of Nainital District. When on 30.9.1995 the terai region was separated to form Udham Singh district Sitarganj became a part of it. Therefore, most of the administrative functions are controlled from district headquarters Rudrapur. Nonetheless, the town has its own municipal board to look after its civic administration.

Municipal Board in Sitarganj

Sitarganj Municipal Board has its jurisdiction over an area of 2 sq km and provides service to 5597 households. Just as any other municipal board, it is run by elected representatives of the people under the aegis of a Chairman, selected from among them. Its job is to provide all kinds of civic facilities such as sanitation and water supply, solid waste management, maintenance of roads, markets and other public places, street lighting, public health and hygiene etc. In case of any necessity you may contact it at 05948- 254120.

Civil Administration in Sitarganj

Administration in Sitarganj

It is to be noted that apart from being a municipal town, Sitarganj is also the administrative headquarters of a tehsil and a sub division of the same name. Consequently, the town also houses the office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Tehsildar and Block Development Officer. In case of any necessity you may contact them at the following numbers:

Office of the S. D.M, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254824
Mobile No: 9456592130
Email Id: sdmsitj-usn-uk@nic.in

Office of the Tehsildar, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254005
Mobile No: 9456592131

Block Development Officer, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254139
Mobile No: 9411524872
Email Id: bdositarganj@gmail.com

Administration at the District Level

All the above mentioned officers function under the aegis of the District Magistrate, posted at the district headquarters Rudrapur. In case you need to contact him you may do so at the following numbers:
Phone No: 05944-242344
Mobile No: 9411199999
Email Id: dm-usn-ua@nic.in

Jail in Sitarganj

Sitarganj also houses an open prison, known as Sampurnanand Jail Shivir. It was established in 1960 and was initially spread over an area of 5965 acres. Later 2000 acres were reclaimed by the government for rehabilitation of the displaced persons and thus the prison now has 3837 acres of land. In spite of that this jail is said to be one of the largest open prisons in the world. It has the capacity to accommodate 1000 prisoners on regular basis.

To know more about this unique prison you may call at 05948-254044.

Police Force in Sitarganj

Localities in Sitarganj

The police force in Sitarganj functions under the aegis of a Circle Officer, belonging to the rank of a DSP. To contact him you may call at 05948-243921.

Police Station in Sitarganj

However, in case of any emergency it is the norm to contact the local police station first. To do so you may call at the following numbers:
Phone No: 05948-254039
Mobile No: 9411112905

SSP in charge of Sitarganj

The senior most police officer in the district is the Senior Superintendent of Police posted at district headquarters Rudrapur. In case of any necessity you may also contact him at the following numbers:

Phone No: 05944-243907
Mobile No: 9411112084
Email Id: ssp-usn-ua@nic.in

Services in Sitarganj

Because Sitarganj is an economically prosperous town, one can find every kind of services here. Following are the contact numbers of a few important service providers in the town:

Govt. Hospital: 05948-254046
Post Office: 05948-254025
B.S.N.L. Office: 05948- 254011

Business and Economy in Sitarganj

Business and Economy in Sitarganj

Industry is the mainstay of the economy of Sitarganj. The town with its Integrated Industrial Estate (IIE) is home to many medium and small industries. The estate has been developed by State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) in two phases over an area of 1099.43 hectares. It now houses 284 units. They deal in various commodities like auto parts, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, glass ware, packing materials, plastic materials etc

Manufacturer of automobile parts in Sitarganj

Automobile is a big business in Sitarganj. M/S ANG Auto, Parishudh Machine, S S P (PVT) Ltd, Ping Automotive, Kamal Plast and BOACH are few of the companies that deal in this line.

Other manufacturing companies in Sitarganj

Following are some other medium scale companies in Sitarganj, which deals in different commodities:
  • La Opala: Glass Ware
  • Moraceae Pharmaceuticals (P) Ltd: Pharmaceutical products
  • M/S Tara Feed Ltd: Cattle Feed
  • M/S Rackitt Benckiser India: FMCG
  • Packaging India Ltd: Flexible Packing
  • Ravi packaging: Packing Material
  • Alpala India: Plastic bottle
  • Aaron Mutual Craft (P) Ltd: Helmet

Big Industries in Sitarganj

Big Industries in Sitarganj

However, Sitarganj also have few big industries. For instance, Karam Industries in Sitarganj is spread over an area of 17 acres. The company specializes in plastic molding, shoe molding and large harness manufacturing. They also deal in eye and ear protection equipments

ANG Industries is another big manufacturing unit in Sitarganj. In fact, this plant is amongst the largest and the most modern heavy fabrication and trailer manufacturing facilities in India. It has six bays, 10 overhead gantry cranes, a fully automated H-beam line, plasma cutting machines, seven-nozzle flame-cutting machine etc, a beam-assembling machine etc.

Talbros Automotive components Ltd is the third big company in Sitarganj. It is one of the largest gasket manufacturing companies in India and here they produce different types of gaskets such as cylinder head gaskets, secondary gaskets, new technology gaskets, hot gaskets etc.

Rice mills in Sitarganj

Because the area around this town is very fertile and suitable for growing rice, one can find many rice mills in this town. Following are few of them:
  • Rama Foods
  • G.R. Rice Mill
  • Haryana Industries
  • Kansal Rice Mill
  • Swastik Rice Mill
  • Shankar Rice Mill
  • Narayan Rice Mill
  • Kisan Rice Mill
  • Tarai Industries
  • Ravi Industries
  • Hanuman Industries
  • Shakti Industries
  • Krishna Industries
  • M.B. Rice Mill
  • Balaji Industries
  • Sandeep Industries
  • Jinadal Industries
  • Ahoka Industries
  • Shiv Rice Mill
  • Ram Shyam Industries

Trade and commerce in Sitarganj

Trade and Commerce in Sitarganj

Trade and commerce also play an important part in the economy of the town. Traders here deal in all kinds of materials. Everything from books and computers to furniture, home appliances and sanitary ware are sold across the city.

Because the area around the town is rich in agriculture, agricultural produce also play an important part in the economy of the town. Sitarganj has many markets where such produce are sold and this in its turn contributes significantly to the economy of the town.

Banks in Sitarganj

Because the town is an industrial hub, most of the major nationalized as well as private banks have opened their branches in this town. Following are few of them:

Allahabad Bank
Kichha Road, Sitarganj
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: ALLA0212476 / 262010402 / 212476

Axis Bank
Kiccha Bypass, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-253903
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: UTIB0002187 / 262211302 / 002187

Almora Arban Co. Bank
Khatima Road, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254848
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: AUCB0000013 / 262849502 / 000013

Bank Of Baroda (BOB)
Kichha Road, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254076
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: BARB0SITTAR / 242012102 / SITTAR

Bank of India
Kichha Road, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254320/ 09473862186
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: BKID0007128 / 262013502 / 007128

Canara Bank
Khatima Road Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948 254353
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: CNRB0003358 / 262015502 / 003358

Dena Bank
Khatima Road Sitarganj
Phone No: 9639512511
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: BKDN0721491 / 262018502 / 721491

HDFC Bank
Agarwal Building, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254257/58/59
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: HDFC0000853 / 262240002 / 000853

Kuramanchal nagar Sahkari Ban
Gurudwara Road, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-253392, 9358192184
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: KNSB0010015 / 262846502 / 010015

Nainital Bank
Kichha Road, Sitarganj
Phone: 05948-253372
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: NTBL0SIT094 / 262184094 / SIT094

State Bank of India
Kichha Road, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948 – 254066
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: SBIN0003386 (5th character is zero) / 262002011 / 003386
State Bank of Paitala
Kichha Road, Sitarganj
Phone No: 05948-254205
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: STBP0000748 / NON-MICR / 000748

How to Reach Sitarganj

How to Reach Sitarganj

Sitarganj does not have any direct air or rail connection. Pantnagar Airport, located at a distance of 45.8 km, is the nearest domestic airport from this town.

While district headquarter Rudrapur (42.6 km from Sitargnj) is the major railhead, Sitarganj has several others located closer to the town. For example, Majhola Pakarya (MJZ) is only 21.6 km away, but it has only 14 trains passing through it while Rudrapur (RUPC) has 74. Haldwani (HWD), located at a distance of 36.17 km, has 72 trains passing by. An efficient road transport system connects all these places with Sitarganj.

Sitarganj Facts File

Tehsil: Sitarganj
District: Udham Singh Nagar
State: Uttarakhand
Geographical Coordinate: 28.93° N 79.70° E
Elevation: 298 m
Vidhan Sabha Constituency: Sitarganj
Lok Sabha Constituency: Nainital – Udham Singh Nagar
Pin Code: 262405
Telephone Code: 05948
Vehicle Registration: UK 06

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