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Talegaon Dabhade
Talegaon Dabhade
Location of Talegaon Dabhade
in Maharashtra and India
Coordinates 19°42′N 74°18′E / 19.70°N 74.30°E / 19.70; 74.30
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Pune
Population 42,574 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

602 m (1,975 ft)

Talegaon Dabhade (तळेगाव दाभाडे) is a city and a municipal council in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Geography

Talegaon Dabhade is located at 19°42′N 74°18′E / 19.70°N 74.30°E / 19.70; 74.30.[1] It has an average elevation of 602 metres (1978 feet).

History

The place Talegaon Dabhade was ruled by the family of Sardar Sarsenapati Dabhade's. Sardar Khanderao Dabhade became the Commander-in-Chief {Sarsenapati} of the Maratha Army on 11 January 1717. Sarsenapati Umabaisaheb Dabhade {Wife of Sarsenapati Khanderao Dabhade} also led and won a war at fort Bhadra in Ahmedabad against a mughal sardar Zoravar Khan Babi in 1732. She was awarded the Gold Toda {an gold ornament to be worn in the leg} by Chhattrapati Shahu Maharaj of Satara (Grandson of Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj). The present descendants of the Royal Family of Talegaon Dabhade reside in Pune and Talegaon Dabhade.

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Background

As of 2001 India census[2], Talegaon Dabhade had a population of 42,574. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Talegaon Dabhade has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 75%. In Talegaon Dabhade, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Talegaon is home to many multinational companies, agro-based units. It is also home to thriving poultry belt, largest in Asia in terms of broiler bird's per square mile.

Talegaon is well known for its beautiful climate. Its a beautiful town with lush greenary and Sahyadri Ranges around it. Indrayani & Pavana are major river flowing by Talegaon. It is extremely well connected to two major cities in India, Pune , Mumbai. Consequently, Talegaon has recently become a popular destination for setting up weekend homes in Maharashtra. With growing disposable income amongst middle-class Indians, there is a considerable boom in real estate activity in the country, particularly in the "satellite towns" or locations that are outside of the crowded cities but reasonably near them. Talegaon is reaping the benefits of this trend[1].

Talegaon has consistently been rated high for local infrastructure. It's local municipal corporation follows best practices for governance. This has resulted in better roads, water, safety for people of Talegaon.

The name 'Talegaon' whose literal translation in English would be 'Lake Town' and indeed there are many lakes in and around the town. Its salubrious climate combined with good local infrastructure has made it preferred destination for city dwellers, especially for people with asthma.

Conveniently located, with a serene ambience, pleasant climate and quality infrastructure makes Talegaon as one of the most sought after weekend home destinations around Pune.

An appetite for an ideal weekend home within affordable budgets is definitely satiated by Talegaon. Spared by the populace urbanized chaos, nestled amidst greener pastures and breathing fresh air and pollution free environment makes Talegaon an ideal weekend home destination for Mumbaikars and Punekars alike.

Transport

Conveniently located at a distance of 135 km from Mumbai, a couple of hours pleasant drive through the Bhor ghat along the Mumbai Pune express highway makes Talegaon easily accessible from Mumbai. From Pune, it is just 32 km away. Besides road, Talegaon is well connected to Mumbai and Pune via railways as well. Local train services plying between Pune and Lonavala approximately every hour halts at Talegaon. There is also a proposal for an international airport near Talegaon.

Industry

Maharashtra Government and the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) have drawn up a plan to ensure that the State puts forth a total biotechnology revolution. Since the Government wants to establish Pune as a technology hub, MIDC has started acquiring large areas of land to set up Biotechnology and Infotech Parks between Talegaon and Vadgaon as there is little space in Pune. MIDC is also developing over 250 acres (1.0 km2) of land at Talegaon as a floriculture park for production of superior quality flowers like tulips and orchids, which are in demand in international markets. The area is situated in the Agriculture Export Zone declared by the Government of India and the internal infrastructure such as roads, water and electricity

Another aspect that gives Talegaon an edge is that it has regular schools of high standards in both the Marathi and English medium. Talegaon also has an international standard school 'Heritage' at Ambi. 'Heritage' is being developed on about 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land with all facilities and an emphasis on overall academic, aesthetic, creative, social and physical development of children.

Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER), medical college was established in 1995 at Talegaon. The 500-bed multi-specialty Talegaon General Hospital supplements all practical and internship requirements of the undergraduate program. Talegaon also is home to Tolani Maritime Institute campus providing research and educational services to the industry. Organizations like Indrayani University and scores of other polytechnic and technological institutes are based at Talegaon.

Also looking at the soaring industrial ventures in and around Talegaon, the abundance of employment avenues here are inviting. Chakan, stones throw away from Talegaon, has already witnessed lot of industrial activity and caters to the young employment seeking population of the country. Besides, auto giants like JCB, GM (General Motors), Audi, Volkswagen have already set up their roots and others planning to do so in Talegaon. The availability of water, government policies for this area, proximity to the Mumbai Pune express way (NH4), at a distance of around 20 km from proposed International airport and a ready market of Pune and Mumbai. General Motors India (GMI) is kicking off work on its over Rs 1,300-crore Greenfield plant at Talegaon and yet another new plant is set to come up on 300 acres (1.2 km2) of land, which is likely to start production by the third quarter of 2008.

Also, most of the working force from the industrial twin city of Pimpri-Chinchwad prefers to stay here, for the ease of commuting and better ambience away from the chaotic lifestyle, as a relaxation after long days work. Increasing demand and strong middle income group population in Talegaon is commanding better infrastructure for the town.

Talegaon is one of the fastest developing areas near Pune. Because of shortage of land in Pune city, people prefer Talegaon. It is considered to be one of the most sought after investment option at affordable prices and invariably providing good returns considering the increasing demands.

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