Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nuclear Paradise

RAWATBHATA is a town and a municipality in Chittorgarh district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is 50 km from the nearest city Kota. Rawatbhata is connected to the major routes in country through Kota .

Schools and hospitals

Atomic Energy Education Society runs Atomic Energy Central School No.1, Atomic Energy Central School No.2, Atomic Energy Central School No.3 and Atomic Energy Central School No.4. But, later on Atomic Energy Central School No.1 was merged in School#3. But these schools admit those students whose parent is in Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)and other central govt deptts

There are two (1 boys & 1 girls ) state government sr secondary schools,2 sec schools,5 upper primary(middle)boys, 2 upp pri (midd) girls, 5 primary schools and 1 sanskrit education ( middle ) school and a co-ed college (arts & comm stream only ). At present the college (maharana pratap coll -affiliated to mohan lal sukhadia univ udaipur ) is run by a local committee (rawatbhata education society ). Government Senior Secondary School, Rawatbhata is the biggest higher secondary school in the local region.

Rana Pratap Sagar Dam

Rana Pratap Sagar Dam on Chambal River is located near the town. The dam has power generation capability. It also supports a road connecting Rawatbhata to a near by township,Vikram Nagar located on a picturesque small hill. On the top of the hill there is a large metal statue of Maharana Pratap.

Baroli temples


Baroli Temples at near by Baroli village are one of the oldest temple complexes (9th century AD) in Rajasthan

Nuclear Power Stations


Nuclear power generating facilities Rajasthan Atomic Power Station UNIT-1 is operated by DAE, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station UNIT-2 to 6, operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India is located at Rawatbhata. Heavy water plant (under Heavy Water Board, Department Of Atomic Energy) is also located at Rawatbhata, for the purpose of supplying heavy water for power generation with natural uranium. A nearby orchard Kalakhet is a place worth visiting. Presently there are 6 units are operating and 2 units are under construction of 700 MW(e)(RAPP-7&8) each. The town is located in the lap of Aravallis. The colonies of the RAPP and HWP are well developed namely Vikram Nagar Township, Anu Asha, Anu Deep, Anu Chaya, Anu Kiran, Anu Pratap, Anu Tara and ANU BHAGYA respectively.

Saddle Dam

Not to forget, Saddle dam which is the most common picnic spot for locals.