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APPENDIX
CONVERSION FACTORS
 
 
LENGTH
      1 inch = 2.54 centimetres
      1 foot = 30.48 centimetres
      1 yard = 91.44 centimetres
      1 mile = 1.61 kilometres
      1 nautical mile (U.K.) = 1853.18 metres
      1 nautical mile (international) = 1,852 metres
 
 
AREA
      1 square foot = 0.093 square metre
      1 square yard = 0.836 square metre
      1 acre = 0.405 hectare
VOLUME
      1 cubic foot = 0.023 cubic metre
 
CAPACITY
      1 gallon (Imperial) = 4.555 litres
      1 seer (80 tolas) = 0.937 litre
 
 
WEIGHT
      1 tola = 11.66 grams
      1 chhatak = 58.32 grams
      1 seer = 933.10 grams
      1 maund = 37.32 kilograms
      1 palam -= 34.99 grams
      1 seer (24 tolas) = 279.93 grams
      1 viss = 1.40 kilograms
      1 candy = 223.94 kilograms
      1 ounce = 28.35 grams
      1 pound = 453.59 grams
      1 hundred weight = 50.80 kilograms
      1 ton = 1016.05 kilograms
 
 
TEMPARATURE
      To Fahrenheit = 9/5 (To centigrade)+32
 
 
METRIC WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
 
LENGTH
      10 millimetres = 1 centimetre
      100 centimetres = 1 metre
      1000 metres = 1 kilometre
      1852 metres = 1 nautical mile (International)
 
 
AREA
      100 square millimetres = 1 square centimetre
      10,000 square centimetres = 1 square metre or centiare
      100 square metres = 1 are
      100 ares = 1 hectare
      100 hectares or 1,000,000 square metres = 1 square kilometre
 
 
VOLUME
       1,000,000 cubic centimetres = 1 cubic metre
 
 
CAPACITY
       1000 millilitres = 1 litre
       1000 litres = 1 kilolitre
 
 
WEIGHTS
       1000 milligrams = 1 gram
       1000 grams = 1 kilogram
       100 kilogram = 1 quintal
       1000 kilograms = 1 tonne
       200 milligrams = 1 carat
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS FOR METRIC UNITS
 
(1) DECIMAL MULTIPLES AND SUB-MULTIPLES
 
Prefix
Value in terms of Unit
Abbreviation
Kilo                      
1000
k
Centi                     
1.01 (10-2)
c
Milli                       
0.001 (10-3)
m
Micro                   
0.000001(10-6)
u
 
(2) WEIGHTS
 
Denomination
Value
Abbreviation
Tonne                     
1000 kg
t
Quintal                    
100 kg
q
Kilogram                 
1 kg
kg
Gram                     
1 gm
g
Milligram                
1 mg
mg
Carat                     
200 mg
c
 
 
(3) CAPACITY
 
Denomination
Value
Abbreviation
kilolitre                    
1000 l
kl
litre                         
1 l
l
millilitre                    
1 ml
ml
 
 
(4) VOLUME
 
Denomination
Value
Abbreviation
cubic centimetre       
cm3
cm3
cubic millimetre      
mm3
mm3
 
(5) LENGTH
 
Denomination
Value
Abbreviation
kilometre                   
1000m
km
metre                       
1 m
m
centimetre                
1 cm
cm
millimetre                 
1 mm
mm
micron                     
1/1000mm or 10. 2mm
um
 
(6) AREA
 
Denomination
Value
Abbreviation
square kilometres       
1,000,000m2
km2
square metre              
1 m2
m2
square centimetre       
1 cm2
cm2
square millimetre     
mm2
mm2
 
 
(7) LAND MEASURE
 
Denomination
Value
Abbreviation
are                     
100 m2
a
hectare                    
100 a
ha
centiare                   
m2
ca
 
 
NAGPUR

Nagpur City, the second capital of Mahrashtra, is at the geographical centre of the country. One of the six "Zero Mile" is located here. Nagpur has been adjudged the second greenest city of the country. It is also famous as "Orange City" owing to the production of the succulent fruit. The seat of the Bhosla empire which ruled Bengal, it was the capital of Central Provinces. It is a pilgrimage place for Buddhists as Dr. B.R.Ambedkar embraced Buddhism along with millions of his followers at Nagpur. Dhapewada is known as Pandharpur of Vidarbha. The Kalidas temple of Ramtek which also houses the Sanskrit University, the 5-Star industrial estate at Butibori, the National Fire College, rich deposits of minerals like manganese and coal, the largest Central Jail of the State, the biggest Medical College of the State, the University established in pre-independence era, the beautiful Dragon Palace of Kamptee are some of the well-known features of Nagpur district.

1. District

Nagpur

2. Area

9810 sq. kms.

3. Sub-divisions

5 (Nagpur, Ramtek, Katol, Saoner, Umred)

4. Talukas

14 (Nagpur (City), Nagpur (Rural), Parshivani, Kuhi, Saoner, Ramtek, Kalmeshwar, Bhivapur, Mauda, Umred, Hingana, Katol, Narkhed, Kamptee)

5. Distance from Mumbai

830 kms.

6. Means of Transport

Main Airport-1
Railway Stations -46
ST Buses

7. Population

Total-40,51,444
Male-20,95,489
Female-19,55,955

8. Literacy

Per cent-84.18
Total-29,80,617
Male-16,54,790
Female- 13,25,827

9. Area under Irrigation

1,96,835 hectares

10. Irrigation Projects

Major-1
Medium-15
Minor-47
Imp. Projs.-5

1. Pech Totladoh
2. Kamptee Kheri
3. Pench Ramtek
4. Lower Vena (Nand)
5. Lower Vena (Vadgaon)

11. Industries

Big-7
Medium-136
Small-10958

12. Languages/Dialects

Marathi, Hindi, Varhadi

13. Folk-Arts

Keertan, Dandar, Khadigammat, Marbat, Quawali, Jalsa

14. Weather

Temperature-
Max.-33.5 Deg. C.
Min.-20.2 Deg. C.
Rainfall- 1112.70 mm (Average)

15. Main Crops

Jowar, Wheat, soyabean, rice, cotton, orange, Bhiwapur chillies

16. Area under Horticulture

38694 hectares

17. Health Infrastructure

PHCs-48
Rural Hosp.-9
Sub-centres-3000

18. Tourist Places

Nagpur Central Museum, Botanical Park, Ambajhari garden,Raman Science Centre, Ganesh Mandir Tekari, Hanuman mandir, Telangkhedi, Japani Gardens Seminary hills, Maharaja Garden Zoo, Deekshabhoomi, Dragaon Palace, Sitabardi fort, Tajband Shariff, Sai Mandir, Adasa, Dhapewada, Ramtek, Mansar, Nagardhan, Khindsi Water Sports Centre, Navegaon Kheri, Paradsinga Kunwara Bhimsen, Kolitmara, Mogarkasa Water reservoir, Ambakhori, Totladoh reservoir, Khekdanala, Koradi

19. Educational Institutions

Universities-3,
Colleges-135
Prim. Schools -2470
Sec. Schools- 695

Source : Census of India, 2001.