Jatani

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Jatani
other_name = Khurda Road | type = city | latd = 20.17 | longd = 85.7
locator_position = right | state_name = Orissa
district = Khordha
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altitude = 36
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 54,550| population_density =
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area_telephone = 0674
postal_code = 752050
vehicle_code_range = OR-02
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Jatani or Jatni (Oriya:ଜଟଣୀ, Hindi:जटणी) or Khurda Road is a city and a municipality in Khordha district in the Indian state of Orissa. It is close to Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Orissa. Jatni town is also known as 'Khurda Road' in railways. It is an important railway junction and gateway to the vast tribal hinterland. It has developed as a commercial hub with a number of educational and other institutions.

Geography

Jatani is located at coord|20.17|N|85.7|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/21/Jatani.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jatani] ] . It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Jatani had a population of 54,550. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jatani has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 72%. In Jatani, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture

The population of Jatani consists mostly of Oriya & Telugu speaking peoples. Others like Muslim, Marwari, Gujrati, Bengali are also present in good numbers. Good number of Temples, Masjid & Churches are present here.It is also the home of highest number of Anglo-Indian people in Orissa. A variety of communities live here because Jatani has been a very important railway station since the British rule. A major chunk of people living here are railway employees.

Jatani is famous for its celebration of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Jatani is very crowded during Ganesh Puja as people from nearby places visit in huge numbers for the occasion. People of Jatani maintain communal harmony. Eid ul-Fitr & Christmas Day are also celebrated fervently here.

Transport

It has excellent rail linkages with most major cities in the country. Jatani Railway Station is known as Khurda Road, it is the biggest Railway Junction of E.Co Railways in the state.

Road

It is well connected to all other cities in the state. The NH-5 National Highway(connecting Chennai & Kolkata) runs close to Jatani (around 7 km).The state capital Bhubaneswar is 25 km from here by road.

Rail

It is well connected to other cities like Bhubaneswar(19Km), Puri(44Km), Howrah(456Km), MumbaiCST(1913), New Delhi (1819 km), Chennai(1204Km), Hyderabad (1124 km), Bangalore (1606 km) etc by rail.The figures in the bracket indicate the distance from Jatani.

Air

The nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar, which is 25 km from here.

Education

Schools

Prananath High School - The oldest school in the town. Situated near Jatni College. Late Prananath pattnaik build this scholl. Probably the most well known school in Jatni. It is a Oriya medium school(state board school).

Kendriya Vidyalaya - The biggest school in the town and arguably the best in terms of infrastructure and educational standards.

Mission school-An ICSE school.Located in the heart of the town. Termed as one of the best schools of Jatni.

Railway school-A state board school run by the East Coast Railways. It is preferred by Railway employees.

Some other schools are Shishu Sikshya Niketan, NDRC High school, SERWO school,st.xavier high school,A.D.S public school,girls high school,boys high school,D.A.V public school,cristal vally school.

Colleges:

* Jatni College
* Kist college
* centurian
* c.v.raman
* nisar campus

Politics

Current MLA from Jatni Assembly Constituency is Sarat Chandra Paikray of BJD, who won the seat in State elections of 2004. Earlier he also won in 1990 as JD candidate. Winner of this seat in 2000, 1995, 1985, 1980 and 1977 was Suresh Kumar Routray, who represented INC in 2000, 1995 and 1985, represented INC(I) in 1980 and JNP in 1977. [cite web
url = http://archive.eci.gov.in/March2004/pollupd/ac/states/s18/Partycomp51.htm
title = State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparision for 51-Jatni Constituency of ORISSA
publisher = Election Commission of India
accessdate = 2008-09-24
]

Jatni is part of Bhubaneswar (Lok Sabha constituency). [cite web
url = http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2000/background/S18/Orissa_AC_Dist_PC.pdf
title = Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Orissa
publisher = Election Commission of India
accessdate = 2008-09-24
]

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