a city and has a Municipal Council in Rupnagar district in the
India state of PUNJAB
On the bank of Satluj is situated a small but beautiful township
Naya Nangal where employees of the National Fertilizer Limited
(NFL) live. Near to Nangal Dam there is a historic temple of SRI
BABA UDHO JI MAHARAJ (Village Kathera), where on every Sunday
LANGAR is organised by the individual people for poor people.
is nestled among Shivalik hills and spread over both sides of
river Sutlej which here forms a beautiful lake, formed due to
construction of Nangal dam.
of 2001 India census Nangal had a population of 40,644. Males
constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nangal has an
average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average
of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 74%. In
Nangal, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Nangal came from the name of village Nangal Nikku. Present Nangal
is situated on the land of ancient villages Nangal Nikku,Hambewal
and Dubheta the land aquired from these small vilaages in November
1955 when the construction planned of Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej
Birds at the River
is a flourishing township at the foot of the Shiwalik Hills, a
chain of the Himalayas. Every year, the mighty multi-purpose Bhakra
Project which includes, apart from the Bhakra Dam, the Nangal
Dam, the Nangal Hydel Channel, and the Ganguwal and Kotla Power
Houses surrounded with the natural beauty attracts the vast number
of tourists from all parts of India and abroad as well. There
are several markets in it, namely Jawahar Market, Main Market,
Adda Market, GTB Market & Pahari Market. The residential areas
of the city are organized into a block system. Each block has
a fixed number of apartments known as Quarters. The second form
of residential area, which is a private residential area, is the
proprietary owned by the public. The well organized government
colonies give a harmonized view to the newcomers visiting the
town is divided into two parts: Nangal Township and Naya Nangal
Township. Nangal Township is blessed with great scenic beauty
which is further enhanced by the fact that it is surrounded by
water on three sides and foothills of shivaliks on the fourth
side. Naya Nangal serves mainly as a fertilizer complex of National
Fertilizers Limited (NFL), a public sector undertaking of the
Government of India. The Nangal Fertilizer and Heavy Water Factory
located here started production in 1961 and were the single largest
consumer of electricity from the Bhakra Power House till some
years ago. The Heavy Water Plant was shut down later primarily
due to national security considerations. Besides this there is
a chemical factory named as Punjab Alkalies and Chemicals Limited,
Naya Nangal. These two factories have given rise to some more
small factories in their vicinity. Due to presence of NFL &
PACL, Nangal is proud to have biggest Truck and Tanker Unions
in India. A new modern avenue i.e. residential colony has been
set up by Punjab Small Scale & Export Corp. at Focal Point,
Naya Nangal, with all the modern amenities.
A View of Satluj Sadan Nangal
is the city of nature with greenery, lakes and full of nature.
Towering above Nangal on a hill is located Julfa Mata Temple.
Overlooking Nangal is the Gurudwara Vibhour Sahib, a Sikh place
of worship. This Gurudwara, located 5 km from Nangal, presents
a majestic view. Guru Gobind Singh is said to have mediated at
this spot. Prachin Temple and 1008 Swami Sevanand Giri Maharaj
Ashram and are also here. There is Gurdwara Dhan Dhan Baba Buddha
(Budha) Sahib Ji at Village Barari, Jawahar Market, Nangal Town
Ship. Here Simran & Nitnem is done daily early in the morning
i.e. 2 am to 4 am.
4 km from Nangal Township is a temple of Shiva, known as 'Shiv
Ashram' situated on the outskirts of the village Mojowal on the
Nangal-Bhallan road. This Ashram was founded by Swami Giangiri
who is said to have first lived in a small hut near the bank of
the Satluj River. There is a free Ayurvedic dispensary as well
as a dental clinic in the Ashram. Fairs are held on Maha Shivratri,
Nirjale Ekadashi Vyas Puja every year.
There are many Dharamshala viz. Shri Balibhadra Mal Kuthiala Dharamshala
situated on the bank of the Satluj River, Pohlo Ram ki Sarai,
Karta Ram Dharamshala and Gita Devi Dharamshala, etc. which freely
allows visitors. There is a temple of Lakshmi Narain which is
run by the Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Nangal Township. A vivid example
of secularism is the existence of Lakshmi- Narain Temple and historical
Gurudwara Ghat Sahib with a common wall. The Gurudwara also houses
a school on its campus.
is a Glass house located at the Historical Satluj Sadan at Nangal
where Panchsheel was discussed between Pt. Neharu and Chinese
PM Chau e.
Glass house, Satluj Sadan Nangal
facilities have been provided in various rest houses for the boarding
and lodging of visitors.
people are brave educated and very hardworker. Nangal is still
growing with population around 40,644+.
are many heroes came from Nangal. Captain Amol Kalia the brave
hero of India who laid down his life fighting Pakistani intruders
in Kargil in 1999. He was posthmously awarded shaurya chakra.
School where he did his high school is named after him as Captain
Amol Kalia Fertilizer Model School.
The town is divided into two parts: Nangal Township and Naya Nangal
Township. Naya Nangal serves mainly as a fertilizer complex of
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL).
is another emerging Industrial Area in the vicinity of Nangal.
Several small scale industries have been set up and the numbers
are still increasing. International Tractors Limited, Hoshiarpur,
in collaboration with Renault, France are setting up a jeep production
unit at Tahliwal, which will further boost the industrial presence
of this small city.