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About Raghogarh

Geo-Political Facts -

Raghogarh , historically was a mediates chief ship at the Central India Agency under the resident of Gwalior, south-west of Guna with an area of 112 square miles between the Kheechi state of Dharnaoda on the north, Garha on the south and Sironj and Chhabra parganas of the erstwhile Tonk state on the east and the west respectively.

The territory is situated in Deccan trap area and is much cut up by small hills, but the soil in the valleys is very much fertile and bears excellent crop. Raghogarh was the largest of petty states around Guna. The tract is divided naturally into two parts -

Eastern - This part has been called ‘Jungles’ that is hilly with forests. It bounds in all sorts of wild beasts so as to serve as a good hunting ground and as cut up by a large number of streams and ‘nalas’ which retain water during the rainy season alone. It has only one naddi i.e. river.

Western - The western part is a big plain mostly level and abounds mango and mahuwa trees. It is superior to the other parts and is crossed by the naddis a  viz - Parwati, Kanthi and Beri.

The state is comprised of 168 villages of which 140 were Khalsa and 28 held in Jagirs. The total area of the state amounted to ‘290826 bighas’ or ‘237 square miles’.

The rainfall is sufficient for good cultivation and there were irrigation facilities through rivers, bandhs and tanks. The condition of cultivators as a whole was good. Population in 1914, at the time of survey settlement was 25,000 comprising all castes.

The Raja of Raghogarh had unlimited powers and unrestricted civil powers and there was no appeal from his decision to any court. The state had its own stamp. The chief of Raghogarh   took cognizance of heinous offences namely murder and dacoity   etc. With the concurrence of political officers. The Raja exercised the powers of a District Megistrate, heard appeals from the court of the Diwan, who enjoyed powers of a first class magistrate. Appeals of the Raja’s decision were heard by the Resident.

The ruler of Raghogarh enjoyed full powers of revenue and registration under the supervision of the resident. Similarly he had full authority on judicial levies like stamp, court fee, fines, process fee, registration fee, documents, treasure trove, unclaimed property etc. Raghogarh  had police thana and jail where criminals of all petty states around are kept.

The raja had his own ‘Phul-Shai Mint’ to coin silver money up to the year 1900 which bore a ‘flower’, hence the name ‘Phul-Sai’. The mint was in Bajrangarh.

Raghogarh rulers paid no ‘tanka’ or tribute to the British or to Scindhia of Gwalior nor did they pay any nazrana. They has full control on jagirs and had the power to confiscate jagirs.  They had full power s of excise. Raghogarh had a post office. Education in schools was free,similarly Raghogarh hospital charged no fees from the patients. There were gram panchayats and caste panchayats. There was a municipality at Raghogarh. The state had good income from forests.

The old title ‘Hindupati’ given by the Maharana to the ancestors of the Raja was recognised by the British, and the ruler was always treated as independent of all practical purposes - independent of Scindhia.

Industrial Townships at Raghogarh

GAIL India limited, Vijaipur and NFL, at Vijaypur. These townships have established the significant existence of Raghogarh on the map of India. This has not only helped in the industrial growth of the country but also contributed in the tremendous employment generation in the region. Both the townships are having all modern amenities such as schools, shopping centres, hospitals, sports facilities and excellent green cover to control environmental degradation. We have Delhi Public Schoolat NFL and Satya Sai Vidya Mandir at Gail to maintain out standards in education at par with the national standards.