Rawla mandi

Rawla Mandi
रावला मंडी,ਰਾਵਲਾ ਮੰਡੀ,راولا منڊي
Town (Gram Panchayat)
Clockwise from top: Sunset view on canal, Baba Ramdev Temple during a fair, Rawla Mandi 's first college M J Kumheriya college, Shaheed Smarak (Martyr's memorial) at Rojhri Chowk; it is built in the memory of persons who died during farmer's movement in 2004
Clockwise from top: Sunset view on canal, Baba Ramdev Temple during a fair, Rawla Mandi 's first college M J Kumheriya college, Shaheed Smarak (Martyr's memorial) at Rojhri Chowk; it is built in the memory of persons who died during farmer's movement in 2004
Rawla Mandi
Rawla Mandi
Location in Rajasthan, India

Coordinates: 28°50′42″N 72°52′45″E / 28.845001°N 72.879264°E / 28.845001; 72.879264Coordinates: 28°50′42″N 72°52′45″E / 28.845001°N 72.879264°E / 28.845001; 72.879264

Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Shri Ganganagar district
Tehsil Gharsana
Sub-Tehsil Rawla mandi
 • Sarpanch Sirjeet Singh Baroka
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,712
 • Official Hindi
 • Other commonly used Rajasthani, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sikh Bawri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 335707
Telephone code 01506
Vehicle registration RJ-13

Rawla Mandi (in Hindi and Rajasthani:- रावला मंडी, in Punjabi:- ਰਾਵਲਾ ਮਂਡੀ, in Sindhi:- راولا منڊي) is a small town in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, India. It is located on Gharsana-Khajuwala road, 24 km away from Gharsana and 180 km from the district headquarters Sri Ganganagar. The state capital Jaipur is 480 km away, and national capital New Delhi is 600 km away. It is 55 km from Anupgarh, 33 km from Khajuwala and 122 km from Bikaner.

Geography and climate

Rawla Mandi is in the Thar Desert. Thorny shrubs and sandy dunes are the basic characteristics of this region. Kikar(Acacia), Aak (Calotropis procera), Khejari (Prosopis cineraria), Khimp (Leptadenia pyrotechnica), Lathiya, Laana and Booiin (Aerva tomentosa) make natural vegetation of this area. According to experts Rawla area is enriched with fertile soil for crops. Gypsum rocks are assets of this region. The waters of Ignp canal has brought changes to flora and fauna and agriculture of wheat, mustard, cotton, Guar, pulses and Jawar has given a composite form of sandy dunes and green fields. It should be noted that this region with Gharsana is called cotton-belt but now things are changing. Average annual rainfall has fallen dramatically in the last few years. Since key source of irrigation is canal-water, water supply is inadequate for agriculture. Now many farmers are moving to a new trend of irrigation by tubewells.


Rawla Mandi is currently a gram panchayat local government. The present sarpanch is Dr. Sirjeet Singh Baroka (elected on 23 January 2010). Pawan Kumar is serving as vice-sarpanch who is also ward panch from ward no. 5. Total ward members are listed below:-

Ward No. Name of ward panch
1 Geeta Devi
2 Daulatram Panwar
3 Sukhi Devi
4 Surjeet Kaur
5 Pawan Kumar
6 Manohari Devi
7 Mohanlal Sindhi
8 Bimla
9 Santosh Goyal
10 -
11 Santosh Goyal
12 Rana Singh
13 Bidami Devi
14 Santosh Sidana
15 Krishan Soni Maujgarhia
16 Bhanwarlal
17 Udaram

Chaks of Rawla mandi

Rawla Mandi grampanchayat is divided into 5 chaks. These are 8 PSD B, 8 PSD A, 2 DOL, 1KPD A and 1 KDP B.Main town of Rawla Mandi is associated with 8 PSD B. Rawla Mandi grampanchayat is known as 8 PSD B. 10 KD,9 PSD (A) ,10 KPD and 4KPD are neighbouring grampanchayats of Rawla Mandi grampanchayat.



 Rawla is not an old village. The Anoopgarh branch of the IGNP canal brought the waters of the Satluj and Beas rivers in 1967 and at that time some people opened their shops near the bridge built on the canal for labourers and farmers working on the canal site.

In 1982 a new grain market was established. Rawla began to expand and the golden period of Rawla began. On 19 August 1987 a number of illegal shops were demolished by the administration and people showed strong resistance. Earlier Rawla Mandi was a part of Rojari gram panchayat and in 1988 it was given grampanchayat status. Gangabishan Poonia was elected as first Sarpanch on 1 June 1988. Hardworking and dedication changed the life of the people of Rawla. By 2000 Rawla began to decline due to droughts and lack of water in the canal. Many residents left the town and the people became hopeless and sad. The people of Anoopgarh, Gharsana, Khajuwala and Rawla Mandi started a movement against state government.[1] The people of Rawla were demanding sufficient water for agriculture. According to them government had discriminatory attitude between people of first phase and second phase of Ignp irrigation system but government was claiming due to bad rain conditions water supply in Ignp canal had decreased and water was being given as per proportion of both phases.[2] Rawla came into the news when this peasant movement became violent when a gathering of farmers entered a police station and set it afire on 27 October 2004. Three persons Kaluram, Mangilal, and Rajkumar died in police firing. A curfew was imposed on the area.[3]

At present the shortage of water for agriculture is the most serious challenge for the people of Rawla Mandi. Now again due to positive rain conditions and water supply in the canal again this area is moving on the path of progress.

Road divider and road lights were introduced in 2011. 2012:- Rawla Mandi Sub-Tehsil is being set up and Rawla mandi will be the headquarters of this sub-tehsil. In 2013 area east to Rojari road (for example ward no. 11 etc.) given back to 9 psd a grampanchayat. Many years ago it was added to 8 psd b grampanchayat.

List of Sarpanches of Rawla Mandi

No. Name Sarpanch' Tenure
1 Gangabishan Poonia 1 June 1988-19 July 1991 (Note: Malchand Sharma remained as Prashasak(administrator) from 19 July 1991 to 31 Jan. 1995)
2 Rajeram Tak 1 Feb. 1995-31 Jan 2000
3 Chanderkala Poonia 1 Feb 2000-31 Jan 2005
4 Jani Devi 1 Feb. 2005-21 Jan.2010
5 Dr. Sirjeet Singh Baroka from 23 Jan. 2010-at present

The question of wards of 10 and 11

According to map Rawla mandi or grampanchayat 8 PSD-B consists 5 Chaks or land pieces.ward no 11 and 10 are not parts of these chaks.These wards are on chak 6 PSD C,which is a part of grampanchayat 9 PSD A.It consists 56 Bighas land. In 1996 delebrately or by mistake this 56 bighas land as ward no.10 and 11 were incorporated into Rawla mandi.[4] Almost after 10 years Gram panchayat 9 PSD-A demanded back these areas on the basis of fact that these were origionaly inhabitated on the land of grampanchayat 9 PSA-A. However this matter in now in court. On Aug-Sept 2013 both sarpanches of Rawla mandi and 9 PSD-A with their supporters kept dharna before police station with different hues of problem of these wards.Rawla mandi sarpanch was demanding not to commence any action in these wards,where as sarpanch of 9 PSD-A stated that he has full right to start action against encroachment and issues pattas in these parts.[5]After written assurance of BDO to demands of Rawla sarpanch dharna was put to end by Rawla mandi sarpanch..[6] On 12 sep 2013 by a letter by Panchayat Raj department of Rajasthan govenment it was made clear that land concerning wards 10 and 11 was under administration of gram panchayat 9 PSD-A and 9 PSD A grampanchayat was free to initiate any action against encroachment and issue pattas in these wards.


People are mainly dependent on agriculture-based trades. As far as industries is concerned gypsum grinding factories occupy the most important place. Raw gypsum material is supplied from villages. The government central processing unit is the perhaps largest unit in the Asian continent. After grinding, gypsum is transported to other northern Indian cities where gypsum based large scale industries use it as raw material. There was a time when Rawla area was known for its high yield of cotton. A number of factories for processing cotton were shut down in recent decade. The industrial area or Riico is located in easternmost part of Rawla Mandi. Various markets work to fulfill needs of people of town and surrounding villages.


Total population is 13712 according to census of 2001. Among these 7315 are males and 6397 is female population, and mean sex ratio is 874.


Bagri, Punjabi, Hindi, Sindhi and Marwari languages are spoken here. People practice Hindu and Sikh religions. Some people have faith in Islam also. Dera-culture is also here. Many people follows Radha swami, Sacha sauda and Nirankari Mission Deras.

Transport to other cities and villages

Rajasthan roadway Buses are only public means of transport in Rawla Mandi. Private bus services are other option of transport to other cities and villages. Private taxis are also available to move to nearby villages. Main roads from Rawla Mandi to other cities and villages * 1 MDR 103 (Gharsana-Khajuwala road) :-This road connectes to 281 Head, 12 Mld, Gharsana on the north and Shekhra, Khajuwala on the south-west. * 2 365 head or KND road :- This emerges in west side of Rawla and helps to reach 7 KND, Khanuwali and then 365 head. * 3 Sakhi road :- This road emerges from above mentioned KND road and connects with Rawla village, Sakhi and then Gharsana. * 4 Dandi road :- This road begins from Keshav colony and connects with KPD villages, Dandi,Sattasar and then Bikaner. * 5 Rojri road :- This road emerges on the east part of Rawla mandi and used to transport to Bikaner. It connects to Rojri where it gets merged with Gharsana-Bikaner road. * Dol road :- On the western end of Rawla this road helps to reach 7 DOL.


  • 1 Cricket is popular among youth. Devabai smriti cup cricket tournament was first tournament in Rawla Mandi held in 1992. Final was played between Bikaner team and Deengarh team and Bikaner won. In first tournament of Rawla Mandi, Mr. Chandu declared 2rs. for each four.
  • 2 Indian wrestling and badminton other games played in Rawla Mandi.
  • 3 National Cycle polo tournament 2012:-

It was held in Gharsana and Rawla Mandi in Dec. 2012.

Government buildings and facilities

The government runs the local schools, a primary health care centre, veterinary hospital, and the Office of Forest Department. The police station services the southern half region of Gharsana tehsil in addition to the town. The State Bank of India (SBI), Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and the Ganganagar Cooperative Bank also operate here. ATM facilities are available at the SBI and OBC banks. Rawla mandi has a branch level post office under Gharsana Post Sub-offic.[7]

SN Bank name Branch code IFSC code MICR code
1 Sbi Rawla Mandi 007393 SBIN0007393 335002008
3 The Ganganagar Co-operative Example Example Example

Gas Agency

Rojari Road to 1 KPD Road
8-PSD (B), Rawla mandi


  • 1 Dhan Mandi or grain market is located in the heart of Rawla mandi, it is governed by Krishi upaj mandi samiti.
  • 2 Vegetable market at Gharsana road are mainly around Shiv Chowk.

New vegetable market has been establish to south of Dhan mandi, where vegetables are purchased by retailers.

  • 3 Iron-rope stores: Iron market is mainly located on Khanuwali road and behind main Gurudwara.
  • 4 Building malerial is sold by shops behind main Gurudwara.
  • 5 Mechanic's market: mainly on Gharsana road near Rojhri chowk.
  • 6 Cloths market/Tailors: Cloth's shops are scattered mainly on Khanuwali road,near Methia Hotel. Tailors have their shops in a narrow street in the opposite of main Gurudwara. Other tailor's shops are near between Aanand hotel and Hanumanji temple.
  • 7 Elecronics and related material: Electronics shops are scattered on Gharsana road ,Khanuwali road, Near Methia hotel. Electronics related material is mainly sold by shops located in street opposite main Guruduwara

Anupgarh branch of Ignp canal

This canal is the region's main water source. This forms the northwestern border of the town and at R.D.321 a bridge cum head is built,where KND and KPD two distributories gets water from canal. This canal is lined by bricks. Few years ago a Khadwanja (a brick road) is made on the both either banks of canal. In the town side valuable land along the canal has been occupied by various people and they have built pacca houses. People also using banks to dump garbage and litter. For many people banks are used for morning walk and jogging.

Social organisations

Many social organisations are active contributing in social life of town. * 1  Bharat vikas parishad is an active social service and  programmes like marriage of poor girls, eye operation camps etc. are conducted by the organisation.
  • 2 The local branch of Swami Vivekanand Yuwa Parishad has recently emerged and active for social awakening against social evils like drugs,dowry etc. This organisations organises cultural programmes to spread values like patriotism, nation-service specially among youths.
  • 3 Simant yuwa jagruk sansthan is also an active social organisation in Rawla Mandi.
  • 4 Samarpan Sansthan Rawla is another important organisation works for students and conducts general knowledge competitions.
  • 5 Grabhasth Sishu Samrakshan Samiti (in English - The committee for fetal protection in womb) is an organisation which makes aware people against evil of female foeticide. This organisation encourages celebration on girl child-birth. The members of this organisation distributes sweets on birth of female child.

Fauna (animals)

The waters of canals has changed both flora and faunas of this area. Apart from domestic and common animals Rawla area has also some wild animals. Rojh or Neelgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) are common mammals found in farms and sandy dunes. Farmers have to care about their crops from these animals. Sometimes Neelgai comes on roads and becomes reason of accidents. The snakes, Goh, Sanha(Sanda), wild rats etc. are other wild animals of this area.



  • 1 M J Kumheria college (Arts) :- This is first and largest college in terms of number of students. It is located at ward no. 12. Mr.Pawan kumar is the principal of college.
  • 1 SV college :- This college is being shifted new building near SV school. Mrs. Reena Gupta is principal of the college.
  • 1 J.B. Degree College-


(A) Senior Secondary schools:-* 1 INDIRA MEMORIAL CHILDREN SR.SEC.SCHOOL [arts & agri./medical /non-medical]

  • 2 SHRI J.B. model SENIOR SECONDARY school [arts & agri.]
  • 3 Adrash vidhya niketan school [arts ]
  • 4 Swami vivekanand central academy [arts, commerce & science ]
  • 5 Govt. senior secondary school
  • 7 B R SCHOOL

(B) Secondary schools:-

  • 1 Chankya public school
  • 2 RR public school
  • 3 Shaheed bhagat singh public school
  • 4 Saint montessory school

(C) Middle and Primary schools:-

  • 1 Govt middle school ,ward no.5
  • 2 Govt middle school, ward no.11
  • 4 Tagore public school
  • 5 M.R. public school
  • 6 shri krishna vidya mandir u.p.school ward 6.keshav colony rawla mandi
  • 7 Govt primary school, near Shiwa temple,Rawla Mandi.ward 17.
  • 8 Govt primary school, Keshav Colony,8PSD(B)
  • 10 Govt primary school, 8 PSD 'A'
  • 11 Govt primary school, 2DOL
  • 12 Govt primary school, 1KPD(A)

(D)English medium schools:-

  • 1 SV Children academy:- This school is the first English medium school of Rawla it is up to 10th. Mr Vedprakash Khokhar is the head of this school it has more than 1500 students.
  • 2 Naseeb Parvarish Public School :- This school was inaugurated by Mr. Dashrath Singh Rps on 20th feb 2010. Mrs. Naseeb Akhter Bawra is the principal of this institute. IT is one of the leading English medium school of Gharsana tehsil. It is up to seventh and it has more than 330 students.

Computer institutes

No. Name of institute Location
1 NCI Computers Opp. Dhan Mandi
2 Rawla Professional Studies In Computers Education Dedaji Market, Gharsana Road, Rawla Mandi
3 Munda Computer Edu Care Ward No. 12, Near by Rojari Chowk

Kulveer Singh Munda 9929533493 info@mundacomputers.com www.mundacomputers.com

4 Gurunanak Computer Center Main Market
5 Shree Guru Harkrishan Academy of Computer & IT Ward No. 12, Indra School Street
6 Shree Vinayak Computer Solution Point Opp. Dhan Mandi.
7 Bhawna Computer's Gharsana Road

Commerce institutes



Rawla Mandi has various political and governance issues. Since Rawla Mandi is located in far south of Sriganganagar district people have to various problems. People have to travel about 180 km for their works at district level. The demand for Sub-tehsil at Rawla Mandi has been raised many times because tehsil headquarters Gharsana is 30 km from Rawla Mandi. Rawla Mandi govt. Sen sec school is facing problem of lacking of staff and student after tenth have to opt only arts subjects.



External links

  • MJK college, Rawla Mandi
  • Bikaner university
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