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The Parameters

    Location : 50 Km from the nearest city Kota.

    Altitude : 325 Meters (1066 ft) above from the sea level.

    Co-ordinates : Latitude - 24°56′N, Longitude - 75°35′E

    Time Zone : IST (UTC +05:30)

    Rainfall : Avg 860 mm/year

    Tempreture : Min. 02° C, Max. 46° C.

    Humidity : lying between 30 to 90% during the year.

    Population : Census-2011 Total- 1,40,128 (Rural: 1,02,429 and Urban: 37699)

    Population Density : 193 Persons/Sq Km

    Literacy : 80 to 85%

    Sex Ratio : 970 female/1000 male

    STD Code : 01475

 

Geology

The geology of the Rawatbhata region can be best understood, by a reference to the memoir “Geology of South Eastern Rajputana ” by Dr. A. M. Heron, former Director, Geology Survey of India. Rawatbhata is located at the bank of the river Chambal. Its the only source of town's life. The Chambal river is responsible of entire geology of the region.

The Chambal River

The Chambal river (the Charmanvati of the ancients) is the largest of the rivers flowing through Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan States. It rises in the Northern slopes of Vindhyan mountains, about 9 miles west-southwest of Mhow in the Madhya Pradesh state, at an elevation of 2800 ft above mean sea level. The Chambal flows first, in northerly direction in Madhya Pradesh state for a length of about 215 miles, and after passing the historic fort of Chourasigarh, it flows in a generally North-Easterly direction for a length of about 140 miles through Rajasthan for another 135 miles between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and for a further 90 miles between Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and finally for 20 miles in U.P. before joining the Yamuna. In its course of 600 miles length, the Chambal receives several tributaries.

The Rocks

The town and its dam and the lakes are located in the metamorphosed sedimentary rock formations. The principal rocks are the Suket shales and the Kaimur send stones. Both these rocks are in stratified formations with the Kaimur send stones bedded over the Suket shales. The sand stones from the top of the scarps and hills around the gorge.

The Earthquake Scale

On the evidence of past records, the region lies in between Isoseismics 5-6. This means, the area if subjected to any shocks would be of minor intensity. The Plateau in which the Rawatbhata is located is a very stable one and has apparently been so, since a long time. There seems to be no information about intense shocks and there is reason to consider the area, outside the region liable to destructive earthquakes.

 

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