Archive for April, 2013

Deciphering Morni’s PIN Code- 134205

April 11, 20130 Comments

The Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code introduced by the Indian Postal Department on 15th August 1972 and is used for numbering of post offices all over the country to assist in the sorting of mail for delivery purpose. The PIN Code today, however, signifies something more than a […]

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Bhoj Jabyal

April 9, 20130 Comments

Bhoj Jabyal’s claim to fame lie in its most famous dhani, Morni, after which the entire hill range is named. Morni can today be safely called a ‘town’ as it has a fair number of houses, the sub-tehsil, a police post, a bank branch, a bus station, a school, a government dispensary, a market, a […]

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Bhoj Matour

April 9, 20130 Comments

Bhoj Matour भौज मटौर includes the dhanis on the Mandhna highlands that slope from South towards North falling sharply to form the narrow kandi belt south of the Ghaggar river. Beyond the river further north lies the Pinjore dun. The highlands form a sharp semi-circular cliff of clay and boulder on the southern boundary with […]

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Bhoj Ponta

April 8, 20130 Comments

Bhoj Ponta lies along the Trilokpur – Morni road and as per MNREGA data comprises 17 dhanis – Baiska, Banswala, Belwani, Bhogpoor, Cheedwala, Chhta Tikkar, Dabor, Dahk Wala, Dharda, Katlly, Khetda, Lasawa, Maysun, Narvad, Ponta, Sher Gujran, Veena (Bhana) Khadun.* The relative size of the dhanis can be estimated from the MNREGA data summarized in […]

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Trees of Morni: Kassod

April 7, 20130 Comments

Kassod  कसोद/ Siamese cassia  (Senna siamea) a 50 foot high, evergreen tree with a short trunk and a large low branching crown. Leaves are alternate, pinnately compound. Flowers are bright yellow and grow in dense pannicles. The tree prefers moist, well drained soils upto an altitude of 1250 metres.  Timber quality is dense/heavy and burns well. Foliage […]

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Thapli panchayat

April 5, 20130 Comments

Thapli panchayat area is accessed from Panchkula by the Chandimandir-Jallah-Morni road. As per records of maintained under MNREGA, Thapli panchayat comprises 10 dhanis, namely, Balu बालु, Barun बरुन, Bharal, Bhud भून्ड, Dagrana डंगराना, Jonpur जौनपुर, Kumbhwala, Mataur मटौर, Nadawala नरवाड़ and Thapli थापली.* The Thapli panchayat comprises Sarpanch Mamraj and 6 Panches (including 2 women […]

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April 3, 20130 Comments

Aasrewali (आसरेवाली) is one of the larger villages in the kandi area of Morni foothills. It falls under the Berwala Nandla Panchayat of Barwala Development Block. The village population predominantly comprises Muslim Gujjars who practice semi-nomadic pastoral farming. The men-folk take their cattle for grazing to neighbouring Punjab etc in search of green pastures during […]

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