Bhoj Kudana

Bhoj Kudana– comprises the dhanis lying in the low hills and spurs to the south of the ‘Valley of Tikkar’ with it twin tals and includes Baghwali, Barat, Bhamnol, Bhiyula, Kudana, Bounta, Dharket, Dharwala, Dighann, Duh, Dundal, Lad, Loharo, Mandhedi, Marad, Mathana, Mau, Meharwala, Samrotha and Tikar.

Samrotha, an important dhani lies atop a hill at the south-eastern boundary of the Morni ilaqa and is home to the locally revered deity, Samlasan Devi.

Samlotha peak from Chikna Ghat, Morni Hills

Samlotha peak from Chikna Ghat, Morni Hills

Tikkar is a large dhani that overlooks the road to Raipur-Rani and the scattered houses of Bhamnol that lies on the terraced-fields along the gentle slopes that drain into Bhim tal, the larger of the Tikkar lakes.

Bhamnol and Tikkar, Bhoj Kudana, Morni Hills

Bhamnol and Tikkar, Bhoj Kudana, Morni Hills

Tikkar from Chikna Ghat

Tikkar from Chikna Ghat

View from Tikkar, Bhoj Kudana

View from Tikkar, Bhoj Kudana

Braat lies further west from Tikkar along the Morni-Tikkar tal-Kambala-Raipur Rani road.

Braat, Bhoj Kudana,Morni Hills

Braat, Bhoj Kudana, Morni Hills

Mustard fields, Braat, Bhoj Kudana,Morni Hills

Mustard fields, Braat, Bhoj Kudana,Morni Hills

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Panchayat: Bhoj Kudana

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Resorts:

Anglers Parc Resort, Morni Hills – it overlooks the Tikkar lakes and offers ‘hut’ accomodation to its guests complete with bamboo roof feel.

Anglers Parc Resort,Morni Hills

Anglers Parc Resort, Morni Hills

 

Thandog panchayat

Thandog, a large Rajput village on the eastern flank of the Morni hills, is best known for the thick groves of chir pines and the cool mountain breeze that whistles through the pines. The area is perceptibly cooler than most parts of the dry lower-Shivalik hills of Morni and hence gets its name ‘Thand’-og.

The village is approached from Morni by the Morni-Badiyal road that branches into two at the Sherla tal. The main metalled road bends Southwards only to trace a sharp U and to continue its eastward descent as it heads for the nadi that forms Haryana’s natural border with Himachal. This road crosses Badiyal and Thana villages and ends at the river bed at Bani. A hill road branches off from the main Badiyal-road at Sherla tal and heads northwards towards Bhimwar only to bend eastwards and thereafter run parallel to the Badiyal-road to reach Thandog. The road becomes narrower as it descends down the northern slope from Thandog. A hill track branches off eastwards from this road and passes through thick chir forest as it heads for Rui on the Himachal border. A smaller track leaves the road to Rui, a few kilometres north of Thandog and brings one to Kohlan a picturesque dhani with lovely terraced fields.

Thandog, Morni hills

Thandog, Morni hills

Badiyal, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Badiyal, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Thana, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Thana, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Badiyal road

Badiyal road

Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Terraced fields of Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Terraced fields of Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Indian Coral Tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Indian Coral Tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Kachnar tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Kachnar tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Cottages:-

Cottage, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

Cottage, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

rest lodge, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

Forest lodge, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

Renewable Energy: –

A solar photo-voltaic power plant was set up by Haryana Government at Kohlan, a remote village with no regular supply of electricity. The solar plant worked well for the years that the project was under an annual maintenance contract, providing 3 to 4 hours of free electricity to the village homes. The solar plant has fallen into a state of disrepair with the expiry of the maintenance contract with the locals lacking the expertise or the resources to effect the minor repairs.

Solar power plant, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Solar power plant, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Dudhgarh panchayat

Dudharh is one of the several Gujjar villagesthat lie in the southern foothills of the Morni range. The village commands a relatively large level plain to the north of Khetpurali and sits at the mouth of a deep and thickly forested valley wedged between the nadi to the east and Mandhna hills to the west. Up north, in the midst of a thick forest lies the picturesque Kadiyani, that overlooks the dry rocky bed of the nadi from atop a levelled patch of a small hill. To the east, lies the formidable mud cliff of Mandhna that offers a breathtaking view of the Kadiyani valley.

Kadiyani, Dudhgarh panchayat

Kadiyani, Dudhgarh panchayat, Morni hills

Dudhgarh, Morni hills

Dudhgarh, Morni hills

 

The Dudhgarh Panchayat comprises the villages of Dudhgarh and Kadiyani.

The terraced fields of Kadiyani lie hidden in the middle of the forest on the western slopes.

Terraced fields of Kadiyani

Terraced fields of Kadiyani (From the Mandhna cliff)

Fields of Kadiyani

Fields of Kadiyani

 

Water Harvesting Dams:

Dudhgarh has a water harvesting dam to its east. A large water harvesting dam is being constructed in the hills to the South-east of Kadiyani, on the other side of the nadi.

WHD under construction near Kadiyani

WHD under construction near Kadiyani

Temples:

Temple at Kadiyani

Temple at Kadiyani

 

Bhoj Tipra

Bhoj Tipra lies on the hills that lie north of river Ghaggar that form the northern boundary of the Morni ‘ilaqa’. Beyond the hills of Tipra farther to the North lies Himachal and the imposing Bursinghdeo Range, a virtual straight wall that extends from Nahan in the east through Sarahan to Naina Tikkar in the West. The major district road 118 that connects Panchkula to Nahan crosses the Ghaggar at Chhamla. Just short of Badisher a road veers off to the west and climbs up the Tipra hills to run along the ridge virtually parallel to the Ghaggar that flows from East to West, cutting off Tipra hills from the main Morni hill range. The hill road takes one to Dhaman धामण a major dhani of the Tipra hills with colourfully painted houses built at different levels. Bhoj Tipra lies further to the West atop the highest hill of this northernmost range of Haryana. As per MNREGA records Bhoj Tipra comprises the following Dhanis- Bharat, Bhoj Tipra, Chaplana चपलाना, Dakori, Dhaman, Harsho हरसो, Kainan, Rewadi, Saradi and Sog सौग. 

As on 1.1.2003 Bhoj Tipra (the dhani) has 164 registered voters, Harso has 100, Dhaman has 106, Chaplana has 87, Sog has 22, Sug has 21 and Kharuni has 19. Overall, 579 voters (328 male and 251 women) are registered at Polling Station No. 125 that caters to Bhoj Tipra area (as on 1.1.2013).

* As per the website of the District Administration of Panchkula Bhoj Tipra comprises the following dhanis- Bhaputi Rug, Bherely, Bho, Bhoj Tipra, Chaplana, Dhaman, Harsho, Jaliram Tipra, Jawala Tipra, Kainan, Katly, Kharuni खरुणी, Rewadi, Sarandi, Silyon, Sog and Sug सुंघ.

Dhaman, Bhoj Tipra

Dhaman, Bhoj Tipra

School at Dhaman

School at Dhaman

 

Bhoj Tipra

Bhoj Tipra

 

Picturesque dhanis of Tipra

Picturesque dhanis of Tipra

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134205

Hadbast No. 320

Patwar Circle: Bhoj Tipra

Qanugo Circle: Morni

Sub-Tehsil: Morni

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Morni

Police Post: Morni

Police Station: Chandimandir (at Sector 23, Panchkula)

Panchayat: Bhoj Tipra

Village Code 57113

Assembly Constituency: Kalka (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Bhoj Tipra (No. 125)

Bhoj Jabyal

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 couple of temples, the water works and some tiny guest houses. The 16th Century Stone-Masonry fort of the Meers sits atop Morni’s highest hill top. The hill also houses Haryana Wildlife Department’s Pheasant Breeding Centre. Haryana Tourism Department runs a motel by the name of ‘Mountain Quail’ quite close to the Morni fort. The bhoj also includes several dhanis that lie along the road from Morni to Badiyal. As  per the data under MNREGA the dhanis that comprise Bhoj Jabyal include Bhallyon, Chaila, Chamkha, Kajar, Kavnkta, Kishanpura, Kol Katal, Kongta, Majholi, Mandi, Morni, Ramsar, Sanoi, Sherla and Tapda.*

Bhoj Jabyal

Bhoj Jabyal

Primary Health Centre, Morni

Primary Health Centre, Morni

 

PNB, Morni hills

PNB, Morni hills

 

Dhani near Chhooyi, Bhoj Jabyal

Dhani near Chhooyi, Bhoj Jabyal

Sherla is a hill-top dhani that sits on the southern extreme of the main NW-SE Morni ridge which fragments into finger-like spurs further south. Has a ‘pracheen’ Hanuman Temple, a lake and an institute of Haryana Forest Department for controlling forest fires.

Sherla. Bhoj Jabyal

Sherla. Bhoj Jabyal

 Chaila is a small hamlet that overlooks the deep ravine formed by the Dangri nadi that separates the Morni-Sherla ridge from the Gajhan ridge to its south.

Chaila, Bhoj Jabyal from Gajhan

Chaila, Bhoj Jabyal from Gajhan

Majholi is another dhani that overlooks the Dangri.

Majholi from Gajhan

Majholi from Gajhan

* As per the website of the District Administration of Panchkula Bhoj Jabyal includes the following dhanis- Bagh, Bhallyon, Bhoj Jabyal, Chaila, Chamkha चमंखा, Chhoi, Jabyal जबयाल, Kajar, Khunghtal, Kishanpura, Kol Katal, Kongta, Mandi, Manjali, Morni, Paplok Kayar, Ramsar रामसर, Sanoi, Sherla, Jakhron, Tapda तपड़ा.

 

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134205

Hadbast No. 324

Patwar Circle: Bhoj Jabyal

Qanugo Circle: Morni

Sub-Tehsil: Morni

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Morni

Police Post: Morni

Police Station: Chandimandir (at Sector 23, Panchkula)

Panchayat: Bhoj Jabyal भौज जबयाल

Village Code: 57119

Assembly Constituency: Kalka (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Bhoj Jabyal (No. 130)

Cottages: –

A cottage at Chhooyi, Bhoj Jabyal

A cottage at Chhooyi, Bhoj Jabyal

Pre-fabricated huts at Chhooyi, Morni-Badiyal road, Bhoj Jabyal

Pre-fabricated huts at Chhooyi, Morni-Badiyal road, Bhoj Jabyal

A cottage at Sherla, Bhoj Jabyal

A cottage at Sherla, Bhoj Jabyal

Resorts:-

Haryana Tourism Department’s Motel, Mountain Quail, is easily the cleanest and best managed tourist halt point in Morni. The food is fresh and the rooms are reasonably clean. A BSNL cell-tower located on the premises provides excellent phone connectivity and wireless internet access. The motel has power back up facility that is vital during the summer seasons that witness long power cuts. The access to regular water supply also gives this Government-run motel an edge over its privately-owned competitors as water is fairly scarce in Morni despite the reasonably wet climate.

Mountain Quail, Morni, Bhoj Jabyal

Mountain Quail, Morni, Bhoj Jabyal

Temples:-

A ‘pracheen’ (ancient) Hanuman temple adorns a hill at Sherla.

Temple at Sherla, Bhoj Jabyal

Temple at Sherla, Bhoj Jabyal

A recently constructed Jwala Devi Temple on the Morni-Badiyal road witnessed the gruesome murder of its priest ( a retired employee of the forest department) by revellers irked by his having protested to their drinking on the temple steps. The people of Morni ilaqa have always been known to be a peaceful lot and the area has generally witnessed very low crime rates. The ugly episode violently jolted the peace of these sleepy hills.

Jwala Devi Temple, Morni-Badiyal road

Jwala Devi Temple, Morni-Badiyal road

The Fort:-

16th century Fort of the Meers at Morni (Photo courtesy 'Zorawar')

16th century Fort of the Meers at Morni (Photo courtesy ‘Zorawar’)

Alternate Energy Sources:-

The Ramsar village is the site for the ambitious wind turbine-solar powered hybrid renewable energy project set up by Ananda. The wind turbines have fallen into disuse for lack of maintenance and availability of spares.

Wind turbine at Ramsar, Bhoj Jabyal

Wind turbine at Ramsar, Bhoj Jabyal

Sherla tal:-

The bhoj has a fairly large ‘tal’ (lake) at Sherla that holds water all round the year and is probably the highest natural lake in the morni hills.

Sherla tal, Bhoj Jabyal (Photo courtesy 'Zorawar')

Sherla tal, Bhoj Jabyal (Photo courtesy ‘Zorawar’)

Bhoj Matour

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 the centre projecting outwards to offer a breathtaking view of the dense scrub forests and meandering choes and nadis that lie to the south and the fields of the Barwala area that lie beyond. A small white temple marks this spot on the southern edge of the highlands that can easily be described as one of the most scenic locations in the Morni hill area.

As per MNREGA data Bhoj Matour includes the following dhanis- Cha(n)dhi चन्डी (मुरादनगर), Chaudry-ka-Vas चौधरी का बांस, Gabla Vas गबला बांस, Jansu जानसू, Mandhna, Panditon-ka-Vas बांस पण्डता, Sire-ka-Vas सरेका बांस, Thathr ठाठर. The relative size of the dhanis can be estimated from the electoral data and data under MNREGA summarized in the table below: –

S.No.

Dhani

Households registered under MNREGA

Persons registered under MNREGA

Registered voters

1

Cha(n)di

21

27

113

2

Chaudhry-ka-vas

30

36

253

3

Gabla vas

55

75

220

4

Jansu

16

21

92

5

Mandhna

70

80

6

Panditon-ka-vas

22

30

95

7

Sire-ka-vas

29

43

288

8

Thathr

27

36

125

9

Jakhri

69

10

Bhoj Matour

114

Total

270

348

 

Bhoj Matour

Mandhna, Bhoj Matour

Chaudhry-ka-Vas, Bhoj Matour, Morni hills

Chaudhry-ka-Vas, Bhoj Matour, Morni hills

Village pond, Chaudhry-ka-Vas

Village pond, Chaudhry-ka-Vas

Bhoj Matour has three polling stations – No. 118, 119 and 120 with dhanis of Thapli panchayat included in PS 120. Bhoj Matour panchayat comprises Sarpanch Anil and 10 panches (including 3 women panches). Des Ram of Mandhna is a member of the Samiti of Morni Block.

* As per the District Administration website of Panchkula, Bhoj Matour comprises Bhoj Matour, Chadhi, Chodri-ka-Vas, Gabla-Vas, Jakhari जाखड़ी, Jansu, Majri, Mandhna, Panditon-ka-Vas, Sire-ka-Vas, Thathr

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134205

Hadbast No. 317

Patwar Circle: Bhoj Matour

Qanugo Circle: Morni

Sub-Tehsil: Morni

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Morni

Police Station: Chandimandir

Panchayat: Bhoj Matour

Village Code: 57109

Assembly Constituency: Kalka (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Bhoj Matour (& Thapli panchayat) (No. 118, 119 & 120)

 

Vishal Narain in his paper, ‘Water Scarcity and Institutional Adaptation’ (1998) has presented an interesting developmental timeline of Mandhana village that is reproduced below:

Year

Developmental  Milestone

1947 Primary School opened at Mandhana
1957 Government Dispensary established
1960 Government School extended to Class X
1971 Kutcha road built to Mandhana
1972 Piped water introduced through public taps
1975 Electricity comes to the village

First tube-well installed in the nallah near Bharal

1976 Connectivity through metalled road to Mandhana
1980 Cooperative Bank established
1988 Veterinary doctor posted at Mandhana
1992-93 Government School extended to Class XII

Second tube-well installed

1995 Third tube-well installed. Piped water reaches to Jakhri, the highest settlement of Mandhana

 

Cottages:-

A cottage at Mandhna

A cottage at Mandhna

Resorts:-

Temples: –

Guga-Marhi temple, Mandhna

Guga-Marhi temple, Mandhna

Bhoj Ponta

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 the table below: –

S.No.

Dhani

Households registered under MNREGA

Persons registered under MNREGA

1

BAISKA

3

11

2

BANSWALA

11

48

3

BELWANI

5

19

4

BHOGPOOR

32

77

5

CHEEDWALA

0

0

6

CHHATA TIKKAR

21

75

7

DABOR

4

10

8

DAHK WALA

6

21

9

DHARDA

30

97

10

KATLLY

20

35

11

KHETDA

6

13

12

LASAWA

10

33

13

MAYSUN

8

22

14

NARVAD

22

69

15

PONTA

38

93

16

SHER GUJRAN

10

46

17

VEENA KHADUN

3

3

 

Total:

229

672

Khadun Banah,Bhoj Ponta

Khadun Banah,Bhoj Ponta

Banswala (Water Harvesting Dam in the background),Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Banswala (Water Harvesting Dam in the background),Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Water Harvesting Dam, Banswala,Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Water Harvesting Dam, Banswala,Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Banswala,Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Banswala,Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Sher Gujran, Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Sher Gujran, Bhoj Ponta, Morni Hills

Bhoj Ponta has two polling stations – No. 132 (244 votes- 136 male & 108 female) and No. 133 (510 votes- 290 males and 220 females). Bhoj Ponta panchayat comprises Sarpanch Dhanvanti and 7 panches (including 3 women panches).

* As per the District Administration website of Panchkula, Bhoj Ponta comprises Baiska, Bhana Kharun, Banswala, Belwali, Beriwala, Bhogpur, Bhundri, Cheedwala, Chhata Tikkar, Dabor, Dabrawala, Dahk Wala, Dharda, Gumjpur, Johariwala, Katlli, Khetda, Kumbhwala, Lasawa, Masyun, Nakhar, Nikwala, Ponta, Sher Gujra, Thakurduwara, Tibbi

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134204

Hadbast No. 315

Patwar Circle: Bhoj Rajpura

Qanugo Circle: Morni

Sub-Tehsil: Morni

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Morni

Police Station: Raipur Rani

Panchayat: Bhoj Ponta

Village Code: 57117

Assembly Constituency: Kalka (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Bhoj Ponta (No. 132 & 133)

Thapli panchayat

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 panches).

* As per Panchkula District Administration’s website Thapli panchayat comprises the following dhanis- Bairla, Balu, Barun, Bharal, Bhud, Dagrana, Jonpur, Kumbhwala, Mataur, Nadawala, Thapli, Thapli Sirvan, Thapli Valku

An estimate of the relative size of the dhanis can be had from the data given in the table below: –

S.No.

Dhani

Registered voters

Persons regd. Under MNREGA

1

Balu

20

8

2

Barun

49

26

3

Bharal

39

4

Bhud

87

26

5

Dagrana

39

9

6

Jonpur

28

16

7

Kumbhwallah

9

8

Mataur

58

21

9

Nadawala

24

15

10

Thapli

105

62

 

Bharal, Thapli panchayat

Bharal, Thapli panchayat

Dagrana, Thapli panchayat

Dagrana, Thapli panchayat

MNREGA:

As of March 2013, it has 165 households (231 persons) registered for unskilled manual employment under MNREGA. Only 2 of the 231 persons registered under MNREGA are female!!

 

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134205

Hadbast No.

Patwar Circle: Bhoj Mataur

Qanugo Circle: Morni

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Morni

Police Post: Morni

Police Station: Chandimandir (at Sector 23, Panchkula)

Panchayat: Thapli

Village Code:

Assembly Constituency: Kalka (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Bhoj Mataur (No. 120)

 

Water Harvesting Dams:

While most of the dams built in the kandi area of Morni foothills to harvest water and create reservoirs are earthen dams yet in Bharal, a huge masonry wall has been built across a seasonal choe. The wall has been repeatedly breached and repaired. A breach in the upper portion of the wall is currently allowing the water to escape, creating a small waterfall as it falls to the original bed of the choe. The entire network of irrigation pipes have been rendered redundant with no water to feed the system. The dam is an obvious engineering disaster and has failed to serve any purpose whatsoever. The locals complain that it has only blocked the access of the village cattle to the meadow that lies upstream of the dam.

Masonry Dam at Bharal, Thapli panchayat

Masonry Dam at Bharal, Thapli panchayat

Waterfall at Masonry Dam at Bharal, Thapli panchayat

Waterfall at Masonry Dam at Bharal, Thapli panchayat

 

The failed dam at Bharal

The failed dam at Bharal

Aasrewali

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 the dry summer season when fodder is scarce in the dry kandi belt in the Shivalik foothills. One can spot an occasional camel that is typical of the Gujjar pastoralists of the area.

Aasrewali has 289 registered voters (158 male & 131 female) as on 1.1.2012.

Aasrewali, Morni foothills

Aasrewali, Morni foothills

Mosque at Aasrewali

Mosque at Aasrewali

 

Camel at Aasrewali

Camel at Aasrewali

 

Cattle belonging to Semi-Nomadic Pastoralists of Aasrewali

Cattle belonging to Semi-Nomadic Pastoralists of Aasrewali

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134118

Hadbast No. 225

Patwar Circle: Manka मानका

Qanugo Circle: Panchkula

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Barwala

Police Post:

Police Station: Chandimandir चण्डीमिन्दर (at Sector 23, Panchkula)

Panchayat: Berwala Nandla

Village Code No. : 57116

Assembly Constituency: Panchkula पंचकुला (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Aasrewali (No.129)

MNREGA:

As of March 2013, Aasrewali has 55 households (95 persons) registered for unskilled manual employment under MNREGA.

Water Harvesting Dams:

Aasrewali has two earthen dams built across seasonal choes to create a small lake amidst the hills and a large pond just north of the village that were intended to provide water for irrigating fields that lie downstream of the dams. Siltation has, however, buried the inlets for the irrigation pipes in the smaller WHD.

Smaller reservoir at Aasrewali

Smaller reservoir at Aasrewali

The larger and more recently constructed WHD captures the water from two large choes with a large earthen dam built at the point of convergence to create a large lake that supplies water to the fields lying to the south through a large irrigation pipe. The irrigation system is managed by the villagers who utilize the water for irrigation. The reservoirs also serve as a perennial source of water for the village cattle and the wildlife in the surrounding forest area.

 

Main reservoir at Aasrewali

Main reservoir at Aasrewali

Aasrewali WHDs

Aasrewali WHDs

 

Bunga panchayat

Bunga बुन्गा is one of the major villages that lie in the picturesque foothills of Morni and falls in the Barwala Development Block. The ‘Bunga panchayat’ covers Bunga as well as the adjacent smaller village of Belwali. The Bunga panchayat has 887 registered voters (497 male & 390 female) as on 1.1.2012. The Bunga panchayat comprises Sarpanch Shyam Singh and 8 Panches (including 3 women panches). Debo Devi of Bunga is one of the 10 Block Samiti members for the Barwala Block. Bunga and Belwali are predominantly ‘Gujjar’ villages.

 

Bunga, Morni foothills

Bunga, Morni foothills

Belwali, Bunga panchayat, Morni foothills

Belwali, Bunga panchayat, Morni foothills

 

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134204

Hadbast No. 225

Patwar Circle: Billa

Qanugo Circle: Panchkula

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Barwala

Police Post:

Police Station: Chandimandir (at Sector 23, Panchkula)

Panchayat: Bunga (Code No. 57065)

Assembly Constituency: Panchkula (Code No.2)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Bunga (No. 145)

MNREGA:

As of March 2013, Bunga panchayat has 133 households (188 persons) registered for unskilled manual employment under MNREGA.

Water harvesting Dams:

Bunga has two earthen dams built across seasonal choes to create a small lake and a large pond that were intended to provide water for irrigating fields that lie downstream of the dams. Siltation has, however, buried the inlets for the irrigation pipes and the lakes/ponds now serve as a perennial source of water for the village cattle and the wildlife in the surrounding forest area. Belwali village has a similar pond created by a smaller earthen dam.

Bunga main reservoir

Bunga main reservoir

View from Bunga reservoir

View from Bunga reservoir

Bunga Small Reservoir

Bunga Small Reservoir

 

Forest Department: –

Forest tower at Bunga

Forest tower at Bunga

Cottages: –

Ananda, a cottage on Bunga-Aasrewali road

Ananda, a cottage on Bunga-Aasrewali road