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Kalavad

Kalavad, also spelled as Kalawad, is a small town located in the eastern part of Jamnagar district in the state of Gujarat. It is situated at the coordinate of  22.22° North latitude and 70.38° East longitude. . The town is the administrative headquarters of Kalavad Taluka.  

Kalavad at a Glance

Kalavad is located at the intersection of Gujarat State Highway 26 and 23. Within the city, GJ SH 26 is referred both as Dhoraji Road and Jamnagar-Junagadh Highway. The road starts from Bedeshwar and ends at Veraval crossing important towns like Jamnagar, Kalavad, Jamkandorana, Dhoraji, Junagadh, Mendarada, Sasan and Talal on the way. GJ SH 23 on the other hand, starts from Rajkot and runs through Kalavad, Khatiya and Lalpur to culminate at Khambhalia. It is generally referred as Rajkot Road. 

Therefore we see that although the town is a small taluka headquarters, it is connected to a number of important towns through a network of state highways. Among these towns, the district head quarters Jamnagar is located at a distance of 50.8 km only while Rajkot is 49.9 km away.

We have already seen that, the two most important roads in Kalavad are GJ SH 23 and 26. Among them, GJ SH 23 runs through the northern part of the city from west to east; thus dividing it in two unequal north and south portions.  GJ SH 26 on the other hand runs in north south direction right through the middle of town; thus bifurcating it into east and west portions.  It is the most important thoroughfare in the town. Most important localities of the town are located on its two sides. Sardar Baugh, Panjetan Nagar, Patel Wadi, Bhagwati Para etc are some example of them. Kalavad has an average elevation of 87 meters (285 feet) and a flat terrain.

Climatic Condition in Kalavad

Although the district is located close to the Arabian Sea the climatic condition in Kalavad is local steppe type with very little yearly precipitation. January is the driest month with almost no rainfall. The precipitation is generally highest in July. During that period the average rainfall is around 180 meter.

Although June experiences some rainfall (around 80 mm on an average) it is quite warm during that period. However, the hottest month is May. During that month the temperature may reach up to 38 degree Celsius.  December and January are the coldest month. During that period the average temperature remains around 19.1 degree Celsius. However, the minimum temperature may go much below this level.

Administration in Kalavad

Kalavad, being a taluka town, is administered directly by a Mamlatdar posted here. He is the senior-most administrative officer in the taluka and is responsible for the overall development of this region. He also has number of duties pertaining to the welfare of the residence and is required by law to remain in close contact of them.  In any kind of necessity you may contact him at the following numbers:

Mamlatdar, Kalavad
Office Phone No: 02894-222002
Residential Phone No: 02894-222470
Mobile No: 9909770170
Email Id: mam-kalavad@gujarat.gov.in 

The Prant Officer is another important administrative officer of this region. However, Prant officer in charge of Kalavad is posted at Dhrol. He is actually the Sub Divisional Officer in charge of this area and coordinates the work of all state government departments under his jurisdiction. In addition, he supervises the work of the Municipalities and Panchayats under him. He also acts as the Election officer during the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections. If you need to contact him you may call at the following numbers:

Office Phone Number: 02897 222411
Mobile Number: 07567-009545
 
However, the senior-most officer in the district is the District Collector posted at Jamnagar.  Both the Mamlatdar and the Prant Officer is directly responsible to him.  He can be reached at the following address:

District Collector Office,
Government Colony,
Jamnagar
Pin Code: 361001
Phone Number: 0288-2555869 / 2550284
Fax Number: 0288-2555899
Email Id: collector-jam@gujarat.gov.in

Municipality in Kalavad

The civic amenities in the town are provided by Kalavad Municipality.  According to 2011 census, the municipal body has 5959 houses under its jurisdiction while the total number of people living here is 28,315-4. For effective administration of such vast number of households the town has been divided into 7 wards. Each of these wards is represented by elected representatives known as Councilors.  They work under the guidance of a Chairman, selected from among them.

However, if you find their services short of expectation you may directly contact the District Municipal Officer, posted at district headquarters Jamnagar. Following is his phone numbers:

Office Phone Number:
0288 2557603
Mobile Number: 09909017970

Emergency in Kalavad

In addition to the above numbers, the district administration has also provided few other numbers that may come handy in case of emergency. Here are most relevant of them:
Mamlatdar, Disaster: +91 288 2557603
District Helpline No: +91 288 1077
District EOCs Helpline No: +91 288
 

Police Station in Kalavad

However, in case of any emergency one should contact the local police first. The Police Station in Kalavad is located on GJ SH 26 close to the intersection of GJ SH 23. In case of any necessity you may visit it in person or call at O2894-222033 and 02894-222066.

Business and Economy in Kalavad

Although there is no GIDC estate in Kalavad the area in and around the town houses a number of industries.  They not only offer employment opportunity to the people here, but also provide a boost to the economy of the region. Here are some of them:

  • Aloe Science Biotech on Jamnagar Ranuja Road
  • Balaji Plastic in Kumbhnath Para
  • Dilawar Frame Makers opposite S T. Bus Station
  • Faizan Plastic Polymer in Sitla Colony
  • Modern Industries opposite Dholia Pir Dorga
  • Patel Pipe Industries on Rajkot Road in Kailash Nagar
  • Patel Seeds and Sorting on Rajkot Road in Kailash Nagar
  • Raj Studio opposite State Bus Station
  • Ranchhodbhai K Savalia near Falku River on Dhoraji Road
  • Somnath Pipe Industries on Dhoraji Road
  • Super Power in Nikava near Kalavad
  • Super Auto Pro. Industries in Nikava near Kalavad
  • Super Shakti Industries in Nikava near Kalavad
  • Swastik and Seeds Corporation in Patel Wadi

Trading and agriculture also play an important role on the economy of Kalavad.  The town has a Grain Market located on Mota Bhadukiy Road in Panjetan Nagar locality. The area also houses the office of the Kheti Vikas Corporation.  However, the Main Market is located on Dhoraji Road.  The area has many well stocked shops that sell everything from apparels and mobile phones to pumps, fertilizers and seeds.  In and short, although the town is small in size its economy is vibrant.

Tourism in Kalavad

Kalvad has quite a few interesting temples located in and around it. Among them we can mention the Shitla Mata Temple, Shri Varoodi Mataji Temple, Ranuja Ram Dev ji Temple, Nava Ranuja Dham,  etc. The Shri Nathjidada's Jagya in Danidhar is another good place to visit. It is located at a distance of 17.3 kn from Kalavad and offers an enjoyable outing. In addition, the scenic beauty of this area is truly beautiful. You can also visit Balamvadi Dam located to the south of the city along GJ SH 26, popularly called Dhoraji Road.

Fact File of Kalavad

Taluka: Kalavad
District: Jamnagar
State: Gujarat
Coordinates: 22.22° N 70.38° E
Main Roads: NH 26 and NH 23
Elevation:  87 meters (285 feet) above the sea level
Pin Code: 361160
STD Code: 02894
Bidhan Sabha Constituency: Kalavad
Lok Sabha Constituency: Jamnagar

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