Sri Ganganagar is a northern most city of Rajasthan State of western India.Sri Ganganagar is situated at the point where the Satluj Waters enters Rajasthan.
Sri Ganganagar is one of the well planned cities of India. It is said to be influenced by the town planning of Paris. It is divided into residential blocks and commercial area which includes Dhan Mandi. Residential Blocks have large parks for each Blocks and Community centers and places of worship are at junctions of three or four blocks.Bagri and Punjabi languages are spoken by majority of population.
Econonmy of Sri Ganganagar District is dependent on agriculture.The city has Cotton Ginning and Pressing factories, Mustard Oil mills and Sugar Mills Ltd.
It also has spinning and textile Factories. Because of its prosperity from agriculture, Sri Ganganagar District also has a large number of automobiles and it becomes one of the largest automobile markets in India.
Sri Ganganagar is one of the well planned mordern cities of India. It is said to be influenced by the town planning of Paris. It is divided into residential blocks and commercial area which includes Dhan Mandi (Agricultural Crop Market Place). Dhan Mandi is adjacent to the Railway Ward for ease of transportation of agricultural crops. Though because of lack of space Dhan Mandi is now shifted to a new location. Residential Blocks have large parks for each Blocks and Community centers and places of worship are at junctions of three or four blocks. Though growth of population has opened gates for unplanned growth all around it, still the Old City area, which is popularly referred as "Block Area", is still the most beautiful part of the city.
Sri Ganganagar is a testimony of the vision and efforts of Great Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji. Desert land was converted to a lush green town, credited to the Maharaja who brought the Gang canal which carries the excess waters of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the region, making Ganganagar district known as "the food basket of Rajasthan".The economy of the city is based on agriculture, its main crops are Wheat, Mustard and Cotton. Other crops are Guar, Bajra, Sugar Cane and Grams. In recent years farmers are also diverting towards Horticulture, and Kinnu(A Citrus Family fruit) has become a major crop of the area. The industries in the city are mostly based on agriculture. The city has Cotton Ginning and Pressing factories, Mustard Oil mills and Wheat Flour mills and of course the famous Rajasthan State Ganganagar Sugar Mills Ltd., which is famous all over the world for its Royal Heritage Liqueurs.It also has spinning and textile Factories. Because of its prosperity from agriculture, Ganganagar District also has a large number of automobiles which includes tractors and MUVs and because of the large population of Automobiles in the district, Sri Ganganagar has become one of the largest automobile markets in India.
The climate of Sri Ganganagar is very extreme. The Summer Temperature reaches up to 50° Celsius and Winter Temperature dips just around 0° Celsius. The average annual rainfall is only 20cms.
As of 2001 Indian census, Ganganagar had a population of 210,788. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Ganganagar has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 64%. In Ganganagar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Majority in population are Sikhs and Hindus while only a few people constituting other sects stay here. The main languages spoken in the town are Bagri, Marwadi, Punjabi and Hindi.
The city has been a center of learning since its early ages. This city has a large proportion of land which is dedicated to educational institutes. Notable educational institutions from the city include: