Beawar

Posted: 25.03.2011
Updated on: 17.12.2012

Beawar, Rajasthan, India


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Beawar

Hindi: ब्यावर

is a city in the Rajasthan state of India. Beawar was the Capital of Merwara (मेरवाड़ा) state of RajPutana. It is located 190 kilometres (118 mi) southwest of the state capital Jaipur, and situated amidst the Aravali hills.

It is an important centre of trade, especially in raw cotton, and has cotton presses and the Krishna cotton mills. It is the second largest centre of the wool trade and the second largest producer of carpet-grade woollen yarn in India. It also has a food processing industry. Other industries include masala, mineral based units, machine based units, machine tools and accessories, pre-stressed concrete pipes, plastic products, textiles, wooden furniture and asbestos cement pipes. It is the largest producer of cement in northern India and home to Shree cement.

It is also mineral rich and has reserves of feldspar, quartz, asbestos, soapstone, magnesite, calcite, limestone, mica, emerald, granite, and masonry stone. Fairly good reserves of barytes, fluorite, wolastonite and vermiculite have also been found.
The nearest airport is in Jaipur, at a distance of 190 km.

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