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Sidhi district,Madhya Pradesh

Sidhi district is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The town of Sidhi is the district headquarters. The district is part of Rewa Division.

History
Sidhi is a part of Madhya Pradesh, an image of proud history and culture. It forms the northeastern boundary of the state. Sidhi is well known for its natural beauty, historical importance and rich cultural roots. Sidhi possesses abundant natural resources with the river Sone draining the district, and with coal deposits which feed major industries across the country.
Economy

The Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station supplies electricity over a wide area. On one side the spectrum of its floristic socio-cultural diversity and ethnic history of tribal, the district has a panoramic view of the Kaimur, Kehejua and Ranimunda hills blazing with flowers of flame of forest and intoxicated by the sweet smell of mahua flowers. The whole of Sidhi district was part of Rewa state.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chamba one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Rulers of Sidhi
In the 1800s, there were three separate rulers of Sidhi, ruling three parts of the territory:

  • The Chandela rulers from Bardi (Khatai).
  • Rajasahab of Madhwas. He was a Balan Rajput.
  • Third was Rajasahab of Singrauli.
  • After these came the Rajput Baghelas came from Kasauta, Rewa. They immigrated to Sidhi in early 19th century. They ruled the western Sidhi territory (Churhat/Rampur) from then on till India gained independence. The last ruler of Churhat was Rao RanBahadur Singhji- elder brother of Arjun Singh.

    Raja Kant Deo Singh of Bardi Khatai continues to live in the ancestral Haveli located on the banks of the river Sone. He is an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

    Geography
    Sidhi district is located on the Northeastern Boundary of the state between 22,475 and 24.4210 North Latitude and 81:1840 and 824830 East longitude. The district has Singrauli district in the north-east, Koriya district of Chhattisgarh on the east, and Rewa district on the west.
    Sidhi District has a total population of 18,31,152 sharing almost 3.03%of the total population of erstwhile state of Madhya Pradesh in 2001.
    Notable people

  • Birbal (Born as Mahesh Das in village Ghoghara in Block Sihawal, Sidhi) was a courtier in Raja Ramchandra Singh Darbar(1555-1592)of Baghela Dynasty, Rewa Rajya (presently in Madhya Pradesh) before moving to Akbar’s court.
  • Arjun Singh former CM of Madhya Pradesh
  • Indrajeet kumar Patel former cabinet minister in madhya pradesh Govt. and active in politic more than three decades.
  • Riti Pathak, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Constituency No. 11 Sidhi
  • Ajay Singh, former cabinet minister in Madhya Pradesh Govt., Leader of opposition; Member of Legislative Assembly, Assembly Constituency No. 76 Churhat
  • Kedar Nath Shukla, Member of Legislative Assembly, Assembly Constituency No. 77 Sidhi
  • VishwaMitra Pathak, Member of Legislative Assembly, Assembly Constituency No. 78 Sihawal
  • Kunwar Singh Tekam, Member of Legislative Assembly, Assembly Constituency No. 82 Dhauhani, Former Chairman Of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Govt. Of India, New Delhi
  • Arunoday Singh(Actor),2009–present
  • Abhyuday Singh, He is Too Younger President of Zilla Panchayat Sidhi from Madwas ward No. 10
  • Tourist Places
    Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the most popular place to visit. You can also find the river Son near Bagdara Abhyaranya. Parsili Rest house is 60 Kilometers from the Sidhi headquarter near Majhauli tehsil is also a good place to visit, two small place view very good 1st Varchar Aashram at Rampur village, block kusami or 2nd Tikari Rest house is 40 kilometers south from Sidhi.