Demographics of Barnala
On the basis of provisional data of 2011 census, the city had a population of 116,454, of which males were 62,302 and females were 54,152. According to the report of the same year, the literacy rate of Barnala was 79.59 per cent.
History of Barnala
There are different opinions about the history of Barnala but no historical detail is available that how the name Barnala came into existence. According to some, earlier this city was named as Anahatgarh. While some others are of the opinion that Vaaran being a region because of frequent storms was at that time also called Varna. So Barnala was called a land of too many storms which later on became Barnala. Another account reveals that Baba Ala Singh built a fort here in which there was a ‘Baahuli’. Due to precision and Malwai accent it was known as ‘Baain’. Thus, Baain Wala eventually turned out to be known as Barnala.
Economy of Barnala
Barnala is home to a number of industries and companies that provides economic support to the city. It has TridentGroup which operates in five major business segments including Yarn, Terry Towels, Paper, Chemicals and Captive Power. Trident is one of the largest yarn spinners in India and one of the world’s largest terry towel manufacturers. Then Standard Combines is headquartered in Barnala which deals with products like Thresher, Self Harvester Combine, Tractor Driven Harvester Combine, Rotavator, Rotavator with Seed Drill, Maize Self Harvester Combine. Balkar Combines is also headquartered in Barnala which is in various products like, Thresher, Self Harvester Combine, Tractor Driven Harvester Combine, Rotavator etc. Barnala mainly acts as a market place for surrounding villages and also emerging as a trading town.
Educational Institutions in Barnala
The city offers decent opportunities for education. It has schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya Air Force Station, Dayanand Kendriya Vidya Mandir, Little Angel Play-Way School, Government Boys S S School, Government Girls S S School, B.G.S Public School, Gandhi Arya High School, Mother Teacher School to name a few. For higher education it has institutions such as Aryabhatta Group of Institutes, Barnala Polytechnic College, Dashmesh Institute of Management and Technology, Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Guru Gobind Singh College of Education, Sacred heart international college of education, Technical Education College Handiaya etc.
Famous Personalities from Barnala
Surjit Singh Barnala, Sumeet Menon, Supi Sharma, Parminder Gill, Bhupinder Kumar Jindal, Rupinder Singh Garcha (chefi), Rajinder Gupta, Roben Sidhu are the well-known personalities from Barnala. The notable writers who belong to the city of Barnala are Prof. Late Paritam Singh Rahi, Bhola Singh Sangera, Ram Saroop Ankhi and Kure Chand Rahi.
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