(Last Updated on : 12/11/2013)
History of Anand District
speaks about the formation of this Indian district since the time of the British
Raj. Following the independence of India, the newly formed government included some royal states into Mumbai
On 1st August, 1949, the district of Kheda
was formed. From that time onwards, certain alterations were made in certain villages and 'talukas', while some talukas were identified from 15th September, 1950. Balashinor talukas, Kapadvanj
, Mahemdavad, Thasara, Matar, Khambhat, Nadiad, Petalad, Borsad and Anand talukas are parts of the Kheda district. The State Government of Gujarat created six new districts from 1st September, 1997 and thereafter Anand was carved out from Kheda district, as an entirely separate district. Anand district consists of eight talukas known as Tarapur, Anklav, Borsad, Umareth, Sojitra, Khambhat and Petalad.
The district of Anand is popularly referred to as 'Charotar' and boasts of producing the highest amount of tobacco in the western Indian state
. Anand talukas, Petalad and Borsad are all situated in this area of India and it is termed as the 'Golden Leaf', due to its fertile soil. As per the Gujarati language
, the word 'Charutar' implies a pot filled with gold
coins. The area of land which stretches from the river banks of Mahi
till the banks of Vatrak River, which is based near Mahemabad fall within the domain of Charutar. Some villages belonging to Tarapur talukas and Khambhat are included in the region of 'Bhal'.
This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to firstname.lastname@example.org