Author(s): Centre for Science and Environment
Published in: 2021
Publisher: Centre for Science and Environment
SFD Lite Report Nanded India
Nanded is a historical city located in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra State in India (Annex 1 and Annex 2)1. Nanded Waghala is regarded as the second most holy city after Amritsar due to the presence of Gurdwara Takhat Shri Hazur Sahib, one of the five Takhats of the Sikh community2. Nanded is also the second-largest city in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra and the 81st popular city in India3,4. Nanded is located at the banks of Godavari River 77°10 E and 18° 30 N spread across 63.44 sq. km. Nanded receives 950 mm of average annual rainfall with 20? and 34? average maximum and minimum temperature5. The city has 489 metres of altitude from mean sea level6. Its historical importance brings lots of tourist throughout the year and results in 30,921 floating population per day7.
Nanded Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC) is the city administration and Urban Local Body (ULB) which has divided into 4 administrative zones with a total of 20 election wards (NWCMC, 2021). As per the Census 2011, the population of the city was 550,439 and total number of households was 102,2978.