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Pimpri-Chinchwad

Pimpri-Chinchwad is a subarban area in the PUNE METRO CITY in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It consists of the twin towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad which are governed by a common municipal body (the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation or PCMC). It is located in the west part of Pune City.
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* 1 Demographics
* 2 History
* 3 Industries
* 4 Engineering colleges in Pimpri-Chinchwad
* 5 Renaming
* 6 References
* 7 External links

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Pimpri Chinchwad had a population of 1,006,417. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Pimpri Chinchwad has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 68%. In Pimpri Chinchwad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The main language spoken in the city is Marathi. There is also a significant Sindhi population present in Pimpri. The Government of India, rehabilitated Sindhis, who came from Pakistan after the division of British India.

History

An important area in Pimpri-Chinchwad is Bhosari. The real name of Bhosari is Bhojapuri, which was the capital of King Bhoj. a well-known king who ruled central parts of India two thousand years ago. During the period of Mahabharata this city was known as Bhojakata, the capital of the Bhoja-Yadava king Rukmi. It lied to the west of Kundinapuri, the capital of Vidarbha Kingdom (Ref: Mahabharata 2:30 and 5:159).

Pimpri Chinchwad is also the birthplace of the freedom fighters such as the Chaphekar brothers, Halbe and the great saint Morya Gosavi.[citation needed]

Industries

Pimpri-Chinchwad is a major industrial hub and hosts one of the biggest industrial zones in Asia. The industrial estates in the city were established by the MIDC. The city is home to the Indian operations of major automobile companies like Premier Limited, Bajaj Auto, BEL Optronic Devices Ltd, Tata Motors (formerly Telco), Kinetic Engineering, Force Motors(formerly Bajaj Tempo) and DaimlerChrysler. The city is also home to India's premier antibiotics research institute Hindustan Antibiotics Limited. In addition to this, several heavy industries such as Forbes-Marshall, ThyssenKrupp and Alfa Laval & Sandvik Asia have their manufacturing units in the city. Recently the New Software Park "Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park" has been started with number of Software and Information Technology companies like Infosys and Wipro has started their operation bringing the city in the world's map. Their is a big contribution of Sindhi community [[Sindhi people|Sindhi] in Pimpri chinchwad, by making the city best commercial and business oriented places.

Engineering colleges in Pimpri-Chinchwad

1. Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering
2. D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (Akurdi and Pimpri)
3. Maharashtra Academy of Engineering
4. ATSS IICMR

Renaming

A proposal to rename this city to New Pune has been deliberated amongst politicians, intellectuals and members of the business community as it is thought that this would launch the city as an international city teaming with Pune. The New Pune brand name was first proposed by the Commissioner of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Mr. Dilip Band. No progress on the name change has been noted as of now. But most of the population in area like to unchange the present name.

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