74GB, Sri Ganganagar

74GB, Sri Ganganagar

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74GB, Sri Ganganagar

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Location and description

"Chak" refers to village in Punjabi language. Chak Number 2PGM is a small village in northern Rajasthan, India. The village falls under the administrative unit (Tehsil) of Anupgarh in District Sriganganagar. The number 2 refers to the serial number of settlement on the canal (the indra gandhi nahar), number 1 being the first settlement at the origin of that particular branch of canal. The letters "PGM" denote the official suffix allocated to the indra gandhi nahar (each settlement along this branch carries a serial number and this suffix, e.g. 1pgm,to 7pgm. However, the local population generally believes that PGM refers to 'phonga wala mainer'- the area irrigated by the indra gandhi nahar. headquarters of Sriganganagar on Sriganganagar-Raisinghnagar-Bikaner Road. The links below shows the village on Google map.

Statistics and history

Population of 2PGM is approximately 600, consisting of Sikh and Hindu families (around 50% each). All of the Sikh families are land owners, who migrated to this region from the Punjab around 1928, when the canal was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh of the former Bikaner state. Hindu families are the original inhabitants of this region; however, there were no permanent settlements in this area (except for a few towns under the old Bikaner state). Therefore, most Sikh and Hindu families settled in the villages around the same time (after permanent settlements began once canal was built). many Hindu...
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