Jagadhri

Jagadhri

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Jagadhri is a city and a municipal council in Yamunanagar district in the Indian state of Haryana. This town is a part of twin towns, constituting Jagadhri and Yamunanagar; Jagadhri is the older one and the latter a relatively new town (old name "Abdullahpur). There is hardly any demarcation between the two towns and almost impossible, without knowing, where one town ends and where other starts.

History

It is thought that small towns of Yugandhra & Ganadhari were demolished by Nadirshah in 1739. Sardar Rao is credited with rebuiding of the city in 1783. Slowly Jagadhri became a major center for metal industry.

The town is famous for its metal works & brassware including utensils; though nowadays the production of brass ware has fallen off, due to high cost. Subsequently, Jagadhari entered into and made its mark in high quality stainless steel products. In addition, jagadhri has also witnessed the blossoming of a new business, timber trading, in the last decade. There are many shops doing this business these days.

There are many old temples also, such as LathMar Mandir, Khera Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir and Guga Madi Mandir, Devi Mandir (Mansa Devi).

Industry

Northern Railway Workshop, which employs thousands of employees, is the town's largest single industry, after that the Shree Gopal Paper Mills of Ballarpur Industries Limited is the town's second biggest industry. The third largest iemployer is...
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