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Sanchore is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°36′N 72°00′E / 24.6°N 72°E / 24.6; 72Coordinates: 24°36′N 72°00′E / 24.6°N 72°E / 24.6; 72
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Jalor
 • Member of Vidhan-sabha (Rajasthan state assy.) Devji M Patel
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,881
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 343041

Sanchore is a town in the Jalore district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the headquarters of the Sanchore tehsil located on National Highway 15. The historical town is situated 63.2 kilometres (39.3 mi) from the city of Jalore and was once known as Satyapur. Nearby villages include Pratappura (4.4 kilometres (2.7 mi) away) and Dhamana (6.1 kilometres (3.8 mi) away).[1]

There is a prominent Jain temple in the town, and it hosts a cattle fair every year in April and May.[citation needed]


As of 2012 many infrastructure projects were in progress in Sanchor. Oil exploration company Cairn Energy, discovered 480,000,000 tonnes (1.06×1012 lb) of crude oil in the Barmer-Sanchore basin in 2010.[2] The Narmada Canal, which begins in Gujarat, enters Rajasthan state near the village of Silu in Sachore tehsil, after passing through 458 kilometres (285 mi) in Gujarat.

Pathmeda village near Sanchore has Gopal Govardhan Gaushala, one of the largest in India. Spread over 200 acres (0.81 km2), the gaushala takes care of more than 15,000 cattle.[citation needed]


As of 2001, Sanchore had a population of 36,8004 (25,884 in urban areas; 36,8004 including rural citizens). Males constituted 53% of the population. Sanchore has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 62% and female literacy is 32%. Twenty percent of Sanchore's population is under six years of age.[3]

The Jain Shwetamber community is well-represented; they are mostly businessmen working in the stainless steel industry. Many Sanchori Jain families moved to Mumbai over past decades. their hometown. Despite many years of migration, the Sanchori people continue to stage religious functions and marriages in Sanchore. Nine Jain temples inhabit Sanchore. The most important temples are Godiji and Mahavirswami Mandir. The Jain community is divided into the Sthanakwasi (followers of Shri Prakash Muniji Maharajsaheb) and Derawasi (followers of Shri Kanakprabhasuriji, Shri Rajendrasuriji, Shri Ratnakarsuriji and Shri Maniprabhasagarji) sects. Dhankeshwer mandir Dhanta is 12 km away from Sanchore.

Common surnames in Sanchore are Rao, Kanungo, Bothra, Mehta, Doshi, Bhansali, Munot, Burad, Sanghvi, Chandan and Sheth .[citation needed]

Growth and development[edit]

Sanchore experienced sharp since the turn of the century. Sanchore is strategically located on National Highway 15. Sanchore has many hotels, restaurants, or dhaabas and private hospitals. Sanchore tehsil has 70 schools (government and private), 2 English middle schools, some 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers.[citation needed] Banks include Bank of Baroda; State Bank of India, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur; and Punjab National Bank, Khara and cooperative banks including Jalore central; Marwar Gramin and a Life Insurance Corporation of India branch.

Sanchore has a growing automobile spare parts and tyre market and an industrial and commercial hardware market.[citation needed]

Narmada Canal[edit]

The Narmada Canal was inaugurated on 24 April 2008. Previously, Jalore and Barmer districts had highly saline water (Khaara Paani) and very poor monsoon.[citation needed] Consequently, agricultural productivity was poor and more than 65% of lands were barren.

The Narmada Canal in Rajasthan is 74 km long and has nine major distributaries.[clarification needed] The main canal, major and secondary distributaries supply an area of 1,477 square kilometres (570 sq mi) serving 124 villages in the Jalore and Barmer districts.

Broad gauge train conversion[edit]

The old meter gauge rail tracks were converted to broad gauge on the Dhanera - Raniwara- Bhinmal- Jalore - Ahor line. This will enable connection of long distance trains to neighboring villages. Western Railways along with the Railways Ministry is expected to add passenger trains to this route. Cargo trains (maal gaadis) have operated on these routes since July 2010.[citation needed]

The stations nearest to Sanchore are Raniwara, 47 km on State Highway 11; Dhanera, 42 km on MRD No 108; Bhinmal, 65 km on State Highway No 11.

Electric power[edit]

A 220Kv substation began supplying electricity to Sanchore in 2011, as part of Rajasthan's initiative to improve power delivery and thus make the state more attractive to industry. The substation was completed on National Highway 15, near Karola village. New 33/11KV substations at Golasan and Khara and substations at Khara, Gundau and Sarwana were under construction in 2010. Barmer has eight power projects of 125 MV each. These power projects will deliver electricity to the districts of Barmer, Jaisalmer and Jalore. The government of Rajasthan is also promoting solar energy. More than 15 companies obtained approval to establish plants. Barmer, Jaislamer and other dry zones of Thar desert are ideal locations for solar power generation.[citation needed]

Highway construction[edit]

National Highway 15 has been improved throughout Gujarat. The widening of National Highway 15 to 264 feet (80 m) and four lanes began in 20102.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Sanchore". onefivenine.com - Explore India. onefivenine.com. 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Special Correspondent (16 October 2010). "480-million tonnes oil found in Barmer basin". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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