Tribal Dominated Banswara-Dungarpur Districts in Rajasthan Redefine Identity with Tropic of Cancer Signages

According to GIS map expert and researcher Viranch Dave, the Tropic of Cancer passes through at 23.5 degrees north latitude. In Rajasthan, it traverses a total of 109.45 kilometers through Banswara and Dungarpur districts.
 The initiative is expected to bring a sense of pride to the people for their geographical uniqueness.
The initiative is expected to bring a sense of pride to the people for their geographical uniqueness.

Banswara- Due to its geographical uniqueness, Banswara and Dungarpur districts are set to receive a new identity. Banswara Divisional Commissioner Dr. Neeraj K. Pawan's initiative sees sign boards installed at significant locations where the Tropic of Cancer passes through Banswara and Dungarpur districts. These sign boards are crucial from a tourism perspective.

The Divisional Commissioner said it is a matter of pride for us that we are located at the place where the Tropic of Cancer passes through the entire universe. Very few people in the district are aware of this geographical uniqueness. Therefore, with the aim of spreading this prestigious fact to the world, sign boards indicating the presence of the Tropic of Cancer will be installed at major locations in the Banswara region, particularly those near tourist destinations.

This project is being undertaken by a team of district specialists and will soon receive cooperation from local administrations in both districts.

He explained that this initiative will bring a sense of pride to the people for their geographical uniqueness.

After taking over as the Divisional Commissioner in Banswara, when Dr. Pawan learned about the fact that the Tropic of Cancer passes through Banswara-Dungarpur districts, he expressed eagerness to see these locations.

However, due to a lack of detailed information, this could not be fulfilled. Subsequently, he contacted experts and those interested in such activities and decided to complete this project through a meeting.

Initially, research on tourist destinations in Banswara involved retired professors Rupashankar Upadhyay, Prerna Upadhyay, Development Officer Bapulal Yadav, along with collaboration from the local administration and specialists from Banswara district.

Subsequently, assistance was sought from Mehtab Singh Rathore, Assistant Teacher of Geography at Govind Guru College, Banswara. Together, they meticulously crafted a comprehensive 39-page project detailing the Tropic Line in Banswara. This paved the way for the installation of informational boards in strategic locations.

According to GIS map expert and researcher Viranch Dave, the Tropic of Cancer passes through at 23.5 degrees north latitude. In Rajasthan, it traverses a total of 109.45 kilometers through Banswara and Dungarpur districts.

In Banswara, it spans 72.02 kilometers, and in Dungarpur, it covers 37.43 kilometers. Using GIS technology, tourism sites near this line in the Vagad region have been identified.

A team of experts has prepared a list of tourism-significant sites near the Tropic of Cancer where these boards will be installed based on GPS locations.

According to the list, boards will be placed in Chhatrasalpur, Thikriya, Bodla, Borvat, Gamdi, Chaubison ka Parda, Umrai Tripura Sundari, Shambhupura, Patan, Jalda, Kunwaria, Aamja, Timurva, Jolana, Rayana, Odawara, Thali Talai, Hadmatia Hanumanji, Arthuna, Kushalkot, Ubli, Gariyata, Nadia Shri Ram Mandir, Sendola, and nearby locations.

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