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|Founded by||Raav Lakha Gujjar|
|• Body||Municipal committee|
|• Member of Parliament Kota-Bundi||Om Birla (BJP)|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly keshoraipatan||Chandrakanta Meghwal (BJP)|
|• Total||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||227 m (745 ft)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|• Native||Rajasthani, Harauti|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||941 ♀/♂|
Lakheri (//) is a town and municipality in Bundi district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located in the southeast of Rajasthan, around 180 kilometres (112 mi) south of the state capital, Jaipur. Lakheri has been a subdivision headquarters since 2002. Garima Lata (RAS) is the deputy collector and magistrate of Lakheri subdivision. It is the second largest city in the district, after Bundi.
Surrounded mostly by agricultural lands and villages, the most distinct feature of Lakheri is a cement manufacturing unit of Associated Cement Companies Ltd. (ACC). This plant is the longest-running cement plant in Asia having opened in 1912–1913. With the passage of time the plant has undergone expansions to incorporate the latest technology in cement production.
The latest expansion project was completed in April 2007. The managing director of ACC, in an interview with a private news channel, has predicted a 12–15% rise in cement production from the Lakheri plant.
Lakheri is located at  It is located in southeast Rajsthan, a region widely known as Hadoti, the land of the Hadas. The River Mez passes through outskirts of Lakheri, and serves as the main water source for the city. It has an average elevation of 252 metres (827 ft). Lakheri has fertile land and greenery with irrigation supplied through a series of canals. The city is surrounded on three sides by small hills. There is a water pump house on the River Mez built by Lakheri's cement works ACC Limited. The Mez dam is also on the river near Lakheri. A small water reservoir and a zigzag dam has been constructed to storing rainwater near the town. There is a small pond named Mahesh Dagar located in the town. Bundi, the district headquarters Bundi is 65 kilometres (40 mi) by bus and Kota is 75 kilometres (47 mi) from the town..
|Climate chart (explanation)|
Lakheri has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) with high temperatures throughout the year. Summers are long, hot, and dry, beginning in late March and lasting until the end of June. The temperatures average above 40 °C (104 °F) in May and June and frequently exceed 45 °C (113 °F); temperatures as high as 48.4 °C (119.1 °F) have been recorded. The monsoon season follows with comparatively lower temperatures, but higher humidity and frequent, torrential downpours. The monsoons subside in October and temperatures rise again. The brief, mild winter starts in late November and lasts until the last week of February. Temperatures hover between 26.7 °C (80.1 °F) (max) and 12 °C (54 °F) (min). This can be considered the best time to visit Lakheri because of the intense heat in the summer.
The average annual rainfall in the Lakheri is 659 mm (25.9 in). Most of the rainfall can be attributed to the southwest monsoon, which has begins around the last week of June and may last until mid-September. Pre-monsoon showers begin towards the middle of June with post-monsoon rains occasionally occurring in October. The winter is largely dry, although some rainfall does occur as a result of the Western Disturbance passing over the region.
|Climate data for Kota (same as Lakheri)|
|Record high °C (°F)||33.4
|Average high °C (°F)||23.7
|Average low °C (°F)||10.9
|Record low °C (°F)||1.8
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||5.4
|Average rainy days||0.9||1.0||0.6||0.4||2.1||6.9||13.1||15.2||5.6||1.6||1.2||0.5||49.1|
|Average relative humidity (%)||48||38||25||19||23||43||67||74||58||40||41||48||44|
|Source #1: Kota weather, India Meteorological Department: (Kota (A) record highs and lows up to 2010), Monthly mean maximum and minimum temperature and rainfall (1961–2000)|
|Source #2: NOAA (1971–1990)|
As of the 2011 Indian census[update], Lakheri had a population of 29,572. Males numbered 15,222 (51%), females 14,350 (49%). Lakheri had an average literacy rate of 76.87%, higher than the state average of 66.11%: male literacy was 89.8%, and female literacy was 63.265%. In Lakheri, 13% of the population (3,844) was under six years of age.
According to the 2011 census, Hinduism is the majority religion in the city practised by about 83.2% of the population. Muslims form large minorities (14.07%) followed by Jains (1.34%), Sikhs (0.9%) and Christians (0.4%).
The city lies in between the main Delhi - Mumbai line. More than 1000 travelers commute daily from Lakheri to Kota, Jaipur and many other large cities by local train like Dehradun express, Avadh express, Firozpur janta express train. The city was previously bypassed by Indian Railway, which did not provide any passenger train stops. Gradually, train stops have been added, such as Kota Shriganganagar SF, Jodhpur Indore SF. Bus service in the city is in poor condition as Rajasthan Roadways has no routine bus service and no express, silver line or blue line buses.
Recently built in the city is a new "Mega Highway" road, improving transportation connectivity. Rajasthan State Road Transportation Corporation Bus services are available for Kota, Bundi and Jaipur. One RSRTC bus service is from Kota to Alwar, Alwar to Kota via Lakheri.
There is a shortage of medical facilities in the city, except for the presence of the following:
- Government community health centre
- ACC hospital
- Saxena nursing home
- Other private practitioners
The government and private schools in the city are affiliated with either the Central Board of Secondary Education or Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan and follow a 10+2 plan. The medium of instruction is either English or Hindi. Kota, the zonal headquarters near Lakheri is known as an education city.
In the past decade the city has emerged as a popular coaching destination for competitive examspreparation and for-profit educational services. The education sector of Kota has become a major contributor to the city's economy. Kota is popularly referred to as "the coaching capital of India". Over 1.5 lakh students from all over the country flock every year to the city to preparation for various exams such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-UG) and AIIMS etc. Many hostels and PGs for students are located in Kota in the vicinity of the coaching centres. Students live here for 2–3 years and prepare for their exams. In the past few years, reports of students committing suicide in the city have increased. According to these reports, students feel stressed and are pressured to crack their target competitive exam. To help students cope, many coaching centres have appointed counselors to help them.
- Maharaja Moolsingh College, Lakheri
Schools in Lakheri
- ACC Works School
- Govt. Sr.Sec. School
- Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School
- Modern Public School, Nayapura
- Shiv Bal Vidya Mandir Sec. School
- Adarsh Vidhya Mandir
- Blue Bird Public Sec. School
- Pathan Public School
- Sharda Sec. School
- Govt.Sec. School, Station
- Govt.Girls Sec. School, Ishwar Nagar
- New Nehru Children School, Lakheri Gandhipurai
- DAV Public School
- Swami Vivekanand Sec. School, Ganeshpura Lakheri
- Saini Public School
Lakheri Movie Makers
LAKHERI MOVIE MAKERS is a videography and video editing production founded by lakheri based boys Pawan Sharma and Abhinav Meena in year 2014. In year 2017 Lakheri Movie Makers made a documentary LAKHERI DARSHAN which was a social attempt to avail the natural, religious, historical tourism spots and industries of town Lakheri. Lakheri Darshan was directed by Pawan Sharma and the facts regarding documentary was obtained from related persons, internet and book Lakheri Picchaley Panney.
Places of interest around Lakheri
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