Amloh is a city, sub-district and municipal council in Fatehgarh Sahib district in the state of Punjab, India. It is located near the industrial town of Mandi Gobindgarh.

Amloh
Town
Amloh is located in Punjab
Amloh
Amloh
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°37′N 76°14′E / 30.61°N 76.23°E / 30.61; 76.23Coordinates: 30°37′N 76°14′E / 30.61°N 76.23°E / 30.61; 76.23
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictFatehgarh Sahib
Elevation
259 m (850 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,696
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPB-48

HistoryEdit

Amloh is a sub-district of Fatehgarh Sahib district. Amloh was founded by Faiz Baksh, the Governor of Sirhind. After the fall of Sirhind in 1763, Amloh was annexed by Raja Hamir Singh, the ruler of Nabha State. It was developed by the erstwhile ruler of Nabha State. The fort in the town was constructed by Raja Hira Singh of Nabha. It was given the status of Nizamat (District) headquarters.

Modern HistoryEdit

After the creation of District Fatehgarh Sahib in 1992, Amloh was given the status of sub-divisional headquarters. Some part of the old building of the fort is now occupied by government offices.

However, the major portion of the fort is in a dilapidated condition. Amloh town is also a block and tehsil headquarters. This block consists of 100 Revenue Estates/villages. The total area of the block is 26,893 hectares. Paddy, wheat, potato, and sunflower are the main crops of the block. A sugar mill viz. Nahar Sugar & Allied Industries Ltd. has started functioning at village Khumna near Amloh on Khanna - Amloh road, due to which the cropping pattern of the block has changed. The block has adequate irrigation facilities.

All the villages of the block have been allotted among 13 branches of commercial banks under Service Area Approach. Besides, 11 branches of commercial banks are functioning at Mandi Gobindgarh. The block has five branches of Fatehgarh Sahib Central Coop. Bank Ltd. and 1 branch of Primary Agricultural Land Development Bank at Amloh.

Amloh is located at.[1] It has an average elevation of 259 metres (850 feet).

Amloh has the judicial court complex in the middle of the city.

EducationEdit

There are several no. of schools in Amloh that are both government and privately owned. The students of Amloh's schools have performed good in academics and sports as well. The list of schools in Amloh is as below:

  1. Government Senior Secondary School (Boys)
  2. Government Senior Secondary School (Girls)
  3. Amloh Public High School (Goyal School)
  4. Pink Rose Public School (Annia Road)
  5. St. Farid Public School
  6. Lord Guru Nanak International School
  7. St. Xavier's Convent School
  8. Desh Bhagat Global School
  9. Maghi Memorial Public School
  10. Government Elementary School
  11. Baby Modern High School
  12. Jyoti Playway School
  13. Sunrise Playway
  14. Maharishi Mehi Vidya Mandir
  15. Dashmesh Public School
  16. Garden Valley International School

Apart from these, there are several other Government Schools.

Higher EducationEdit

Desh Bhagat University which holds 2nd rank among the privately owned universities in Punjab is just 2.1 kilometers away from Amloh.

Maghi Memorian College for women is also catering for the higher education of women in Amloh.

Other Educational InstitutesEdit

Apart from school and college education, there are several other institutes that provide educational services in different fields.

  1. Spark Education
  2. GD Infotech
  3. AD Immigration Consultancy
  4. Touchstone Educationals

HealthcareEdit

The city of Amloh is served by Community Health Centre Amloh which is commonly referred to as "civil hospital".


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