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About Gandai

Gandai is a small Nagar Panchayat town in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh state. The city is located some 75 kms away from headquarter city of Rajnandgaon. It bears all the characteristics that most of the cities of India do. Be it for economic sustenance or basic infrastructure you can find all and more in this part of Chhattisgarh.

About Gandai
Shiv Temple in Gandai

History of Gandai

There are few authenticated information available about history of Rajnandgaon region, which directly or indirectly sheds light on history of Gandai as well. These authenticated information’s tell us that Gandai and rest of Rajnandgaon region saw the rule of many great ancient empires like Somvanshis and Kalchuris. Besides, during later stage of medieval era Maratha Empire rose into prominence claiming the territories Although you won’t find any relics or historical remains of these empires in Gandai village, but you’d certainly find few notable palaces near Rajnandgaon city. These palaces shed light on some of the significant kings and lifestyle prevalent during those era. Another worth mentioning fact is that Gandai village officially became part of Rajnandgaon District in year 1973, when Rajnandgaon District was bifurcated from Durg District. Since then Gandai village has been integral part of Rajnandgaon District.

Economy of Gandai

In Introductory paragraph we gave you more than sufficient indication that Gandai is an agrarian based economy. This obviously means that most of the employment and revenue for this part is generated through agricultural sector. If we’ve to put it in numbers, then employment and revenue generated by agricultural sector is nearly 70%. Rest of the employment and revenue comes from industrial sector, followed by minuscule service sector. Talking about specifically about industrial sector, then it has indirect rather than direct influence over the local economy. That’s because most of the industrial jobs come from nearby towns and villages. The over dependence on traditional agricultural sector coupled with non existence of other competitive sectors has always defined economic characteristics of this village.

Healthcare Services in Gandai

Having a really well equipped hospital is still a distant reality for small town like Gandai. Although few Primary Healthcare Centers (PHC) do operate in few adjoining village and also few hospitals are also located her. Besides Gandai has absolute dearth of qualified doctors. The obvious result of all these is that every year significant number of local patients have to travel to other cities for quality medical treatment. Gandai patients mostly choose to travel to Rajnandgaon, Drug, followed by other prominent cities like Raipur and Bilaspur. The only sliver lining or positive factor in Gandai’s healthcare services is that there are decent numbers of chemist shops in Gandai town. Their presence obviously goes long way in helping local patients here.

United Hospital
Address: Bus Stand Road, Purana Bus Stand, Rajnandgaon – 491441
Phone no: +(91)-7744-224255, +(91)-9300492551

Shukla Hospital
Address: Opposite District Hospital, Rajnandgaon H O, Rajnandgaon – 491441
Phone no: +(91)-9301033013, 9770760168 .

City Hospital
Address: Sindhi Colony, LAL Bagh, Near Royal College, Rajnandgaon H O, Rajnandgaon – 491441
Phone no: +(91)-7744-224200

SAI Kripa Hospital
Address: Opp Vardhman Nagar, Rajnandgaon H O, Rajnandgaon – 491441
Phone no: +(91)-9898094190

Transportation in Gandai

Similar to healthcare services, even transportation services here is substandard or relatively poor. Numbers of auto rickshaws are as expected very low here and besides there is no railway station in this village. Local people here obviously have to borne lot of inconvenience because of this apparent shortage. For instance, local people have to travel all the way to Durg station and Bhilai nagar station to avail train services. Both these railway stations are located some 70 kms away from Gandai town, making it mandatory for people of Gandai to take a bus journey of at least 2 hours.

Banking Services in Gandai

With only few banks Gandai is lacking in terms of meeting most of the financial needs of the people. Although a small town, but it surely needs many more banks to facilitate the growth of banking culture in this region Most of the banks offers core banking facilities along-with other basic services for the conveniences of the customers.

Punjab National Bank
Address: Gyandeep Public School, Kawardha Road, Gandai, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh 491888
IFSC Code: PUNB0739000

State Bank of India
Address: Dist Rajnandgaon, Chattisgarh 491888
IFSC Code: SBIN0002847
Phone no: 07743 - 260224

Safety and Security in Gandai

Gandai rarely witnesses any breakdown in law and order situation. Therefore most of the crimes occurring here constitutes of pity and non serious nature. Complaints of these pity crimes are registered in Gandai’s local police station, which operates in the very heart of this village. Needless to say, this local police station is the sole caretaker of entire law and order situation in Gandai village. It not only has to solve law and order problem facing local people, but also has to take all the preventive measures for keeping law and order situation in control.

Gandai Police Station: 07743 260238
Control Room Rajnandgaon: 07744 286622

Gandai in a glance

Country: India
State: Chhattisgarh
District: Rajnandgaon
Population: Approximately 13,278 – 2011 census
Pin code: 491888
STD Code: 07743
Vehicle registration: CG-08