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About Satara City :

Satara is an important town and is very ancient historical place. Satara has a fort, which is historically very important. East-west length of the Fort is 990 meters and North-South width is 540 meters above the mean sea level, and 270 meters above satara Town.

This fort is believed to have been constructed by the second Bhoj King belonging to Shilahar of Panhala. There were seven temples in the Fort. There was an English army in this Fort many years ago. There are two Durgahs of Shaikh Salla and Sakda Sultan in this Fort. The territories within which the fort is situated are believed to have been under Boudha Regime many years ago. The fort remained with king Andhrabhrutya between the years 90 BC and 300 AD. Some copper inscriptions indicate that, the fort was under the control of Chalukyas and Rashtrakuts.

Satara district was formed in 1848. It was first called a Province. There are many pethas in this town such as Somwar peth, Mangalwar peth, Budhwar peth and Raviwar peth, Guruwar peth, Shukrawar peth, Shaniwar peth and Raviwar peth etc. Shahu Maharaj constructed two places. At present there is Shahu Udyan. This palace was known as Takhtacha Wada and the other palace was known as Rang Mahal which was caught fire in 1374. Adalat wada was also constructed by Shahu Maharaj. Shahu died in Rangmahal. Pratapsingh Maharaj constructed Old Rajwada in 1824. This palace was in the possession of English in 1876. At present there is Pratapsingh High School and Marathi School in this palace. Appasaheb Maharaj constructed New Rajwada in 1844 for his residence. This was in the possession of English in 1876. At present, there is a Court and Government office in this new Rajwada. Bungalow known as Gol Bungalow (old Jalamandir) was constructed by Pratapsingh Maharaj in 1824-1825. At present this is old Municipal office. There is one Talao and one small structure in the middle of this Talao. The structure known as Arsemahal is in this structure. There are Mirrors in all four directions of this Arsemahal. In addition to this there are approximately sixty ancient temples in the town. Sajjangad, the Samadhi of Shri. Samarth Ramdas is about 17 Kms. Away; Pratapgad fort is about 89 Kms. Away from Satara. Hill stations Mahableshwar and Pachgani are also in Satara district about 50 to 70 kms. Away.

Satara city has A Class Municipal Council and town is situated at the foot of Sahyadri hill ranges and also it is one of the important town on Pune Bangalore National Highway No. 4. The town is situated at 5 Km. West of Krishna River. The Satara railway station is at a distance of 7.0 Km. from the City on Pune-Miraj Broad gauge railway line. There are innumerable state transports buses are plying through Satara to all parts of state and towards Bangalore too.

The educational facilities such as, technical, Medical, non-technical and medical educational institutes are available in the town..

Moreover, there exists M.I.D.C. industrial area near the town. Due to the entire above reasons town is developing considerably..

The villages surrounding the Satara town have already taken shape of the town. These villages at present are supplied water through the water supply scheme for Satara town with river Krishna and river Urmodi as source..

About I.H.S.D.P Satara :

Government of India Through Mission Directorate-Jnnurm, Ministry of Housing and poverty Alleviation has declared integrated Housing and and slum development programme on 3rd December 2005.
Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is the Nodal Agency for the scheme for Maharashtra State.
Satara Municipal Council, satara appointed M/S Kikale Associate as a project Consultant for preparation of Detailed Project Report and further supervision of the work.
Accordingly The DPR was prepared and the same was Sanctioned in the Central Sanctioning Committee meeting held on – 30/05/2011.
Implementation of the scheme –
After getting technical Sanction from MHADA, Municipal Council through a fair and transparent bidding procedure allotted the work to the Contractor M/S. BVG India Ltd. Pune.
The Contractor has started the work and work is in progress at Four site

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Satara Municipal Council Satara,
1 Kesarkar peth,Satara 415001
Phone : (02162) 234076 /77
Fax : (02162) 234076
Email : sataramunicipal@rediffmail.com