History of MahamAbout some 5 kilometers from this town’s western border there are many huge sand dunes, which were used to store rain water during heydays of Harappan civilization. For many decades and centuries these sand dunes were made subject to many myths and hypothetical stores. But after detailed survey and study conducted by historians and archeologists it was finally established that these sand dunes were historical treasures belonging to the great civilization. After this startling revelation historians and archeologists started looking at this region’s history with even more great interest. Even locals started taking immense pride in rich history of their region.
We now will move beyond Harappan civilization and talk about another memorable period. A period wherein this region witnessed many dramatic ups and downs. This was the medieval era when many Muslim dynasties ruled this region. While few dynasties brought immense destruction and hardships for locals, others brought lots of prosperity and long lasting peace. Starting with rulers that brought immense hardship, then the most prominent name in this category is Mahmud Ghazni’s son Mas'ud I of Ghazni.
It is believed that this entire region got ransacked when he invaded this town in early 11th century. This invasion was in fact so destructive that it inflicted very deep wounds in minds and hearts of the local people. These wounds were, however, partially healed when Firoz Shah Tughluq made this region into major agricultural hub and brought moderate prosperity in this town. Mughals not only brought political stability and economic prosperity, but also accorded immense strategic importance to this region. In fact if it hadn’t for strategic importance then Mughals would have never constructed famous Maheem Fort. Today this fort may be laying in ruins, but in its hey days it was symbol of power and wealth that Mughals had brought in this region.
Economy of MahamLocal economy of Maham is completely dependent on agricultural sector. Nearly 60 to 70% of local population is dependent on agricultural sector for their livelihood. The total agricultural output of this region is also pretty high. The region has many canals and irrigation projects, which surely helps in raising agricultural production. As for local industries are concerned, then industrial sector has always been pretty nonexistent here. Actually most of the industries in Rohtak District operate in Rohtak Block. As of today there are nearly 7 large scale and medium scale plants operating in Rohtak Block. Besides, many small scale factories also operate in this block. The reason we are mentioning about this industries is because huge numbers of locals from Maham town are also employed in these plants.
Finally we’d like to talk about an ambitious project that can very well change economic fortunate of this town. Haryana State government is toying with the idea of constructing a Greenfield Cargo Airport in one of the nearby villages of Maham. Airport Authority of India or AAI has already given in-principle consent to this plan. It sanctioned the plan in January 2014. If this ambitious project does see day of light, then it would definitely mark a new chapter in this town’s economy.
Tourist Attractions in Maham
Administration in MahamThe local civic administration of this town is looked after by Maham Municipal Committee. Total 13 wards come under this municipal committee and as per 2011 census approximately 20,484 people were living under the jurisdiction of this municipal committee. As for civic responsibilities are concerned, then its civic responsibilities are just as same as most other Nagar Panchayats and Municipal Committees of our country. This is to say that Maham Municipal Committee has to ensure supply of water to every household and also maintain drainage and sewerage in the town. Besides, it also has authority to construct new roads and collect revenue by imposing property taxes on all households coming under its jurisdiction.
Transport in MahamStarting with local transportation, then here to local transportation is mostly looked after by auto rickshaws. Although number of auto rickshaws plying in this town isn’t very high, but they aren’t very low either. Their number can be termed just about decent enough, decent enough to take demands of local commuters.
Haryana Roadways Buses
Moving to connectivity, then Maheem town enjoys very good bus connectivity via Haryana roadway buses. Haryana roadway buses connect Maheem town directly to many important cities of Haryana as well as national capital New Delhi. As far as connectivity via rail service is concerned, then Maheem does not have railway station, but quite a few important railway stations like Julana and Rohtak railway stations are located within its proximity. Both these railway stations are directly connected to many important cities of home state Haryana as well as important cities of other states. To name just few important cities, then they are Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Howrah, Kolkata. Owing to connectivity to so many cities, it’s very natural that locals of Maham town would be flocking to these stations in huge numbers on daily basis.
Healthcare services in MahamHealthcare services of Maham town can’t be exactly termed as reliable, but it is slowly getting there. We say this because compared to past today Maham town definitely has more hospitals, clinics and doctors. And anyhow patients from Maham are always free to go adjoining towns of Rohtak and Julana, where there is no dearth of well equipped hospitals – including multi specialty hospitals. Coming back to existing healthcare infrastructure, then this town is in dire need of huge investment in this critical sector. However, for huge investment to take place in healthcare services, the overall local economy of this region will have to grow at higher rate for many continuous years.
Banking Services in MahamBanking services in Maham town isn’t really well developed, but service is slowly improving with number of bank branches rising steadily by every alternate year. Coming back to present scenario, then most of the banks operating here are PSU banks, with just one or two banks belonging to private sector banks. The over all presence of these banks has given local citizen here never before like access to many modern banking services. Something which few decades back local citizens of Maham town was not even distantly possible.
Punjab National Bank
Address: Vpo Maham Main bzr , Distt. Rohtak, Haryana 124112
Phone no: 01257-233026, 234323
IFSC Code: PUNB0335000
Address: Plot No. 1826-1831 Kranti Chowk, Maham-124112
Phone no: 9996243333
IFSC Code: HDFC0002426
United Bank Of India
Address: New Anaaj Mandi, Shop-8, VILL. & PO. Maham, DIST. Rohtak, Pin 124112
Phone no: 01257-234008
Safety and Security in MahamMaham is a very safe and secure town. Mainly because town’s law and order is not threatened by any organized gang or crime syndicate group. Nor does any kind of communal violence or riots pose any kind of challenge to local police here. Besides, pity crimes like small theft, domestic violence etc also occur in very lesser numbers here. However, all said and done about law and order being immensely stable, Maham’s local police station still ensures that it is always on its toes to avert any law and order problem.
Mahem Police Station: 1257 - 233030 , 9996781018
DSP Maham Police Station: 01257-233830
Maham at a glanceCountry: India
Population: approximately 20,484 people (2011 census)
Pin code: 124112
STD Code: 01257
Official language: Hindi,
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
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