About Bathinda

Bathinda district is situated in southern part of Punjab state in the heart of Malwa region. The district derives its name from the district headquarters town of Bathinda, which is of great historical importance. It was also called ”Bhatti Vinda” and “Bitunda“ which finally came to be known as Bathinda. The town was conquered by Maharaja Ala Singh (near about 1754 AD) and since then it was under the power of erstwhile princely state of patiala. With the dawn of independence and merger of Patiala and East Punjab states into divisions styled at PEPSU, Bathinda become full- fledged district.

Bathinda is the the largest city of Punjab and is developing fast in economic, social, educational and political fields. The present SAD-BJP alliance government plans to construct seven star hotel, international airport and world class cricket stadium in the city. Moreover world class real estate developers are opening up a string of shopping malls and residential colonies in the city. As a consequence of recent expansion the district is now receiving due attention in setting up of educational institutes. The Punjabi university Patiala has established regional center at Bathinda and at Guru Kashi at Talwandi Sado, for engineering, management and computer education. A government managed engineering college, polytechnic, a medical college are already functioning at bathinda for imparting degree and diploma courses for engineering and medical students respectively. There are also some degree colleges running science, commerce and humanity courses.

From the industrial point of view, this city has two thermal plants, National fertilizers Limited Plant, Ambuja Cements Plant., Bathinda Chemical Plant, Vardhman Polytex Limited, Verka Milk Plant etc. The city has come into prominence with establishment of Guru Gobind Singh Refinery Limited. It is a huge investment project with active involvement of famous industrialist L.N. Mittal, also known as Steel King. It is having Asia’s largest Army cantonment and an Air Force station at Bhisiana.
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