Family Group photo at Khetrinagar Jhunjhunu

Khetri Nagar - Our Home was known as a Rose Garden Sarla Nair India (Copper Mining Family)
 Abstracts from the published work atCopper Mining India (1980 - 2009) is given below. Mining was flourishing at Khetri during Indus Valley civilisation. The oldest hill range of the Aravalli hills form the host for copper mineralization, giving raise to a 76 km long metallogenetic province, from Singhana to Raghunathgarh, best known as Khetri Copper Belt. Though regular mining ceased in this area by 1872, sporadic mining activity continued till 1910. With the advent of 20th century, the geologists of Geological Survey of India carried out preliminary geological work without much success. With the basic geological information in hand, Jaipur Mining Corporation entered the fray in 1944, carried out surface exploration through 4 diamond drill holes and did some aditing in the area. After holding the lease for 10 years till 1955, discouraged by the results, they wound up the programme of exploration and mining. 

N G Nair and Sarla Nair from thottakom Vaikom

Khetri Nagar is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. It is known for its Copper Project. Much of the township is government-owned since there is a public Limited company there. Khetri is actually two towns, the first "Khetri Town" was founded by Raja Khet Singhji Nirwan. The other is the town of "Khetri Nagar", which is about 10 km away from Khetri.

The nearest railway Station is Chirawa at a distance of 30 km. Khetri is at a distance of 190 km from Delhi and 180 km from Jaipur. Frequent buses are available from Jaipur to reach Khetri. From Delhi, one has to take a bus to Singhana, and can catch a cab from there.

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Fire Service Week (April 14 - 20) Campaign, 2009
Our vist to khetrinagar Jhunjhunu Rajasthan during November 2011.  View more photo of our khetri Nagar visit. 

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