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Bari Brahmana is a notified area committee and a town located in the Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir. This industrial city has turned into the biggest manufacturing centre of the state of Jamuu & Kashmir. The town brags of the maximum number of industries in Jammu & Kashmir with a huge share in the industrial Gross Domestic Product (or GDP) of J&K.
History of Bari Brahmana
The town derives its name from 2 Dogri words- “Bari” and “Brahmana”. Bari means an open ground and Brahmana means Brahmins who are considered to be the uppermost caste in the Indian society. Therefore, Bari Brahmana means “the territory of Brahmins”.
Earlier Bari Brahmana was a small community comprising the Dogra Brahmins. Majority of these Dogra Brahmins were either in the teaching profession or astrologers. However, with the growth of infrastructure in Jammu and being situated close to Jammu, the town of Bari Brahmana came out as a top manufacturing centre of the state of J&K.
Geography of Bari Brahmana
The town is positioned at 32.64°N and 74.93°E. Bari Brahmana has an average elevation of 1115 ft or 340 m. The town is 14 kilometers away from the south of the city of Jammu Tawi. It is located on the banks of river Devika at an even sedimentary plain on Shiwalik foot hills which encircle it on North-east and East.
Demographics of Bari Brahmana
According to the census of 2011, the town had a populace of 47816. The female population was 46 percent of the total population, whereas the male populace was 54 percent. The average literacy rate of the town is 67 percent with 41 percent female literacy rate and 59 percent male literacy rate. 16 percent of the populace encompasses kids below 6 years of age. Bari Brahmana has a predominance of Hindus followed by Sikhs and Muslims.
Climate of Bari Brahmana
Bari Brahmana lies in the sub tropical region and thus it is dry and hot during the summer season and chilly in the winters. Moreover, since the town is placed at the foot hills, the weather is cold during the night time. The minimum temperature remains around 4 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature goes up to 47 degree Celsius.
Transport in Bari Brahmana
Here are some transport options in Bari Brahmana:
The Bari Brahmana Railway Station (BBMN) is the main rail station of the town which is located at Anand Vihar in Birpur. The station connects the Bari Brahmana town with major cities like Ahmedabad, Delhi, Tirunelveli, Udhampur, Jammu and Mangalore. The names of some important trains which pass through, stop and start at Bari Brahmana are- Jammu Mail, Adi Jat Express, Navyug Express, Jat Adi Express, Janmabhoomi Express and Ten Jammu Express.
The nearest airport to Bari Brahmana is the Jammu airport which is located at a distance of 9 kms from the town. The Jammu airport is connected to all the major cities of India such as- Mumbai, Delhi, Srinagar, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Nagpur, Leh, Lucknow and Hyderabad. Car rentals and taxi services are available at the Jammu airport which can be availed to reach Bari Brahmana.
Industries in Bari Brahmana
Bari Brahmana is famous for being the top industrial centre of Jammu and Kashmir. Presently there are around 2500 small as well as medium scale industries in the town. Following are some well-known industries which the town boasts of:
Anphar Organics Pvt Limited
Anil Steel Poles Ind.
Ess Vee Enterprises
Golds Corrugated containers
Annu Steel Ind.
Grover Oil Mills
Golden Silk Mills
B.B. Conductors and Wires
Himalaya Research Laboratory
Eletromeccanica India Private Limited
JK Oil Mills
J K Super Enameled Wire
Gulati Oils Pvt. Ltd.
Kamal Bricks and Tiles Ind.
Gulati Metal and Alloys
K C Minerals and Allied Industries
International Chemical Industries
Kissan Milk Products
J&K Corrugated Packing Pvt. Limited
Kashmir Paper Industries
Ishwar Steel Rolling Mills
M. G. Ind.
Ishwar Steel and Agro Engineering Works
J K Plastic Ind.
J K Allums and Chemical Private Limited
Vasu Furniture House
Jai Ma Electricals
K C Enterprises
Malhotra Color Company
Samrat Ferro Alloy Private Limited
New Jammu Flour Mills Pvt. Limited
Kashmir Steel Rolling Mills
Nav Bharat Flour Mills
Kashmir Iodized Salt
Shalimar Carpets Industries
Siddhartha Reclaiming Industry
Narbada Gases Pvt. Limited
Shalimar Cattle Feed Industries
Jammu Paper Pvt. Limited
Malhotra Overseas Pvt. Limited
Jammu Castings Pvt. Limited
Vishal Timber Ind.
National Food Ind.
Accommodation at Bari Brahmana
There are two hotels for a comfortable stay at Bari Brahmana- Little Villa and The Hotel Corporate.
Little Villa- This hotel is located in Channi Himmat in Bari Brahmana, Jammu. It offers all the modern facilities to its guests and makes it a memorable stay for all and sundry.
The Hotel Corporate- This is a lavish resort which lies on the SIDCO Complex road in Bari Brahmana, Jammu. The resort is located at a distance of merely 2 kilometers from the Jammu Airport. Jammu bus stand is only 2 kilometers away from this resort and the Jammu rail station lies at a distance of 3 kms from it.
This resort caters to business and leisure travelers. It offers facilities like- parking, bicycles on hire, car rental, doctor on call, internet and travel desk. All the rooms are stylishly designed with the modern room amenities and 24 hour room service. There is also a multi-cuisine restaurant which offers North Indian, Kashmiri, Chinese, Continental, Mughlai and South Indian cuisines. Besides, there is a conference hall for business meetings, conferences and other gatherings.