Rawatbhata....a place to live and learn....
Know About Rawatbhata
Our school is located in the beautiful surrounding of AravaliMountainous ranges and Chambal River at Rawatbhata. Rawatbhata
is a tehsil and nager Nigam in Chittorgarh District, Rajasthan, India. It is 50km from the nearest city, Kota.
The city has eight nuclear power stations, an under-construction nuclear fuel complex, and a heavy water plant. Rawatbhata also has one of the biggest dams in Rajasthan,
RanaPratap Sagar Dam, which is built on the Chambal River. The dam is equipped with a 172 MW hydroelectric power station.
Rawatbhata City is divided into 40 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. Rawatabhata Municipality has administration over 8,397 houses to which it
supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage.Rawatbhata is located at 24.93°N 75.58°E. It has an average elevation of 325 metres (1066 feet).Rawatbhata has a population
of 37,701. Males constitutes 51.8% of the population and females 48.2%. Rawatbhata has a literacy rate of 85.82%, higher than the national literacy rate of 74.04%: Male
literacy is 92.19%, and female literacy is 79.01%.
Places of Interest
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
The Rajasthan Atomic Power Station is located at Rawatbhata. it currently has six pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) units
operating with a total installed capacity of 1,180MW.The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), the operator of the plant,
is increasing the existing capacity by constructing two more reactors
known as Units 7 and 8. (2×700MW=1400MW)
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS 1) (100 MWe) PHWR completely defueled and maintained under dry preservation
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS 2) (200 MWe) under operation
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS 3 & 4) (2 x 220 MWe PHWR)
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS 5 & 6) (2 x 220 MWe PHWR)
Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP 7 & 8) (2 x 700 MWe PHWR)
Heavy Water Plant
Owned and operated by the Department of Atomic Energy's (DAE) Heavy Water Board (HWB), the heavy water plant is integrated with the Rajasthan atomic power station for its
supply of power and steam. An oil-fired steam generation plant was also added to ensure uninterrupted supply of steam during the shutdown periods. Canada began construction
on the plant but ceased cooperation on the project after India's May 1974 test of a nuclear device. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) then completed designing the
plant, which was originally expected to start operations in 1976. Problems associated with the accumulation of toxic chemicals created during the production of hydrogen
sulphide gas, however, delayed commissioning until April 1985.
These problems resulted in a cost escalation from 1.94 billion rupees to at least Rs. 7.2 billion rupees.
Inadequate and unreliable supplies of power and steam from the RAPS reactors also plagued the plant and contributed to its low output. The two oil-fired boilers of the s
team generation plant were added to alleviate the power supply problem. The heavy water plant uses the hydrogen sulphide water exchange process to produce up to 100mt of
heavy water per year.
Baroli Temple Complex
Located in Baroli Village the Baroli Temples are
in about 3 Km away from Rawatbhata. There are two parts of the complex of Temples.
The complex of eight Temples is situated within a walled enclosure; an additional temple is about 1km away.
They are one of the earliest temple complexes in Rajasthan with beautifully carved stonework.
Built in the GurjarPratihar style of temple architecture,the construction is dated to the tenth century A.D. All nine Temples are under the control of the
Archaeological Survey of India for conservation and protection.
RanaPratap Sagar Dam
RanaPratap Sagar Dam on Chambal River is located near Rawatbhata. It adds various colours of beauty in the look of the city.When the dam gates open during heavy
monsoon rains, the sight is lovely. TheRPS dam has power generation capability. The power house is located on the left side of the spillway and consists of 4
units of 43 MW each, with firm power generation of 90 MW at 60% load factor.The Dam also supports a road connecting Rawatbhata to a nearby township,
Vikram Nagar located on a small hill. There is a large metal statue of MaharanaPratap on the top of the hill. The lobby area of the statue is the bestview
point over the city.The RanaPratap Sagar Dam facilitates fishing activities in the nearby villages and is also responsible for supplying water to the Rajasthan
Atomic Power Station for generation of electricity.The RanaPratap Sagar Reservoir, the wetland created by the dam, is identified as one of the important aquatic
areas with suitable vegetation for bird life proliferation. The reservoir area supports considerable population of resident and migratory birds.
Saddle dam is a non-gated stone and mud dam to direct the water towards the main
Ranapratapsagar dam and away from some villages, the catchment area of this
dam fosters crocodiles and alligators.
Bhainsrorgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhainsrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Saddle Dam near Rawatbhata. It has spread over in an area of 229.14 km.It is one of the most important and
world-renowned wildlife sanctuaries in the state since it was declared so in 1983.The scenic location is a perfect attraction for nature lovers and photographers.
The wildlife sanctuary is home to a varied species of animals and birds that attracts wildlife and nature enthusiasts from the world over.The principle species
are dhokra and khair. Other species include babool, ber, salar, khirni etc. the wildlife includes: panther, wild boar, chinkara, fox, four horned antelope,
civet hyena, the sambhar, the cheetal, chinkara, jackal, crocodiles etc. Flora aredhok, salar, churel, butea. Many migratory birds are also spotted during the season.
Nuclear Fuel Complex
Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad is setting up a green-field project Nuclear fuel Complex atRawatbhata. This plant will meet the fuel requirements of 4 No 700 MWePHWR
reactors planned at Rawatbhata. The complex is spread over 190 hectares located on the banks of RanaPratap Sagar, beside HWP-Rawatbhata. This plant is designed to
produce 500 tonnes of 37 element PHWR fuel bundles per year.
Kalakhet and R.A.P.S / H.W.P Colonies
The city of Rawatbhata is located in the lap of Aravali, surrounded by the forest. RAPS/HWPColony, is divided into Vikram Nagar Township, Anu Asha, AnuBhagya,
AnuChhaya, AnuKiran, AnuPratap, Anu Deep Anu Tara, Santab Colony. There are all facilities; street lights, electricity, water, parks, community centres,
schools, hostel, shopping complex, sports complex, playgrounds, Post Offices, banks, dispensary, etc.There is a private farm houseKalakhet 35 minutes from Rawatbhata,
with many gardens and entertainment places. There are many types of trees and types of farming and a big swimming pool. The facilities attract a considerable number
of tourists in the rainy season.
Parajhar is a nearby waterfall. The underground water flowing in caves has carved statues and figures on the stones in the cave. It is near to village called Parajhargaon.
This place is also known for historic cave-temple of Lord Shiv. During Mahashivratri a large festival is organised here. water-fall and green surrounding is the attraction
The chulia waterfall is one of the most beautiful sites near Rawatbhata. It is a series of huge potholes, which have been excavated by Chambal on small faults and joints
in the kaimur sandstone, which forms the bed of the river near RanaPratap Sagar dam site.
Rawatbhata Rajasthan site is situated at Rawatbhata, District Chittrogarh, via Kota, Rajasthan. Rawatbhata Site consists of 6 units of
PHWR under operation and two unit of PHWR under construction.