Hatkoli lies just next to Baldeo on the road leading to Agra from Baldeo en route Khandauli. Hathakauli has been notified by the Government of Uttar Pradesh as one of the areas under Taj Expressway Industrial Development Authority to be developed as an industrial area in coming years. The village is situated at ~130 KM mark on newly constructed 6 lane Yamuna Expressway (previously called as Taj Expressway) (Noida to Agra) and about 2.0 km from Baldeo, the city of Lord Balaram, the elder brother of Krishna.
History and Leadership
The village Hathakauli is famous for extensive Potato crop production in Mathura. The other crops being cultivated are wheat, pulses, cotton and forage. The village has several education institutions (schools) up to 12th standard, a water over head tank, a veterinary hospital, and two huge cold storage for potato farming. The majority of the villagers are Jats, while the others include Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) people.
Mahashay Biri Singh, Shri Kharag Singh, Shri Komal Singh and others were famous freedom fighters in British Ruled India during Indian Independence Movement and endured several jail terms towards fighting for Independence of our country. Shri Kharag Singh was elected as the first Gram Pradhan (Head of the Village) in post-independent India. Shri Jagan Singh, Shri Jaybeer Singh, Shri Banbari Lal, Tej Singh, Shyambeer Singh, Smt. Rajani Devi, Vijendra Singh and Seema Devi have been the elected Gram Pradhan of Hathakauli in previous years. Smt Rajani Devi (wife of Shri Chandra Pratap Singh Sikarwar, senior journalist and Chief Sub-Editor, Kalpataru Express, Hindi daily news paper, was the first elected lady Gram Pradhan for the tenure 2000-2005.
Many Jat inhabitants of the village are serving in Indian Defense (Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force), various central/state government offices, educationist (teachers), scientists, journalists and in management / computer services.
Shri Shri 1008 Tede Mede Baba (टेढे मेढे बाबा - a pious saint) is supposed to be the most respectable icon and is worshiped throughout the village for prosperity and success.
◾Shri Nihal Singh, Retired Senior Defence Personnel, Kanpur
◾Shri Ram Veer Singh, Australia
◾Dr. Shyam Veer Singh, Senior Physician, Kanpur
▪Banbari Lal Sikarwar, Ex-Block Pramukh, Baldeo.
▪Ghamandi Singh Sikarwar, Notable Congress Party Leader.
◾ Chandra Pratap Singh Sikarwar - Senior Journalist and Bureau Chief, Kalpataru Express, Mathura.
◾ Dr. Arun Pratap Sikarwar - Scientist at Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
◾ Lokendra singh Sikarwar Engineer in Indian Railways
◾ Jagveer Singh S/O Radheshyam Sikarwar-- Businessman in Agra(Generators/Agriculture Equipments/Bikes(Spare Parts).
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