It is situated at the boundary of Hisar and Bhiwani districts. It also marks the onset of Thar desert. Saharwa village was established by Jat brothers Birkha Ram and Gharsi Ram about 350 years ago in Hisar.The village has over last decade became well known for strawberry cultivation. It is now the second largest producer of strawberries after Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra . A world class milk dairy named Utsuk Dairy has also come up in 2009.There is a small but locally revered temple of Khattu Shyamji. In 2013 the village was identified by Geological Survey of India to have large reserves of Gypsum. Recently Saharwa was in news for notices issued by the Haryana Pollution Control Board to many brick klins (भठा) located in the village.
Saharwa has a total of 905 families residing. The village has population of 4804 of which 2525 are males while 2279 are females as per Population Census 2011. The population of children with age 0-6 is 598 which makes up 12.45 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Saharwa village is 903 which is higher than Haryana state average of 879. Child Sex Ratio as per census is 987, higher than Haryana average of 834. Saharwa village has lower literacy rate compared to Haryana. In 2011, literacy rate was 70.38 % compared to 75.55 % of Haryana. Male literacy stands at 79.99 % while female literacy rate was 59.59 %. Caste Factor Jat is the major caste in Sharawa village. Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 12.41 % of total population in the village. The village currently doesn’t have any Schedule Tribe (ST) population. Out of total population, 2302 were engaged in work activities. 69.90 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 30.10 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2302 workers engaged in Main Work, 1152 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 179 were Agricultural labourers. At any given time there are about 100 labourers from UP & Bihar working in fields or klins.There are few poultry farms in the village.
This is the only village of Mundalia Jat gotra in Harayna state.
Saharwa has got one of the oldest and largest rural water works in the state. It is a canal based water works facility spread over several acres of land. There are three chaupals/ paras (परस) (Badi, Choti,Harijan). Choti paras has been recently renovated. There is an old Ayurvedic dispensary (very poorly maintained ) and well maintained dispensary for the cattle. There are 3 Anganwadi in Saharwa. There is a Govt high school (co-ed) and a Girls only school also. There is 1 private school. A 11kv sub-sation for the village is situated in periphery of the village. There are 5 ponds (Bharana, Kikrala,Mahendrana,Johdi,Thukhrala) in the village. The ones situated close to village are more of dirty water collections of huge size. A co-operative society and Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank Branch is located at the bus stand. There is small market to meet of the routine requirements at the bus stand. Located very close to the bus stand is local wine shop (ठेका देसी शराब). There is post office also (Saharwa is one of the 45 post offices of Hisar district with pincode 125001).
Saharwa is part if Nalwa Vidhan sabha and Hisar parliamentary (Loksabha) constituencies. Saharwa is part of Hisar Zila Panchayat and Hisar-1 block samiti. Local administration is through Panchayat (elected body) and Patwari (revenue officer).Panchayat is headed by Sarpanch (Current surpanch is Ms.Kamla Devi). Census village code of Saharwa is 06-080-00394-060932.
Climate & Geology
Saharwa has a continental climate, with very hot summers and relatively cool winters. Summer starts in April and lasts till the middle of October. May is the hottest month, with the maximum day temperatures in the 48 °C (118 °F) range. Hot winds, locally known as 'Loo', are strong and frequent from May to July. Intermittent dust storms are common. Hisar experiences a weak monsoon, from late June to September, with about 15 inches (380 mm) of rain. Winter starts in November and is mild and sunny, although temperatures may reach freezing on some nights. Most of the soil of Saharwa is sandy soil. Few acres of land especially on north-western side has clay soil.
Saharwa is well connected by bitumen roads. It lies at junction of Siwani_Tosham road and Hisar_Isarwal road. There is hourly bus service from Hisar usually from platform number 15.Also there is frequent availablity of rickshaw and jeeps (not very safe). Nearest major railway station is Siwani 15km and Hisar 28km.
Notable person from this village
- Late.Ch.Kriparam Mundalia - Freedom fighter belonged to the village Saharwa (Hisar).
- Late.Ch.Harchand Mundalia- Sepoy in Indian National Army
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