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About Morinda

Morinda is a municipal council city of Rupnagar District (formerly known as Ropar) in an Indian state of Punjab. It is widely famous for having maximum number of cooperative sugar mills in the state. In addition to this, it is also known as "the city of Orchids" because at once, large numbers of orchids were occupied here but later cleared for housing. The region of Morinda is well connected via roadways and railways to the state capital - Chandigarh and also to other major cities of Punjab. In fact, due to its strategic location, the city has been witnessing growing numbers of industries in comparison to its surrounding cities.

About Morinda
Morinda Railway Station

The city of Morinda is historically known for its Gurudwara Shri Kotwaali Sahib. It served as prison where Mata Gujri of 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and her two sons were detained as prisoners and later they were transferred to Fatehgarh Sahib where the two sons were buried alive in the walls. Thereafter, Mata Gujri also sacrificed her life at the exact place.

Geography of Morinda

The region of Morinda coordinates at 30.79 °North latitude and 76.5 °East longitude at an average elevation of 267 meters above the sea level. The climate of this town can be described as tropical steppe hot and semi-arid type. The summer season remains from April till the end of June. The month of June normally remains very hot here. July witnesses the advent of the monsoon season that lasts till September. The month of August generally has the maximum rainfall. Between the months of November to February the city remains under the grip of cold.

Demography of Morinda

According to the reports of Indian Census of 2011, the Municipal Council city of Morinda in the district of Rupnagar, Punjab, has the total population of 24,022, which is comprised of 12,648 males and 11,374 females in this town. In extension to this, the population of Children who are below the age of six is 2539, which is around 10.57% of total population of Morinda. Furthermore, it also has quite a number of Schedule Caste (SC) people who constitute 26.80% of the final estimation. It does not have the population of Schedule Tribe (ST) people. As per the survey, the total literacy rate of Morinda city is 83.12% which is indeed higher than the state average of 75.84%. In the city, the male literacy rate is 86.99% while the female literacy rate is 78.85%.

Administration of Morinda

The administration of Morinda city in looked after by municipal council. Its administrative region is divided into 13 wards for which elections are conducted every five years. Furthermore, Morinda Municipal Corporation has administration on more than 4805 houses, as per the 2011 Indian Census and it performs the responsibility of providing basic amenities such as water & sewerage, sanitation, tax revenue and many more. Apart from that, it has been working as a "Class II" Municipal Council and it works as an intermediary between the people of this city and the district administration.

Deputy Commissioner
01881-221150(O)
01881-221250(R)
http://rupnagar.nic.in/

SSP, Ropar
01881-220946(O)
01881-220120(R)

Executive Officer
Morinda Municipal Council
Address: Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab – 140101

Economy of Morinda

Profile of Morinda
Sugar Industry

Morinda city in Punjab is abode to 23 cooperative sugar mills in the state. The city provides excellent business opportunities to the various industries. In reality, the co-operative sugar mill at Morinda is the biggest in Punjab, which has a per day capacity of 4000 tons of sugarcane. Apart from that, some of the inhabitants of this region are also associated with agriculture and farming as they earn their livelihood through this field. Therefore, the major source of Morinda's economy comes from both sugar industry and agriculture.

DVM Industries
Address: Vill. Sarhana, Morinda, Punjab 140101
Phone:1602630105

J K Industries
Address: Morinda Chunni Road ,Morinda, Rupnagar, Punjab ( Central ) - 140101 Land Mark : Near Bhatta Sahib Gurudwara
Mob: 98144 05899

Culture of Morinda

The inhabitants of Morinda city enjoy their life by celebrating various festivals and fairs. The most famous local festival is Baisakhi in which the entire region becomes colorful with typical Punjabi culture. The festivals like Diwali and Holi are also celebrated with great enthusiasm. However, the city of Morinda is largely famous for an annual fair, which is known as Shaheedi Jor Mela. It is organized at Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj Morinda in the memory of the sons of Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. At this Jor Mela, scores of devotees from nearby places of Morinda come to this place and pay their devotion and dedication to them.

Shopping Places in Morinda

The region of Morinda is comprised of various local shops where all kinds of things of regular use are available. However, it does not possess major shopping mall but these shops can fulfill all the shopping requirements of the inhabitants. These shops are placed at the different localities of the city in which some of them are mentioned below:

Avinash Telecom & Bansal Kiryana Store Morinda

Address: Purana Basi Road, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab 140101
Phone: 098888 67002

Sushil Footwear
Address: Prem Nagar, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone: 098888 93218

Ganpati Silk Store
Address: Prem Nagar, Morinda, Punjab 140413
Phone: 098883 06284

Chaudhary Sons Clothing Store
Address: Near Chaudhary Cycle, Main Market, Morinda, Punjab 140101
Phone: 098887 47999

Ankit Telecom
Address: Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101

Tuli Electronics
Address: Morinda City Road, Garden Colony, Morinda, Punjab 140101
Phone: 098144 08079

Thukral fruits
Address: Chamkaur Sahib Road, Ropar, Morinda, Punjab 140101
Phone: 098144 38850

Hira Foundry & Engineering Works
Address: Prem Nagar, Morinda, Punjab 140101
Phone: 098143 54111

Healthcare Services in Morinda

Hospitals in MorindaThe administration of Morinda city in Punjab has already made provisions of basic healthcare services for its inhabitants. These services are provided at the government hospitals, private hospitals & clinics, dispensaries, nursing homes, etc. They have the services of well-skilled doctors and nurses who are experienced enough in providing the best treatment for any medical problem. Besides that, the city of Morinda also boasts many chemist shops located at its different localities.

Kakkar Hospital

Address: Main Road, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 9815800000

Bansal Hospital
Address: Purana Bazaar, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 9417082835

Banot General Hospital
Address: Main Bazaar, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 9815190787

Mavi Hospital
Address: Chandigarh Road, Morinda, Ropar - 140101, Punjab
Phone No.: 9814916969

Gupta Medical Store
Address: Kainaur Road, Morinda, Ropar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160 - 2630166

Mittal Medical Store
Address: Krishana Mandi, Kainour Road, Morinda, Ropar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160 - 2631360

Postal Services in Morinda

Like healthcare services, the inhabitants of Morinda city also utilize a wide range of postal services provided at the post office located here. It is standing as a sub office branch of its main office at Ropar and it provides various facilities such as money order, speed post, courier, fixed deposit and loans to the people. The Post Office in Morinda comes under Chandigarh Division of Punjab Circle. Given below is the complete information of this post office:

Morinda Post Office

Address: Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160 - 2633763
Status: Sub Office
Head Office: Ropar
Division: Chandigarh

Banking Services in Morinda

The city of Morinda has excellent banking services which are provided by the various branches of banks here. A number of top nationalized and private banks of the country have set up their branches at the varied localities of this town, which provide wide range of banking services. However, here is the list of some of the banks located in Morinda city of Rupnagar, Punjab.

Allahabad Bank

Address: Railway Road, Below LIC Office, Morinda, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160-2633001
IFSC Code: ALLA0212331
MICR Code: 140010502
Branch Code: 212331

HDFC Bank
Address: Rattan Towers, Sugar Mill Road, Morinda - 140101, Punjab
Phone No.: 0160-5000344
IFSC Code: HDFC0000798
MICR Code: 140240101
Branch Code: 000798

Oriental Bank of Commerce
Address: Opposite New Bus Stand, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160-2630370
IFSC Code: ORBC0100546
MICR Code: 160022031
Branch Code: 100546

Punjab National Bank
Address: Morinda, Rupnagar District, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160-2630904
IFSC Code: PUNB0388300
MICR Code: 140024302
Branch Code: 388300

State Bank of India
Address: Morinda, Rupnagar District, Punjab - 140101
IFSC Code: SBIN0005849
MICR Code: 140002101
Branch Code: 005849

State Bank of Patiala
Address: VPO Morinda, Tehsil - Ropar, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 01888-630040
IFSC Code: STBP0000086
MICR Code: 140007502
Branch Code: 000086

Bank of India
Address: Shubh Complex, SCO 322-323, Ward No. 6, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
IFSC Code: BKID0006571
MICR Code: 160013016
Branch Code: 006571

Bank of Baroda
Address: 599, Sugar Mill, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160-5000283/284
IFSC Code: BARB0MORIND
MICR Code: NON-MICR
Branch Code: MORIND

Indian Bank
Address: 277-278, Ward No. 8, Railway Road, Morinda, Tehsil Chamkaur Sahib, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 0160-2630481
IFSC Code: IDIB000M250
MICR Code: 160019014
Branch Code: 00M250

Canara Bank
Address: Shop No. 46-47, Ward No. - 7, Chandigarh Road, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Email Id: cb4600@canarabank.com
IFSC Code: CNRB0004600
MICR Code: NON-MICR
Branch Code: 004600

Axis Bank
Address: Ground Floor, Khewat/Khatauni No. 431/474, Khasra No. 328, 359, 522, Hadbast No. 248, Village - Bari Mandauli, Morinda, District - Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 9872455547
IFSC Code: UTIB0002408
MICR Code: 140211995
Branch Code: 002408

Food in Morinda

Savor the best of Punjabi food along with international food and drinks at the various restaurants of Morinda city in Punjab. These restaurants are located all over the city and the food here is prepared by the professional chefs. At the given below lines, we are mentioning some of the most visited food places of Morinda.

Information about Morinda
Restaurants

Chawla Chicken

Address: National Highway No 95, Village Bhootgarh, Chandigarh Road, Morinda, Rupnagar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No: 99149 97474

Sadhu Restaurants & Bars
Address: Near Light Chowk, Morinda, District - Ropar, Punjab - 140101
Phone No.: 9878240441, 9816535015

Jarria Dhaba
Address: Morinda, Rupnagar District, Punjab - 140101

Transportation in Morinda

Morinda city is located at a distance of 25 km from its district headquarters - Rupnagar and almost 31 km from its state capital - Chandigarh. It is placed on National Highway (NH) 95, which connects it to the major cities like Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Further, it is located on an intersection point of Nangal-Ludhiana, Patiala-Nangal and Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highways. However, a new bypass has also been built in the city to decrease the traffic congestion here. Both Punjab State Transport buses and private owned buses provide their regular service at these roadways. Morinda has a railway station within its surroundings where major trains like Himachal Express, Ambala Nangal Dam, Nangaldam Ambala MEMU, Nangal Dam Ambala Passenger and many more are running. Apart from that, the nearest airport to Morinda is Chandigarh Airport, which is located at 34 km distance.

Morinda Railway Station

Address: Morinda City Road, Morinda, Punjab - 140101
Station Code: MRND
Zone: Northern Railways
Division: Ambala Cantt.

Morinda at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Rupnagar
Languages
• Official: Punjabi
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN: 140101
Telephone code: 0160
Vehicle registration: PB 12 XX XXXX


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