History of Sheoganj
The important historical incidence in Sheoganj is an agreement between Maharaja Man Singh, the erstwhile Jodhpur King and the British Government. A per the agreement signed on 6th January 1818, The kind agreed to provide 1500 soldiers to British Government in times of need. But he withdrew the contigent of the soldiers, which he had provided earlier, on 7th December 1835 and agreed to pay Rs 1, 15, 000 for recruiting their own soldiers.
After completing the recruitment of these soldiers in Ajmer, the company government asked Shri Shiv Singh Ji, the erstwhile Maharaja of Sirohi to give place for the new recruiters. Thus, this army contigent was established as an army cantonment in Erinpura in 1837. Erinpura got this name from the birth place of Commander Dowring, “The Erin Island”. This army contigent was named as Erinpura Irregular force in 1860. This contigent got the title of 43rd Erinpura regiment in 1903. After the establishment of this regiment, this place became in the process of development with many bungalows for British officers, post office, gardens, etc. Civilian population also became increased along with this.
The King Shiv Singh Ji laid the foundation of Sheoganj town on his own name on 11th May 1854. He assigned the nagar Seth Shri Juharmal Lodha of Pali the task of leading this town into progress.. The king provided many favors to the people like reducing taxes on business transaction, allotting residentaial land at the rate of 1 Rupee and 5 Annas for per plot. Attracted in these facilities, many business communities and other service persons migrated from Pali and settled in this town. Gradually, Sheoganj became a hub of business activities. This development and progress is still continuing without no looking back.
Geography of Sheoganj
Sheoganj is located at 25.150N 73.070E at an average elevation of 260 meters. The town is on the bank of Jawai river enroute from Ahmedabad to Sirohi – Delhi. The town is bounded by Jawai River in north, badgaon in east, Kesarpura in sourth and Marwar Paladi, Kanpura and Chandana in west. The nearby villages to Sheoganj are Kesharpura, Joyla, Posaliya, Jogapura and Rukhara. Sumerpur (1.4 km), Takhatgarh (20.5 km), Bali (22.7 km), Rani (33.7) and Falna are the main cities near to Sheoganj. The town is in the border of Sirohi District and Pali district.
Sheoganj generally has a dry climate with temperature between 250C and 450C. Neem trees are growing in abundance here that always helpful in recovering from illness.
Business and Economy in Sheoganj
Agriculture is one of the main source of economy in Sheoganj. The major crops cultivated here is wheat, Makka, Til, Moong, Moth, Urad, Bajra, Jwar, Chana, Gwar, Rui, Moongphali and vegetables and fruits. Marble, fabrication, Granite in Dhawli, oil mills and agarbatti are the main industries in the city.
Healthcare Facilities in Sheoganj
There are many big and small hospitals, specialized hospitals like eye hospitals, maternity hospitals etc, nursing homes, clinics etc in Sheoganj that provide good treatment to the people with the help of efficient doctors and staff and modern technologies.