I am very glad to bring out the e-Book
Edition (CD version) of the Akola District Gazetteer published by the Gazetteers
Department. This CD version is a part of a scheme of preparing compact discs of
earlier published District Gazetteers.
Akola District Gazetteer was published
in 1977. It contains authentic and useful information on several aspects of the
district and is considered to be of great value to administrators, scholars and
general readers. The copies of this edition are now out of stock. Considering
its utility, therefore, need was felt to preserve this treasure of knowledge. In
this age of modernization, information and technology have become key words. To
keep pace with the changing need of hour, I have decided to bring out CD version
of this edition with little statistical supplementary and some photographs. It
is also made available on the website of the state government
www.maharashtra.gov.in. I am sure, scholars and studious persons across the
world will find this CD immensely beneficial.
The present Washim District was formerly
the part of Akola district. Therefore, this e-Book also contains photographs
related to Washim district.
I am thankful to the Honourable
Minister, Shri. Ashokrao Chavan (Industries and Mines, Cultural Affairs and
Protocol), and the Minister of State, Shri. Rana Jagjitsinh Patil (Agriculture,
Industries and Cultural Affairs), Shri. Bhushan Gagrani (Secretary, Cultural
Affairs), Government of Maharashtra for being constant source of inspiration.
Arunchandra S. Pathak
Executive Editor and Secretary