I am very glad to bring out the e-book edition (C.D. version) of the Beed (Bhir) District Gazetteer published by the Gazetteers Department. This C. D. version is a part of a scheme of preparing Compact Discs of earlier published District Gazetteers.

Beed (Bhir) District Gazetteer was published in 1969. 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 the hour. I have decided to bring out C.D. version of this edition with little statistical supplementary and some photographs. I am sure; scholars and studious persons across the world will find this C.D. immensely beneficial.

I am thankful to the Honourable Minister, Shri. Ashok Chavan, Industries and Mines, Cultural Affairs and Protocol and the Minister of State, Shri. Rana Jagjitsinh Patil, Agriculture, Industries, Cultural Affairs, Shri Bhushan Gagrani, Secretary, Cultural Affairs and Tourism Department and Government of Maharashtra for being constant source of inspiration.



August 1, 2006.


(Executive Editor and Secretary)