Bhoj Balag

March 18, 2013

Bhoj Balag is one of the 14 bhojs of Morni Development Block. It has its own Panchayat. As per records of election department and records maintained under MNREGA, Bhoj Balag comprises 8 dhanis, namely, Balag बालग, Dayora दयोड़ा, Gajhan गजान, Kharog खरोग, Maadal माडल, Nathan नाथन, Rasun रसुन and Thala(pur) थला. *

Its population was 491 at the time of the 2001 census and is predominantly of Pandit caste (Sharmas) though there a number of Rajput households as well. Bhoj Balag  has 418 registered voters (230 male & 188 female) as on 1.1.2013.

Bhoj Balag is relatively one of  the smaller bhojs of Morni. The Bhoj Balag panchayat comprises Sarpanch Rajendra Pal and 6 Panches (including 2 women panches). Urmila Devi of Rasoon is one of the 10 Block Samiti members for the Morni Block.

The village wise breakup of number of voters gives an idea about the relative size of each of the 8 dhanis that comprise Bhoj Balag.

Rasoon 54
Nathan 19
Gajan 116
Kharog 101
Thala 12
Madal 8
Balag 70
Deyora 38

 

Village-wise breakup of voters of Bhoj Balag

Village-wise breakup of voters of Bhoj Balag

Breakup of voters of Bhoj Balag- Male-Female

* As per the Panchkula District Administration’s website Bhoj Balag comprises the following Dhanis- Balag, Chakla, Chanaidi, Daar, Dayora, Thalapur,  Gajhan-I, Gajhan-II, Ghat, Jodi Bagra, Kharog, Khech, Madal, Nargwari,  Nathan, Rasun. It is pertinent to note that new ‘dhanis’ get created and named all the time with the outlying cluster of houses of existing dhanis fashioning themselves into a brand new dhani, quite distinct from its parent!

MNREGA:

As of March 2013, it has 121 households (292 persons) registered for unskilled manual employment under MNREGA.

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134205
Hadbast No. 325
Patwar Circle: Bhoj Jabial
Qanugo Circle: Morni
Sub Tehsil: Morni
Tehsil: Panchkula
Block: Morni
Police Post: Morni
Police Station: Chandimandir (at Sector 23, Panchkula)
Panchayat: Bhoj Balag

Village Code: 57116
Assembly Constituency: Kalka (Code No.1)
Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)
Polling Station: Bhoj Balag (No. 131)

Gajhan is the largest dhani of Bhoj Balag and occupies a high ridge that runs parallel to the south of the main NW-SE Morni ridge. Gajhan consists of a number of hamlets spread all over the hill-top. Rasoon, Madal and Thalapur lie on the spurs projecting to the south. Kharog occupies the northern slope that overlooks the Dangri’s khol to the north. Balag lies on the North-western extreme of the ridge.

Gajhan, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Gajhan, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Water harvesting pond, Gajhan

Water harvesting pond, Gajhan

Baoli at Gajhan,Morni hills

Baoli at Gajhan,Morni hills

Temple at Gajhan,Bhoj Balag, Morni Hills

Temple at Gajhan,Bhoj Balag, Morni Hills

Houses at Gajhan,Morni Hills

Houses at Gajhan,Morni Hills

Rasoon, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Rasoon, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Terraced fields, Rasoon

Terraced fields, Rasoon

Thalapur, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Thalapur, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

WHD at Thalapur, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

WHD at Thalapur, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Maadal, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Maadal, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

WHD at Maadal, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

WHD at Maadal, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Deora, Bhoj Balag

Deora, Bhoj Balag

School at Dayora

School at Deora

Forest Department:

The forest tower at Bhoj Balag

The forest tower at Bhoj Balag

Resorts:

Chandrawal Kunj is a popular resort located on a hill top near Balag. Rock View is a more recent cottage-hotel that has come up at Rasoon and offers a commanding view of the Tikkar tal.

Chandrawal Kunj Resort, Bhoj Balag

Chandrawal Kunj Resort, Bhoj Balag

Water harvesting pond, Chandrawal Kunj

Water harvesting pond, Chandrawal Kunj

Rock view, cottage hotel, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Rock view, cottage hotel, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag, Morni hills

Cottages:

Tikkar Cottage, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag

Tikkar Cottage, Rasoon, Bhoj Balag

Cottage at Rasoon, Bhoj Balag

Cottage at Rasoon, Bhoj Balag

'The Pioneer' Gajhan, Bhoj Balag

‘The Pioneer’ Gajhan, Bhoj Balag- One of the earliest cottages to be built at Morni

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