Dattapur-Dhamanganv (pop. 12,261) in Candur tahsil, is a muni- cipal town of great commercial importance. Formerly the two villages of Dattapur and Dhamanganv were apart, one lying to the north and the other to the south of the present railway station but came to be subsequently joined by the growth of a large commercial suburb known as Horderganj, named, after a former Deputy Commissioner. A police station, a sub-registry, a sub-treasury, a post and telegraph office, a dak bungalow, a branch of the State Bank of India and a co-operative bank are among its public buildings. The railway has given an impetus to the commercial and industrial growth of the town, there being a cotton and a grain market, three ginning and pressing factories, two dal mills and seven oil mills. The dak line for Yavatmal starts from here and hence this railway station has become an outlet for the commerce of that district as well. A large weekly bazar is held on Sundays and trade in cloth, grains and other articles also is carried on. The supply of water is good and the neighbourhood of the town, where sindi trees grow in abundance was once very much noted for its toddy. The only object of interest is a Rama Mandir.
Dhamanganv municipality was constituted in the year 19-10. Its population increased from 10,883 in 1951 to 12,262 in 1961. Municipal jurisdiction extends over an area of 11.01 km.2(4.25 sq. miles). The President elected by the Councillors carries on the administration aided by the necessary staff.
Income and Expenditure.
In 1962-63. municipal income amounted to Rs. 3,77.618. It comprised municipal rates and taxes, Rs. 2,09.496: revenue deriv- ed from municipal property and powers apart from taxation, Rs. 7,468; giants and contributions for special and general purposes, Rs. 54,506; and miscellaneous, Rs. 1,06,148. Expenditure during the same year on various items of public welfare and general administration was Rs. 3,65,671. The expenditure heads were general administration and collection charges, Rs. 49.793; public safety. Rs. 13,878; public instruction, Rs. 57,727; public-health and convenience, Rs. 1,68.957 and miscellaneous, Rs. 73,316.
In Dattapur area the municipality has provided a place for
weekly market as also for a bi-weekly market in Dhamanganv
area. A small meat market and a building for the octroi department have also been built.
Cremation and Burial Place
Cremation and burial grounds are maintained and used by the respective communities.
Health and Sanitation.
There are only kulcha drains in the town. However, there is a proposal to convert these into pucca stone-lined gutters. The waste water is collected in cess pools. Towards the provision of
medical aid a civil hospital, a civil dispensary and a veterinary
dispensary have been established. There is also a maternity
Primary education is compulsory in the town and its management vests in the municipality. For this purpose it receives
grants from the State Government. Besides the primary schools
conducted by the municipality there are three high schools, an
Arts and Commerce College and four montessori schools.
The length of cement concrete roads within the municipal
limits is nearly 4 km. Of the remaining 11.42 km. of roads only a stretch of 4.42 km. is metalled.
Public squares are provided with mercury lamps.