Balachaur is a nagar panchayat in Nawanshahr district. As of 2001 Census, Balachaur had a population of 18,106. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Balachaur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Being a tehsil, Balachaur is an important place for the nearby villages. It has Punjab government offices; which serve local villagers. Earlier, there wasn’t any college in Balachaur for higher education. But now with the blessings of Baba Balraj, a new college named- Baba Balraj Government College has been opened for higher education.
Map of Balachaur
Nand Lal was elected as MLA from Balachaur Vidhan Sabha seat in the elections held in 2012. He won by a margin of 14734 votes. Shiv Kumar Chauhan of BJP was the trailing candidate.
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