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Rasayani is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Rasayani is located in India
Rasayani (India)
Coordinates: 18°53′35″N 73°09′28″E / 18.8930808°N 73.1577873°E / 18.8930808; 73.1577873Coordinates: 18°53′35″N 73°09′28″E / 18.8930808°N 73.1577873°E / 18.8930808; 73.1577873
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Raigad
 • Body Gram Panchayats
 • Total 80,000
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 410207/410222
Telephone code 2192
Vehicle registration MH-46
Nearest city Navi Mumbai
Literacy 69%[citation needed]
Lok Sabha constituency Maval
Vidhan Sabha constituency Uran
Civic agency Gram Panchayats
Website maharashtra.gov.in

Rasayani is located on SH-83, about five kilometeres off NH4. Rasayani is composed of a cluster of villages namely Ambivali, Dapivali, Mohopada, Chambarli, Waveghar, Rees, kambe, Karade, Gulsunde, Turade, Sawle. Apparently, the name Rasayani was originally coined by the noted Marathi writer P.L.Deshpande. There are many chemical manufacturing and processing companies located here. The word "Rasayan - रसायनी" (in devnagri script) means Chemical and India's first Chemicals industry "Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd." was established here in 1960's, hence he decided to name the place "Rasayani". It derives its name mainly from chemical industry HOCL. As of today the biggest player remaining is Reliance, which has a petrochemicals and fibre plant in the area.

The ancient river of Patalganga and small streams flow through the area. It is said that the Patalganga riven finds mention in ancient vedic texts and the temples in Turade-Karade area and its banks were considered holy places and a Dip in the river considered pious to mention the least. The annual fair during Maha Shiv-Ratri at Gulsunda is a survivor of this ancient tradition.

The area is surrounded by Prabal School (HOCL Management Trainee Hostel), Irshala, Karnala (A small Housing For new/fresh Officers of HOCL) and other hills-mountains of Sahyadri ranges.

Locations of Interest Raseshwar Temple: Ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Rasayani is named after Raseshwar. HOCL Guest house: HOCL guest house in Ambivali village is located near HOCL Hospital. Patalganga river Dam: Located next to Ganajan Maharaj Temple(in HOC Colony) Morbe Dam: One of the largest damns owned by NMMC (Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation) Manikgad: Located near Vadgaon village. MIDC Hill: Located on the H.I.L. Industrial area Karnala Fort: this covers Rasayani from west side Apta Railway Station: A popular hotspot for Bollywood movies including Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Khaki. Chavane Dam: Located near Apta Railway Station. Usran Dam: Located near Devloli Village.

Economy Most of the commercial activity goes on in the MIDC Industrial zone namely Patalganga.

Education There are quite a few good institutes of education (Both primary and secondary) in and around Rasayani. Pillai Education society has set up an education campus with the help of HOCL (all land is of HOCL), which is expected will provide better education opportunities to the student in the near future.

Schools and Colleges:

H.O.C.L School and Jr college(English Medium) P.R.I.A. School(English Medium) J.H. Ambani School and Jr College(English and Marathi Medium) Janta Vidhyala Mohopada (JVM) school and Jr college(English and Marathi Medium) Prabal School Pillai's HOC College of Engineering & Technology, Rasayani (HOCL TownShip) Pillai's HOC college of Architecture (HOCL Township) P.R.I.A (Patalganga Rasayani Industrial Association)and HOC follow the curriculum prescribed by Maharshtra State Board and J.H. Ambani follows the C.B.S.E board. Apart from that there are other schools in the area also.

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has established the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational institute to cater to the needs of securities market education. NISM proposes to construct its educational campus of International Standards with state of art infrastructure at Rasayani. It has acquired a piece of land close to 70 acre and the estimated cost of the project is Rs. 200 crore (approx.)

Transport State Transport buses(ST) buses and private Auto rickshaws ply between the villages in and around Rasayani at frequent intervals. Local transport unions ensure a smooth and cheap service between neighboring towns like Panvel,Karjat, Khopoli, and Pen.

Nearest stations Rasayani Railway Station: West: 2 km away Panvel Railway station: 16 km away, on the NH4 Chowk Railway Station: 5 km away on NH4 Karjat Railway station: 19 km away on Karjat road Apta Railway Station : 6 km away

Infrastructure Most of the infrastructure in Rasayani is maintained by the Gram Panchayat, which include paving the roads, provision of water supply and other essential serives like garbage disposal and beautification.

Electricity is provided by state run MSEB.

Telecom serives are handled by the state run BSNL telecom and other private players. Broadband is provided by BSNL, and wireless internet serives like GPRS are provided by all private mobile operators