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About Sariya

Sariya (Saria) is a small village Panchayat in Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh state. It is a part of Baramkela Tehsil. According to 2011 census Sariya had an approximate population of 6,927. It is located approximately 43 kms away from headquarter city of Raigarh. Like most small villages, even Sariya village is characterized by all the typical infrastructure problems, which obviously creates all sorts of inconveniences for local population here. Below you’ll find very comprehensive information about this part of Chhattisgarh.

About Sariya

History of Sariya

Sariya was once part of proud Raigarh kingdom, an indigenous small kingdom founded by Raj Gond Dynasty in 17th century. Although most people of Sariya and Raigarh are slowly moving ahead with today’s changing times, but they still get nostalgic about this yesteryear great kingdom. One of the prominent reasons for this fondness is vast cultural heritage left behind by this kingdom. This vast heritage is what eventually helped in making Raigarh District the cultural capital of Chhattisgarh state. This proud and cultural kingdom though was reduced into a small princely state under British around 18th century. Since then the kingdom started stagnating and eventually ceased to exist in 1948 when it acceded to Union of India. Today the only last remaining symbols of Raigarh kingdom is Moti Mahal near Raigarh city. Although this historical monument is in a very bad shape today, but this fact hardly diminishes its historical importance.

Economy of Sariya

Economy of Sariya is understandably depends solely on agriculture for its sustenance, as its economic characteristics are no different from any other small village. More than 60% of employable labourers derive their livelihood directly and indirectly from agriculture, while rest derives employment from nearby industries. Speaking about industries, then Sariya’s local labourers have quite a few options for them. Nearby cities like Dabhra and Raigarh have more than decent number of industries. In fact Raigarh District is one of the emerging Districts of Chhattisgarh state. Sariya’s local employed in all these nearby and emerging industries help in drawing much needed capital for its local economy.

Healthcare in Sariya

Few local hospitals and few community healthcare and primary healthcare centers in adjoining towns are only few options available for the inhabitants if Sariya. This limited and ineffective infrastructure is obviously not good enough to cure many complicated and life threatening diseases. When faced with such diseases Sariya’s patient have to obviously flock to urban cities like Raigarh and Dabhara cities for medical treatment. Sariya patients, however, are relieved by the fact that there are at least decent numbers of chemist shops and even few general clinics available here.

Reputed Hospitals near Sariya

Fortis Hospital
Address: Kharsia Road, Patrapali, Kharsia, Raigarh-Chhattisgarh - 496661
Phone no: +(91)-7762-227033, +(91)-8827478001

Raigarh Metro Care Hospital
Address: Near Pahad Mandir, Chakradhar Nagar, Raigarh – 496001
Phone no: +917762-220222/220666
Emergency call: +917762-220222

Transportation in Sariya

Sariya village does not have a railway station. In fact there is not a single railway station within the range of 20 to 30 kms. The nearest railway station is Bhupdeopur railway station, located 38 kms away from Sariya town. The other nearby railway stations are Bargarh Road railway station (43 kms away and Kharsia railway station (47 kms away). Similar to healthcare services, situation of public transportation is also not very positive. Public transportation here solely constitutes of very few auto rickshaws. Because of just few numbers local people here don’t easily find auto rickshaws, especially if one wants to avail auto rickshaws in interior areas of the village.

Banking in Sariya

Banks understandably have a very marginal presence here. As of today only one or two banks are operating their branches here. Besides, Sariya’s locals can also avail services of banks operating in adjoining villages. Apart from these few available banks, there are also decent numbers of money lenders and small micro financial companies operating here. Their presence is always helpful in a very small and underdeveloped village like Sariya. Not just for compensating for absence of banks, but also for building local economy. That said, local people here are very much craving for modern banking services and hence they want few more banks to open in their small village.

State Bank of India
Address: Sariya Ho, Raigarh District, Chattisgarh 496554
IFSC code: SBIN0003260
Phone no: 07768-267223 267467

Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank
Address: Village & Post Saria, Block Baramkela, Saria, Raigarh-Chhattisgarh - 496554
Phone no: +(91)-7768-267417

Safety and Security in Sariya

Stable law and order in Sariya has always ensured safety and security of all its local citizens. However, despite inherently peaceful and harmonious situation here, a local police station does operate in this small village. The presence of this local police station further reassures all locals that they are more than safe and secure in their home village. And if any crime or major law and order does occur, then they are free to register complain in this local police station and expect quick redreesal of their complaints.

Sariya Police Station: (07768) 267220 & 94791&93221

Sariya at a glance

Country: India
State: Chhattisgarh
District: Raigarh
Population: approximately 6,927 – 2011 census
Tehsil: Baramkela
Pin code: 496554
STD Code: 07768
District: Raigarh
Official website:
Nearest railway station: Bhupdeopur Railway Station

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