Budhlada, Punjab: The city of Budhlada is a municipal council and a mandal headquarters of Budhlada Mandal in Mansa district of Punjab, India. Budhlada is an administrative sub-division (Block) of Mansa district, and is located on 29.9293 N latitudes and 75.5580 E longitudes, at an average altitude of 211 meters. It is located at a distance of 24 kms from the district headquarters of Mansa district. Budhlada is surrounded with some of the major towns of south Punjab such as Mansa on west (24 kms), Punjab-Haryana border on south (20 kms), Lehragaga on east (40 kms), and Barnala on north (56 kms).
Budhlada city was named after two brothers namely Budha and Ladha. These two brothers belonged to khatri caste.
Budhlada is a block (administrative sub-divisional headquarters) in the district of Mansa of Punjab. This town’s economy is mostly dependent upon agriculture. Budhlada was a riyasat; and it had the British police station before the independence of India. Budhlada has a Class-II Municipal Council that was functioning since 60 years. This town was famous for the British Urban regeneration association and it was formerly a British territory and then it became a part of Hisar District (now in Haryana).
The city of Budhlada was prominent place of Praja Movement in the present Bathinda district. Praja movement originated from the death of Sewa Singh Thikriwala (president of Riyasat Praja mandal party) in 1934. Frequent public meetings were held in Budhlada during this movement.
Budhlada has been second largest recruitment centre of army personnel’s after Rohtak. Prestigious ‘Ashoka Chakra Award’ was bestowed to ‘Hawaldar Joginder Singh Datewas’ who was hired from Budhlada. Every year, three major Samagams (meetings) are held at Dodra village (9 kms east from Budhlada) During March, September and December. Budhlada has a sub division - Block office, which has 87 Panchayat. This block office supervises the development of those 87 villages.
Mansa is the nearest big town to Budhlada which is located at a distance of 24kms.