Nagda s a city in Ujjain district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is an industrial town in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh and is situated on the bank of Chambal River.
The name of the town was actually nag-dah which means cremation/burning (dah) of snakes (nag). The ancient city was developed by king Janmejay.Janmejaya was a Hindu King of Pandava Dynasty Nagda has also been mentioned in the literature of Kalidasa. Presently, Nagda is a major industrial town having manufacturing unit of Viscose fibre, thermal power plant & chemical plant were developed by Grasim Industries Limited. Its a major railway junction on the Delhi-Mumbai railway line.famous for river chambal.
Prior to being an industrial town, Nagda was a small village. The location near river Chambal and availability of acres of land wooed in Mr.Ghanshyam Das Birla to set up a major facility. Today Nagda boasts of being one of the largest Viscose Staple Fiber Manufacturer in Asia.