Bahraich district

Bahraich district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Bahraich town is the district headquarters. Bahraich District is a part of Devipatan Division.

Bahraich district
Location of Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
Administrative divisionDevipatan
HeadquartersBahraich
Tehsils6
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesBahraich
Area
 • Total4,696.8 km2 (1,813.4 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total3,478,257
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
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Demographics
 • Literacy51.1 per cent
Major highwaysNh28C, SH96
Average annual precipitation1710 mm
WebsiteOfficial website

History

Bahraich was in historic Awadh. The district was part of the Nanpara Taluqdari ruled by a succession of Rajas who owned more than three hundred villages in the district and all the forests. A large part of the education system as well as major roads and hospitals were legacies of the late Raja Sadat.

Geography

Bahraich borders Nepal districts Bardiya to the northwest and Banke to the northeast. The rest of Bahraich is surrounded by other districts in Uttar Pradesh: Lakhimpur and Sitapur on the west, Hardoi to the southwest, Gonda to the southeast, and Shravasti to the east.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Bahraich one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Bahraich district has a population of 3,478,257,[2] This gives it a ranking of 90th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 706 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,830/sq mi).[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 46.08%.[2] Bahraich has a sex ratio of 891 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 51.1%.

Bahraich is a category "A" district i.e. having socio-economic and basic amenities parameters below the national average.[3]

Tehsil

  • Bahraich (Sadar Tehsil)
  • Kaisarganj
  • Nanpara
  • Payagpur

Garmsabhapipariya*Mahsi

  • Motipur(Mihinpurwa)

College

  • Sharda Sahayak Priyojna Inter College Girijapuri Bahraich
  • Government Inter College
  • Government Girls Inter College
  • Tara Mahila Girls Inter College
  • Mahila Mahavidyala
  • Thakur Hukum Singh Kisan PG College
  • Maharaj Singh Inter College
  • Azad Inter College
  • Sanjivani group of educational institute
  • St. Norbert School
  • Buddhha Public School
  • Sant Pathik Senior Secondary School
  • Sarvoodaya Degree College Mihinpurwa
  • Guru Kripa Divine Grace Public School

References

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ MINUTES OF THE 34th MEETING OF EMPOWERED COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND APPROVE REVISED PLAN FOR BALANCE FUND FOR THE DISTRICTS OF GHAZIABAD, BAREILLY, BARABANKI, SIDDHARTH NAGAR, SHAHJANPUR, MORADABAD, MUZAFFAR NAGAR, BAHRAICH AND LUCKNOW (UTTAR PRADESH) UNDER MULTI-SECTORAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN MINORITY CONCENTRATION DISTRICTS HELD ON 22nd JULY, 2010 Archived 30 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. No. 3/64/2010-PP-I, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
  4. ^ "Census 2011 Bahraich District". Census 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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Bahraich

Bahraich is a city and a municipal board in Bahraich district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Located on the Saryu River, a tributary of the Ghaghara river, Bahraich is 125 kilometres (78 miles) north-east of Lucknow, the state capital. The towns of Barabanki, Gonda, Balrampur, Lakhimpur and Sitapur share local boundaries with Bahraich. A factor which makes this town important is the international border shared with Nepal.

Bahraich (Assembly constituency)

Bahraich is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Bahraich in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Bahraich is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 286 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Anupma Jaiswal who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Rubab Sayda by a margin of 6,702 votes.

Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Bahraich railway station

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Balha (Assembly constituency)

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Balha is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 282 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Akshayvaralal who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Kiran Bharti by a margin of 46,616 votes.

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Jarwal

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Kaiserganj (Assembly constituency)

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Kaiserganj is one of five assembly constituencies in the Kaiserganj (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 288 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Mukut Bihari who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Khalid Khan by a margin of 27,363 votes.

Kaiserganj (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

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One of the best places in the world for seeing the gharial in its natural habitat is the Girwa River, where it is found sympatric with the mugger. The population of gharials in this stretch was one of the three that were still breeding, when the project to conserve this reptile from the verge of extinction was initiated in 1975. However, between the years of 2001 and 2005, almost all the gharial nests were raided by tribals who consider them a delicacy.Mugger crocodiles are also seen in small number in the Girwa river,as their favorite haunts are stagnant wetlands like the many taals and baghars that dot the sanctuary. Side by side the serenely swimming gharial can be seen frolicking Ganges dolphins.

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Mahasi (Assembly constituency)

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Mahasi is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 284 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Sureshwar Singh who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Indian National Congress candidate Ali Akbar by a margin of 58,969 votes.

Matera (Assembly constituency)

Matera is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Matera in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Matera is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 283 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Samajwadi Party candidate Yasar Shah who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Arun Veer Singh by a margin of 1,595 votes.

Nanpara

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Nanpara (Assembly constituency)

Nanpara is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Nanpara in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Nanpara is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 283 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Madhuri Verma who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Indian National Congress candidate Waris Ali by a margin of 18,669 votes.

Payagpur (Assembly constituency)

Payagpur is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Payagpur in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Payagpur is one of five assembly constituencies in the Kaiserganj (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 287 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Subhash Tripathi who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Mukesh Srivastava by a margin of 41,541 votes.

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