Baraut

Baraut is a city and municipal board in Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Baraut
City
Office of Baraut Municipality
Office of Baraut Municipality
Baraut is located in Uttar Pradesh
Baraut
Baraut
Baraut is located in India
Baraut
Baraut
Coordinates: 29°10′02″N 77°26′29″E / 29.16722°N 77.44139°ECoordinates: 29°10′02″N 77°26′29″E / 29.16722°N 77.44139°E
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Division Meerut
District Baghpat
Government
 • Body Municipality
 • Chairperson Dushyant Tomar
Area
 • Total 10.36 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Elevation 231 m (758 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 103,764
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
 • Regional Khari Boli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 250611
Telephone code 91-1234 xxx xxx
Vehicle registration UP-17
Sex ratio 70.22% /51.12%
Literacy rate 61.41%

Geography

Baraut is located at 29.6°N 77.16°E, covering an area of 10.36 square kilometers (4.00 sq mi) and lying between the Ganga and Yamuna river plains. Its average elevation is 231 m (758 feet). Baraut is served by two state highways, SH-57 and SH-82.

Baraut is located 55 kilometers (34 mi) from Delhi (the national capital of India) and 55 kilometers from Meerut, and is within the National Capital Region (NCR). It is within Baghpat district; prior to that, within Meerut district. Baraut is well linked by road to Binauli to the east, to Chhaprauli to the northwest, and Kotana to the west.

Demographics

According to provisional report of 2011 census, Baraut city had a population of 103,764 with estimated male, female, and child (0–6) populations of 55,013, 48,751, and 14,149 respectively. The overall literacy rate for the district was 61.41%. 70.22% males and 51.12% females were literate.[1]

Administration and Politics

Baraut is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1957 after the "DPACO (1956)" (delimitation order 1956) was passed in 1956.[2] After the 1969 elections, the constituency was dissolved. In 2008, when the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" was passed, the constituency was constituted again and elections were held in 2012. The constituency is assigned identification number 51.

Baraut is part of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Culture and religions

Baraut is a multi-religious place with 32 temples, 21 mosques, 1 gurdwara, and 2 churches in Baraut city.[3]

Education

Despite the low literacy rate for females and an overall literacy rate, the Baraut city is continuously seeing a big growth in education sector.

Several C.B.S.E. board schools have now started their separate girls’ wing to ensure girls education. The schools who have dominated in this direction include Growell School, Johar Public School, J.P. Public School,Vidyasagar School and Vanasthali Public School.

Not only higher secondary education but many schools are now dominating to primary and secondary education with few popular brands. The Zee Education has opened their branch of Kidzee Play School and Mount Litera Zee School in or around the city which has helped the kids get the most out of it.

Earlier, students after passing their intermediate (+2), went to the big metropolitan cities for higher studies. But, in past years, the Baraut city has seen a tremendous growth in the graduation and post graduation colleges offering several professional and management courses. The list of such colleges includes Gayatri Devi College of Education, Kalindi College, Baraut College of Education, etc. However, the city was already famous for general (non-professional) higher degree courses with its own popular and well-settled college institutions like Digambar Jain College, Janta Vedic College, Babu Kamta Prasad Jain Mahila Vidhyalaya and many others.

Baraut city has seen a growth in professional computer education.

Business

Baraut is a commercial hub in various segments, with many long-established agriculture and dairy production facilities. Most of the people from nearby villages purchase their supplies in Baraut, as well as depending on the town to meet their educational and medical needs.

Healthcare

Healthcare facilities are also quite good in the city. Apart from many reputed and experienced doctors, the Baraut city does have large hospital/healthcare facilities like Aastha Multi-speciality Hospital, Medicity Hospital and Bhopal Memorial Hospital.

Must Visits

This city falls under the areas of Laakshagrah which is a historical background from the time of Pandavas. So, there are many nearby places to be visited here. These are:

  • Barnawa
  • Gufa (Cave)
  • Badagaov
  • Hastinapur

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census 2011 India".
  2. ^ "Baraut (Assembly constituency)". Wikipedia. 2017-03-15.
  3. ^ "About Baraut". 2002. Archived from the original on 10 April 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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