Ambedkar Nagar

About Ambedkar Nagar

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Akbarpur is a city and a municipal board in Ambedkar Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Ambedkar Nagar District. Akbarpur is also the birth place of Ram Manohar Lohia (1910-1967) who was a renowned Indian freedom fighter and a socialist political leader.

This district was created on September 29, 1995 and was named in the memory of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

Ambedkar Nagar at a Glance

Education

Education in the district has been improving gradually. There are a lot of government and government aided colleges at every level, beside privately managed schools and colleges. For higher education, B.N.K.B.P.G.College for humanities streams and Ramabai Government Post Graduate College (for women), Akbarpur, has the graduate and post-graduate level programs in humanities, science and commerce streams. It is located nearby the district headquarter. The other government college, Alapur, provides various coed education courses ( Deleted) . There are government colleges for secondary education as well as private colleges. S.P.S.Inter College, Mahavidyalay Larpur and Chaudhari Hanuman Parshad Krishak Mahaviddayly Rudra Pur Bhagahi are milestones in the field of education. The first law college of the district is Rajesh Pandey College of Law. J.B.I.C.RAM NAGAR is also helping to improve the education level in the district.

Industry

Ambedkar Nagar is famous for Tanda Terracotta. The main business depends on power looms and also farming. The district also has a thermal power station belonging to the NTPC. Running on coal, this 440 megawatt plant is(deleted) has been extended to 1760 megawatt. There is also a cement manufacturing plant belonging to the Jaypee Group (Jaypee Ayoudha Greeding). The district has one sugar factory called the Akbarpur Sugar Mill, which is situated near Mijhaura, about ten kilometres from the district headquarters. Lotof rice mills are established in Akbarpur. There is a power and distribution transformer manufacturing industry named Achal Electricals situated on Dostpur road.

Famous Personalities

Shehzadpur at Akbarpur district headquarters was the birth place of the Indian freedom fighter, socialist, and political leader Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (born on March 23, 1910). Shri Daya Nand Pandey from Jahangir anj village awarded kirti chakra by president of India. Shalik Ram Shukla founded the government degree college at Alapur, Fatehpur. The village Sethwa near Jalalpur is said to be Sahitya Sadan (the home of literature) as one of the most famous poets in the Hindi language of the district reside there. His name is Satya Narayan Dwivedi "Shreesh". In the year 2000, he received the state level Sahitya Bhushan Award. His son Dr. Prakash Dwivedi is also a poet, claiming the "Naamit puraskaar" in the year 1991.

Geography of Ambedkar Nagar

Akbarpur is located at 26.431°N 82.540°E. It has an average elevation of 133 metres (436 feet). Akbarpur, is situated at river Tamsa. According to Ramayana, it is the place where King Dashratha shot Shravan Kumar. The ashram of the sage Shringi Rishi was also situated here. Eminent personalities include Gaurav Chandra, Deep Chandra. The total area of the district is 2520 km². Approximately 90% of the population lives in small farming villages. There are 3,955 villages in the Ambedkar Nagar District and because of the dispersed nature of these small villages, the district is divided administratively into nine blocks: Akbarpur, Baskhari, Bhiti, Bhiyam, Jahagirgani, Jalalpur, Katehari, Ramnager, and Tanda.

The city of Akbarpur is situated on the bank of the River Tons (Tamasa), which divides the city into the two parts Akbarpur and Shahzadpur, with the latter being the main commercial centre of the city. The Saryu River is the main river and is located at the northern boundary of the district. The Tanda, Jahagirgani, Ramnager and Baskhari blocks are located along this river and use its water for irrigation. Irrigation in the Baskhari block is also from Lake Devhat and the Hanswar Lakes. Lake Darvan provides water in the Katehari block. The Akbarpur, Bhiti, Bhiyam, and Jalapur blocks depend upon smaller rivers and seasonal streams.

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