Kasganj

About Kasganj

Laxmi Dwar Kasganj

Kanshiram Nagar District, popularly known as Kasganj was created on April 17, 2008 by dividing Etah district. Popular area of the district includes Soron, Patiali, Nadri etc. Kanshiram Nagar the newly created district is among the four districts of Aligarh Division. Kanshiram Nagar includes three Tehsils kasganj, Patiali and Sahavar area of Kanshiram Nagar District is 1993.08 sq km. Thus, in terms of area of district is at 68th place in Uttar Pradesh. Kanshiram Nagar district is surrounded by Farrukhabad in east, Aligarh in west, Etah district in north and south is surrounded by Budaun.

In order to maintain law and order in the district it has 10 police stations. The town has got a prominent geographical feature in the shape of Kali River. The river originates in Doon Valley and merges with Hindon River in Ghaziabad which subsequently merges with holy river Yamuna. The Kali River has also got two canals which pass over the river through the two bridges specially made for this purpose. This is a sort of modern civil architectural wonder which attracts some curious onlookers from and around the town to witness and marvel this piece of engineering.

This system of river and canals bridges also served as a flood control mechanism where in case of floods, the excess water could be sucked in from the river with the pump set and poured in the canals. The town is situated on a plain flatland with rich alluvium soil and not so deep water table. This makes the land fertile for agriculture.

History of Kasganj

The district of Kasganj was established on 15 April 2008 by separating Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar Tehsils from Etah district. For a while, the district was named after a politician, Kanshi Ram. The district reverted to its original name in 2012. Adjacent districts of Kasganj are Aligarh, Budaun, Etah, Farrukhabad and Hathras

Kasganj at a Glance

Area : 1993.08 sq km

Tehsil : 3

Block : 7

Gram Panchayat : 389

Village : 718

Population : 1228705

Nationalized Banks : 31

Health Centers : CHC : 4, PHC : 27

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