Adalhat

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This article is about the municipality in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Mirzapur district.
Bust of late Shri Sita Ram Gupta, founder, Adarsh Inter College
Adalhat
Ibrahimpur
Suburbs
Adalhat is located in Uttar Pradesh
Adalhat
Adalhat
Coordinates: 25°16′55″N 82°57′23″E / 25.282°N 82.9563°E / 25.282; 82.9563Coordinates: 25°16′55″N 82°57′23″E / 25.282°N 82.9563°E / 25.282; 82.9563
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mirzapur
Founded by Baba Adalshah
Area
 • Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 80.71 m (264.80 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,194
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 231302
Telephone code 05443
Vehicle registration UP 65
Sex ratio 0.926 (2011) /
Literacy 77.05 (2011)%
Website www.nnvns.org

"Adalhat", now a rising rural market place, was a small village located in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Its name is derived from famous Sufi saint Adalshah Baba, whose Majar is still maintained in vill. Ibrahimpur,which is a cent percent Hindu village. Adalhat is located on SH 5A, also known as Shakti Nagar Highway,being upgraded from two lane to four lane, it has Varanasi in its north at a distance of 30 km and Robertsganj in south at a distance of 60 km. Legal administration of the place lies with Chunar Tahsil.

Adalhat is not a revenue village, so not on all administrative records,but it comprises villages Ibrahimpur,Naithi,Hansapur,Garaundi,and Pathraura of Tahsil Chunar.It has police station and post office in name of Adalhat. About 50 years ago this place was confined to village Ibrahimpur only. There was only one primary school for about a dozen villages,nearby till 1951.

A social worker and Sarpanch of this area Sri Sita Ram Gupta took initiative and a middle school was started in 1951 which gradually rose up to 10+2 standard now and named as "Adarsh Inter College".The college is co-ed with strength of about 3000,girls almost in equql no. of boys. The connectivity of this place by canal service roads and Sharma Road extended up to Bihar in east and being on main Varanasi-Shaktinagar road, opened doors to good business. There is a post graduate level Government run degree college for women "Lalta Singh Rajkiya Mahila Mahavidyalaya".The strength of girls in this college is about 1500.

There are two nationalised banks (Union Bank and Allahabad Bank) and one cooperative bank branch in Adalhat market. This is not a big business center but its proximity to Varanasi (30 km) and being hub of agricultural activities has a good potential for a Food Processing unit. Adalhat is also known for its most secular image. On the eve of Moharram every year, more than hundred Tazias are brought here from nearby villages for burial at Garaundi Imambara. They proceed from northern end of Adalhat market in shape of a procession, which is led by Tazia of Ibrahimpur where only a couple citizens having faith in Islam live. In this village (Ibrahimpur) Hindus fully cooperate for this Tazia and the following events.

The place has also been in news for revamping education system in rural India, many schools like Royal Public school, Eden school, Kalidasa have transformed the education system in the area covering approximately 50 km.

This place is located on Varanasi-Shaktinagar highway, nearest railway station being AHRAURA ROAD (at Narayanpur). The place is famous for its nearby (20 km) waterfall, Lakhania dari.

Climate[edit]

Adalhat experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) with large variations between summer and winter temperatures. Summers are long, from early April to October, with intervening monsoon seasons and are also extremely hot, even by South Asian standards. The temperature ranges between 22°C – 46 °C (72°F – 115 °F) in the summers. Winters in this place see very large diurnal variations, with warm days and downright cold nights. Cold waves from the Himalayan region cause temperatures to dip across the city in the winter from December to February and temperatures below 5 °C are not uncommon.[citation needed] The average annual rainfall is 1,110 mm (44 in).[1] Fog is common in the winters, while hot dry winds, called loo, blow in the summers.

Through a combination of water pollution, new constructions of upstream dams, and increase in the local temperature, the water level of the Ganges has recently gone down significantly, and small islands have become visible in the middle of the river.

17 May 2012 was the hottest day of the season so far with mercury soaring up to 45.6°C.[2]

Climate data for Adalhat
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19
(67)
24
(76)
31
(87)
37
(98)
38
(100)
36
(97)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(87)
27
(81)
22
(71)
29.9
(85.8)
Average low °C (°F) 8
(47)
12
(54)
17
(62)
22
(72)
25
(77)
27
(80)
26
(78)
26
(78)
24
(76)
21
(70)
15
(59)
11
(51)
19.5
(67)
Precipitation mm (inches) 19.3
(0.76)
13.5
(0.531)
10.4
(0.409)
5.4
(0.213)
9.0
(0.354)
100.0
(3.937)
320.6
(12.622)
260.4
(10.252)
231.6
(9.118)
38.3
(1.508)
12.9
(0.508)
4.0
(0.157)
1,025.4
(40.37)
Source: [3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Varanasi tourism". DelhiTourism.com. Retrieved 18 August 2006. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Adalhat sizzles at 45.6 degrees Celsius". The Times Of India. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Seasonal Weather Averages". Weather Underground. December 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. , temperature data from Weather Underground
  4. ^ "Varanasi". Indian Meteorology Department. Retrieved 22 December 2010. , precipitation data from Indian Meteorology Department