Dadri

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This article is about the town and tehsil of Uttar Pradesh. For tehsil of Bhiwani, Haryana, see Charkhi Dadri.
Dadri
city
Dadri Railway Station, 2011.jpg
Dadri is located in Uttar Pradesh
Dadri
Dadri
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°34′N 77°33′E / 28.57°N 77.55°E / 28.57; 77.55Coordinates: 28°34′N 77°33′E / 28.57°N 77.55°E / 28.57; 77.55
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gautam Buddha Nagar District
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 57,457
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dadri is a town city and a municipal board in Gautam Buddha Nagar District in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Dadri is located at 28°34′N 77°33′E / 28.57°N 77.55°E / 28.57; 77.55.[1] It has an average elevation of 216 metres (709 ft).

Wetlands[edit]

Large swathes of Dadri have been classified as a wetland and is home to Blackbuck Blackbucks and Nilgai Nilgais.[2] It is also home to a significant population of migratory birds coming from as far as Siberia and Europe.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Dadri had a population of 57,457. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dadri has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90% and, female literacy is 78%. In Dadri, 18% of the population is under 5 years of age.

Religions in Dadri
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
74%
Muslims
  
25%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

History[edit]

Raja Rao Dargahi Singh Bhati, the Gurjar chieftain of Dadri Bhatner Riyasat, in 1818 possessed 133 villages at a fixed revenue of Rs.29,000 with capital in Kathera village. He also bought a fort at Parikshit Garh in District Meerut, also known as Quila Parikishatgarh from Mughal emperor in the eighteenth century and 277 villages in 1818. Raja Rao Dargahi Singh Bhati ruled all over Noida, greater Noida and part of Ghaziabad. In 1828 Britishers attacked the riyasat and Raja Rao Dargahi Singh Bhati was killed. Britishers took all wealth, fort and 5000 bighas of land. Later on land was distributed among farmers quisling in order to suppress the unrest.

Industries[edit]

It has a coal-fired thermal power plant of 840  MW and 830 MW of electric power generated by the gas-fired plant run by NTPC. Two new units of 490 MW each have also come up at the same plant in 2010. This plant is also the home to a big switchyard with the power handling capacity of more than 5000 MW. It has India's first and now second biggest HVDC transmission system in which power is transmitted from Rihand Super Thermal Power Station to the National Capital Territory Power Project, by 805 km long Bipole HVDC transmission line operating at 500 kV and handling power at 1500 MW designed and built by ABB and now operated by PGCIL. The plant also caters to multiple infrastructure projects and industries such as two large cement plants producing pozzolana cement, a railways traction substation at Dadri Railway station serving the north-east railway corridor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, etc. in and around the NCR region. The power is mainly consumed in the NCR power system. It has eight outgoing transmission lines. by National Thermal Power Corporation.

Dadri is also an upcoming town of technology and new facilities. One such project is a 100 bed general hospital known as Mohan Swarup Charitable Hospital, on the national highway, equipped with the state of art facilities.

Education[edit]

Schools like G.R.Global Academy are providing modern education. It is situated in Phoolwati Nagar, Bishara NTPC road Dadri. In 1968, to take care of educational needs of this semi urban area, Mihir Bhoj (P.G.) College was established and now it has become a leading college of Chaudhary Charan Singh University. College is equipped with modern technologies and have 4 smart class rooms and a Language Lab apart from fully equipped Science Labs. Dadri is also having an educational institute named "Sunrise Academy" from nur. to 10+2 on Aamka-Roopwas Road.It is the best CBSE school in the region as well as one of the oldest schools in Dadri.This is the first school to introduce Smart Classes for the welfare of students.Every talented student is invited by school for admission.School contact no. 9350514524.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dadri
  2. ^ Das, Ayaskant (May 23, 2013). "Explain damage to Dadri wetlands". Times of India. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dadri 'wetland' puts Ansals, UP govt in hot spot". Business Standard. February 7, 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.