Kichha

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Kichha
city
Kichha is located in Uttarakhand
Kichha
Kichha
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 28°55′N 79°30′E / 28.92°N 79.50°E / 28.92; 79.50Coordinates: 28°55′N 79°30′E / 28.92°N 79.50°E / 28.92; 79.50
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Udham Singh Nagar
Named for King Kichhak
Elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 30,517
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 263148
STD code 05944
Vehicle registration UK 06

Kichha is a town which has its own municipal board, located in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand, India.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Kichha is located at 28°55′N 79°30′E / 28.92°N 79.50°E / 28.92; 79.50.[1] The town has an average elevation of 293 metres (953 feet), and is surrounded by a number of villages around it, such as Govind Nagar Deoria, Badora, Chinki, Bandia, Sirouli, Shantipuri, Khurpia Farm, Aazadnagar, Nougawan, Malpura, Lalpur,rameshwarpur,Narayanpur,Maharajpur. Maps source :- [1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Kichha, a small town previously in Nainital district, had a population of 30,517. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kichha has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 59%. In Kichha, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Hindus form 45% of the population of Kichha, while Muslims constitute 30% and butsikh contribute 20% of the same. Among the total Hindu population, Baniya people are prominent along with a small number of Bengali laborers. The Tharu Buxa tribe, who were once widespread in the region, is today confined to a few nearby villages.

Muslims mainly Arain are dominating land owners in the nearby region of the Kichha and Rudrapur.They are living since the British period and they were rewarded many times for their work for them in terms of land for cultivation and farmings. For entertainment purposes, the town offers two small-medium sized Cinema halls, named Anupam Theater and Urvashi Cinema. Both of these cinemas are equipped with Digital cinema projection systems and are connected to the servers of UFO Moviez, a Digital Cinema initiative located in Mumbai directly through satellite.

Education[edit]

Education has been given much emphasis in Kichha. `A degree college for girls` and a `Govt Inter College for Boys were established by state Govt.

1.Little Angel School 2.Himalayan Progressive School 3.Girls Government Inter College 4.Shri guru Teg bahadur public school 5.Janta Inter College 6.St. Peter's Sr. Sec. School 7.Beersheba residential school 8.Vaidy Ram Sudhi Singh Balika Vidhyalay 9.Oxford school 10.Maulana Azad Public School, Siroli 11.Surajmal Engineering College 12.G.I.C Chukti Deoria 13.Little Angel school 14. Nalanda school 15. Maulana Azad college Inter College 16. DAV Public School 17. Excel Net Computers Education Institute. 18. Sumit Computers (A-134, Avas Vikas, Kichha, Distt. U.S.Nagar, Uttarakhand 263148) 19. R.S Computers

Economy[edit]

Kichha has largely an agriculture based economy. Paddy and wheat are the two major crops here. Most of the farmers are rich and affluent due to availability of rich arable land and their sheer hard work.There are some 30+ rice mills in its vicinity.After establishment of SIDCUL people from all parts of India are coming here for employment.

Politics[edit]

BJP and Congress are the two main leading parties in the town. Testimony to this, Nagar Pallika Parishad's chairman is Mr Pappu Chawala who won the coveted post on Congress tickreas M.L.A is Mr. Rajesh Shukla .

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