Purwa

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Purwa
city
Purwa is located in Uttar Pradesh
Purwa
Purwa
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°28′N 80°47′E / 26.47°N 80.78°E / 26.47; 80.78Coordinates: 26°28′N 80°47′E / 26.47°N 80.78°E / 26.47; 80.78
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Unnao
Elevation 129 m (423 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,195
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Purwa is a town and a Nagar panchayat in Unnao district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Purwa is located at 26°28′N 80°47′E / 26.47°N 80.78°E / 26.47; 80.78.[1]

Unnamed Soldiers in First World War[edit]

There is a white marble plaque in the village which commemorates the contribution of 33 unnamed men from the village, who went to the Great War 1914-1919 and fought on the side of the British imperial forces.

Marble plaque commemorating soldiers who went from Purwa village in World War I

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Purwa had a population of 21,195. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Purwa has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 47%. In Purwa, 30% of the population is under 12 years of age.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Purwa is agriculture based. The outskirts of Purwa block produce rice(specially Basmati and other fine rice varieties) and wheat.Some other food grain crops like toor, green gram, moong, gram, barley, maze etc. Hilauli block also produces mainly food grains. Mango orchards have also great importance in this block. The agriculture is well developed, but irrigation system of the area is not well developed. Agriculture totally depends upon underground water

Flora and fauna[edit]

Generally all the three crops of Rabi, Kharif and Zaid are grown. Wheat, Paddy and arhar are the main crops. Fruit trees of mango, guava, jamun are in plenty. Except for the month of June, one can always find grass in the field. Cow, buffalo, goats and horses are reared for agricultural and domestic needs.

Connectivity With Other Cities[edit]

It is nearby two popular cities of state Kanpur and Lucknow and connected by mainly road transport. You can take bus services from Charbag(Lucknow) Kaiserbag(Lucknow) Alambag(Lucknow). From Kanpur, one has to come to Unnao first and then take public transport for Purwa. In the rail budget for the year 212-13, there is a proposal to check feasibility to connect Unnao to Lucknow via Purwa.

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