Amethi

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Amethi
Town
Amethi Railway Station
Amethi Railway Station
Amethi is located in Uttar Pradesh
Amethi
Amethi
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°09′18″N 81°48′32″E / 26.155°N 81.809°E / 26.155; 81.809Coordinates: 26°09′18″N 81°48′32″E / 26.155°N 81.809°E / 26.155; 81.809
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictAmethi
Government
 • MPRahul Gandhi (INC)
Elevation100 m (300 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total12,808
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+915368
Vehicle registrationUP-36
Sex ratio908 females per 1000 males /
Literacy (2011)59.20
Websitewww.amethi.nic.in

Amethi is a town in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major town of the Amethi district, in the Faizabad division. It has been the constituency of the Nehru-Gandhi family since 1980. Amethi has been a Congress stronghold since its formation in 1966. Amethi is also famous for the temple called Hanumangarhi.

History[edit]

In the past, Amethi used to be called Raipur-Amethi. Raipur is the place where the fort of Raja of Amethi. His ancestors used to reside in Raipur-Phulwari, where the old fort is still there. Amethi is also famous for the temple called Hanumangarhi and a mosque both built about hundred years ago. About three kilometres north of Amethi there is a tomb of famous poet which is in Ram Nagar, Saint Malik Muhammad Jayasi where he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2001 Census of India,[2] Amethi had a population of 12,808. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.

Transport[edit]

Amethi is connected to the major cities in Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern India via Indian Railways and roads. Amethi railway station has direct trains connecting with major cities like Jammu, Amritsar, Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Jaipur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, Bhopal, Mumbai and Bangalore.

A number of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses play from Amethi.

Institutions, Industries and Organisations[edit]

Amethi district contains 1,431 government primary schools,433 government upper primary schools, 33 government-aided primary schools, 42 madrasas and 145 intermediate schools, including 18 government inter-colleges. It also has two non-government intermediate schools, namely Shri Shiv Pratap Inter College and Rajarshi Rananjay Inter college.

Amethi town is a local education center, with some institutions more than 100 years old. The prime Educational Institutes are:

An extension branch of Indian Institute of Information Technology of Amethi campus (renamed as Rajiv Gandhi IIIT) was established in Amethi in 2005 as an extension campus of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. However, it was shut down in 2016.

A few other schools and colleges in Amethi district near Amethi town include Indira Gandhi Post Graduate College, Manishi Mahila Degree College, Rananjay Inter College, Kamla Nehru School, Sanjay Gandhi Smarak Vidyalaya Junior High School, Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya and HAL School Korwa.

Amethi city contains branches of 11 public sector banks and one private sector bank.

A few public sector units were established in Amethi in the 1970s like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, BHEL, Indo gulf fertilizers and ACC, however not much has occurred in the town for the past two decades, leading to youngsters leaving the town in search of jobs.[3]

Amethi district contains just three NGOs, namely the Society for Animal Health Agriculture Science and Humanity, Munshiganj, Amethi Jan Vikas Trust, Deenapur and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.

Notable people[edit]

The former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's grandsons Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi (the sons of Indira Gandhi), Rajiv Gandhi's widow Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi, have at one time or the other, represented this constituency.

Currently Amethi has many Popular faces such as Sanjay Singh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Amethi".
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Dutta, Sanjay (22 October 2016). "BJP goes to Amethi with populist plans". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2016.