|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Amethi is a town in Amethi district in Faizabad division, of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major town of the district of the same name and also a municipal board. It is also called as Raipur-Amethi.
It is better known for being the seat of power of the Indian Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty since 1980. Its constituency has been a Congress stronghold since its formation in 1966. The former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his 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. Amethi has elected a Non-Nehru dynasty Congress person to parliament for two terms (Vidyadhar Bajpai 1966-77) and a non-congress M.P once (Ravindra Pratap Singh, Janata Party, 1977–80) and Dr. Sanjay Singh .
Also called as Raipur-Amethi, of which Raipur belonged to the Raja of Amethi who lived at Ram Nagar. His ancestors used to reside in Raipur-Phulwari where the old fort is still found. Here is also a temple called Hanumangarhi and a mosque both built about hundred years ago. About three kilometres north of Ram Nagar there is a tomb of famous poet, Saint Malik Muhammad Jayasi where he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas.
Amethi is connected to the major cities in Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern India via Indian Railways and roads. It has direct trains connecting with major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, Bhopal, Mumbai and Bangalore.
A number of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses ply from Amethi.
The town is a local education center, with some institutions more than 100 years old. These include the Rajarshi Rananjay Singh Group of Institutions, Prime Educational Institutes are Indian Institute of Information Technology, Rajarshi Rananjay Singh Institute of Management & Technology, Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh College of Pharmacy and Rajarshi Rananjay Post Graduate College.
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.
Due to High Profile constituency mainly public sector units established in Amethi Like Hindustan Aeronatic Limited, BHEL, Indo gulf fertilizers established in 70s
Due to lack of basic amenities like Power, the presence of private sector organizations is rare - exception being ACC [Associate Cement Company].
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