Amethi

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Amethi
अमेठी
امیٹھی
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
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Amethi
Government
 • MP Rahul Gandhi (INC)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,808
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +915368
Vehicle registration UP36
Sex ratio 908 females per 1000 males /
Literacy (2011) 59.20
Website www.amethi.nic.in

Amethi is a town in Amethi district in Faizabad division, of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Gauriganj is the administrative headquarter of Amethi district. Amethi town is thirteen kilometers away from the district headquarter. Amethi is a major town of the Amethi district and also a municipal board.

Amethi is known for being the constituency of Indian Nehru-Gandhi Family since 1980. Amethi has been a Congress stronghold since its formation in 1966. 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. Amethi has elected 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)[1] Mr. Chandra Kant Pandey is the District Magistrate of Amethi.

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] 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. 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 Ranveer Rananjay Post Graduate College.

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 others.

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 Aeronatics 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.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amethi". Brand Bharat. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Amethi". 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Dutta, Sanjay (22 October 2016). "BJP goes to Amethi with populist plans". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2016.