Arkha

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Arkha
अरखा
اركھا
Arkha is located in Uttar Pradesh
Arkha
Arkha
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°07′44″N 81°02′03″E / 26.129°N 81.03425°E / 26.129; 81.03425Coordinates: 26°07′44″N 81°02′03″E / 26.129°N 81.03425°E / 26.129; 81.03425
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Rae Bareli
Government
 • Member Of Parliament Sonia Gandhi
 • Gram Pradhan Usha Maurya
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 10,337
Languages
 • Official Awadhi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 229404
Telephone code 0535
Vehicle registration UP 33
Website raebareli.nic.in

Arkha is a Gram Sabha in Unchahar Tehsil of Raebareli District in Uttar Pradesh State, India. It is 40.15 km away from its district capital Rae Bareli. It is 114 km away from its state capital Lucknow. Its pin code is 229404.

History[edit]

Arkha (Hindi: अरखा) was a zamindari whose leader held a title of a Taluqdar which was given by the British Administration. However, Arkha was one of many noble houses of Awadh which opposed the British. Arkha joined Rana Beni Madho Singh of Shankarpur in the struggle against the British Raj in United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. In October 1920, Baba Ram Chandra came to Raebareli and established a Kisan Sabha in Arkha and Rasoolpur (Salon). Kissan Andolan of 1920-21 is written in golden letters in the history of Indian National Movement. In Non-Cooperation Movement of 1930, Raebareli was the first in U.P to give a lead to Namak Satyagrah and the people of Arkha were involved in the movement. After Independence, Late. Har Narain Singh ji of the Arkha family went on to become a Congress leader and a Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A) from Dalmau Constituency from 1980 until his demise in 1992. He is also remembered for the work he did in his constituency and in the region. He was responsible for the establishment of the Feroze Gandhi Thermal Power Plant with the support of Arun Nehru (M.P of the 7th and 8th Lok Sabha from Raebareli). At that time, Raebareli was one of the most backward districts of India, and the establishment of the NTPC Power Plant made many job opportunities for the people in and around Arkha. He is also regarded for the launch of Unchahar Express. There is an inter college named after him in Unchahar.

Late Shri Har Narain Singh and Late. Shrimati Indira Gandhi.
Thakur Jadunath Singh of Arkha (circa. 1920s)

Hospitals and Schools in Arkha[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Jawahar Inter College
  • Primary School
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir and Library

Notable Landmarks[edit]

  • Thakur Vishwanath Singh Memorial Trust
  • Arkha Kothi
  • Sagra (Stepwell)
  • Solar Power Plant
  • Arkha Railway Station
  • Kotra and Ganga Ghat
  • Arkha Ghat
  • Samaspur Bird Sanctuary

Transport[edit]

Arkha is connected by Road and Railways.

Road[edit]

NH24B passes through Arkha which connects it to Lucknow and Allahabad. Its 120 km away from Lucknow (2½ hours) and 80 km away from Allahabad (1½ Hours).

Railways[edit]

Arkha Station is connected to Unchahar Junction which is 4.5 km away from Arkha. One can take The Unchahar Express which starts it journey from Chandigarh Junction and goes till Allahabad Junction. Other than Unchahar Express, there are a lot of other trains like Nauchandi Express, Triveni Express, Ganga Gomti Express, etc. which stop at these stations.

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