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|District of Uttar Pradesh|
Location of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Baghpat|
|• Total||1,321 km2 (510 sq mi)|
|• Density||880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||65.65 per cent|
Bagpat district is one of the 75 districts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with headquarters at the town of Baghpat. Created in 1997, the district has an area of 1,321 square kilometres (510 sq mi) and a population of 1,163,991.
Baghpat town lies on the east bank of the Yamuna River, and is within the National Capital Region. It has an agriculture-based economy with sugarcane as the main crop, followed by wheat, mustard and vegetables. There are three sugar mills in the district: Bagpat Co-operative Sugar Mills Ltd., Ramala Co-operative Sugar Mills Ltd. and SBEC Sugar Mills Ltd., which are sited in Bagpat, Ramala and Malakpur, respectively.
Baraut, another small city in the district, is known for Digambar Jain College and Jat College (now called Janta Vedic College). It is also famous for the Rim and Dhura as well as its agricultural implements industry. The prominent Ganga Ram Kishorilal family used to be well known in the area, as they owned vast agricultural lands and several mills including the Ganga Oil Mill, which operated pre-independence up to the 1960s and was famous for its pure mustard oil.
Badagaon is another well-known village, which is famed for the Digamber Jain temple.
Baghpat district was created in the year 1997 and named after the erstwhile Baghpat tehsil of Meerut district. Bagpat district is divided into 3 tehsils: Baghpat, Baraut, and Khekra. Baghpat tehsil comprises two blocks - Baghpat and Pilana, while Baraut comprises three - Binauli, Chhaprauli, and Baraut. Khekra tehsil comprises only the Khekra block. Baghpat, Baraut, and Khekada are the major towns in the district.
There are three Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Bagpat district: Chhaprauli, Baraut, and Baghpat. All of these are part of Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency of current chairman Rajudin Malik, current MLA of Baghpat Smt. Hemlata Choudhary and MP Dr. Satyapal Singh.
The most famous villages of the Bagpat district are Chhaprauli (from which prime minister Charan Singh hailed), Ranchar(Anchaad), Ahera Gaon, Baoli, SHABGA, Malkpur, Mitli, Panchi, Kirthal, Budhera (Gurjar), Gothra, Pilana, Khatta Prahladpur, Daula, Bichpadi, Dhikauli, Katha, Noorpur, Sujra, Bazidpur, Harsana, Mandola, Khekra, Badagaon, Dundahera, Pabla, Nirpura, Khedi Jatt, Budhsani Ahir, Nawada Ahir, Singhawali Ahir, Saidhbar Ahir, Pura Mahadev, Dagarpur, Norozpur Goojar, Fakharpur, Sisana, Katha, and Bharal.
Bagpat district is also infamous for the activities of criminals and there are various criminal gangs known as "Giroh" that are active in the region. In spite of this, Bagpat is considered to be one of the best places to live in India because of its green and healthy environment. Bagpat is also one of the most productive districts in terms of sugarcane production.
Baraut is where the famous Janta Vedic and the Digamber Jain Colleges are sited and it is the main education hub of Baghpat. Some villages like Budhera have very high literacy rates and many of the villagers are government employees.
According to the 2011 census, Bagpat district has a population of 1,302,156, which is roughly equal to that of African nation of Mauritius or the US state of New Hampshire. This gives it a ranking of the 376th most populous districts in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 986 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.87%. Bagpat has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.54%. Baghpat is a Hindu-majority district, with about 63% Hindu population and 34% Muslim population.
Some of the colleges located in Baghpat are:
- Babu Kamta Prasad Jain Mahavidyalaya, Baraut
- S P R C Degree College, Baghpat
- Indradev College of Engineering & Technology, Baghpat
- Aryabhat college of engineering & Technology, Baghpat
- Om Sai institute, Pali
- Vanjaksh Institute of Alternate Medicines (Distance Education)
- JagMohan Institute of Management and Technology
- Digambar Jain College, Baraut
- Janta Vedic College, Baraut
Villages and Their Gram Pradhans
|Sr. No.||Tehsil||Sr.No.||Block||Sr. No.||Village||Name of Gram Pradhan|
|002||Nouroujpur Gujjar||Omparkash Nain|
|004||Santoshpur||Raman S/o CH Prem Dedha|
|005||Baghu||Sumit S/O Surendra DevDhar|
|Sr. No.||Designation||Name||Contact No.|
- "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
- "Census of India 2011 – Uttar Pradesh – District Census Handbook – Baghpat" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. 2011. p. 9. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01.
Gurjars hold Baghpat, they have a large population in Baghpat and Khekra tehsils, and Jats hold Baraut and have a large population in Baraut and Chhaprauli towns. Mauritius 1,303,717, July 2011 est.
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 20 December 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
New Hampshire 1,316,470
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