Bagpat district

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Baghpat district
District of Uttar Pradesh
Location of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Administrative division Meerut
Headquarters Baghpat
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Baghpat
Area
 • Total 1,321 km2 (510 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,163,931
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 65.65 per cent[1]
Website Official website

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.

History[edit]

Baghpat district was created in the year 1997 and named after the erstwhile Baghpat tehsil of Meerut district.[2]

Bagpat district is 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.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The district has an area of 1,321 square kilometres (510 sq mi).[3]

Baghpat town lies on the east bank of the Yamuna River, and is within the National Capital Region.[4]

Economy[edit]

Baghpat town has an agriculture-based economy where sugarcane is a main crop. There are sugar mills in Baghpat, Ramala and Malakpur. Wheat, mustard, and vegetables are also extensively grown.[3][4]

Baraut is famous for its Rim and Dhura grown there, as well as its agricultural implements industry.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Bagpat district has a population of 1,303,148,[5] which is roughly equal to that of African nation of Mauritius[6] or the US state of New Hampshire.[7] This gives it a ranking of the 376th most populous districts in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 986 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.87%.[5] Bagpat has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 73.54%. Baghpat is a Hindu-majority district, with about 63% Hindu population and 34% Muslim population.[5]

Administration[edit]

Legislative consituencies[edit]

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.

Tehsils and blocks[edit]

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.

Tehsils[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Villages and Their Gram Pradhans[edit]

Notable villages of Bagpat district are Chhaprauli (from which prime minister Charan Singh hailed), Baoli, and Bharal.

Sr. No. Tehsil Sr.No. Block Sr. No. Village Name of Gram Pradhan
001 Baghpat 001 Baghpat 001 Doulcha Gulsan Yadav
002 Nouroujpur Gujjar Omparkash Nain
003 Budhera Dharamvati Devi
004 Santoshpur Raman S/o CH Prem Dedha
005 Baghu Sumit S/O Surendra DevDhar
006 Vinaypur Satyaveer Singh
007 Baleni Manoj Yadav
008 Gyasri urf Gaadhi Chaman lal sharma

Administrators[edit]

Sr. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Manager Vedpal Singh 9760190808

Education[edit]

Baraut is where the famous Janta Vedic and the Digamber Jain Colleges are sited and it is the main education hub of Baghpat.[4] Some villages like Budhera have very high literacy rates and many of the villagers are government employees.[citation needed]

Kirthal village is home to one of the ancient gurukul, Arya Maha Vidyalaya, which is reminiscent of the ancient Indian education system.[citation needed]

Some of the colleges located in Baghpat are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ a b "About District". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Baghpat district. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Economy". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Baghpat district. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Baghpat (Bagpat) District : Census 2011 data". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "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
  8. ^ http://bkpjm.org/index.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°56′24″N 77°13′12″E / 28.94000°N 77.22000°E / 28.94000; 77.22000