Chhibramau

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Chhibramau
छिबरामऊ
چھبرامو
city
Nickname(s): Cbr
Chhibramau is located in Uttar Pradesh
Chhibramau
Chhibramau
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°09′N 79°30′E / 27.15°N 79.50°E / 27.15; 79.50Coordinates: 27°09′N 79°30′E / 27.15°N 79.50°E / 27.15; 79.50
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Kannauj
Government
 • Member of Parliament Smt. Dimple Yadav[1]
Elevation 152 m (499 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 60,986
Languages
 • Official Hindi/Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 209721
Member of Legislative Assembly from Chhibramau Smt. Archana Pandey
Chairman Mr.Rajeev Dubey
District Magistrate Mr. Jagdeesh Chandra

Chhibramau is a city with the status of "Nagar Palika Parishad" and a Subdivision of Kannauj district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city is lying along the National Highway No. 91 (G.T. Road) on Delhi (Dadri) – Kanpur route. The nearest airport is at Lucknow (150 km) and Gursahaiganj Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Geography[edit]

Chhibramau is located at 27°09′N 79°30′E / 27.150°N 79.500°E / 27.150; 79.500.[2] It has an average elevation of 152 metres (499 ft). Physiographically town is located on the bank of river Kali. River Ganga flows at the distance of 25 km from the town. Shallow lakes (Jhils) are commonly visible in Chhibramau tehsil, although many of them have been disappeared due to rapid urbanization of the town.

History[edit]

By the time of Akbar this city was the headquarters of a pargana. Early in the eighteenth century, Nawab Muhammad Khan of Farrukhabad founded a new quarter called Muhammadganj, with a fine sarai which was improved 100 years later by a British Collector. The town was administered under Act XX of 1856 during the British Raj, and prospered from its location on the grand trunk road. At present the great grand trunk road's stretch between Kanpur – Kannauj – Etah – Delhi is called National Highway No. 91 (NH-91). Until 1997 Chhibramau was in Farrukhabad district, but since that district was divided the town has been within the new Kannauj district.

The "Chhibramau Disaster" and Hodson's Adventure[edit]

At the time of the 1857 uprising, old hostilities between the Raja of Mainpuri and the Nawab of Farrukhabad nearly led to open war, but after a face-off between their forces in Bewar in July, both forces joined hands against British rule. The Raja did not oppose a British armed unit led by Sir James Hope Grant when it marched through the district in October, but in December he heard that Brigadier Seaton was coming with a small force from Etah to join General Walpole at Mainpuri, and advanced to Kuraoli with the intention of barring the road. Seaton, however, easily outmaneuvered the local forces, and the rebels fled in disorder, losing eight guns and about a hundred men. It was after this action that the famous Hodson of Hodson's Horse in 1857-58 carried out one of his most daring exploits. Accompanied by his second-in-command, McDowell, and 75 men, he rode across a countryside swarming with rebels to carry despatches to the Commander-in-Chief, Sir Colin Campbell. He left most of his men at Bewar, but pushed on to Chhibramau with McDowell and 25 native men. There he learnt that Campbell was not at Gursahaiganj as expected, but at Miran ki Sarai, 15 miles further. The two officers rode on alone and reached Campbell's camp in safety, having ridden 55 miles in ten hours without changing horses. On their return the same evening they were warned by a native, to whom Hodson had given alms in the morning, that after their departure a party of 2,000 rebels had entered Chhibramau, killed the twenty-five troopers left there, and were now waiting for Hodson's return. Hodson and his companion nevertheless pressed on and, reaching the village, dismounted and passed quietly through it, unnoticed by the enemy. At Bewar they found a party sent by Seaton, who had heard of the disaster, and next day marched to Chhibramau himself, joining forces there with Brigadier Walpole on 3 January and proceeding with him to Fatehgarh. The civil authorities then reoccupied the district, and regained complete control late in 1858.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to Census 2011 The Chhibramau Nagar Palika Parishad has population of 60,986 of which 31,661 are males while 29,325 are females.The population of the town increased By 21.30% compare to Census 2001. Population of Chhibramau was 50,279 according to the 2001 census (47% female, 53% male).

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 8107 which is 13.29% of total population of Chhibramau (NPP). In Chhibramau Nagar Palika Parishad, Female Sex Ratio is of 926 against state average of 912. While Child Sex Ratio in Chhibramau is around 929 compared to Uttar Pradesh state average of 902. Literacy rate of Chhibramau city is 79.14% higher than state average of 67.68%. In Chhibramau, Male literacy is around 83.56% while female literacy rate is 74.36%.

Nagar Palika Parishad[edit]

Chhibramau is Nagar Palika Parishad in district of Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. The whole Chhibramau city is divided into 25 wards for which Elections are held after every 5 years. There is supervision of Chairman for Nagar Palika Parishad in the City which is chosen by chhibramau nagar population of age above 18 year old.

Chhibramau Nagar Palika Parishad has total administration over 10,363 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within the city. Nagar Palika Parishad also impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction. In the city there are also some Government (Like Avas Vikas Colony, Kanshiram Colony ) and private authorized colonies (Like Geeta Nagar). which also provide water and sewerage facility to the members of their Colony.

Gram Panchayats- There are 90 Gram Panchayats in the City. For Gram Panchayat there is a provision of choosing Pradhan in every Gram Panchayat . For which elections are held after 5 year. Pradhan is considered as the head of the indivisual Panchayat of their own area.

For Electric facility there is a big power station in the town. which provides electric facility throughout the town and to the villages which are nearby the city .

Farming and Crop-System[edit]

Green wheat a month before harvest

Chhibramau and its nearby villages are known for the best and large quality of potato and wheat. Town and its nearby places like farrukhabad are famous for large number of potato mills in the state. Some famous crops of the town known for its quality production are Potato, Wheat, Arhar, Urd, moong, Jowar, Ground nut, Gram, Pea, Mustard Sugar-cane and Barley.

Education[edit]

Chhibramau has a good number of education institutions for a middle level town. These draw students from the surrounding district, and include:

  • Nehru Degree (PG) College, Chhibramau
  • District Institute of Education and Training, Chhibramau
  • Jagdishwar Dayal Janta Inter College, Chhibramau
  • Hira Lal Vaishya National Inter College, Chhibramau
  • Girls Inter College, Chhibramau
  • Lok Bharti Inter College, Chhibramau
  • Subhash Academy, Chhibramau
  • City Children's Academy, Chhibramau
  • Jugal Shitla Institute of Technology & Management (JSITM), Chhibramau
  • Happy Kids Corner School, Chhibramau
  • Happy Public School, Chhibramau
  • Galaxy Public School,Chhibramau
  • Choudhari Jamadhar Singh Mahavidhayalaya Degree College, Chhibramau
  • Kidzee Pre School East Byepass, Chhibramau

Places of interest[edit]

Ancient temples[edit]

Gangeshwar Nath Temple , a temple of Lord Shiva, is among the oldest temples of Chhibramau.

Kalika Devi Mandir is among the oldest temples of the goddess Kaali.

Phooti Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in the district of Kannauj. It is surrounded by a cluster of trees and has no minarets. It has been renovated several times in the past but as renovations have not been wholly successful it is popularly known as Phooti (broken) Masjid.

Gama Devi Mandir is a temple dedicated to the goddess Gama (incarnation of Maa Durga) near the peepal wali gali (bylane) and Sabji Mandi (vegetable market or Farmers' market) in Chhibramau.

Maneshwar nath Mandir dedicated to lord shiva is located near city post office of town is very popular among devotees.

The Hanuman temple in Naugai (a village in Chhibramau) is also considered one of the ancient temples of the town. Many devotees assemble there on the day of Bada Mangal.

Ancient Hanuman Temple in Baba ka Bagh, also pronounced in local language as baba ki bagiya (a saint's garden) on Saurikh Road.

Other places of interest[edit]

  1. Ruins of the Fort of Bishungarh (a village near Chhibramau)

Climate[edit]

In summer, i.e. from March to June, the weather remains hot and the temperature ranges from a maximum of 48 °C to a minimum of 28 °C.

Monsoon season prevails during mid-June to mid-September.

The cold waves from the Himalayan region makes the winters in Chhibramau chilly and harsh. Temperatures fall to as low as 3 to 4 °C at the peak of winters. Chhibramau also has fog and smog problems. In January, a dense fog envelops the town, reducing visibility on the streets.

Climate data for Chhibramau
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20
(68)
24
(75)
30
(86)
36
(97)
36
(97)
37
(99)
35
(95)
34
(93)
34
(93)
35
(95)
29
(84)
23
(73)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
10
(50)
15
(59)
21
(70)
27
(81)
29
(84)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
19
(66)
12
(54)
06
(43)
18
(65)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25
(0.98)
22
(0.87)
17
(0.67)
7
(0.28)
8
(0.31)
65
(2.56)
211
(8.31)
173
(6.81)
150
(5.91)
31
(1.22)
1
(0.04)
5
(0.2)
715
(28.16)
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Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

UPSRTC Logo

The city is lying along the National Highway No. 91 (G.T. Road) on Delhi (Dadri) – Kanpur route. The National Highway No. 91 (Kanpur - Delhi) passes from the heart of Chhibramau town. You can easily get buses of UPSRTC 24*7 from the roadways bus stand of town for most of cities .

Agra Lucknow Expressway is just 18 km from town which can be used as direct and fast route for Delhi and Lucknow . This highway is now open for public.

Apart from that blocks and villages within the town are now well linked through major district roads (MDR) and metaled rural roads. Most of the roads are in good condition.

Rail[edit]

Gursahaiganj Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is at the distance of 25 km from town. From here you can directly get train for most of major cities as Delhi, Kanpur,Lucknow and Allahabad and Farrukhabad.

Apart from it Farrukhabad railway station is at 31 km from Chhibramau this railway station is well connected for major cities of India such as Kanpur, Lucknow, Patna, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Mathura.

Air[edit]

For air connectivity you can reach Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport Lucknow which is at 164 km from town. For better reach-ability you can take Agra Lucknow Expressway route for Lucknow Airport (within 2 hours).

To reach Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi which is at 330 km you can go through Agra Lucknow Expressway and Yamuna Expressway within 4-5 hours from the heart of town .

Distance of Major cities and towns from city[edit]

West
North
East
South

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