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The village includes leathermaking, rice production, baking, etc. The oldest name of DEO NAGAR is BASAU PURVA.It is 1 km from Kanpur Anwarganj Railway Station. Dev Nagar is the nearest station from Kanpur Central Bus Station. Both are equidistant from Dev nagar at approx 1.5 km.The oldest building in dev nagar is BRAHMA NAND ASHRAM which was built by Pt BRAHMA NAND MISHRA IN 1939. The GT Road (Grant Trunk Road) is also attached to the Chandrika Devi Road. Institute of Information Technology (IIT) Kanpur is in GT Road approx 10 km from Dev Nagar.
Dev Nagar is home to the famous temple named Chandrika Devi Mandir.