Mehsi

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Mehsi
city
Mehsi is located in Bihar
Mehsi
Mehsi
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 26°21′N 85°07′E / 26.35°N 85.11°E / 26.35; 85.11Coordinates: 26°21′N 85°07′E / 26.35°N 85.11°E / 26.35; 85.11
Country  India
State Bihar
District East Champaran
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Languages
 • Official Maithili, Hindi , Bhojpuri
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 845426
Telephone code +91-6257
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Muzaffarpur, Motihari
Lok Sabha constituency Motihari
Avg. summer temperature 42 °C (108 °F)
Website eastchamparan.bih.nic.in

Mehsi is a small town located in East Champaran district of Bihar state, India. Mehsi is an entry point of East Champaran when traveling from Patna, Muzaffarpur to Raxaul, connected both by railway and roadway. There are many button factories, a small scale industry, although most of the people depend upon agriculture and commerce.

Mehsi Town, is famous for zip buttons and the other source is lichi and mango fruits. Mehsi is the major producer of lichi and mango in India.[1]

Location[edit]

Mehsi is located 114 kilometres (71 mi) north of Patna 41.2 kilometres (26 mi) north of Muzaffarpur & 43.2 kilometres (27 mi) south of Motihari.[1] National Highway 28 passes through Mehsi. The nearest airport is Patna Airport. The nearest village is Sulsabad(Barharwa) which is 1 km north of mehsi railway station/1 km west of NH28 and 500 meters west of mehsi block office.The nearest village is Rampurwa-Mirzapur which is 1 km east of station andChak Laloo is a village located near the bus stand and 1 km from the railway station. This village is the birthplace of the scholar Moulana Zahirul Haque and his elder son Haider Imam Anzar.

Nagar Panchayat Mehsi[edit]

Chairman of Nagar Panchayat Mehsi is Nashima Khatoon & Dy.chairman of Nagar Panchayat Mehsi is SanjayKumar Ward-1- Indu Devi Ward-2- purb chairman Ward-3-Raj Kumar Mishra alias Chawal Mishra Ward-4- shailendra srivastav Ward-5-Lalbabu Thakur Ward-6-Nazma Khatoon Ward-7-Babulal Ram Ward-8-Rumi Tabassum Ward-9-subodh Thakur Ward-10-Anita Devi chairman Ward-11-Urmila Devi Ward-12-Satrudhan Mahto Ward-13-purb chairman Ward-14-Priti Kumari Ward-15-Manoj chowrasiya


River[edit]

This town has the Budhi Gandak river flowing by its side, one branch of the Gandak river.

Demographics[edit]

Mehsi is one of the 27 blocks in Purbi Champaran district. As of 2001 India census the total population of the Mehsi is 232,159. There are 30 villages in this block. The literacy rate is 61.53%. The female literacy rate is 55.03%. The male literacy rate is 85.91%.

Tourism and places of interest[edit]

This small community has a number of places of interest at the east side of railway station. These include :

  • A 700 hundred yeared old mazar known as Mirza Halim Shah Mazar dargah situated at ward no. 10. near chowk bazar.
  • A very old library 'Nagrik Pustakalaya'.
  • An old High School (Tirhut Vidyalaya) of the English government
  • Orchards of lichi and mango trees.
  • An old inter college named "Mahatma Gandhi Inter College".
  • An old Girls High school (Land donated by Bhagwan Sah.)
  • A New Building office of nagar panchayat mehsi (Land Donated by Bhagwan Sah)
  • A 10 yeared old NGO named as "May I Help You" ,registered under F.C.R.A , is present in Mehsi.
  • It is situated in Chaklaloo region near bus stand.
  • It is working for skill development under N.S.D.C AND P.M.K.V.Y (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yogna).
  • It is working under the presidency of late Er. Md. Yaseen Ansari.
  • Presently it is being functioned under Md.Ashraf Ansari (C.E.O. Of May I Help You).And the Secretary General, Aasia Perween.

° Late Ram Avtar Shah was great freedom fighter belong to Mehsi. ° 70 years old Tea stall Vendor situated in railway station plat form 01.passengers of trains enjoy their with samosha and Famous KALA JAAMUN. °

Litchipuram ( Litchi Utsav )[edit]

In Mehsi, there is now a place called Litchipuram named after the fruit. This was highlighted recently when Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated a 3-day Litchi Utsav at a local school in Mehsi. According to the government’s own data, East Champaran has been the highest producer of litchi in recent years. Along with Mehasi, Muzaffarpur, Vaishali and Samastipur districts, Bihar produces 40 per cent of the country’s litchi crop.[2]

Litchi is grown in over 15,000 hectares in the whole district but in Mehsi region alone litchi is grown by farmers in over 11,000 acres – thus the moniker Litchipuram. The name was given in 2003 by the then district magistrate S. Sheo Kumar who discovered that litchi production in the region is far greater than the neighboring Muzaffarpur, which hogs all the fame due to earlier association.[2]

Mehsi is also known for litchi honey, produced in hives maintained in the orchards during the flowering season. It is indeed the rarest of rarities. Apart from boosting pride among the local farmers, the litchi festival is also hosting seminars with participants such as professors, scientists and specialists from Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa, and National Horticulture Mission. As for the demand by the locals for a Litchi Research Institute, it can only be set up with the assistance of the National Council Agriculture Research, New Delhi.[2] in mehsi it has been started by some businessman ,it may include tahir, abdul qayyum khanand so many people

Geography[edit]

The summer, April–July is extremely hot and humid (28/42 deg C,90% Max.) and winter is pleasantly cold, around 06/20 deg C. The region of the city is filled with the orchards of lichi and mango trees. The river and the orchards creates a pleasant climate around the city.

Important notes[edit]

  • The number of households in Mehsi is 21,746. Almost households are rural and after come into force of Nagar panchayat some households come into urban area.
  • Female to male ratio of Mehsi is 91.35% compared to the Bihar's female to male ratio 91.93%. It is unsatisfactory and the people should drive some campaign to improve this.
  • The literacy rate of the block is 47% compared to the literacy rate of state 47%. The literacy rate of the block is comparable to state literacy rate. Anyhow, the rate of literacy is very low and needs immediate attention of the union and state Government.
  • The female literacy rate is 24.03% compared to male literacy rate of 49.91%.
  • The total working population is 44.03% of the total population. 62.15% of the men are working population . 24.28% of the women are working population.
  • The main working population is 33.69% of the total population. 53.5% of the men are main working population . 12.1% of the women are main working population . While the marginal working population is 10.33% of the total population. 8.65% . of the men are marginal working population. 12.18% of the women are marginal working population.
  • The total non-working population is 55.97% of the total population. 37.85% of the men are non-working population . 75.72% of the women are non-working population.
  1. ^ a b . "Mehsi in India", India9.com, June 30, 2005, web: i9-Mehsi.
  2. ^ a b c . "Litchipuram, Mehsi, East Champaran", bihardays.com, web: Litchipuram.
  • A 10 yeared old NGO named as "May I Help You" ,registered under F.C.R.A , is present in Mehsi.
  • It is situated in Chaklaloo region near bus stand.
  • It is working for skill development under N.S.D.C AND P.M.K.V.Y (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yogna).
  • Nagar Panchayat come into force at 2010, in first election sh. murari sharan of ward no-03 awarded best councillor.

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