Milkipur

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Milkipur
मिल्कीपुर
constituency
Map of Milkipur
Map of Milkipur
Milkipur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Milkipur
Milkipur
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°35′40″N 81°54′34″E / 26.594375°N 81.909554°E / 26.594375; 81.909554Coordinates: 26°35′40″N 81°54′34″E / 26.594375°N 81.909554°E / 26.594375; 81.909554
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Faizabad
Government
 • Legislator Awadhesh Prasad
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,764
Languages
 • Official Avadhi, Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 224164
Vehicle registration UP 42
Website faizabad.nic.in

Milkipur (Hindi: मिल्कीपुर) is a town, tehsil and a constituency in Faizabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology is situated at Kumarganj (A town situated at a distance of about 10 km, South from Milkipur Center) Milkipur Faizabad.[1] Tehsil headquarters and Police station of Milkipur tehsil are situated at Inayatnagar, 5 kilometers North-East from Milkipur center.

History[edit]

The town Milkipur and its name originated from the people of Milki Cast who once lived here. The Milki are a Muslim community found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are also known as Malik, and found entirely in the Awadh region. A small number of Milki are also found in Karachi in Pakistan.

The Milki get their name from the fact that their ancestors were a class to whom revenue free grants (milk in Persian) of land were made during the period of the Delhi Sultanate. They were given these grants of land as an incentive to settle the land. In Unnao District, they were substantial landowners, and played an important role in the history of that district.

They were also the scribes, administrators, writers, magistrates, judges. lawyers, chief executive officers and village accountants in the Awadh region. The Milki were also appointed to the position of clerks and official record keepers by the state. As part of their duties, they learnt Turkish and Arabic, economics, administration and taxation. They successfully adapted themselves as scribes and functionaries under the new colonial British. The Milki have much in common with the neighbouring Muslim community, the Kayastha Muslim, with whom they share many traditions and customs.

The Milki of Unnao District claim to be Siddiqui Shaikhs, while those of Azamgarh and Ballia claim to be of Turk origin. All the various groups of Milki intermarry, and there are also instances of intermarriage with the Qidwai and Kayastha Muslim communities. Some Milk are Sunni, while other are Shia. They speak standard Urdu, although most also have an understanding of the Awadhi dialect of Hindi.

Geography[edit]

Milkipur is located at 26°35′40″N 81°54′34″E / 26.594375°N 81.909554°E / 26.594375; 81.909554.[2] It has an average elevation of 94 metres (311 feet). The Milkipur Constituency is surrounded by Gomti and Tamsa rivers.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Milkipur had a population of 1,764. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Milkipur has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 63% and female literacy of 39%. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Milkipur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28
(82)
32
(90)
41
(106)
44
(111)
46
(115)
48
(118)
41
(106)
38
(100)
38
(100)
37
(99)
33
(91)
28
(82)
48
(118)
Average high °C (°F) 18
(64)
26
(79)
32
(90)
36
(97)
40
(104)
42
(108)
36
(97)
34
(93)
35
(95)
32
(90)
26
(79)
20
(68)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 6
(43)
12
(54)
16
(61)
22
(72)
27
(81)
29
(84)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
20
(68)
12
(54)
7
(45)
15
(59)
Record low °C (°F) −3
(27)
7
(45)
−3
(27)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.91)
16
(0.63)
9
(0.35)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
68
(2.68)
208
(8.19)
286
(11.26)
202
(7.95)
43
(1.69)
7
(0.28)
8
(0.31)
881
(34.69)
Source: [4]

Milkipur has a warm humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from December to February and dry, hot summers from March to July. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when Milkipur gets an average rainfall of 1010 mm (40 in) mostly from the south-west monsoon winds. In winter the maximum temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius and the minimum is in the 2 to 3 degrees Celsius range. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers are very hot with temperatures ranging from 35 to 45 degree Celsius.

Crops[edit]

Wheat, rice, sugar cane, mustard and mango are the main crops.

Culture and Religions[edit]

Religions in Milkipur
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
80%
Muslims
  
19%
Sikhs
  
0.7%
Buddhists
  
0.2%
Christians
  
0.1%

The main religions of Milkipur Constituency are Hindu and Muslims.

Festivals[edit]

All major Festivals Like Holi, Deepawali, Eid, Vijayadashami etc. are celebrated with full zeal and joy.

Banks[edit]

Milkipur has morden banking facilities. All the major banks like Allahabad Bank, State Bank Of India, Bank of Baroda have their branches in Milkipur.

Access[edit]

Milkipur is situated at State Highway 15 and is well connected with Lucknow, Faizabad, Rudauli and Jagdishpur.

Air[edit]

Nearest airports are that of Faizabad (about 40 km) Lucknow (115 km) and Varanasi (200 km).

Road[edit]

Milkipur has good road connectivity with Lucknow (115 km), Faizabad (32 km), Rudauli (23 km) and Jagdishpur (30 km).

Education[edit]

Narendra Dev University Of Agriculture and Technology[edit]

Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology is an agricultural university at Faizabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is in the small town of Milkipur Constituency known as Kumarganj. On January 15, 1974 the foundation stone of Narendra Dev University of Agriculture & Technology was led by Hon'ble Primeminister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi At Mashodha near Faizabad. Shri Laxmi narain Rai, APCS officer of Agriculture Department, government of UP,was deputed as officer on special duty. After a few month, he was succeeded by Dr. A.S. Srivastava he took over in October, 1974. Some speed work was done by his team. A new development took place during 1975 and the government of UP decided to locate the main campus of the university in Milkipur at kumarganj,Faizabad instead of Mashodha. Shri A.D. Pandey, IAS officer (retired) was appointed the first vice chancellor of the university on 10 October 1975. The university started functioning in a borrowed building of Gram Swavlambi Vidyalaya Acharya Nagar Naka Faizabad. DR. R.P.Chandola joined as the first Registrar of the university on November 1975. A committee was constituted for the site selection of Academy administrative and residential blocks of the university at Kumarganj. The committee submitted its report on 22 January 1976. On July 10, 1976 the paddy research station located at,Mashodha, Gahghara Ghat and ECF and NDS schemes were transferred to the university by the government and U.P. institute Agril. science Kanpur which formed the nucleus of the research university. Dr.Kirti Singh took over the first Dean of the Agril. faculty on February 12, 1977 which approved creation of 20 departments in the college of agriculture.

The Mahamaya college of Agriculture Engineering and Technology(MCAET) a constituent college of N.D. university of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad was established at Ambedkar Nagar by upgrading the department of agriculture of the college of agriculture to cater the needs of development of engineering and Technoloy to suit the condition of the farmers of Eastern Uttar Pradesh characterised by problems of user lands, water looked poorly drained soils scant power supply, small holdings, low purchasing power and poor rural infrastructure. Former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi Laid Foundation stone of NDUAT on 10 October 1975 Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Narendra Nagar (Kumarganj), named after a great national leader, educationist, philosopher and great socialist, Achraya Narendra Deva whose ideals constitute a great national heritage and source of inspiration in the national quest for a progressive economy free from the fear and exploitation.

Other Schools and Colleges[edit]

Many other schools and colleges are also situated in Milkipur.

  • Sarvoday Inter College Ramganj Milkipur Faizabad.
  • Ram Charan Inter College Ghatauli Faizabad.
  • Vidya Mandir Inter College Milkipur.
  • Vidya Mandir Degree College Milkipur.
  • Ram Pati Balbhadra Prasad Inter College Milkipur.
  • Bhartiye Siksha Sadan Aacharya Nagar Milkipur.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Inter College (Amanigunj)Milkipur.
  • Ram Sardar Smarak Mahavidyalaya Khandasa Milkipur.
  • Shiv Puri Inter College Khandasa Milkipur.
  • Sant Bhikadas Ram Jas Mahavidyalaya Mohli (Khandasa) Milkipur.
  • N.D.Dav Public School Kumarganj Milkipur.
  • Darbari Lal Inter jan sahyogi inter college Milkipur.
  • Janta Inter college Hardoiya Milkipur
  • Dwarika Nath Dubey Pure Chinta Dubey Ghatauli Faizabad

Media[edit]

Press[edit]

Milkipur is fully covered by prominent Hindi newspapers like Dainik jagran, Hindustan, Jan morcha etc. Some English dailies like The Times of India, The Hindustan Times are also circulated in this area

Radio[edit]

The Following Radio Stations Can be listened in Milkipur.

Internet[edit]

Major Broadband Internet providers in milkipur are BSNL and Bharti Airtel.

References[edit]