Nawabganj, Barabanki

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Nawabganj
नवाबगंज
نوابگنج
town
Nawabganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Nawabganj
Nawabganj
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°56′N 81°11′E / 26.94°N 81.19°E / 26.94; 81.19Coordinates: 26°56′N 81°11′E / 26.94°N 81.19°E / 26.94; 81.19
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Barabanki
Government
 • Chairman Ranjeet Bahadur Srivastava
Elevation 93 m (305 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 806,929
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 225001
Telephone code 05248
Vehicle registration UP-41
Website nppnawabganj.in

Nawabganj is a town in Barabanki district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a tehsil and nagar parishad for Barabanki town.[2] It is one of the constituent entities of Barabanki city, which is District HQ of Barabanki district.

History[edit]

Nawabganj has been known as such since the Nawabi.[3]

Battle of Nawabganj[edit]

Battle of Nawabganj
Part of the Indian Mutiny
Date 12-14 June 1857
Location Nawabganj
Result British victory
Belligerents
East India Company rebel sepoys
Oudh State
Local Taluqdars
Commanders and leaders
Sir Hope Grant Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah
Raja Balbhadra Singh of Chahlari
Strength
5000 16000
Casualties and losses
36 killed
62 wounded
1000 killed and wounded

Battle of Nawabganj was a conflict between rebel sepoys, troops of Oudh State and local Taluqdars and troops of East India Company from 12 to 14 June 1857 during Indian Mutiny.[4]

During the Sepoy war of 1857-1858 the whole of the Bara Banki taluqdars joined the mutineers, but offered no serious resistance after the capture of Lucknow.[5][6] In the battle of Nawabganj in 1857 at Nawabganj Sir Hope Grant defeated the revolutionaries.[7] Raja Balbhadra Singh Chehlari along with other 1000 revolutionaries were killed in action while fighting British at Obri around 2 km from Barabanki on the confluence of riverlets Rait and Jamuria.[8][9][10][11]

British Rule[edit]

During the British rule Nawabganj headquarters of tehsil and pargana of same name. Area of Nawabganj Pargana around 1878 was 79 square miles and it was bounded in North by Ramnagar and Fatehpur, on the east by Daryabad, on the west by Dewa, and on south by Partabganj. Out of 77 villages, 44 were taluqdari and 33 Mufrad. Out of 44 taluqdari villages 25 were held by Jahngirabad Estate, the rest were divided between several neighbouring estates. Nawabganj contained village of Bara Banki which had civil railway station having junction on Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway (about half a mile north of the town).[12]

Geography[edit]

Nawabganj is located at 26°56′N 81°11′E / 26.94°N 81.19°E / 26.94; 81.19. It has an average elevation of 93 metres (305 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[13] Nawabganj had a population of 75,087. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nawabganj has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 62%. In Nawabganj, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Nawabganj
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
50%
Muslims
  
49%
Jains
  
0.5%
Others†
  
0.5%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Administration[edit]

Tehsil Nawabganj[edit]

Office of Tehsildar of Tehsil Nawabganj, Barabanki on Lucknow-Faizabad Road ( NH 28).

Tehsil Nawabganj has 4 Block panchayats,[14] they are:

  1. Banki
  2. Dewa
  3. Harakh
  4. Masauli

Municipal Board Nawabganj[edit]

View of building of Nagar Parishad Nawabganj, Barabanki.

The Nawabganj Municipal Board (or Nagar Palika Parishad Nawabganj ) was constituted on 16 July 1884, under the North-Western provinces and Oudh Municipalities Act, 1883. According to census of 2001 Nagar Palika Parishad Nawabganj covers an area of 12 km² with population of 75,741. It consists of seven sections for providing civic amenities to its citizens, they are:[15]

  1. Revenue Section
  2. Public Works Section
  3. Health & Sanitation Section
  4. Water Works
  5. Street Light
  6. Nazul
  7. Accounts, Establishment & Records

Nagar Palika Parishad Nawabganj has 25 wards.[16] They are:

Ward No. Name Population (2001)
1 Gandhi Nagar 3148
2 Valmiki Nagar 5309
3 Peer Batawan Saravgi 1913
4 Begumganj Saravgi 3060
5 Kanoongoyan Poorvi 3000
6 Poorvi Peerbatawan 3180
7 Police Line 2259
8 Lajpat Nagar 2216
9 Gularia Gaarda 2782
10 Azad Nagar 3208
11 Kanoongoyan 2574
12 Tehsil Colony 2948
13 Katra Baradari 2969
14 Satypremi Nagar 2103
15 Kailash Ashram 3412
16 Durgapuri 3788
17 Nehru Nagar 2680
18 Munshiganj 1882
19 Bheetri Peerbatawan 4526
20 Barhiyan Tola 3174
21 Barhiyan Pashchimi 3253
22 Dushehrabagh 4603
23 Bheetri Poorvi 3424
24 Saravgi 1489
25 Rasoolpur 2591

Health infrastructure[edit]

Tehsil Nawabganj has following health infrastructure:[17]

  • Health centres – 7
  • PHCs – 8
  • Sub centres – 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Nawabganj Population
  2. ^ [2] Barabanki Information on District Administration
  3. ^ Benett, William Charles (1878). Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh...: H to M (Volume 2 of Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh ed.). Printed at the Oudh Government Press. pp. 8–10. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Benett, William Charles (1878). Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh...: H to M (Volume 2 of Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh ed.). Printed at the Oudh Government Press. pp. 8–10. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Gazetteer of the province of Oudh, BARA BANKI DISTRICT ARTICLE #226-263
  6. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bara Banki". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  7. ^ [3] The geography of British India, political & physical By George Smith
  8. ^ Raja Balbhadra Singh Chehlari @ nppnawabganj.in
  9. ^ ORIGIN OF NAME OF DISTRICT @ nppnawabganj.in
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ Misra, Amaresh (2004). Lucknow:Fire Of Grace. Rupa Publications. ISBN 9788129104854. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Benett, William Charles (1878). Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh...: H to M (Volume 2 of Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh ed.). Printed at the Oudh Government Press. pp. 8–10. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  14. ^ [5] Population
  15. ^ http://nppbarabankionline.org/nppinfo.aspx
  16. ^ http://nppnawabganj.in/population.aspx
  17. ^ http://jsk.gov.in/hindi/up/up_barabanki.pdf