Obra, Uttar Pradesh

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Obra is located in Uttar Pradesh
Obra is located in India
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°25′N 82°59′E / 24.42°N 82.98°E / 24.42; 82.98Coordinates: 24°25′N 82°59′E / 24.42°N 82.98°E / 24.42; 82.98
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Sonebhadra
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 46,574
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 231219
Telephone code 05445
Vehicle registration UP 64
Website sonbhadra.nic.in/default1.aspx

Obra is a town and Assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh which is recently upgraded from the stature of Nagar Panchayat in Sonebhadra district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Obra is located 137 km from Varanasi at the Banks of Renu & Sone River with population of 46,574 As per 2011 India Census.


Obra is located at 24°25′N 82°59′E / 24.42°N 82.98°E / 24.42; 82.98.[2] It has an average elevation in the range of 315 and 485 metres.[3]


As of 2011 India census,[4] Obra had a 46,574 of which 24,804 are males while 21,770 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Obra has an average literacy rate of 83.90%, higher than the state average of 67.68%: male literacy is around 91%, and female literacy is 76%. In Obra, 12.36% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Power stations[edit]

Obra stands by the side of the Renu & Sone rivers, tributaries of the Ganga. The environment around nicely supports the Thermal and Hydroelectric (Hydel) Power Station. The thermal station has 13 units with the total capacity of 1550 MW and the Hydel has a maximum capacity of 99 MW. A Board inside the thermal power station-B mentions that INDIA's first 200 MW unit was installed and commissioned here. Pushing aside heavy competition from home-bred companies like BHEL and L&T, South Korean’s top power equipment manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company’s Indian arm, Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI), clinched two super-critical power projects of 1,320 MW each in Uttar Pradesh. the 2×660 MW Obra C project, in Sonebhadra district, would be a brownfield project and will cost R10,416 crore. An official of the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (UPRVUNL) said that now that the projects have been approved by the ETF, the matter would be put up before the Cabinet. “Letters of intent would be awarded by October and we expect work to begin soon,” he said, adding that both the projects would start generating 1320 MW of power each by 2021.[5]


Obra is place consisting majority of business class people with 30% of the people owning stone crushing and transport business. 50% work in the power plant and remaining 20% have their own shops of goods and services.

Media and communications[edit]

All India Radio has a local station in Obra which transmits various programs of mass interest. It was started on 28.08.1993. It operates on 102.7 MHz. It mainly originates programmes in Hindi as well as in Bhojpuri.

Schools and Colleges[edit]

Some of the schools of Obra in order of producing successful students:

  1. Rajkiya Snatakottar Mahavidyalaya (Obra Degree College)
  2. Vidya Niketan Junior High School Sector-10
  3. Sacred Heart Convent School
  4. Obra Inter College
  5. Kiddies Care English School
  6. Shishu Shiksha Niketan
  7. Saraswati Shishu Mandir
  8. Career Convent educational school
  9. Bal Vidya Mandir
  10. Shiksha Niketan Intermediate College
  11. Modern Convent School
  12. Swami Satyananda Saraswati Vidyalaya
  13. Girls Inter College
  14. Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  15. Islamia School
  16. Islamia Inter College

Hotels and restaurants[edit]

  1. Diamond Hotel
  2. Hotel Aamrapali
  3. Mahindra Hotel
  4. Bhoga Singh Hotel, Hanuman Mandir
  5. Pushpanjali Restaurant,VIP Road
  6. Allahabadi Sweets
  7. Connaught Place, Near Church
  8. Vishnu Samosa, Sector 10
  9. Litti, Gandhi Maidan
  10. Mirzapuri Golgappe, Shiksha Niketan ke saamne

Religious places[edit]

  1. Sharda Mandir Chopan Road
  2. Maa Vaishno Devi Shaktipeeth Dala(Around 4-5 Km)
  3. Hanuman Mandir, at junction of Chopan Road and VIP Road
  4. Maa Sheetla Mandir, Chopan Road
  5. Someswar Mahadev Mandir, Bhalua Tola
  6. Shiv Mandir, Sector 10
  7. Islamia Mosque, VIP Road
  8. Sacred Heart Church, VIP Road
  9. Sankat Mochan Mandir, Sector 2

Places to visit[edit]

  1. Jawahar Bal Udyaan (Children Park), VIP Road
  2. Water Treatment Plant, Sector 3
  3. Obra Dam
  4. Water Treatment Plant, Sector 10
  5. Ambedkar Stadium, Near Degree College
  6. Gandhi Maidan
  7. Sector 10 Pahari


Obra,Results of Assembly Elections-2012