Obra, Uttar Pradesh
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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 120 km from Varanasi at the Banks of Renu & Sone River with population of 52,398 As per 2001 India Census.
Obra is located at  It has an average elevation of 170 metres (557 feet)..
As of 2011[update] India census, 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.
Obra stands by the side of the Renu & Sone rivers, a tributaries of the Ganges. 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. but the power plant has passed an upgrade of 2 more unit with a power generation capacity of 660MW which is expected to be ready by 2050. One of the major achievements for the plant is that it was the Asia's number 1 Thermal Power production plant in the 1980s.
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
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.
Some of the schools of Obra are:
- Sacred Heart Convent School
- KCC Montessori School
- Obra Inter College
- Shishu Shiksha Niketan
- Saraswati Shishu Mandir
- Career convent educational school
- Bal Vidhaya Mandir
- Siksha Niketan Inter college
- Modern Convent school
- Swami Sathyananda Saraswati Vidyalaya
- Girls Inter College
- Saraswati Vidya Mandir
- Vidya Niketan Junior High School sec-10
- Happy home school
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Obra
- "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.