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Bijnor

Bijnor, the westernmost district of U.P., is situated just 12 Km from either both way from pious Ganga on Meerut road or from Ganj a great saint Vidur's home where he spent his rest of life after dispute with Duryodhan. "Duryodhan ki meva tyagi saag Vidur ghar Khayoji" these popular lines generated where Lord KRISHNA visited beloved bhakt "Vidur" at his residence (Ganj). Our country's name BHARAT comes out from the name of great Chakraverty King Bharat who spent his childhood at Bijnor.

District Bijnor at a glance
Area 1999 4049 sq km
Population (In '000 1991)
Male 1311.71
Female 1142.81
Total 2454.52
Rural 1839.17
Urban 615.35
SC 507.35
ST 1.88
Literacy (In '000 1991)
Total 781.00
Male 546.21
Female 235.30
Administrative Set up
Tehsils (1991) 5
Blocks (2000) 11
Nyaya Panchayat (2000) 131
Gram Sabha (2000) 947
Villages 1991
Habitated 2132
Inhabitated 897
Forest Gram 6
Total 3029
Town and Town Group 1991 20
Nagar Palika Parisha 1999 12
Nagar Panchayat 1999 6
Census Town 1991 1
Police Stations
Rural 1999 8
Urban 1999 14
Bus Stations/Bus Stops 1999 199
Railway Station/Halt 1999 20
Length of Railway line
Broad Gauge 1998-99 189 km
Post Offices
Urban (1999) 41
Rural (1999) 212
Telegram Office 1999 1
Telephone Connections 1998-99 14983
Commercial Branches (1998-99)
Nationalized Banks 96
Others 40
Rural Bank Branches 38
Co-operative Bank Branches 32
Co-operative Agriculture and Village Development Branches 8
Fair Price Shop (1998-99)
Rural 976
Urban 220
Bio-Gas Project 483
Cold Storage 14
Agriculture (1997-98)
Net sown Area 341 hectares
Area sown more than once 118 hectares
Net irrigated area 238 hectares
Gross irrigated area 362 hectares
Agriculture Production (1997-98)
Food Grains 488 hectare M.Ton
Cane 13574 hectare M.Ton
Potato 17 hectare M.Ton
Irrigation (1998-99)
Length of Canal 397 km
Govt.Tubewell 638
Private Tubewells and Pumpsets 75597
Animak Husbandry (1998-99)
Total 1997 946886
Vetenary Hospitals 31
Service Centres 31
Artificial Breeding Centre 13
Artificial Breeding Sub-Centre 50
Co-Operatives (1998-99)
Primary Co-Operative Agricultural loan Societies 96
Members of Societies 249000
Industry
Number of running Factories regd.  
Under the Industrial Act 1948 (1997-98) 286
Small Industries 1998-99 4316
Workers (1998-99) 24690
Education (1998-99)
Primary Schools 1439
Junior Schools 264
Higher Secondary Schools 118
Degree Colleges 6
Industrial Training Institutes 2
Polytechnics 1
Engineering Colleges 1999 2
Public Health (1998-99)
Hospitals
Allopathic 22
Ayurvedic 10
Homeopathic
Unani 9
Primary Health Centres 56
Family and Mother Infant Centre 49
Family and Mother Infant Centre
Sub-Centre 283
Special Hospitals
Tuberculosis 1
Leprosy 1
Communicable Diseases 4
Length of Pucca Roads (1997-98)
Length of Connected Roads 2239 km
Length of roads constructed by PWD 1792 km
Electricity (1998-99)
Total Electrified Villages 1830
Total Electrified Habitated Villages 1830
Total Electrified Cities 20
The areasd covered with water supply after installing
taps/ handpumps (INDIAN MARK-2) (1998-99)
Villages 2130
City 20
Entertainment (1998-99)
Cinema Halls 18
Total Number of seats 10716
National savings net deposits Rs.3114.11 La

Places of Interest

Vidur Kuti

This is about 12 kms from Bijnor and having historical importance. Vidur spent his rest of life after dispute with Duryodhan. This is the place where Lord Krishana visited.

Kanva Ashram

There is a ashram in broken condition near Rawli town according to the great legend "Abhigyan Shakuntalam". Hastinapur's King Dushyant reached there while hunting and fell in love with Shakuntala at first sight.

Dara nagar

During Mahabharat when the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas was about to begin, then on the request of both the sides, all wives and children were to be gurdianed by Mahatma Vidur . He had no sufficient space for their living then he decided an exclusive area for ladies and children, which is now known as Daranagar.

Ganj

This is about 12 Km from Distt HQ and Just 1Km from Daranagar on the banks of Ganga . There are ancient temples and ashrams .

Jahanabad

It is situated on the bank of river Ganga and just about 1 Km from Ganj. This village used to be a "Riyasat" with around 101 villages under it during Mugal Period. Around that period a saint was living there who was famous for curing snake bites. Once when Shahjahan's wife got bit by a snake, he treasted and got "Jahanabad Riyasat" as a prize from Shahjahan. Presently Ganga flows 2 km from here.

Sita's Temple

Sita's temple without any idol is situated one Km from Nanore Village on Chandpur-Jalilpur road. This is popularly known as "Sita Mandir Math". It is believed that this is the place where the earth tored and Sita jumped into.

Sena Ka Dwar

Sena Ka Dwar means Army's Gate where Pandavas had settled their Army. There is a temple of Dronacharya presently. This place popularly known as a village Saindwar where Jawahar Navodaya Vidhalaya is established.

Village Azampur

Two of the Akbar's Navratnas namely, "AbulFazzal" and "FAIZI" were born in the village Azampur which is 4 Km from Basta. They stuied in this village and were very intelligent.

Nazibudaulah's Fort

This fort situated in Najibabad. This fort was built by "Gulam Kadir" alias 'Najibudaulah" during 18th Century after down fall of the Mughal empire. This ancient fort still stands today. During British period it was Sultana's dakoo's shelter.

Mandawar ka Mahal

Munshi Ali, was well known of "Urdu " and "Farsi" and he taught both Urdu and Farsi to Maharani Victoria of England. This Mahal was constructed by Maharani Victoria in 1850 in Mandawar to gift to Munshi Ali. There is a famous temple namely Galkha Devi near village Kundanpur on Mandawar Blawali road, 8 km away from this Mahal.