Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh at a Glance

About Barabanki District :

The land of Barabanki district possesses a rich heritage in keeping with its glorious past. This district since its inception has been the meditorium for numerous saints and ascetics, sanctum sanctorum of  ‘Sadhna’ for the literary intellectuals and battlefield for the freedom fighters. For bringing the whole world under one umbrella, Sufi Saint Haji Waris Ali Shah of international fame, motivated people through the message of JO RAB WAHI RAM i.e. the supreme power, God is One, is the flower of this fertile land. Satnami  Saint Shri Jagjiwan Das and Saint Malamat Shah lit the torch of communal harmony for the countrymen at large. The place of pilgrimage of the KANWARIYAS’ Mahadeva, the Kurukshetra of Mahabharat  and the Parijaat tree – the animate symbols of Mahabharat era are also present as mile stones of the spiritual tilt of this sacred land of Barabanki district

At a Glance :

S No.ItemUnitsYearValue
1.Geographical Area Sq. Km. 20113891.5
Male In thousand 20111707
FemaleIn thousand 20111554
TotalIn thousand 20113261
RuralIn thousand 20112930
UrbanIn thousand 2011  331
Schedule CasteIn thousand 2011  865
Schedule TribesIn thousand2011       .61
3.No. of Literates
TotalIn thousand 20111692.46
MaleIn thousand 2011 1010.52
FemaleIn thousand 2011681.94
4.No. of TehsilsNo.2013-146
5.Development BlocksNo.2013-1415
6.Nyay PanchayatNo.2013-14136
7.Gram SabhaNo.2013-141002
8.No. of Village
No. of habitated VillageNo.2013-141817
No. of Inhabitated VillageNo.2013-1422
Total No. 2013-141839
9.Towns and CitiesNo.2013-1415
10.Municipal CorporationNo.2013-14
11.Nagar Palika ParishadNo.2013-141
12.Cantt. AreaNo.2013-140
13.Nagar PanchayatNo.2013-1411
14.Census TownNo.20113
15.Police Station
16.Bus Station/Bus StopNo.2013-1493
17.Railway Station/HaltNo.2013-1419
18.Length of Railway Line
Broad GaugeKm.2013-14131
Narrow GaugeKm.2013-14
19.Post Office
20.Telegraph OfficeNo.2013-140
21.Telephone ConnectionsNo.2013-146541
22.Commercial Branches
Nationalised Bank BranchesNo.2013-14111
23.Rural Bank BranchesNo.2013-1486
24.Co-operative Bank BranchesNo.2013-1419
25.Co-operative Agriculture and Village Development BranchesNo.2013-146
26.Fair Price Shops
27.Bio-gas PlantsNo.2013-145460
28.Cold StorageNo.2013-1420
Net Sown AreaThous.Hect.2012-13256
Net Irrigated AreaThous.Hect.2012-13232
Gross Irrigated AreaThous.Hect.2012-13471
30.Agriculture Production
Food GrainsThous. M.Ton2012-131197
SugarcaneThous. M.Ton2012-13564
OilseedsThous. M.Ton2012-1315
PotatoThous. M.Ton2012-13245
General RainfallMM2013738
Actual RainfallMM2013831
Maximum Temperature°C2011-1244.5
Minimum Temperature°C2011-125.1
Length of CanalKm.2013-141706
Government TubewellNo.2013-14303
Personal Tubewells and Pump SetsNo.2013-14104668
33.Animal Husbandry
Total Live StockNo.20071097805
Veterinary HospitalNo.2013-1446
Live Stock Service CenterNo.2013-1465
Artificial Insemination CenterNo.2013-14112
Primary Co-operative Agriculture Loan SocietiesNo.2013-14136
Members of SocietiesIn Thousand2013-14165.41
No. of Running Factories Registered under the Industrial Act 1948No.2010-11106
Small Scale IndustriesNo.2013-14506
Workers 2013-141797
Primary Basic SchoolsNo.2013-142359
Senior Basic SchoolsNo.2013-14932
Higher Secondary SchoolsNo.2013-14209
Degree CollegesNo.2013-1419
Post Graduate CollegeNo.2013-143
Teacher Training CentreNo.2013-142
Engineering CollegeNo.2013-146
Medical CollegeNo.2013-143
Industrial Training InstituteNo.2013-143
37.Public Health
Primary Health CenterNo.2013-1474
Community Health CenterNo.2013-1425
Family Welfare CenterNo.2013-1429
Family Welfare Sub-CenterNo.2013-14372
Special Hospitals
Communicable DiseasesNo.2013-141
38.Length of Metal RoadKm.2013-143933
Total Length of Road constructed by PWDKm.2013-143101
Total Electrified VillagesNo.2013-141686
Total Electrified Towns/CitiesNo.2013-1415
Electrified Schedule Caste localitiesNo.2003-142056
40.Area covered under water supply using taps/ handpumps of India Mark-2
Total No. of lacking villagesNo.2013-14
Cinema HallsNo.2013-145
Total No. of seats in HallsNo.2013-141510

Tourist Places :

Mahadeva :

Bam-bhole,bam-bam-bhole resounding with the devotees moving in groups with Kanwar on their shoulders is famous for Lord Shiva’s Lodheshwar temple where the wishes of the devotees are being fulfilled since time immemorial and continues to be so even today. Even today, the people flock in lakhs to this place in the month of Bam-bhole,bam-bam-bhole resounding with the devotees moving in groups with Kanwar on their shoulders is famous for Lord Shiva’s Lodheshwar temple where the wishes of the devotees are being fulfilled since time immemorial and continues to be so even today. Even today, the people flock in lakhs to this place in the month of
Mahadeva Temple
Phalgun every year i.e. on the occasion of Mahashivratri to worship and offer water to the famous shivling. This ancient Shiv temple is situated at village Mahadeva in tehsil Ram Nagar of district Barabanki on the banks of Ghaghra. Lodheshwar Mahadev has ancient history to its credit. The Shivling in this temple being one of the exotic and rarest of the 52 shivlings on the surface of earth.

Dewa :

The pilgrim town of Dewa is situated just 42 Kms. from Lucknow and 12 Kms. from the district headquarters of Barabanki in the heart of erstwhile ‘Awadh’. This is the birth place of Haji Waris Ali Shah who was to influence the lives of many generations of people with his message of universal love for humanity. Haji Waris Ali Shah came of a family of Husaini Syeds, and was born in thefirst quarter of the 19th century. His father Syed Qurban Ali Shah died in his early childhood. Hindus held him in high esteem and regarded him as a perfect Sufi and a follower of Vedanta. Haji Saheb left for his heavenly abode on 7th April, 1905. He was buried at the spot where he died and this place is marked by a splendid monument erected in his memory by some of his devoted followers, both Hindus and Muslims. Every year Urs is held at the scared tomb in the month of ‘Safar’ (July). Haji Waris Ali Shah organized ‘Urs’ of his father in the month of Kartik (October-November) where a big fair known by the name ‘Dewa Mela ‘ is held to commemorate the Saints. Pilgrims from all parts of the country and abroad come to pay their homage to the great Sufi Saints, Haji Waris Ali Shah and his father Qurban Ali Shah. A big cattle market is the highlight of the Fair. A good variety of cultural programmes are organized during the Fair including an All India Mushaira, Kavi Sammelan, Music Conference, Manas Sammelan, Seeratun Nabi etc. Sports loving people find great pleasure in events like Hockey, Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics, etc. Hundreds of brightly lit and decorated shops offer a variety of handicrafts, household utility items, toys, delicious snacks and exotic sweetmeats. A brilliant display of Fireworks marks the conclusion of the 10 days Fair.