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Ghatampur
city
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26.17N 80.17E
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Kanpur Nagar
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2001)
Total 35,496
Languages
Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 209206
Vehicle registration UP78
Ghatampur
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ghatampur (Gautampur) is a city and a municipal board in Kanpur Nagar district in the
state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Festivals
4 Demographics
5 Popular places
6 Health Services
7 Power Plant Project
8 Transport
9 External links
10 References
History
About 15 km North-East of Ghatampur is a small town named Bhitargaon which has a
historical temple of the Gupta Era.
Geography
Ghatampur
Coordinates: 26.17N 80.17E
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Ghatampur is located at .
[1]
It has an average elevation of 122 metres (400 feet) Ghatampur is situated about 3040 km from
southwest from Kanpur Downtown and about 120 km from Lucknow (State Capital).
Festivals
Kusmanda or Kudaha temple is one of the famous worship place of Ghatampur .It is believed to be one of its own kind in the country. People
celebrate "Deepdan" on the fourth day of Navaratri. Navaratri is best time to visit Ghatampur. Post navaratri a five day Ramleela and
Krishnaleela is held in the city.
The second biggest festival of Ghatampur is "Kartik Purnima" on this day Ghatampur Municipality holds a fair on the on grounds of the
Kusmanda Mata Temple. This town has three inter colleges to boast of, one of them being Islamia Inter college, Shri Gandhi vidya peeth and
Janta inter college.
Demographics
As of 2001 India census,
[2]
Ghatampur has a population of 35,638. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Ghatampur has
an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 55%. In Ghatampur,
16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Popular places
Ghatampur is progressively developing area regarding education and other facilities.
Health Services
Ghatampur is growing tremendously in health sector areas. Ghatampur has Community health centre which provides health services to rural
and poor communities in and around the city. Ghatampur is also home to the national JALMA institute of leprosy and other mycobacterial
disease, which majorly concentrates on diseases like leprosy, tuberculosis, filariasis & other mycobacterial diseases.
Power Plant Project
26.17N 80.17E
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The government, recently has come up with constructing 2000 MW thermal power plant in Ghatampur area.
Transport
The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday entered into a joint venture agreement with Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited for setting up a
1980-Mw thermal power plant in Ghatampur of Kanpur Nagar. Proposed at a cost of around Rs 11,130 crore, the power plant is scheduled to
be commissioned in three stages beginning December 2016. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who presided over the meeting, asked the officials
to ensure timely completion of the project.
According to the agreement, UP and Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLCL) will have a share of 49% and 51% of the total cost. The
state will be getting at least 64.39% of the total generation, and the state government will be releasing its share according to this ratio. Principal
secretary (energy), Anil Kumar Gupta said that keeping in view the demand of power in the state, the government has demanded a share of
75% of the total generation. "This way UP will add between 1,275 Mw to 1,350 Mw of power, depending upon the share of the generation," he
said. While UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) was represented by managing director, Dheeraj Sahu, Neyveli Lignite
Corporation Limited was represented by its chairman and managing director B Sundar Mohan. Ghatampur is well connected with Rail and
Road Transport. There is crossing in between NH 86 and a state highway called Mugal Road which is the bypass of the G.T. Road. you can get
direct bus to New Delhi from ghatampur bus stop and major cities of Uttar Pradesh and Madya Pradesh.
External links
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012 (http://www.upelections.co.in)
GhatampurAssembly Elections 2012 (http://www.upelections.co.in/uttar-pradesh-assembly-constituencies/ghatampur)
References
1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ghatampur (http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/36/Ghatampur.html)
2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)"
(http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999). Census Commission of India.
Archived from the original (http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999) on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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