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Supaul district, Bihar

Supaul district (Hindi: सुपौल जिला) is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Supaul town is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district occupies an area of 2,410 km2 (931 sq mi). The district was carved out from the erstwhile Saharsa district on 14 March 1991.

Geography

Supaul district occupies an area of 2,425 square kilometres (936 sq mi),comparatively equivalent to Antarctica’s Anvers Island.

Supaul district is bounded by Nepal to the north, Araria district to the east, Madhepura and Saharsa districts to the south and Madhubani district to the west.

Supaul district is a part of Kosi division.

The Koshi River flows through this district, which is regularly affected by the flood caused by this river. It is home district of internationally renowned designer.[3] Today Supaul is also widely known for its famous International School, Bivha International school of Health & Science[4] which is India’s single campus offering more than 1500 programs from KG to P.G.

Sub-divisions
Supaul district comprises the following Sub-Divisions:

  • Supaul,
  • Birpur,
  • Triveniganj and
  • Nirmali
  • Supaul sub-division consists of four blocks, namely, Supaul, Kishanpur, Saraigadh-Bhaptiyahi and Pipra. Birpur sub-division is further divided into three blocks, namely, Basantpur, Raghopur and Pratapganj. Triveniganj sub-division has two blocks, namely, Triveniganj and Chhatapur. Nirmali sub-division comprises two blocks, namely, Nirmali and Maruna.

    Economy
    Agriculture is the major occupation of this district and paddy is the main crop.

    In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Supaul as one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[6] It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[6] From Dec 2012, Bivha International Child Fund is funding for education in Supaul (koshi division),. Several program are funded for education, agriculture from Bivha International School, Bivha Rural Development fund, national banks, NABARD, & World Bank.A dairy farm, which produce approx 1,00,000 liter milk per day, has been also established by Bivha Corporation in simrahi Bazar (Supaul). There is also an egg farm, which produces approx 20,000 eggs per day, It is established by M/S Koshi egg layer farm in parsauni village (Supaul).ref name=”Times of India”

    Notable Personality
    Govind Kumar Singh Indian Fashion Designer