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Raebareli District,Uttar Pradesh

Raebareli District is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The town of Raebareli is the district headquarters. The district is part of Lucknow Division.

History

Raebareli has always been a politically active district of Uttar Pradesh finding itself at the center of The Emergency. Raj Narain who opposed policies and practices of Indira Gandhi, contested against the Prime Minister in 1971 Lok Sabha elections from Rai Bareli, as a Janta Party candidate. Although he suffered a defeat, but he accused Indira Gandhi of corrupt electoral practices and filed an election petition against her. The Allahabad High Court on 12 June 1975 upheld the accusations and set aside the election of Indira Gandhi and also disqualified her to contest Lok Sabha election for next 6 years, which led to the imposition of Emergency in India.

Geography

The district had an area of 4,609 km2. The principal rivers of the district are the Ganges and the Sai: the former skirts it for 54 miles near Dalmau and is everywhere navigable for boats of 40 tons; the latter traverses it from N.W. to S.E. The principal crops are rice, pulse, wheat, barley, millet, and poppy. Rae Bareli town is connected with Lucknow by a branch of the Oudh & Rohilkhand railway, which in 1898 was extended to Benares.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Raebareli one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Raebareli has also been nominated by the state government for receiving aid through central government’s Smart Cities in India Programme.
Languages
Languages spoken in the district include Awadhi, a vernacular in the Hindi continuum spoken by over 38 million people, mainly in the Awadh region.
Notable Landmarks of the Region
Behta Bridge
Behta bridge is situated at the outskirts of the Rae Bareli city, at the point the Sharda canal crosses the Sai river.
Shaheed Smarak
Shaheed Smarak, situated at the bank of Sai River, is a very peaceful place to visit.
Samaspur Bird Sanctuary
Situated near by Salon…..Samaspur Bird Sanctuary is located in the Rohaniya Development Block of the region, approximately at a distance of 122 km from Lucknow, on the Lucknow-Varanasi Highway. In 1987, it was established on a total area of around 799.371 hectares.
Mansa Devi Mandir
Situated near by Railway Station.chirgut mandir। Chitrgupt nagar near capital cenama rbl
Dalmau
Dalmau is located on the banks of River Ganga and is considered as a historical city of the region. Popular locations at Dalmau are King Dal’s Fort, Bara Math, Mahesh Giri Math and Nirala Memorial Institute.
Other Places

  • Indira Gandhi Smarak Vanaspati Udyan(Rose Garden), Raebareli
  • Agrasen Park, Raebareli
  • Arya Samaj Mandir, Raebareli
  • Kast Bhanjan Hanumanji Mandir, Gajnipur, Raebareli
  • Prabhu Town Park