Saturday, April 9, 2011

मेंहदावल

Mehdawal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sant Kabir Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Mehdawal is Main Town for the Mehdawal Mandal and also Mandalhead . Mehdawal is 33.4 km far from its District Main City Khalilabad and 219 km far from its State Main City Lucknow. Near By villages of this village with distance are Barakhal(2 k.m.), Bandumar (5 k.m.), Khalilabad (24.8 k.m.), Pakhuapar (27 k.m.), Chakdahi(28.1 k.m.). Nearest Towns are Mehdawal (4 k.m.), Khalilabad (25.5 k.m.), Pauli (49.9 k.m.).

Mehdawal, Barakhal, Amar Dobha, Aurahi, Bandumar, Bankasia, Bankata, Harna, Raksha are the villages along with this village in the same Mehdawal Mandal .

As of 2001 India, Mehdawal had a population of 24,683. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mehdawal has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 57%, and female literacy is 37%. In Mehdawal, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Sant kabir Nagar district was created on September 5,1997 from district Basti headquarter at Tahsil Khalilabad including 131 villages from tahsil Basti, and 161 from tahsil Bansi of district Siddharth Nagar. The district lies among Gorakhpur in the east, Basti in the west, Siddharth Nagar in the north and Ambedkar Nagar in the south.


कागज़ बचाएं!!! वृक्ष बचाएं!!! पर्यावरण बचाएं!!! कागज़ बचाएं!!! वृक्ष बचाएं!!! पर्यावरण बचाएं!!!

Place of Interest

PLACES OF INTEREST

Bakhira

It is situated on the road from Mehndawal to Khalilabad in Lat. 26 55' N. and Long. 83 5' E., 16 km. north of the tahsil headquarters and about 18 km. from the district headquarters. Other roads lead to Gorakhpur in south-east and to Bansi and Rudhauli in north-east.

Bakhira is particularly known on account of the great lake , Moti Jhil (or Badhanchh Tal), which extends to a few kilometers to the east. The name Moti Jhil is said to have been bestowed upon it by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, who frequently resorted here for hunting.

Bakhira is a market village, but the name is commonly applied to the bazar of Baghnagar, practically, an adjoining site , and the two are always treated as one, Bakhira was formerly the capital of a large domain granted by raja Sarbjit Singh of Bansi to an illegitimate son. In course of time the Babus of Bakhira acquired an independent position. In Buchanan's time their fort was strongly defended by a mud rampart, with a ditch and bamboo hedge. In the freedom struggle Babu Ram Pratap Singh made himself conspicuous by attacking and destroying the Bakhira police-station; and for this and other offences he was hanged and his lands forfeited to the government.

According to the census of 1971 it had a population of 294 persons and covered area of 70.01 ha. Market is held here twice a week, the main article of trade being agricultural produce, generally food-grains, brought by cultivators, the arrival of wheat in the busy season being in the range of 100 to 150 quintals per market day. Bakhira is also noted for the brass and bronze metal work. The whole sale dealers from Mirzapur, Varanasi and Moradabad visit this place and generally purchase new utensils against old scrap.

Hainsar

Hainsar lies in Lat. 26 33' N. and Long 83 3' E., at a distance of about 4.8 km. east of Dhanghata and about 32 km. from district headquarters. The Ghaghra flows at some distance to the south.

At the time of the first freedom struggle Hainsar (Hardo) belonged to a Suryavansi named Lal Jagat Bahadur. On account of his active participation in the struggle, his property was confiscated and bestowed on loyal to the rulers.

A weekly market is held here on every Tuesday and Friday and considerable business is done in food-grains, cloth, and the blankets which are manufactured here. Its importance had grown on account of the river born traffic which passed through it.

The place had a population of 2766 and covered an area of 91.4 ha. It has a post-office, a junior Basic school, a senior Basic school and a dispensary. It falls under Dhanghata police-station and is the head-quarters of the development block of the same name.

KHALILABAD

Khalilabad lies in Lat. 26 47'N. and Long. 83 4' E., on the road from Faizabad to Gorakhpur. It is the headquarters of this new district Sant Kabir Nagar.

The place derives its name from its founder, Qazi Khailil-ur-Rahman, who was appointed chakladar of Gorakhpur about 1860.

At present this place is more famous for its handloom cloth market, popularly known as Bardahia Bazar.

The tahsil building, situated to the south of the road to Gorakhpur, is an imposing structure created after the first freedom struggle in 1857 in which the place was sacked.

Maghar

The town is situated in Lat. 26 45'N. and Long. 83 8'E., on the main road from Gorakhpur to Faizabad at a distance of about 7 km. south-west of the district headquarters.

Maghar, a place of considerable antiquity, is not of much present day importance, except as a place of pilgrimage. It is celebrated as containing the cenotaph and shrine of saint poet Kabir.

The shrine is still an object of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Musalmans. He undoubtedly attacked both creeds unsparingly, yet both agree that he was holy man, in whose teaching was some thing akin to their own faith, and that he was worthy of worship. Both flock with equal devotion to his shrine., regarding which many local legends are current. One story related that in the course of his wanderings he reached Maghar, where he probably died. His disciples disputed over his body, the different parties desiring to perform the last rites as directed by the precepts of their creeds. The quarrel was considered fruitless as it was believed that he was alive and living at Vrindaban near Mathura.

It is said that he sent words to open his grave, and when the grave was opened, nothing was found but a delectable fragrance. The traditional date for this event is 1274, though Kabir did not really die till about 1450. His shrine was, however, created forthwith. The shrine was rebuilt by Nawab Fidai Khan, who garrisoned Maghar about 1567. According to another theory, Bijli Khan, the adopted son of Pahar Khan of Ghazipur is described as rebuilder of the edifice. The custody of the shrine from the beginning remained with a Julaha family and its maintenance was provided for by the revenue free grant of a village in pargana Maghar east.

TAMA(TAMESHWAR NATH)

The village of Tama is situated in Lat. 26 degree 42' N. and Long. 83 degree 7' E., at a distance of about 8 Km. from district headquarters. It is famous for its Mahadev temple(TAMESHWAR NATH), the idol of which is said to have suddenly sprung up in the forest near the village. It was discovered by herdsmen and has since been an object of peculiar sanctity. A fair is held here on the occasion of Shivratri, which is attended by about 31,000 persons.

The idol formerly stood in the open surrounded by a plinth, but eventually one of the Bansi rajas erected a temple over it at the same time excavating a well and a large tank with the flight of stone steps. He also planted a mango grove and placed some Goshains of Unaula in Gorakhpur in charge, giving them the revenue free grant of a whole village.

Mehdawal Election Results

Mehdawal Election Results since 1977




Mehdawal is comprised of 1-Menhdawal Tehsil; PCs 53-Jangal Kala, 54-Balooshasan, 55- Badhua, 56-Bhagwanpur, 57-Koorimaphy, 58-Sangath, 59- Boondipar, 60-Baghnagar urf Bakhira, 61-Talwadachh, 62-Mahla, 63-Hardi, 64-Hawpur Bharari, 65-Sihtikar, 66-Bargo, 67-Shivapar, 68-Kolhua lakda of 3-Baghauli KC & Ledwa Mahua (CT) of 2- Khalilabad Tehsil.
Year
Winner Name
Vote%
Party
Losing Candidate
Vote%
Party
2012
LAXMIKANT NISHAD

      SP


 
2007
ABDUL KALAM
29.62
SP
MASHHOOR ALAM
24.21
BSP
2002
ABDUL KALAM
31.1
SP
LAL CHANDRA NISHAD
22.54
BSP
1996
ABDUL KALAM
35.6
SP
CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINGH
25.6
BJP
1993
CHANDRA SHEKHAR
32.51
BJP
ABDUL KALAM
23.06
JD
1991
CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINGH
31.23
BJP
MOHD. NAVI KHAN
25.91
JD
1989
CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINGH
31.64
BJP
AZIZULLAH
26.75
BSP
1985
AFSAR-U-AHMAD
34.84
INC
CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINGH
24.4
BJP
1980
MODH. NAVI KHAN
27.77
INC(U)
ISHAQ NAVI
24.54
INC(I)
1977
CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINGH
51.36
JNP
MOHD. NABI
34.87
INC



Industry In Sant Kabir Nagar

District Sant Kabir Nagar is mainly agricultural based district. About 80 percent population is directly depend on agricultural based activities. There is a lack of having large scale Industries in the district Sant Kabir Nagar, there is only about 10 industries including large and medium scale in which only 4 units presently are in working condition. In 4 working units 2 are papers mills and 2 are refind oil. In these 4 units total Rs. 10.21 crore is invested and total 585 persons are employed. Total Rs. 33.93 crore in invested in remaining 6 units in which Khalilabad Sugar Mills unit has been closed from last few years. Apart from large and medium scale industries there about 1100 are small scale industries and 618 are village and cottage industries in which nearly 5339 and 1206 persons are working respectively.

INDUSTRY STATUS Type of Industry Numbers Working persons Production (in Crore) in 1999-2000
Large -Scale 2 - Closed
Medium-Scale 8 585 20.44
Small-Scale 1100 5539 17.00
Village & Cottage 618 1206 1.83




Old-time Industries

Cotton textile was the only industry of the district in the past. In the medieval period garha (coarse cotton cloth) and fine cloth were made , but in the early British period only garha was woven, as due to exploitation by financiers the economic condition of the artisans deteriorated. The other old time industries of the district were the production of leather foot-wear,pottery, woolen blankets,brass and copperware and coarse sugar.However ,production was limited to the requirements of the local population.

The weaving of cotton cloth was confined to Muslim weavers known as Julahas and to Hindu Kories. Garha was the coarse cloth and grant the finer fabric or muslim,which were woven in the district.

The British annexed the region, now forming the district in 1801, and the industries could not escape the fate which awaited the industries of the rest of the country. The influx of imported goods from England and other countries decreased the demand of goods made here; with the result that a process of decay set-in many industries.The textile industries was worst-hit , but it managed to survive .Large-scale Industries

There are only two large-scale factories in the district which are situated at district headquarters Khalilabad which are closed from few last years.

Small-scale Industries

Brassware, iron and carpentry goods, agricultural implements, bricks, agro-products, foot-wear, soaps,candles, pottery, hosiery, khandsari,combs etc. are produced in the district in small scale units, each of which have an investment of less one lakh and employ less than 50 persons. The industries are generally located in the urban centres of Sant Kabir Nagar.

Village and Cottage Industries

The village cottage industries are traditional trades and have handed over from generation to generation. Cotton textiles, pottery, oil from oil-seeds, confectionery, carpentry and metal goods, foot-wear, baskets and blankets are the products of these industries, which are manned and owned by particular sections of village society.


Aid to Industries

Financial aid is maid available to entrepreneurs by the State Govt. and the various financial institutions. The purpose of the loan is to establish or expand, renovate or modernized the industries.

Industrial Potential

The district is connected by the North-Eastern railway with important centres like Delhi,Kanpur and Lucknow in the west and Assam, Bengal,Bihar and Gorakhpur are the important centres in the east. The district has good potential for general engineering plastic, PVC, manufacturing of agricultural implements, iron furniture, doors, grils and windows, shutters, leather goods, ready-made garment, washing soaps, school note books/registers etc. As the district in notified as industrially backward district, subsidy is available to entrepreneurs, besides exemption from commerce tax etc. and preference in allotment of industrial plots is also given. The district has very good potential for establishment of units based on Agro outputs, e.g. rice-mills, flour-mills, oil-mills, pulses-mills and units like wooden furniture.

District Telephone Directory

REVENUE OFFICER

S.No.

Designation/Department

Telephone Nos.(Off.)

Telephone Nos.(Res.)

1.

Commissioner Basti Div.

283685, 283432

282269, 283432(Fax)

2.

Additional Commissioner. Basti DIV.

283685

283688

3.

District Magistrate

226890

226889

4.

A.D.M. (Finance & Revenue)

227665

226953

5.

S.D.M. Sadar

226036

226031

6.

S.D.M. Menhdawal

243400

7.

SDM Dhanghata

NA

8.

Senior Treasury Officer

227081

9.

Dy. Excise Comm.

283285

POLICE

1.

D.I.G. Basti Div

282487

282270

2.

Superintendent Of Police(S.P.)

222892

222891

3.

D.C.R.

222999

4.

District Fire Station, Basti

282044

5.

Local Intelligence Unit

222892

6.

Thana Kotwali Khalilabad

222040

7.

Chouki Khalilabad

222040

8.

Thanha Bakhira

262233

9.

Thanha Dudhara

264352

10.

Thanha Menhdawal

223326

11.

Thanha Dhanghata

222109

DEVELOPMENT

1.

Chief Development Officer

227128

227127

2.

Project Director, DRDA

227128

227655

3.

Executive Engineer Jal Nigam

227596

4.

District Panchayat Raj Officer

227592

5.

D.P.O. ICDS

227690

6.

State Bank Of India

226039

MEDICAL

1.

C.M.O Sant Kabir Nagar

226176

2.

C.M.S

226176

ELECTRICITY

1.

Spt. Engineer, Basti

282638

282462

2.

E.E. Electricity Distribution,S.K. Nagar

226757

226852

Public Works Department(PWD)

1.

S.E. , Basti

282296

284432

IRRIGATION SARYOO CANAL

1.

S.E., Basti

284158

284127

2.

E.E.SARYU NAHAR KHAND - 3 S.K.NAGAR

227598

TELEPHONE

1.

T.D.M. BASTI

285555

285500

2.

D.E.T.

227025,227026

3.

S.D.O. Phone

226361