Sant Ravidas Nagar

Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi) district profile

Sant Ravidas Nagar (area: 1,055 sq km) is one of the districts covered by PACS in Uttar Pradesh. The district was created on June 30, 1994, as the state’s 65th district. The city of Gyanpur is the district headquarters.

Sant Ravidas Nagar is bordered by Jaunpur district to the north, Varanasi district to the east, Mirzapur district to the south, and Allahabad district to the west.

It is located in the plains of the Ganga which forms its south-western border. The Ganga, Varuna and Morva are major rivers here.

Sant Ravidas Nagar is famous for its carpets, both in India and abroad.

Around 22% of the population belongs to the scheduled castes. Muslims constitute around 12% of the population.

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1 Population
  Persons 1,353,705
  Male 705,997
  Female 647,708
  Children (0 to 4 years) 175,907
  Decadal growth (1991-2001) 25.47%
  Rural 1,180,220 (87.18%)
  Urban 173,485 (12.82%)
  Sex ratio (females per 1,000 males) 917
  Household size (per household) 8
  SC population 292,747 (21.63%)
  ST population 225 (0.02%)
2 Literacy rate
  Persons 57.90
  Male 75.76
  Female 38.44
3 Religious groups (largest three)
  Hindus 1,187,835
  Muslims 161,962
  Buddhists 1,726
4 Important towns (largest three)
  Bhadohi 74,522
  Khamaria 23,546
  Gopi Ganj 17,935
5 Amenities in villages
  Total inhabited villages 1,097
  Villages with:  
  Safe drinking water 1,082
  Electricity (domestic) 413
  Primary schools 502
  Medical facility 229
  Paved approach road 825
6 Health
  Pregnant women* who received at least three or more antenatal checkups 16.6%
  Pregnant women* who received at least one TT injection 64.4%
  Women* who had institutional delivery 26.1%
  Children aged 12-23 months who were fully immunised** 21.9%
  Children aged 12-23 months who received at least one dose of Vitamin A 29.7%
7 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  Households issued job cards# 82,935
  Cumulative person days employment generated# 773,980
  Households completed 100 days employment# 574


*Women aged 15-49 who had their last live/still birth after December 31, 2003
** BCG, three injections of DPT, three doses of polio (excluding Polio 0) and measles
# As on September 11, 2010
Indicator groups 1-5: Basic Data Sheet, Census of India 2001
Indicator group 6: Tables 4.6, 4.9 and 5.7 in District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Uttar Pradesh. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, 2010; funded by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Indicator group 7: State-wise NREGA Implementation Status Report in viewed September 11, 2010

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