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Pratapgarh
City
Pratapgarh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Pratapgarh is located in India
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh (India)
Pratapgarh is located in Asia
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh
Pratapgarh (Asia)
Coordinates: 25°53′49″N 81°56′42″E / 25.897°N 81.945°E / 25.897; 81.945Coordinates: 25°53′49″N 81°56′42″E / 25.897°N 81.945°E / 25.897; 81.945
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictPratapgarh
Government
 • District magistrateRupesh Kumar
Elevation
137 m (449 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total91,204
Language
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
230001-02
Telephone code+91 05342
Vehicle registrationUP-72
Sex Ratio957 /
Websitepratapgarh.nic.in

Pratapgarh, also called Belha or Bela Pratapgarh, is a city and municipality in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district, part of the Allahabad division.

Etymology

Main article: Pratapgarh Estate

Pratapgarh was the name of a fort built by Pratap Bahadur Singh (1628–1682), a local king, at Rampur. Later, the area around the fort started to be known as Pratapgarh.[2]


In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pratapgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of thttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]

Primarily, an agragrian district, for a while now, Pratapgarh has risen in ranks as the top producer of Aonla (Amla).[4] The fruit grown here is sold all over India and the world in the form of sweets and medicines.

Transport

Railways

Railway is the main transport form in this district and some junctions are Pratapgarh, Chilbila and Bhupia Mau. Pratapgarh Junction railway station handles 42 trains daily.

Road

Attractions

Bakhshi Talab

This pond is in the Raniganj tehsil of village Hussainpur, which is also known as Pakka Talab or Bakshi Talab. This pond is believed to be before the British era. It is made from cooked lime. It was built by the zamindar (Bakshi Sao). This pond is situated on the Dehlupur Raniganj main road. The water of this pond has not dried up till date and there is a deep well in the middle of the pond, which directly connects this pond with Hades. This is a very big fish in the pond.A separate bath has been made for women to bathe in this pond

Bela Devi Temple

The Belha Devi Temple is one of the important temples, situated in Pratapgarh, on the banks of River Sai on the western side of the Allahabad-faizabad road. Here, Mother Goddess Belha or 'Belha Mai' is worshiped by devotees.

Kisan Devta Mandir

Pratapgarh district has the world's first temple dedicated to farmers, named Kisan Devta Mandir. In this district, farmers are revered as gods. The temple was established by Shailendra Yogi, a homeopathic doctor, in Sarai Mahesh village of Patti tehsil of Pratapgarh in 2015.[5][6] The six feet tall idol made of sandstone and holding a plough is accompanied by an idol of Kisan Devi.[7]

Notable people

Main article: List of people from Pratapgarh

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ "District Pratapgarh, Government of Uttar Pradesh | The City of Aonla | India". pratapgarh.nic.in. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ "District Pratapgarh, Government of Uttar Pradesh | The City of Aonla | India".
  5. ^ "प्रतापगढ़: यहां होती है किसानों की पूजा, बना है दुनिया का पहला किसान मंदिर". News18 India. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  6. ^ "यहां करिए किसान देवता के दर्शन; दावा- दुनिया में है एकलौता मंदिर, 4 मार्च तक चलेगा कैंप". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 11 February 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  7. ^ "At this Kisan Temple in Pratapgarh dist, farmers sow devotion and reap blessings". The Times of India. 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.