DISTRICT PROFILE

Histrory

The District has been the part of Moradabad district in the past which was a part of ‘Sarkar of Sambhal’ of Delhi Province during the Akbar regime.

Origin

District Amroha lies in the west of Moradabad District adjoining district Hapur, Sambhal & Buland Shahar. The district came into being on 24th April 1997 in the memory of famous social reformer Sant Mahatama Jyotiba Phule by combining Amroha, Dhanora & Hasanpur Tehsils of Moradabad district vide UP Gazette no. 1071/1-5-97/224/sa-5 dated 15/4/1997 whose headoffice is situated in the ancient city Amroha.

Area & Geography

The district consists of 1133 villages, 3 Tehsils, 6 Blocks & 11 Police Stations. Its geographical area is 2470 Sq. Km. Extending from Latitute 28° 54’ North to 39° 6’ North and Longitude 78° 28’ East to 78° 39’ East. The maximum & minimum height from sea level are 240ft. & 177ft. respectively. In the north of the district lies district Bijnore,District Sambhal is in the south, tehsil Sadar of Moradabad is in the east and in the west are situated districts Hapur, Ghaziabad & Buland Shahar. Ganga river separates it from district Hapur,Ghaziabad & Buland Shahar.

Main Occupation

The majority of the population of the district depends on agriculture besides the cottage industru like manufacturing of DHOLAK & KATHOLI, Handloom works are also taken up in Amroha, BEEDI in Naugaon Sadat & Cloth weaving is now taken up in Bachraun. Milk & dairy products are attracting the attention of the peoples in villages and they are being associated with it by Cooperative Societies.

Climate & Rivers

The climate of the district is similar to other districts of the state situated at the base of Himalaya which becomes hot in summer and dry & cold in winter. Ganga, Baha & Krishna are the main rivers of the district.