District Amroha

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 Jyotiba Phule Nagarlies in the west of Moradabad District adjoining Meerut, Ghaziabad & 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, tehsil Sambhal of Moradabad is in the south, tehsil Sadar of Moradabad is in the east and in the west are situated districts Meerut, Ghaziabad & Buland Shahar. Ganga river separates it from district Ghaziabad, Meerut & 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.