(Last Updated on : 10-04-2014)
Rae Bareli District, an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh, forms a part of the Lucknow Division. Rae Bareli is the district headquarters. The elevation of Rae Bareli District varies from about 120.4 metres above sea level in the north west to 86.9 metres above sea level in the extreme south east, on the banks of the Ganga. Economy of Rae Bareli District is agrarian in character. Paddy is the main Kharif crop and wheat
is the main Rabi crop in the district. Sugarcane
and potato are the main cash crops cultivated in the district.
Location of Rae Bareli District
Rae Bareli District lies between 25 degree 49 minutes north and 26 degree 36 minutes north latitude and 100 degree 41 minutes east and 81 degree 34 minutes east longitude. Rae Bareli District is bounded on the north by tehsil Mohanlal Ganj of District Lucknow and tehsil Haidergarh
of Barabanki District
, on the east by tehsil Musafirkhana
of district Sultanpur and on the south east by Pargana Ateha and the Kunda tehsil of district Pratapgarh. The southern boundary of Rae Bareli is formed by Ganga River
which separates it from Fatehpur District. On the west lies the purwa tehsil of Unnao District.
History of Rae Bareli District
Rae Bareli District formerly constituted parts of Kosala Kingdom. In the year 1858, this district came into existence in the year 1858 under the British rule. The name of the district was derived from the name of its headquarters town. History of Rae Bareli District also shows that the early inhabitant of this district was Bhar
. However, the Rajputs
displaced them. The district also made huge contributions in the freedom movement of the country.
Geography of Rae Bareli District
Rae Bareli District includes five geographical units Ganga Khadar, Ganga upland, southern clay tract, central tract or Sai upland and northern clay tract. Ganga River and Sai River are the two rivers flowing through the district. The district has huge depositions of brick earth. Geography of Rae Bareli District also includes an extreme and humid climate. This region forms part of Indo-Gangetic plain
. In the past, greater part of the district was covered with extensive forests. In the recent times, the district lacks diverse species of flora and fauna.
Administration of Rae Bareli District
The general administration of Rae Bareli District is vested in the Deputy Commissioner for revenue and District Magistrate for criminal jurisdiction. District Magistrate is assisted by Additional District Magistrate (Executive) for administrative works and revenue purpose. Rae Bareli District has seven sub divisions namely Rae Bareli, Lalganj, Dalmau, Tiloi, Maharajganj, Unchahar and Salon. Each sub division also forms a tehsil of same name. Further, each sub division serves the purpose of General, Criminal and Revenue Administration of the district. There are seven Sub Divisional Magistrates under the District Magistrate, each holding charge of a sub division and performing multifarious duties relating to revenue, executive and magisterial work as well as those connected with the development of the area under his respective jurisdiction. For law and order and other administration purpose in Rae Bareli a City Magistrate is also functioning at district headquarters. For development purpose the district has been divided in 21 development blocks namely Amawan, Bachhrawan, Bahadurpur, Chhatoh, Deeh, Deen Shah Gaura, Dalmau
, Harchandpur, Kheeron, Lalganj, Maharajganj, Jagatpur, Rahi, Rohaniya, Sareni, Salon, Sataon, Singhpur, Shivgarh, Tiloi and Unchahar.
Tourism in Rae Bareli District
Rae Bareli District is one of the prominent tourist spots of the state. There are several historical sites to be explored in the district. The main attractions are Samaspur Bird Sanctuary, Dalmau, Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden, Jais and Behta Bridge. These tourist places are worth exploring. People from far and wide come and visit this district.
Rae Bareli District has agro based economy. However, the district also has several industries.