(Last Updated on : 18/03/2013)
Arwal district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar
state. It was earlier part of Jehanabad District
. The Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district's headquarter is situated at Arwal which is approximately 80 km south from the state capital Patna
. Arwal town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to the Ganga River
. Arwal district is a part of Magadha
division. It came into existence in September 2001 and was earlier part of Jehanabad district. The five block divisions are Arwal, Kaler, Karpi, Kurtha and Suryapur Vanshi.
History of Arwal District
Arwal district is linked to the famous Sanskrit language poet Banabhatta
who is the writer of the book named 'Harsh Charita' which is the biography of King Harshvardhana
. He was born in the village of Banshi Suryapur in Arwal District. It is believed that the poet Banabhatt worshiped Budhwa Mahadev Madir, which was erected by him. It is a commonly believed that Banabhatta used to visit Devkund.
Economy of Arwal District
the economy of the Arwal District is totally based on agriculture. The district does not have any Industry. Paddy, wheat
are the main crops. Though most of the area of the district is well irrigated but due to lack of infrastructure and power- farmers are not benefited.
Education of Arwal District
Arwal has literacy level of 45%. The level of primary and middle education is satisfactory. However, the higher education provided district is not upto the mark. The district has 3 colleges, 39 high schools, 187 middle schools and 282 primary schools under state government of Bihar.
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