Location of Goraul
Goraul is very close to Vaishaligarh, Vaishali or Vesali which is noted in Pali language. This was a city and the capital of the Licchavis and the Vajjian Confederacy. Now in modern administration, Goraul is regarded as the village of archaeological ruins.
Economy of Goraul
Goraul Sugar Mill was one of the most productive sugar mills in this area once upon a time. The adjoining catchment area used to grow huge amount of sugarcane. The sugar mill has shut down since. The agricultural land use pattern has shifted from sugarcane to other cash crops like tobacco and traditional food crops and vegetables.
Agro based Industries in Goraul
Goraul has immense potential as a centre for horticulture and agro-processing (fruit pulp) industries. The entire region is dotted with plantations of Mango - delicious local varieties which are increasingly getting lost in targeted marketing campaigns of alphonso and dussehri. Lychee - amazing varieties which lose much of their temper in transportation and need to be tasted straight from the plantations. Betel leaf is considered to be an addiction (when taken with tobacco) and as a digestive when taken with cardamom and cloves. Banana - amazing varieties of banana can be found here. Area is filled with banana trees.
Demography of Goraul
According of the Population census in the year 2011, Goraul block had a population of 135,502.
Culture of Goraul
Goraul concentrates mostly the people of Hindu community. The local language spoken by the people is Vajjika. Holi, Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhath Puja are the prime festivals. However people also celebrate Rakshabandhan, Janmashtmi, Shivaratri, Makar Sankranti, Saraswati puja and many other local festivals. The local Muslims take out Taziya processions that go to even the Hindu households and celebrate other Muslim festivals in a very congenial environment.
Goraul is connected easily through railways and roadways. Goraul railway station, on the Muzaffarpur-Hajipur branch line, which used to facilitate movement of sugar from the sugar mill to the markets, now facilitates the seasonal movement of migrant agricultural labourer and movement of educated in search of employment to urban centres. Goraul is well connected with NH 77.
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