(Last Updated on : 01/07/2010)
A prominent industrial town of the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh
is Daurala, which is 15 km. from Meerut and 90 km. from Delhi
. It is located on the Delhi- Dehradun National Highway. Being a commercial hub, Daurala is well connected by road, rail and airways. Bus service is very regular from Daurala to Meerut and Daurala to Sardhana and vice-versa. Daurala Railway Station and the Indira Gandhi International Airport are the nearest rail station and airport.
Daurala is located at 29.12° North latitude and 77.68° East longitude. It is located at a height of 223 metres ( 731 feet) above mean sea level.
According to the 2001 census report, Daurala had a population of 10,684. Males constitute 54% of the population and females constitute 46% of the population. In Daurala , 17% of the population is less than six years of age. Daurala has an average literacy rate of 56% which is lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy rate is 65% and the female literacy rate is 45%.
The main occupation of the people is agriculture. Sugarcane and rice fields surround the town. The town has a big sugar mill known as the Daurala Sugar Works, which was established in the pre-independence era in the year 1932.
Sardhana, famous for the Basilica of Our Lady of Graces and the palace of Begum Samru, is about 8 km from Daurala.