Araria – Land and Locations
News from Araria – ताजा समाचार अररिया पुर्णिया एवं आस पास
Araria is one of the district located in north-eastern part of Bihar, India. The district touches the Indo-Nepal international border also this area is very close to three countries viz Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan. The Land is a Karmbhumi (work-place) of legendary Novelist(story-writer) Sri Fanishwar Nath Renu. Agricultural identification is Machhli(Fish), Patwa(Jute), Dhaan(Paddy) etc. Araria have its natural beauty for green fields, ponds, rivers and canals. It has a view point of Mountain kanchanjungha (One of the great peack of Himalayan series).
District Information –
Araria is the district headquarter of the Araria district with two sub divisions, Araria and Farbisganj. Araria as a district was formed in January 1990 as one of the administrative districts of under Purnia Division. Mr. A.K.Chauhan served as a first D.M. Araria has been engraved out of the parent district of Purnia and covers an area of 2,830 sq.km . Araria is situated on the north-east front of Bihar. Neighbour districts are Kishanganj at east, Purnia at south, Madhepura at west. Strategically, Araria is important for security reasons as it shares its border with Nepal in the north. Also it is very close to two other countries (Bangladesh and Bhutan).
Infrastructure Araria is connected with the other districts of Bihar by bus and railways. The nearest railway station is Araria Court and Araria(R.S) and the nearest air port is at Bagdogra. Araria is also accessible to other parts of India by railways via Katihar Junction which is a big and important junction of NF Railway Division.
Demography Araria has a total population of 16,11,638,with rural population of 15,09,360 and urban population of 1,02,278.Araria has a sizeable SC population of 2,20,148 and ST population of 20,819.
Economy Araria mainly depends on agriculture,with paddy,maize and jute as the major agricultural products. There are also many jute mills in Araria.. However from 02.05.02, Araria has started developing the IT culture in the state with the establishment of NIC District Center.
Area: 2,830 km?
Population: Total: 1611638 Rural: 1509360 Urban: 102278
Sub Divisions: Araria, Farbisganj (also spelled Forbesganj)
Blocks: Araria, Raniganj, Bharganwan, Kursakata, Sikti, Narpatganj, Forbesganj, Palasi, Jokihat
Agriculture: Paddy, Maize, Jute, Fish
Industry: Jute Mills, Ply Mills
Rivers: Kosi, Suwara, Kali and Koli