SANT RAVIDAS NAGAR(Bhadohi) is known by the name Carpet city as it is home to the largest hand-knotted carpet weaving industry hubs in South Asia. The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, the only Institute of its kind in Asia was established here by the Ministry of Textiles in 2001.
This district is situated in the plains of the Ganges River, which forms the southwestern border of the District. Ganges, Varuna and Morva are the main rivers. The district is surrounded by Jaunpur District to the north, Varanasi District to the east, Mirzapur District to the south, and Allahabad District to the west. The district has an area of 1055.99 km². Rampur is a famous ghat in Bhadohi, and there are some famous temples in Bhadohi that are Sita Samahit Sthal (Sitamarhi), Baba Harihar Nath (Gyanpur), Chakwa Mahaveer, Shiv Mandir (Sundarpur). Tilngeswarnath, Tilanga Shivjatpur and Bhadrakaali temple, and Baba Gangeshwarnath Dham situated in Itahara Uparwar Village.
Divisions of Sant Ravidas Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
This district is divided into three tehsils, Aurai Tehsil, Bhadohi and Gyanpur, and six blocks, Bhadohi, Suriyawan, Gyanpur, Deegh, Abholi, and Aurai. There are 1075 populated and 149 non-populated villages along with 79 Nyay-panchayat and 489 Gram panchayats in the district. The district has nine police stations.
Demographics of Sant Ravidas Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
According to the 2011 census Sant Ravidas Nagar district has a population of 1,554,203, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 320th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,531 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,970 /sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.81%. Sant Ravidas Nagar has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 89.14%.
Bhadohi district is biggest carpet manufacturing centre in India. It is known for its hand-knotted carpet. The Mirzapur-Bhadohi region is the largest handmade carpet weaving cluster, engaging around 3.2 million people in the industry. Bhadohi employs 22 lakh rural artisans. Carpet weaving in the region dates back to the 16th century during the reign Akbar.The carpets of the region received the Geographical Indication tag, which means carpets manufactured in nine districts of the region, Bhadohi, Mirzapur,Varanasi,Ghazipur, Sonebhadra,Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jaunpur and Chandauli would be tagged with `handmade carpet of Bhadohi`. Well known carpet types from Bhadohi include cotton Dhurry, Chhapra Mir carpets, Loribaft, Indo Gabbeh.
Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)
See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217