Amethi is a town in
Amethi district in Faizabad division, of Indian
state of Uttar Pradesh.
Gauriganj is the administrative headquarter of
Amethi town is thirteen kilometers away from the
Amethi is a major town of the
and also a municipal board.
Amethi is known for being the constituency of Indian Nehru-Gandhi
Family since 1980.
Amethi has been a Congress stronghold since its
formation in 1966. The former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's
grandsons Sanjay and
Rajiv Gandhi (the sons of Indira Gandhi), Rajiv
Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi, have at one time or
the other, represented this constituency.
Amethi has elected Non-Nehru
dynasty Congress person to parliament for two terms (Vidyadhar Bajpai
1966-77) and a non-congress M.P once (Ravindra Pratap Singh, Janata
Party, 1977–80) Mr. Chandra Kant Pandey is the District
Magistrate of Amethi.
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In the past,
Amethi used to be called Raipur-Amethi. Raipur is the
place where the fort of
Raja of Amethi. His ancestors used to reside
in Raipur-Phulwari, where the old fort is still there.
Amethi is also
famous for the temple called
Hanumangarhi and a mosque both built
about hundred years ago. About three kilometres north of
is a tomb of famous poet which is in Ram Nagar, Saint Malik Muhammad
Jayasi where he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas.
As per the 2001 Census of India,
Amethi had a population of 12,808.
Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.
Amethi is connected to the major cities in
Uttar Pradesh and
Indian Railways and roads.
station has direct trains connecting with major cities like Jammu,
Amritsar, Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Jaipur,
Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, Bhopal,
Mumbai and Bangalore.
A number of
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses play
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Amethi district contains 1,431 government primary schools,433
government upper primary schools, 33 government-aided primary schools,
42 madrasas and 145 intermediate schools, including 18 government
inter-colleges. It also has two non-government intermediate schools,
namely Shri Shiv Pratap Inter College and Rajarshi Rananjay Inter
Amethi town is a local education center, with some institutions more
than 100 years old. The prime Educational Institutes are:
Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh Institute of Management & Technology
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology,
Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh College of Pharmacy
Ranveer Rananjay Post Graduate College.
An extension branch of
Indian Institute of Information Technology
Indian Institute of Information Technology of
Amethi campus (renamed as
Rajiv Gandhi IIIT) was established in Amethi
in 2005 as an extension campus of Indian Institute of Information
Technology, Allahabad. However, it was shut down in 2016.
A few other schools and colleges in
Amethi district near
Indira Gandhi Post Graduate College, Manishi Mahila Degree
College, Rananjay Inter College, Kamla Nehru School, Sanjay Gandhi
Smarak Vidyalaya Junior High School, Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya and
HAL School Korwa.
Amethi city contains branches of 11 public sector banks and one
private sector bank.
A few public sector units were established in
Amethi in the 1970s like
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, BHEL, Indo gulf fertilizers and ACC,
however not much has occurred in the town for the past two decades,
leading to youngsters leaving the town in search of jobs.
Amethi district contains just three NGOs, namely the Society for
Animal Health Agriculture Science and Humanity, Munshiganj,
Vikas Trust, Deenapur and the
Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
Indian Institute of Info