Kheri is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kheri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Lakhimpur Kheri is a district of Uttar Pradesh in the Lucknow division. It is located in India along the border with Nepal. The headquarters of the Lakhimpur Kheri District are situated in the city of Lakhimpur.
Lakhimpur Kheri district is a part of Lucknow division and is the largest district in terms of area in the state (Total Area = 7680 sqr km). According to Government of India, the district Lakhimpur Kheri is one of the Minority Concentrated District in India on the basis of the 2001 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators.
History Of Lakhimpur Kheri
Etymologically Lakhimpur is the transformed version of its original name Luxmipur. In ancient days the district was covered by the Khair trees (Acacia catechu Willd). Kheri is a town near Lakhimpur (approx 1.24 miles). The name Kheri represents the Khair trees.
It houses Dudhwa National Park, the only national park in Uttar Pradesh. It is home to a large number of rare and endangered species including tiger, leopard, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal florican, etc. Being a Terai district it is rich in natural resources with lush green scenery and many rivers.
Geography Of Lakhimpur Kheri
Kheri is located at 27°54’N 80°48’E? / ?27.9°N 80.8°E? / 27.9; 80.8. It has an average elevation of 148 metres (485 feet).
It shares its boundaries with
North – Nepal
West – Pilibhit & Shahjahanpur districts
South – Hardoi & Sitapur district
East – Bahraich district
Its main rivers are Sharda, Ghagra, Koriyala, Ull, Sarayan, Chauka, Gomti, Kathana, Saryu and Mohana.
Economy Of Lakhimpur Kheri
Known for its sugar cane industry, it satisfies a huge part of the world’s sugar demands. Some of the biggest sugar mills are in the district. Bajaj sugar mill in Gola Gokarnath and Bajaj sugar mill in Palia Kalan are the two largest sugar mills in Asia. Balrampur Industries also runs its sugar mills from Lakhimpur. Lakhimpur is also famous for cottage industries of incense sticks.
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is setting up a steel processing unit in Behjam, Lakhimpur at an estimated cost of Rs 85 crore. The processing unit will have an installed capacity of 100,000 tonnes per annum and produce TMT (thermo mechanically treated) bars from input material sourced from SAIL’s integrated steel plants.
Education Of Lakhimpur Kheri
Education is available at the Junior and Senior Basic Schools, Senior Secondary Schools and college level. St. Don Bosco’s College is a prominent missionary institute for learning. The alumni of the school are the flag-bearers of Lakhimpur across the nation. Other prominent schools and colleges are St. John’s School in Gola Gokarannath, Yuvraj Dutt College, Cane Growers Inter College, Greenfield Academy, Children’s Academy, Ajmani International School, Kunwar Khuswaqt Rai, Adarsh Vidya Mandir, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, DS Inter College, Government Inter College, Paul International School, City Montessori Kheri and Lucknow Public School.