Firozabad district was established on 5/2/89.The District is connected by rail and bus to major cities. The nearest Airport is Agra . The NH-2 and Delhi-Hawara railway passes through the district.
Geography of Firozabad
Firozabad is located in north central India, in western Uttar Pradesh state, 40 km away from Agra and around 240 km away from Delhi, at the northern edge of the Deccan Plateau, at 27°09′N 78°24′E / 27.15°N 78.4°E / 27.15; 78.4. The height above sea level is 164 meters (540 ft). The boundaries of Firozabad district touch Etah district in north and Mainpuri and Etawah districts in the east. The Yamuna river makes its southern boundary. The area of the district is about 0.8% of total area of Uttar Pradesh, and the population is 1.1% of the state's total population. Approximately 73.6% of the population lives in rural area. More than half of the workforce is engaged in manufacturing activities. The city is also an important market center. It has severe winter and summer seasons. The district is mostly flat and its slope is from north west to south.
There are four (4) sub-divisions/tehsils namely Firozabad, Shikohabad, Tundla and Jasrana with nine (9) development blocks namely Narkhi, Firozabad, Tundla, Eka, Khairgarh, Jasrana, Shikohabad, Araon and madanpur. The district comprises of 821 villages included 19 un-inhabited villages.
As per 2011 censes the population of the district was 24,96,761 out of which 13,37,141 males and 11,59,620 females with overall literacy rate of 74.60%. So far as male literacy is concerned it is 83.03% and female is 64.80%.
The geographical area of the district is 2361 Sq. Km. (about 257837 hectares). The cultivated area of the district is about 180954 hectares. The major cropping patterns followed in the district are bajra, paddy, arhar, til, urd, moong in kharif and wheat, mustard, barley, potato, garlic etc. in rabi. The soils are loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam, ravines and waste land. The fertility status of spoil is poor to very poor. The average annual rainfall of the district is 665.40 mm. temperatures varies from 40C (during December-January) to 480C (during May-June). The district has 237 state tube-wells and 32295 private tube-wells which contributes assured irrigation to almost 80.49% of the cultivable area. Uppar Ganga canal and lower Ganga canal are two major canals of the district. There are 94 cold storages in the district.
About 70% of the cultivated area is covered under Bajra and wheat crops and the rest of the area under potato, vegetables, fodder, oilseeds and pulses etc. in the year 2014-15 district Firozabad became first (area) in potato cultivation.
Besides others, there is lot of scope for marketing of horticultural crops keeping in view the district is near with NCR. There is one state garden nursery at Firozabad which takes care of some horticultural plants like-guava, aonla, potato and vegetables seed production.
As per live stock census, district has 89007 cattle, 521037 buffaloes, 14410 sheep, 222862 goats, 25955 pigs and 42119 poultry. The district has a network of 84 veterinary facilities including 21 veterinary hospitals centre and extension centre.
The district has ponds covering 25 hectares of lands where fish farming and fish culturing is being undertaken under the guidance of fisheries experts.
|Percentage Growth 2001-2011||19.94|
|Density (Persons Per Sq. Km.)||1037|
|Child Population (0-6 Years)||369940|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Years)||879|
|S.N.||Crop||Area (ha)||Production (MT)||Productivity (Qtl /ha)|
* Cropping Intensity: 151%.
|Month||Rainfall (mm)||Temperature C||Relative Humidity (%)|
|January||67.34||Maximum : 18
Minimum : 8
|February||17.90||Maximum : 24
Minimum : 11
|March||9.38||Maximum : 27
Minimum : 15
|April||Maximum : 39
Minimum : 20
|May||Maximum : 43
Minimum : 26
|June||17.53||Maximum : 44
Minimum : 29
|July||40.63||Maximum : 35
Minimum : 26
|August||41.86||Maximum : 37
Minimum : 26
|September||79.03||Maximum : 34
Minimum : 24
|Turkey and others|
|Fish||457.423||1375 mt||30.05 qt/ha|
|S.N.||Taluk||Name of the Block||Name of the Village||Major Crops & Enterprises||Major Problem Identified||Identified Thrust Areas|
|1||Firozabad||Firozabad Eka||Indomai, Safipur, Gudaoo, Katana, Bhadana, Navalpur, N. Khar, Ulaoo||Bajra, Potato, Wheat, Mustard||
|2||Sikohabad||Araon, Mafanpur, Sikohabad||Sarokh, Kaparawali, G. dansey, nandpur, Araonji, Lokman, Asharawali, Mubarakpur||Potato, Wheat, Garlic, Paddy, Bajra, Mustard, Potato,|
|3||Jasarana||Jasrana, Hathwans||Salempur, Kutubpur, Kachmai, Inni Kataina Harsa Muhammadpur Kheria||Paddy, Wheat, Bajra, Potato, Wheat, Mustard, Bajra|
|4||Tundla||Tundla, Narki||N.Udai, Kutubpur, Jarkhi, N.Sikander, Asan Husainpur Mohammadabad, Kheria||Wheat, Potato, Mustard, Bajra, Till, Bajra, Cauliflower|