Basti district With Talukas in Uttar Pradesh State

Basti district  With Talukas: Basti district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state, India. In the freedom struggle of 1857, about 250 martyrs of Amorha State were hanged by the British Government from peepal trees located at Chhawani.  In basti district there are many poor village. Basti came from the original name basisthi, Basisth the great sage ashram situated in this area.  Ramrekha Temple is one of the most ancient Hindu Mandir of Lord Ram & Goddess Sita. Lord Shri Ram stayed here for one day during his journey of Janakpur-Ayodhya. Lord Shri Rama & Sita with Lakshmana journeyed towards Ayodhya by the road called Ram Janki Marg (State Highway 72) near Chhawani. Basti’s maximum length from north to south is about 75 km. and breadth from east to west about 70 km. The district lies between newly created district Sant Kabir Nagar on the east and Gonda on the west and on the south, the Ghaghra River near Amorha Khas previously known as Amorha Province or State of Raja Zalim Singh separates it from the Faizabad and newly created district named Ambedkar Nagar. While on the North Basti is bounded by district Sidharth Nagar.

Basti district

Basti district

According to the 2011 census, Basti district has a population of 2,461,056, and almost all of population lives in rural villages. Basti has a sex ratio of 959 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.69%.Languages spoken in the district include Awadhi in western areas and Bhojpuri in the eastern side. Basti is noted for its cotton textiles and sugar industries. Cottage industries and small-scale industries including the manufacturing units of brass ware, iron and carpentry goods, agricultural implements, bricks, agro-products, foot-wear, soaps, candles, and pottery are present here. Basti is also known for its bamboo, eucalyptus, mango and shisham populations. Basti is well connected through NH 28 which reflects on its good economy. The city is well connected through railways also. In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Basti one of the country's 250 most backward districts.

Talukas in Basti district

Basti Bhanpur
Harraiya Rudhauli

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