Kanpur is a major industrial city located in the central-western part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur, founded in 1207 AD, has become one of the most important commercial and military stations in India since British rule...

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Kanpur is a major industrial city of Uttar Pradesh. The city is about 80 km from the state capital, Lucknow. It is situated on the south bank of river Ganges in the west. It is also known as the industrial capital of the state...

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Kanpur: How one wishes to see his city after the completion of 100 years of Independence? To achieve this, a campaign is being launched under the theme “Vision Kanpur 2047”. The all-around development of Kanpur will take place in the...

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About Kanpur

Kanpur, the main industrial city of Uttar Pradesh, is situated on the banks of river Ganges. The Holy river Ganges' presence is said to be from the time of Ramayana. The numerous historical places of Kanpur together contribute to the rich culture of the city. It is believed that this city was founded by the King of the Sachendi Kingdom. The original form of Kanpur was made by Hindu Singh. It is believed that in the last phase of the reign of the Nawabs of Awadh, this city was formed by the merger of old Kanpur, Patkapur, Kurswan, Juhi and Seema Mau villages. The rule was also in the hands of the rulers of Kannauj and Kalpi and later with the Muslim rulers. Later, the Nawab of Awadh, Almas Ali, ruled here. Being situated on the banks of River Ganges, the facility of transport and industry was present in Kanpur since ancient times. Consequently, the birth of industries in the city marked the beginning of Kanpur's development.

Area: 403.7 km²
Weather: 31°C, wind E at 6 km/h, 83% humidity
Population: 2.92 million (2011)


Housing and urban planning

Kanpur Development Authority is planning to develop additional 33700 ha for growth of city. In the master plan 2021, provision for inner and outer ring road, new terminals, vegetable and grain markets and development of new colonies in close proximity to commercial hub has been proposed..

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Kanpur has traditionally been an industrial city and on economic center. At one point in time it was the second most industrialized city in India. Due to large number of cotton textile units and a vibrant trade center for cotton it was also called the ‘Manchester of India’.

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Education is a purposeful activity directed at achieving certain aims, such as transmitting knowledge or fostering skills and character traits. These aims may include the development of understanding, rationality, kindness, and honesty. Various researchers emphasize the role of critical thinking in order to distinguish..

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Public transport

Kanpur is a business oriented city and a reflection of the same can be seen in its robust transport system. Getting around the city is an easy task as Kanpur has a well-developed local bus route. Other options as auto-rickshaw and taxi too can be explored for travelling in..

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Skill development

Skill development means a process which enables trainees and the working age people to gain access to dexterity, knowledge and ability, career ethics and good working attitude by skill training, establishing skill standards, and other relating activities..

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Environmental issues and conservation of nature

Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as quality of air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and ..

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Health care is a vital aspect that affects our lives directly. Big cities in India have a comprehensive network of hospitals and clinics which provide care and treatment to the needy. Like any other city in Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur has a fair presence of hospitals and clinics both in government and private sector..

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Resting on the banks of the sacred river Ganges, Patthar Ghat is a prominent tourist attraction in Bithoor, a suburb in Kanpur!
Patthar Ghat was carved entirely out of the red sandstone by the funds of Tikait Rai who was once a minister of Awadh. ।

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