Ballia is a district located in the eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of the Ganges river and is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and agricultural prosperity.
Ballia has a rich and diverse history dating back to the ancient period. The region was known as Ballyolli during the time of the Mahabharata and was ruled by King Bali. The region has also been mentioned in the Buddhist and Jain literature of the 6th century. During the medieval period, Ballia was ruled by various dynasties, including the Maurya, Gupta, Mughal, and British.
Ballia has a vibrant cultural heritage, which is reflected in its music, dance, and festivals. The region is known for its Bhojpuri folk music, which is popular across North India. Bhojpuri songs and dances are an integral part of the cultural fabric of Ballia. The region is also known for its annual fairs and festivals, which are celebrated with great pomp and show. The famous festivals of Ballia include Chhath Puja, Holi, Diwali, and Ram Navami.
Ballia is predominantly an agricultural district with a thriving agricultural economy. The region is known for its fertile land and produces a variety of crops, including paddy, wheat, sugarcane, and vegetables. The region is also known for its silk production, with the Ballia district being one of the major silk producing districts in the country. In addition, Ballia has a significant cottage industry sector, with handicrafts, pottery, and weaving being some of the major occupations.
Ballia is situated on the banks of the Ganges river and is spread across an area of 2,981 square kilometers. The region is bordered by the districts of Ghazipur to the north, Mau to the west, Jaunpur to the east, and Buxar and Saran districts of Bihar to the south. The district is divided into six tehsils, namely Ballia, Bansdih, Rasra, Bairia, Sikanderpur, and Belthara Road.
Ballia has a relatively low literacy rate compared to other districts in Uttar Pradesh. However, the district has made significant progress in recent years in terms of improving its educational infrastructure. The district has several government and private schools, colleges, and universities, providing quality education to its students. Some of the prominent educational institutions in Ballia include the BR Ambedkar University, KKGSS Institute of Technology and Management, and the Ballia Institute of Technology and Management.
Ballia has several tourist attractions, including historical monuments, religious places, and natural wonders. The region is known for its ancient temples and pilgrimage sites, including the Durga Mandir, Sheetla Mandir, and Kali Mandir. The region is also home to several historical monuments, including the Revati Garh Fort, which was built by the Bais Rajput rulers in the 18th century. In addition, Ballia has several natural wonders, including the Surha Tal Bird Sanctuary, which is home to several migratory birds.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|5||Belthra Road||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|6||Bilthara Road||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|8||Bilthjara Road||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|9||Bilthra Rioad||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|10||Bilthra Road||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|11||Bithara Road||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|12||Blthra Road||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|
|15||Sikandar Pur||Ballia||Uttar Pradesh|