| Voice of Firozabad :
Amlesh Kumar Gautam
Firozabad comprises of SC, ST and Muslims.
People are very poor.
We do not receive clean drinking water.
There is frequent load shedding. This is a hurdle in our day to
Firozabad being a backward district the quality of education is
not very high.
Roads are not maintained. This causes trouble in commuting.
Area, Population & Sex Ratio
Geographical Area : 2361.0 Km2
Population in Firozabad (Census 2011)
Total : 2,496,761
Male : 1,337,141
Female : 1,159,620
Under 6 population
Total : 369,940
Male : 196,925
Female : 173,015
Total disabled population : 53723
In seeing : 29835
In speech : 3130
In hearing : 1574
In movement : 15241
Mental : 3943
Rank ( VoiceOfBharat.org Analysis
Backwardness : 345
Sex Ratio Rank : 44
(Rank one is least sex ratio - Cenus 2001)
HIV Category District : C
(HIV Sentinel Surveillance 2004 -2006)
Disability : 137 (Census 2001)
Literacy Ratio : 298 (Census 2001)
Minority : Does not figure in MCD
Water : Flouride in Groundwater above permissible limits
Brief About Firozabad District
The ancient name of this town was Chandwar nager.
The name of Firozabad was given in the regime of Akbar by Firoz
Shah Mansab Dar in 1566. They say that Raja Todarmal was passing
through this town , pilgrimage to Gaya. He was looted by robbers.
At his request , Akbar the great send his Mansab Dar Firoz Shah
here . He landed near or about Datauji, Rasoolpur, Mohammadpur Gajmalpur,
Sukhmalpur Nizamabad, Prempur Raipura. The tomb of Firoz Shah and
ruins of Katra Pathanan are the evidences of this fact.
Mr. Peter, who was the businessman , related to
East India Company visited on 9 August 1632 and found the town in
good condition. It is written in the gazetteer of Agra and Mathura
in 1596 Firozabad was upgraded in a Pargana . Firozabad was bestowed
to Nabab Sadulla as jagir , in the regime of Shahjahan . Jahangir
ruled since 1605 to 1627 . Etawah, Budaun, Mainpuri, Firozabad were
under first class mansabdar of emperor Farrukhsiar.
Bajirao peshwa looted Firozabad and Etmadpur in
1737 in the regime of Mohammad Shah . Jats of Mahawan attacked Faujdar
Hakim Kajim at Firozabad and killed him in 9 May 1739. Jats ruled
Firozabad for 30 years.
Gajuddin , Hidayat Vaksh son of Alamgir second
his nephew and Mirza baba the son in law , came to Firozabad .Mirza
Nabab Khan stayed here till 1782. In the end of 18th
century Firozabad was ruled by Himmat Bahadur Gusain with cooperation
of Marathas .
The French , Army chief of Marathas D. Wayan, established
an ordinance factory in November 1794 . Mr. Thomas Traving also
mentioned this fact in his book "Travels in India " .
Marathas appointed his subadar Lakwadads here who
made a fort near old tehsil , knows at present garie .
General Lek and General Vellajally attacked Firozabad
in 1802 . In the begning of British rigime Firozabad was in Etawah
district . But after sometime it was attached to Aligarh district
. When Sadabad was created a new district in 1832 , Firozabad was
attached to it . Later on 1833 Firozabad was finally attached to
Agra . In 1847 the business of lakh was flourishing at Firozabad
1857 , freedom–fighting , Chauhans of Mainpuri
, Jamidar of Chandwar , with local Malahs , look active parts in
it . Famous Urdu poet Munir Shikohabadi too was sentenced to Kala
pani by East India company government .
People of this city took part in "khilafat Movement","Quit
India Movement" and "Namak Satyagrah" and went to the jail during
national movements .
In 1929 Father of Nation , Mahatama Gandhi, in
1935 Semant Gandhi in 1937 Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and in 1940
Netaji Subash Chand Bose visited Firozabad.
Firozabad district was established on 5/2/89.The
District is connected by rail and bus to major cities . The nearest
Airport is Agra . Longitude is 78 degree of east and latitude is
27 degree of north . The height is above mean sea level 164.467
The boundaries of district touch Etah district
in north and Mainpuri and Etawah in east. The Yamuna river makes
its southern boundary. The area of district is about 0.8% of total
area of U.P. and population is 1.1% of total population of U.P.
Aproximately 73.6% population is living in rural area. It has severe
winter and summer seasons. Mostly district is plane and its slope
is from north west to south.