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Chapra town is administrative headquarters of Saran district falls under the state of Bihar, India. Saran is known as chapra or Chhapra. It is also divisional headquarters of Saran division. Chapra has an area of 2,641 sq. kms. According to Census 2001, Saran has a total population of 32,48,701. District Siwan and Gopalganj lie on the north of district Saran. The Ganges constitute the southern boundary of the district beyond which lie the districts of Patna and Bhojpur. Vaishali and Muzaffarpur district are in the east of Saran divided by Gandak River. To the west of Chapra lies Siwan and Balia .Ghaghra (Saryu) river divides Saran and Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The district is shaped like a triangle with its apex at the confluence of boundary of Gopalganj district and Gandak-Ganga River. There are three rivers namely the Ganga, Ghaghra, Gandak that encircle the district from southern, northern, eastern and western side respectively.

Chhapra Districts has 3 subdivision (Chapra sadar, Sonepur and Marhaura) and 20 blocks. Saran district is well served by a network of roads. The district headquarter Chapra is about 85 kms away from state capital Patna connected through NH 19 (Hajipur to Gazipur - U.P). Rail connectivity with other area of country is very good. Chapra Junction is the main railway station which connects chapra to all major cities of India. Agriculture is main occupation in the district and also the main source of livelihood of the people. Rice and Maize is the main crop of the district.

 

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Administrative Divisions

Chapra has 3 subdivisions with 20 blocks. Saran district has 5 statutory towns with one Nagar Parishad and 4 Nagar Panchayats. Chhapra district has 330 Gram Panchayats constituting 1767 villages.

 

Subdivision

Chapra Sadar, Marhaura and Sonepur

 

Blocks

Chapra, Sonepur, Marhaura, Amnaur, Dighwara, Revelganj, Parsa, Manjhi, Baniapur, Masarakh, Maker, Nagra, Panapur, Isuapur, Lahladpur, Taraiya, Garkha, Ekma, Dariyapur, Jalalpur.

 

Saran Division (Chapra district, Siwan district and Goplaganj district) is headed by District Commissioner. Chapra District is administered by District Magistrate. The judicial system in the district is headed by district & session Judge. The police system comprises of network of police station and town out-posts headed by Superintendent of Police and supported by Dy. SPs under control of D.I.G of Saran.

 

Chapra at a Glance

District

Chapra (Saran)

Division

Saran

State

Bihar

Country

India

STD Code

06152

Postal Code

841301

Nearest Airport

Patna (85 Kms.)

Area

2641 sq Kms.

Population

32,48,701 (2001 census)

Sex Ratio

966

Railway Station Code

Chapra Jn. (CPR), Chapra Kachery (CI), Sonepur (SEE)

Literacy Rate

51.80% (2001 census)

Sub Division

Chapra, Sonepur, Marhaura

Language Spoken

Hindi, Bhojpuri

University

Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Chapra

Member of Legislature

Shri Ram Pravesh Rai

Member Of Parliament

Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav

Major Festival

Chhath Parv, Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Makar Sakranti, Teej and Eid

Famous Personalities

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (First President of India),

Loknayak Jai praksh Narayan,

Bhikhari Thakur (Shakespeare of Bhojpuri),

Chitragupt (Musician)

Major Rail Links

Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jamutawi, Varanasi, Barauni, Guwahati, Amritsar, Pune, Lucknow

Major Temples

Ambika Bhawani, Ami (Dighwara)

Dharmnath Mandir, Chapra

Kot devi, chapra,

Gautam Asthan, revelganj

Garhdevi Mandir

Shiv Temple, Silhauri,

Baba Mahendranath Temple, Menhdar

Hariharnath Temple, Sonepur

Panch mandir, Chapra

Major Industries

Mortorn confectionary, Marhuara. (Closed)

Saran Engineering Company Ltd, Marhuara. (Closed)

Cawnpore sugar works Ltd, Marhuara.(Closed)

Rail wheel Factory, Bela Chapra (proposed)

Locomotive manufacturing unit, Marhuara (proposed)

Places of Archeological Interest

Chirand,

Ashoka Pillar, Maker

Places of tourist interest

Ami, Sonepur, Dhorh Ashram, Gautam Asthan, Silhauri, Dadhichi Ashram, Chirand and Maker

Major River

Ganga, Gandak, Ghaghara (Saryug)

Major Crops

Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Sugarcane

 

Other Information

 

District Hospital

1

Referral Hospital

3

Primary Health Centre

15

Additional Primary Health Centre

43

Health Sub Centre

412

Woman Hospital (Sitab Diyara)

1

General Post Office

2

Sub- Post Office

54

Branch Post Office

312

Number of Towns

5

Nagar Parishad

1

Nagar Panchayat

4

Police Stations (Thana)

30

Railway Thana

2

O. P.

4

T.O.P.

15

Police District

1

M.P. Constituency

2

MLA Constituency

10

Zila Parishad Members

47

Gram Panchayat  Mukhiya

330

 

Member Of Parliament (MP)

2

Chapra

Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav

Mahrajganj

Shri Uma Shankar Singh

 

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)

10

Amnour

Shri Krishana Kumar

Baniapur

Shri Kedar Nath Singh

Chapra

Shri Janardan Singh Sigriwal

Ekma

Shri Manoranjan Singh

Garkha

Shri Gyanchand Manjhi

Manjhi

Shri Gautam Singh

Marhaura

Shri Jitendra Kumar Rai

Parsa

Shri Chhote Lal Rai

Sonpur

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh

Taraiya

Shri Janak Singh

 

Member of Legislative Council (MLC)

2

Chapra

Shri Raghuwansh Parsad Singh

Chapra

Shri Kedar Pandey

 

  

 

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