The district of Pilibhit is the north-eastern most district of Rohilkhand division
which is situated in the sub Himalayan belt on the boundary of Nepal. It lies between
the parallels of 28o6' and 28o53' north latitude and the meridians of 79o57' and 80o27'
east longitude. On the north are the district Udhamsingh Nagar and the territory of
Nepal, on the south lies the Shahjahanpur district, on the east the district is flanked
for a short distance by district Kheri and for the remaining distance by the Shahjahanpur
district and on the west the district of Bareilly. According to the central statistical
organization, the District Pilibhit had an area of 3,504 sq km on July 1, 1971, occupying
49th position in the state. Major part of Pilibhit District is covered by dense forest.
Total 78478 hectare is forest. The Sharda canal is the main canal of the district, the
others being its branches. Total length of canals in the district is 938
Km. Though Pilibhit District is a bit backword in the area of industry.
The main crop in this area is sugar cane. So there are four sugar
factories at Majhola, Puranpur, Bisalpur and Pilibhit. Other
major units are three solvent plants, one flour mill, one steel plant and
one Alcohal Distillery. Small scale industries are Rice mills, engineering
units, brick klins, candles and mainly bansuri (flute) manufacturing Read More...
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