Sri. Om Narayan Singh (I.A.S.)
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