Jehanabad is one of the important upcoming cities of Bihar. It is officially the headquarters of Jehanabad district, which is one of the 38 districts of Bihar state. Before 1986, it was part of Gaya district. However, Jehanabad
district was carved out from Gaya for efficient administrative purposes and Jehanabad city was duly made the headquarters of the district. Below is a complete round up and brief information about Jehanabad city.
Administration in Jehanabad
Jehanabad is a district headquarters as well as has a municipality. Major responsibility of Jehanabad civic administration
lies on the shoulders of District Magistrate. The District Magistrate and Additional District Magistrate conduct a monthly city & district tour to verify whether or not citizens are able to avail schemes and civic facilities. Similarly Police administration headed by Superintendent of Police looks after law and order of the area. Below names and contact information’s of District Magistrate and other authorities have been mentioned: District Magistrate of Jehanabad
Mobile – 9431226100
Phone no - 06114-223072 (O), 06114-233001, 223142 (R)Superintendent of Police
Phone no - 06114-22310806114-223110
Brief History of Jehanabad
history runs pretty much parallel with Bihar history. There is
nothing to distinguish between the two. Both have witnessed the rise and
fall of many important empires.The most important one being Maghdha
Empire, an empire that had made entire Bihar region its citadel during
ancient period. Nonetheless, any discussion about
Jehanabad history would be incomplete without mentioning how Jehanabad
city got its name. Jehanabad was actually named after Jahanara Begum
Sahib, daughter of the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. During medieval
century mighty Mughal Empire was ruling the entire northern India
including Bihar region. After Battle of Buxar Jehanabad along with other parts of Bihar passed into the hands of English East India Company and remained under British yoke till independence. The district came into existence on 1 August 1986 which until now was a sub-division of Gaya district.
Geography of Jehanabad
Situated at the confluence of the rivers Yamuna & Dardha, Jehanabad cordinates between 25-0’ to 25-15’ degree North latitude and 84-31’ to 85-15’ East Longitude. While district of Nalanda lies in east and Arwal in the west, district of Patna lies in north and Gaya in south. The land of Jehanabad is cris-crossed by several rivers including Dardha, Phalgu, Yamauna and Sone. Soil found here is pretty rich which has helped in yielding huge agricultural production. Crops like Rice, Wheat and Cane are grown in huge quantity in Jehanabad. As for climate is concerned, the climate is pretty extreme here.
Summers are very hot, winters are very cold and monsoon season witnesses lots of rain. The average rainfall received in Jehanabad is 1074.5 mm. Read More........
Tourism in Jehanabad
As mentioned in the introduction, Jehanabad is home to many important religious places which are pretty worth visiting. Mentioned below are the names of most sought after
tourist places of Jehanabad.
- Barabar hills are famous for rock cut Buddhist caves dating back to Mauryan periods
- Bibi Kamal ka Mukbara probably first Dargah of India dedicated to a woman saint
- Kauva Dol, a beautiful Buddhist monastery
Apart from historical sites there are some beautiful parks in the city where people can visit to for a change after a hectic schedule. Further there are numerous shopping areas i.e. local markets from where you can purchase an item of your choice. In short you can say that Jehanabad has everything to catch the eyes and attention of a curious traveler. Read More..........
Business and Economy of Jehanabad
Just like other parts of Bihar the economy of Jehanabad
is much more dependent on agricultural outputs. However there is also presence of medium and small scale
industries, most of which are located in the outskirts of Jehanabad
district. The region is home to several agro-based industries, wooden
based industries, leather based, mineral based, ready-made garments and
embroidery industries. Apart from these tourism also play a big role in generating new avenues for investment.
Healthcare Service in Jehanabad
As of today there are no modern multi specialty hospitals in the city. The only popular and recognized hospital of the city is Sadar Hospital, which is a government owned hospital. It is well laced with facilities to conduct cardiac surgeries and other high level operations. Besides, this hospital there is decent number of medical stores in the city. There are also accredited private nursing homes managed by seasoned medical practitioner. You can also find path labs and blood banks in the city meeting every requirement of the citizens in the region.
Public Utility Services in Jehanabad
When it comes to public utility services Jehanabad
has all and more to serve its citizens. From
banking institutions to municipal corporations you can find all in this
part of Bihar. Branches of State banks, Punjab National bank, Canara
bank and many other banks are operating in and around the city. Apart
from banks there are numerous ATMs outlets that make life quite easy for
the people. You can also find the presence of many authorized gas
agencies and petrol pumps in the city. In all we can say that the city
is capable enough to match with the day to day requirement of its
Transport in Jehanabad
for local transportation is concerned, then unfortunately Jehanabad
doesn’t have a very robust local transport system. All you get is few
auto rickshaws that inter-connect different parts of Jehanabad city and
bus service that connects Jehanabad to neighboring cities and towns.
Outside Jehanabad Railway Station, besides auto rickshaws you’ll also
find private jeeps & tempos which also provide commuting
services. Read More.......
Lifestyle in Jehanabad
A typical Bihari lifestyle awaits you at Jehanabad city. In other words, lifestyle here is pretty conservative but nonetheless you’ll also find some glimpses of modernity too. People especially males are accustomed to wearing simple western attires like shirts & trousers. But you’ll rarely find any woman or girl wearing jeans or tops. Here women community is clad in sarees and salwaar kameez.
Food in Jehanabad
The typical Bihari cuisine obviously forms the basic staple of Jahanabad people. This means traditional Rice, Daal, Tarkali, Roti and Sabaazi would be founded in most houses in Jehanabad. Besides, some of the specialties of Bihar like Kadhi Bari, Pittha, Sattu are also cooked and relished widely here. You would find very less non veg food here, which is actually true about almost all the cities and towns of Bihar. Read More.......