Western Uttar Pradesh

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Jat distribution Map of Western Uttar Pradesh

Western Uttar Pradesh is a region Uttar Pradesh that comprises the western districts including the areas of Rohilkhand and Braj. The region has some demographic, economic and cultural patterns that are distinct from other parts of Uttar Pradesh, and more closely resemble those of Haryana and Rajasthan states. Western Uttar Pradesh has experienced rapid economic growth, in a fashion similar to Haryana and Punjab, due to the successes of the Green Revolution.

Population

The population of Western Uttar Pradesh is composed of a varied set of communities and tribes, including Ahirs, Brahmins, Dalits, Gujjars, Jats, Jatavs, Rajputs, Rohilla Pashtuns, Chamars and Tyagis. According to Hindustan Times, Jats make up around 17% of the population of western Uttar Pradesh.[1][2]

These various castes are concentrated in this region and "comprise nearly 40 per cent of the population in Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, and Bijnor districts" of Western Uttar Pradesh.

Districts

Districts in Western Uttar Pradesh are:

Jat population

Jat population 1931 : Thakur Deshraj has given an analysis of Jat population in Uttar Pradesh as on 1931. Uttar Pradesh was called United Province prior to independence. As per 1931 census the population of Jats in Uttar Pradesh was as under:

Hindu Jats…………….759830

Muslim Jats…………....20000

The population of Jats in then 11 districts of the state where they were in sizable proportion was as under:

Meerut ...........199533 (26.26 %)

Mathura..........124277 (16.36 %)

Aligarh ............92886 (12.22 %)

Bulandshahr ......82385 (10.84 %)

Muzaffarnagar..75499 (09.97 %)

Agra ...............53446 (07.03 %)

Bijnore ...........52786 (06.95 %)

Moradabad ......30184 (03.97 %)

Saharanpur .....10902 (01.43 %)

Bareilly ...............6074 (00.80 %)

Badayun ...........4011 (00.53 %)

Thus the 96.34 % population of Hindu Jats was in above 11 districts. The rest 24 districts like Dehradun, Farrukhabad, Itawa, Kanpur, Fatehpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Mirjapur, Gazipur, Balia, Gorakhpur, Basti, Azamgarh, Mainpuri, Etah, Shahjahanpur,Pilibhit, Jhansi, Jalon, Hamirpur, Banda, Nainital, Almoda, Garhwal had a combines Hindu Jat population of 27847 (3.66 %).

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References

  1. Maya uses west UP visit to launch 2012 poll campaign
  2. Communalism gains new ground in rural India

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