History, which was created by the British in 1858, is named after its headquarters town. Tradition has it that the town was founded by the Bhars and was known as Bharauli or Barauli which in course of time got corrupted into Bareli. The prefix, Rae, is said to be a corruption of Rahi, a village 5km. west of the town. It is also said that the prefix, Rae, represents Rae, the common title of the Kayasths who were masters of the town for a considerable period of time. Since about the begining of the media level period of indian history the region in the south of which the area covered by the district of Raebareli lies has been known as avadh or subhah of avadh.....Read More



Raebareli enjoys a very long history of traditional arts. Shoes (NAAGRE) of Semrauta, brassware of Maharajganj and earthen toys of Kakoran are living examples of craftsmanship for which Raebareli was always famous.

In modern times, however, Raebareli was transformed from the traditional agro economy, and cast onto the industrial map of India way back in the seventies under the dynamic leadership of then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. INDIRA GANDHI.

Free India's first public sector unit, M/s INDIAN TELEPHONE INDUSTRIES LTD, set shop here. Many small scale units also sprang up, primarily as an ancillray to ITI Ltd. Other industrial houses also took the cue. Today, the Industrial GDP is growing @ 4% per annum, which compares favourably with the National average.


Major Industrial Areas in Raebareli (Developed by UPSIDC)
Name Situation Area (Acre) Developed Area (Acre) Developed Plots Allotted Plots Land Rate
Industrial Area Site No.1 Sultanpur Road 140.00 124.28 91 89 150/- per sqm
Industrial Area Site No. 2 Amawan Road 220.00 198.00 116 112 150/- per sqm

Mini Industrial Areas in Raebareli (Developed by UPSIDC)
Situation Land Purchased (Acre) Total Plots Allotted Plots Land Rate (sqm)
Lalganj 10.47 33 29 30/-
Maharajganj 12.74 17 15 60/-
Industrial Areas in Raebareli (Developed by Distt. Industry Centre)
Situation Area (Acre) Developed Area (Acre) Developed Plots Allotted Plots
Bachhrawan 10.64 10.64 30 30
Unchahar 3.22 3.22 24 23
Dalmau 3.13 3.13 25 12
Harchandpur 3.06 3.06 15 13
Sataon 2.50 2.50 14 14
Kheeron 2.47 2.47 13 10
Shivgarh 2.50 2.50 16 -
Indian Telephone Industries

The torchbearer of modern day industrialisation of Raebareli, the local unit of M/s ITI Ltd., formerly known as INDIAN TELEPHONE INDUSTRIES Ltd. was established in 1972 under the dynamic leadership of the then Prime Minister Mrs. INDIRA GANDHI. Giving employment to about 6000 people, this unit manufactures state of the art electronic switching equipments, and has been a major factor for INDIA's self reliance in the Telecom sector.Switching equipments based on the C-DoT as well as multinational technologies are manufactured here.

Feroz Gandhi Thermal Power Project

This project was started on 27th June 1981. This unit is known for the highest Plant Load Factor in the whole of INDIA.The unit was handed over to NTPC in 1992.

With a generating capacity of 840 Megawatt being upgraded to 1500 MW, the unit is managed by the NTPC and is role model for Thermal Power units in general.

Nandganj Sirohi Sugar Mill, Dariyapur

After realising the problems of Sugarcane farmers, This Sugar Mill was established in Dariyapur, Raebareli in 1979. In 1998 the mill was expanded and from then the daily production went up to 1500 quintals. Average production per year is approximately 1,20,000 quintals.

This sugar mill provides a good market to the local sugarcane growers, who get the true remuneration for their produce. The mill has been a catalyst of all-round growth of the local population, who get all sorts of direct and indirect employment from this mill.


Birla Cement Factory
The Cement factory was established by the BIRLAS in the Industrial Area at Amawan Road, Raebareli. The unit started functioning in 1998-99.
Shree Bhawani Paper Mills Limited

Shree Bhawani paper mills limited is situated in the Industrial area at Sultanpur Road in Raebareli. It was started in the year 1983. The Paper mill is producing approximately 45 to 50 Tones of paper daily. The raw material required for the production of paper is procured from the district itself, which benefits the rice mill owners and traders of the district.

Since 1995 the mill is using it's Diesel Generator set instead of power supplied by UP State electricity Board and the production has improved.

Concepta Cables Ltd.

The factory was established in 1983 with a cost of Rs. 20 crores. The main product is PIJF Telecommunic

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Feroze Gandhi (12 August 1912 – 8 September 1960) was an Indian politician and journalist. He was a member of the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of India's parliament. In 1942 he married Indira Nehru (later Prime Minister of India) and they had two sons Rajiv Gandhi (also later a Prime Minister) and Sanjay Gandhi.Feroze Gandhi was born in Mumbai into a Parsi family. He was the son of Jehangir Gandhi and Ratimai.[3][4] He was not related to Mahatma Gandhi family, and it was said that he changed his surname from Gandy to Gandhi.
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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi : (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, a total of fifteen years. She was India's first and, to date, only female Prime Minister.Born in the politically influential Nehru Family, she grew up in an intensely political atmosphere. Her grandfather, Motilal Nehru, was a prominent Indian nationalist leader. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a pivotal figure in the Indian independence movement and the first Prime Minister of Independent India. Returning to India from Oxford in 1941, she became involved in the Indian Independence movement
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Sonia Gandhi President of the Indian National Congress and the widow of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. She also serves as the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha and the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party.An influential person in Indian politics, she was named the third most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in the year 2004 and was ranked 6th in 2007. She was also named among the Time 100 most influential people in the world for the years 2007 and 2008.
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