KANPUR: From tanning leathers to getting IT savvy

Nestled on the banks of the eternal Ganga, Kanpur stands as one of North
India’s major industrial centres with its own historical, religious and
commercial importance. Believed to be founded by king Hindu Singh of the
erstwhile state of Sachendi, Kanpur was originally known as ‘Kanhpur’.
Historically, Jajmau on the eastern outskirts of present day Kanpur, is regarded
as one of the most archaic townships of Kanpur district. Upto the first half of
the 18th century Kanpur continued to survive as an insignificant village. Its
fate, however, took a new turn soon after. In May 1765, Shuja-ud-daula, the
Nawab Wazir of Awadh, was defeated by the British near Jajmau. It was probably
at this time that strategic importance of the site of Kanpur was realized by the

European businessmen, had by this time gradually started establishing
themselves in Kanpur. In order to ensure protection to their lives and property
the ‘Awadh local forces’ were shifted here in 1778. Kanpur passed into
British hands under the treaty of 1801 with Nawab Saadat Ali Khan of Awadh. This
forms a turning point in the history of Kanpur.

Soon Kanpur became one of the most important military stations of British
India. It was declared a district on March 24 1803.

Kanpur is one of the biggest producer of Textile and Leather products and
they are exported in bulk. About 50 tons of air cargo is generated for leather
products only and this is sent through surface transport to New Delhi and from
where it is exported.

Apart from leather and textile industry, the fertilizer, chemicals, two
wheelers, soaps, Pan Masala, hosiery and engineering industries are also
operating in the city.

The Stock yard of HAL and SAIL are also located in the city. The largest
numbers of ordnance factories are situated in the city.

Gas Authority of India, NTPC and perfume industries of Kannauj are also near
to Kanpur. STP (Software Technology Park) is also developing in Kanpur. The
Directorate of Industries and Directorate of Handlooms are also situated in the

About education of Kanpur-Dehat
Kanpur Dehat has literacy rate of 50.9 percent as per 1991 census. It is 9.3
percent higher than that of the State. Still half of the population in district
is illiterate.

Status of schools in Kanpur-Dehat
1. Total number of exiting schools are : 1254
2. Total number of exiting Primary schools are : 956
3. Total number of exiting Junior schools are : 298

Technical Education
There is no institution serving the population towards technical education such as industrial training institute, polytechnics and engineering colleges etc. For technical education, the students have to come to Kanpur Nagar. Roughly 85 percent of the population of the district is engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. In order to create skilled and trained work force, it is important to open an Industrial Training Institute, which may impart specialized and skill-oriented training program, so that the students may go for self-employment or may be suitably absorbed in other industries in which their skills are utilized.

Major buyers:
LML ltd. , Coca Cola, Pepsi, Duncans Fertilizers, Mirza Tanners, Super House, Kothari Products, Rotomac, BIC, NTC, Hindustan Lever, Nerolac, GCMMF(Amul), Ashok Spices, Goldie Spices.

Major Resellers

Achin Dev Computers
18/260, The Mall
Tel: 315429

Afzal A Siddiqui
5th Floor, Chandralok Complex
Birhana Road, Kanpur
Tel: 300969

Amafhh Communication Services
79/77, First Floor
Bansmandi, (Near Aaj Press)
Tel: 214433

Apsol Technologies
444/9, Shastri Nagar
Tel: 361321

Backup Zone
15/59, Civl Lines
Tel: 311904

Bhagwati Distributors
51/28, Rajaj Market
Ram Ganj, Near Ganges Hotel
Tel: 214141/360131

Bharat Computers
5/11, Charan Singh Colony
Govind Nagar
Tel: 614328

Bhukania Computrinics
7/111A, Swaroop Nagar
Tel: 541811

Big Byte Computers
Shop No 240
Naveen Market
Tel: 354594

Blue Chip Enterprises
24/92, Birhana Road
Opp State Bank of Patiala
Tel: 10504

CK Computer
9/2, Vijay Nagar
Tel: 222481

Catch Me
9/10, Labour Colony
Data Nagar
Tel: 231507

Century Computer Centre
LGC 5, Gumti Plaza
Gumti No 5

Comexcell Technologies
LG, 17A, Somdutt Plaza
The Mall
Tel: 306449/305378

8/25, Kurshawan
(Phool Bagh)
Tel: 250055/252076

Computer Corner
16/23, Civil Lines
Tel: 318094

Computer Education
107/235, Nehru Nagar
Tel: 541231

63/3, The Mall
Tel: 317349/355785

Dataman Computer Systems (P) Ltd
25/16, Karachi Khana
Tel: 316505/317191

Diamond Electronics
120, KDA Market
Vikas Nagar
Tel: 91512316505/317191

Digitech Computers
UG D9, Somdutt Plaza 10
The Mall
Tel: 293259

Dow Hitech System
8/2, A2, Arya Nagar
Manas Mandir Marg
Tel: 256719/291897

EI Systems
17/143, Telegraph Road
Opp St Meera School
Tel: 367778

Euro Computer Consultancy
620/6, Keshav Nagar
PO Juhi
Tel: 271486/546129

Gollo Enterprises
29/43, Maheshwari Mohal
Tel: 313836

Great Five Computers
G5 Computer Centre
MIG 19, Sector-3
Hemant Vihar, Barra 2
Tel: 612101

Hi Point Computeronics
Stall No 98 (Upstairs)
Naveen Market
Tel: 362522/319966

Info Today Computers
7/109, G1, Flat No 17, 
Prabhu Mahima App
Swarrop Nagar, Kanpur
Tel: 210360

113/115, Swarrop Nagar 
Tel: 553875/541470

B12, City Center
The Mall
Tel: 631760

Kaizen Infotec
Thailendra Shukla Partner
Tilak Hall Lane
Meston Toad, Kanpur
Tel: 353960

Ken Electronics
111/125, Harsh Nagar
Tel: 541547

Lipi Data Systems Ltd
First Floor, Flat No 2014/45
Chunni Ganj, The Mall
Tel: 542355

Micro Chip Systems
126/46, Block Govindnagar
Tel: 262068/645452

Micro Info Tech
House No 2B, Pradhan Gate
Near Gyan Manjusha School
Nankari, IIT
Tel: 591166

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