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VARANASI: A city caught between religion & unemployment

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Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of

the holy Ganga, Varanasi, one of the ancient seats of learning in India, is said

to be a compound of the names of two streams, the Varuna and the Assi, which

still flow in the north and south of the city respectively. This name seems to

have been corrupted, in medieval times to Benaras, which was in use till May 24,

1956, when it was changed to Varanasi, by an order of the Government of India.

Varanasi is probably one of the most ancient living cities

in India. From time immemorial it has been a great religious center for Hindus

and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of

people every year.


At a distance of 12 km from Varanasi lies Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached

his first sermon. Here he revealed the eight fold path that leads to the

attainment of inner peace, Enlightenment and Ultimate Nirvana.

NIC

District Informatics officer

 


National Informatics Centre

 


District Unit, Varanasi

 


Commissioner's Office

 


Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

 


PIN - 221002

 


Phone : 0542-510358,343771

 


Email : upvar@hub2.nic.in

 







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It was also known as Kashi or Benares. There is also a

legend that his city was founded by Lord Shiva. Being one of the oldest living

and most holy city's in India, Varanasi attracts a lot of tourists, who come to

absorb the over 2000-year old history of learning and civilization that the city

has to offer.

This sacred city, which was founded ten centuries before

the birth of Christ, is mentioned in holy scriptures like ‘Vamana Purana’,

Buddhist texts and the Mahabharata. The river Ganga and the city Varanasi share

a relationship as old as time and this relationship is what makes this city the

‘City of light’.

Varanasi too like the other cities has not remained

untouched by the lean economy. The market is trying to show some optimism and

slowly trying to pick up.

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Varanasi has not more than 70 resellers approximately and

is mainly dominated by the assembled segment. Which forms 60 percent of the

total market, the remaining 40 percent being that of the branded one’s.

Varanasi District Total Population 

4,860,582


Urban Population 
27.2%


Rural Population 
72.8%


Varanasi Urban Population ('91) 
1,057,972


Male 
53.7%


Female 
46.3%



Employment Statistics  (% of population)


Not employed 
73.07%


Total employed 
26.44%


Manufacturing 
10.64%


Trade & Commerce 
6.77%


Other services 
4.99%


Transport & communications 
2.00%


Agricultural 
1.01%


Construction 
.58%


Marginal Workers 
.49 %

SOHO segment is the main buyer, though government and the

corporates also from a small chunk of the customers.

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The holy city is also trying to cope with the high

percentage of unemployment among its youth. Government will have to take up

constructive initiatives so that these youths do not venture into illegal means

of earning a living. With just 24.77 percent of its population employed, it

naturally shows how much the government has to achieve.

Major buyers

  • Ansar Apparels Pvt. Ltd

  • Avadh Behari Khanna & Bros

  • Banaras Beads Ltd.

  • BioTech India

  • Buddha Place

  • Indian Institute of Vegetable Research

  • Planners Development Research Institute

  • Rachana Textiles. 

     

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Major Resellers

Achin Dev Computers


18/260, The Mall


Kanpur


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)


Kanpur


Tel: 214433








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Apsol Technologies


444/9, Shastri Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 361321


Backup Zone


15/59, Civl Lines


Kanpur


Tel: 311904


Bhagwati Distributors


51/28, Rajaj Market


Ram Ganj, Near Ganges Hotel


Nayaganj


Kanpur


Tel: 214141/360131




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Bharat Computers


5/11, Charan Singh Colony


Govind Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 614328



Bhukania Computrinics


7/111A, Swaroop Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 541811


Big Byte Computers


Shop No 240


Naveen Market


Kanpur


Tel: 354594



Blue Chip Enterprises


24/92, Birhana Road


Opp State Bank of Patiala


Kanpur


Tel: 10504



CK Computer


9/2, Vijay Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 222481


Catch Me


9/10, Labour Colony


Data Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 231507



Century Computer Centre


LGC 5, Gumti Plaza


Gumti No 5


Kanpur


216471



Comexcell Technologies


LG, 17A, Somdutt Plaza


The Mall


Kanpur


Tel: 306449/305378



Compro


8/25, Kurshawan


(Phool Bagh)


Kanpur


Tel: 250055/252076



Computer Corner


16/23, Civil Lines


Kanpur


Tel: 318094


Computer Education


107/235, Nehru Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 541231


Compuwares


63/3, The Mall


Kanpur


Tel: 317349/355785


Dataman Computer Systems (P) Ltd


25/16, Karachi Khana


Kanpur


Tel: 316505/317191


Diamond Electronics


120, KDA Market


Vikas Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 91512316505/317191



Digitech Computers


UG D9, Somdutt Plaza 10


The Mall


Kanpur


Tel: 293259



Dow Hitech System


8/2, A2, Arya Nagar


Manas Mandir Marg


Kanpur


Tel: 256719/291897



EI Systems


17/143, Telegraph Road


Opp St Meera School


Kanpur


Tel: 367778



Euro Computer Consultancy


620/6, Keshav Nagar


PO Juhi


Kanpur


Tel: 271486/546129



Gollo Enterprises


29/43, Maheshwari Mohal


Kanpur


Tel: 313836


Great Five Computers


G5 Computer Centre


MIG 19, Sector-3


Hemant Vihar, Barra 2


Kanpur


Tel: 612101




Hi Point Computeronics


Stall No 98 (Upstairs)


Naveen Market


Kanpur


Tel: 362522/319966



Info Today Computers


7/109, G1, Flat No 17, 


Prabhu Mahima App


Swarrop Nagar, Kanpur


Tel: 210360



Infocare


113/115, Swarrop Nagar 


Kanpur


Tel: 553875/541470


Infosoft


B12, City Center


The Mall


Kanpur


Tel: 631760



Kaizen Infotec


Thailendra Shukla Partner


Tilak Hall Lane


Meston Toad, Kanpur


Tel: 353960



Ken Electronics


111/125, Harsh Nagar


Kanpur


Tel: 541547


Lipi Data Systems Ltd


First Floor, Flat No 2014/45


Chunni Ganj, The Mall


Kanpur


Tel: 542355



Micro Chip Systems


126/46, Block Govindnagar


Kanpur


Tel: 262068/645452


Micro Info Tech


House No 2B, Pradhan Gate


Near Gyan Manjusha School


Nankari, IIT


Kanpur


Tel: 591166




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