Local time Friday 1:55 AM
Area code 05497
|State Uttar Pradesh|
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 05497
Population 10,814 (2011)
|Weather 26°C, Wind SE at 5 km/h, 75% Humidity|
Suhwal is a village in Ghazipur District under Reotipur block. It is situated on Ghazipur to Buxar Road 8 km from Ghzipur City. It has population of 10814 as per 2011 Census. The Village is quite old. It has its own local administration under Panchayati Raj system, with Gram Pradhan as head of local administration. There are two Government Secondary Schools, 3 Governments Primary Schools and few other privately run Schools. There is a small permanent Market in western Side of Village and also a weekly Market.The Village is a center of Shopping and Primary Education for other many small Villages situated on its fringe.
- Map of Sohaval, Uttar Pradesh 276402
- Name & History
- Schools and temples
- Language and Culture
- Nearby places
Map of Sohaval, Uttar Pradesh 276402
Name & History
Village is supposed to have got its name from a Loriki folk tale involving Lord Shiva.
Schools and temples
Temples such as Mandas baba shrine and shiva temple at shivala xing are famous.The village has three schools, one is government inter college located on the outskirts of the village on the highway connecting Ghazipur city to Zamaniya, there is also a school specially meant for girls education namely sant mandas baba balika vidyalaya founded under jagardev rai smriti sansthan, a locally based society registered under societies act India, another coed school is run by the Hindu activist group RSS in the village. Suhwal Mahadeva which exist on the eastern side of the village has old Lord Shiva temple. The village has two local banks Gramin Bank and a Co-operative Bank.
The village is at a distance of nearly 12 km from Ghazipur city Railway station and UP Roadways Ghazipur depot, other near by railway stations is Dildarnagar and Zamania Railway station, A very old train halt namely Tarighat is also at a distance of around 3 km from the village, but only one local train to Dildarnagar and Zamania run from this halt, the village can be reached through road transport by mean of private vehicles or rented vehicles, such as auto rikshaws, or mini buses.
Suhawal comes under Reotipur block, and Jangipur vidhansabha of Ghazipur Lok Sabha constituency, although the Tehsil under which it is administered is Zamaniya, the village has a police station around 1 km far from the village center. Under Panchayati Raj system, Gram Pradhan is head of local administration.Ganga Ram Pandey was first Gram Pradhan who served the village from 1952 to 1962. Current Gram Pradhan is Mrs Asha Rai elected in Sept 2010 Gram Panchayat Election. This is her 2nd Term as head of village administration.
Agriculture is the main source of income and living for the residents, nearly all type of food grains which are cultivated in eastern UP are also produced here, popular crops include wheat, paddy and potatoes, though other crops such as mustard, lentils, bajra are also produced in large quantities, the village has privately owned rice mills and cold stores. Farmers often sell their products either in the local market or in the anaj mandi(government food grains store house) located in jangipur, farming is done with semi modern and semi classical techniques, tractors electrical water pumping sets are used for farming but bigger machines like harvesters are still out of fashion in the village.
Language and Culture
Language spoken by majority in the village is a mix of Bhojpuri and Hindi, though Urdu has also a great influence on it. Culturally the area is much influenced by Varanasi which is a major cultural center nearby. A large annual fair which is organized as per Hindu calendar in the month of November–December to celebrate Lord Ram's wedding with Mata Sita is the most important cultural event to watch for.