Sonbhadra is the second largest district in Uttar Pradesh. It is the only district in India, which borders four states namely Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. Sonbhadra lies between Vindhya and Kaimur hills and its topology and natural environment prompted the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to refer Sonbhadra as The Switzerland of India. Sonbhadra is rich with natural resources like bauxite, limestone, gold, coal etc.
The region has 3 cement factories, one of the biggest aluminium plants, a carbon plant and is also called ‘the Energy Capital of India’ with generation of 11000 MW of electricity.
Quality of life is not only about what you find in the shops, it's about the landscape.
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
We have build new roads, and highways, and bridges and railways all across our wonderful Sonbhadra.
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Sonbhadra has rich in natural resources. The joy of the shower will get you in another world.
Mythologically, many rulers in the Mahabharata were made prisoners by Jarasandha in Sonbhadra district. The Valley of Son River abounds in caves which were the earliest dwellings of the primeval inhabitants. Bhars, Cheros, Searis, Kols and Kherwars communities in the district stayed up to 5th century. This district was famous as second Kashi during 11th to 13th century. After the death of King Harshvardhan in the latter half of the 7th century, it remained under the control of the Gurjars and the Pratihars till 1025 before they were driven out by Mahmud of Ghazni. During the 18th century, the district came under the control of the Narayan rulers of Benares State, who occupied several forts in the district. In 1989, Sonbhadra district was divided from Mirzapur district.