Dadri

Dadri

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Dadri is a city and a municipal board in Gautam Buddha Nagar District in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Geography

Dadri is located at . It has an average elevation of 216&nbsp;metres (659&nbsp;feet).It has world largest power project.

Demographics

India census, Dadri had a population of 57,457. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dadri has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90% and, female literacy is 78%. In Dadri, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Dadri played a very important role in the battle for freedom in 1857, when its Gujjar (Gurjars) ruler "Raja Umrao Singh Bhati" rose against British rule and damaged the same by joining together the other Gujjar rulers of the area. He was hanged along with 4 other mutineers by the British. But nothing is found in any texts about him and his sacrifice.

It has a power station owned and operated by National Thermal Power Corporation that generates about 840 MW of electric power by means of coal fired thermal power plant and 830 MW of electric power generated by the gas fired plant. Two new units of 490 MW each have come up at the same plant in the year 2010. This plant is also the home to a big switchyard with the power handling capacity of more than 5000 MW. It has India's first and now second biggest HVDC...
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