<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Pilkhuwa is a city and a municipal board in Ghaziabad district in the Indianstate of Uttar Pradesh.It is famous for its textile product specially bedsheet. According to the myths city got its name in British age, there was an elephant named PIL, and it was lost, when the queen soldiers were running here and there in search of the PIL (Elephant), village people used to ask what happened, they used to replied in short PIL Khuwa ( PIL Khoo Gaya < PIL is lost>)the place where the queen elephant was lost named Pilkhuwa.
Demographics and Facilities
India census, Pilkhuwa had a population of 67,191 (2001). Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Pilkhuwa has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 52%. In Pilkhuwa, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Expansion and industrialization in Pilkhuwa started in 1977 with the introduction of petrol pump set up by Lala. Shiv Kumar Garg Jee, He is one of the pioneers responsible for the development of city. The fuel station opened by him decades back is known by the name of Shiv Service Station. When abundant petrol was not available, the city progressed slowly. Now its considered to be one of the fastest developing cities in Uttar Pradesh and has remarkable presence in fields of textiles at international level.
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