Author(s): Mishra, M., Tripathi, A.
Published in: 2020
Publisher: Centre for Science and Environment
SFD Lite Report - Chunar, India
This report was compiled as part of the SFD Promotion Initiative project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
Chunar is situated on the banks of River Ganga and River Jargo, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. City lies in the Vidhyan Range, 42 km from the district headquarters, Mirzapur, and at a distance of 273 km from the state capital, Lucknow. The city gets its name from the Chunar Fort, which was constructed in 1029 by King Sahadeo, by Sher Khan in 1532, by Sher Shah Suri in 1538 and by Akbar in 1575 (NIC, 2016). The population of the city, as per the Census of India, 2011 is 37,185. Population density of the city is 2656 persons per sq.km, which is considerably high, when compared to that of Uttar Pradesh, i.e. 828 persons per sq.km. The current population according to Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2020 is 40205.