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It is time that we, Gorakhpurians, introspect our development experience over the last few decades in light of the emerging challenges of climate change. Our city, situated at the confluence of the rivers Rapti (earlier known as Achirawati) and Rohin (Rohini), is one of the fastest growing in India’s mid-Gangetic plains. Over the decades, the Gorakhpur’s morphology has changed rapidly. Today westernised shopping malls, reputed educational institutes, health care facilities, commercial centers, recreation sites, administrative buildings and multistoried houses co-exist with decrepit slums. Haphazard development processes have created many problems. Its indifferent citizens have not played a pro-active role in the developmental process of the city. Climatic aberrations (more rainfall in fewer days and temperature anomalies) have added new risks like flooding, water logging, epidemic and pollution. Increasing population pressure has severely stressed the capacities of the city’s natural, social, institutional and infrastructure systems. If we do not act now, the problems will accentuate and our future generation will suffer.





City Facts :

Area : 147 Sq Km

Population :  10 Lakh (Est) 2011

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Absolute Height : 79 Mts (above mean sea level)

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Number of Wards : 70