Nagar Palika Parishad, Unnao

District - Unnao


The town of Unnao is the headquarters of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, India between Kanpur and Lucknow. Unnao is a large industrial city with three industrial suburbs around it. The city is famous for its leather, nets and chemical industries. Unnao is an historical city with many historical buildings and structures. Trans Ganga City, a new satellite town of Unnao is being developed in order to develop Unnao as a major industrial and infrastructural hub as the region comes under Kanpur-Lucknow Counter Magnet Area. Unnao district is a part of Central Ganges Plain of the state covering an area of 4558 km2. The city is enlisted as a municipality of Kanpur Metropolitan Area and is the second largest city within the metropolitan area.


The town of Unnao gives its name to the district of which it forms a part. About 1200 years ago, the site of this town was covered with extensive forests. Prashan Singh Chauhan, a Chauhan Rajput, cleared the forests, probably in the third quarter of the 12th century, and founded a town called Sawai Godo, which shortly afterwards passed into the hands of the rulers of the Kannauj, who appointed Khande Singh as the Governor of the place. Unwant Singh, a Chauhan Rajput and a lieutenant of the Governor, killed him and built a fort here, renaming the place as Unnao after himself. In ancient times, the area which comprises Unnao formed part of the Kosala Mahajanapada. It was later included in Oudh. This region has been inhabited since antiquity as traces from ancient times remain at some places in the district. After the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, power was transferred from the British East India Company to the British Crown, by the Queen's Proclamation of 1858. Once the order was restored, the civil administration was re-established in the district which was named Unnao, with headquarters at Unnao. It assumed its present size in 1869. The same year the town of Unnao was constituted a Municipality. There were many rulers with a small estates ruled under the constituency of Unnao proclaimed by British Constituency during early 19's till 1948 until India has been handed over to the interim government of 1948. Later, in 1956 the local throne was handed over to Pahadpur estate, one of the strongest estates in Unnao and had been ruled under Rao ShivBali Singh Bahadur Chauhan, who had served his country as a Royal Indian Army personnel in British rule. Later, in 1970's the custody of Unnao had been succeeded by his descendant and his very own son Rao Ramsajeevan Singh Bahadur Chauhan, who also had served his country in Royal Indian Army. He is blessed with 5 children, 2 Daughters and 3 son and had married to Daughter of Raja Bahadur Singh of Dalpatkheda estate. These all were the unsung parts of history which is available in the history of Unnao book.

Who we are

We are an institution of Local Governance called “Urban Local Body” (ULB).There are various categories of ULBs in Uttar Pradesh and we are classified as a “Nagar Palika Parishad ” type of ULB.

We are constituted as per the Constitutional provisions in the Constitution of India. The 74 th Amendment promulgated by the Parliament in the year 1992 has provided the framework for our existence.

The Uttar Pradesh Government has introduced the necessary changes in the Acts governing the Urban Local.

Who Governs Us

Being an institution of Local Government we have a distinct difference between the two wings-
  01 -  Legislature and
  02 -  Executive

Our Legislature is a governing Body. This Governing Body which is elected by the citizens living within the geographical area of ours. The geographical area has been carved out into – electoral wards. Each ward elects a representative to be sent to the Governing Body. The other members of the Governing Body are:
MLA MP,Municipal Commissioner,District Magistrate

The election for the governing body is conducted by the State Election Commission. Any person with more than 18 years is eligible to vote in the elections (certain restrictions do apply. For details please contact the State Election Commission which has its office at Faizabad , Uttar Pradesh).

The governing body works within the constitutional framework and the acts made by the Uttar Pradesh Government.

What We Do

We do a lot of things to make life a better experience in the geographical area specified for us by the state government.Some of our works are :
  01 -  Setting up of Street Light Network and ensuring proper street lighting in the nights
  02 -  Establishing Water Supply Network, maintaining it and ensuring sufficient quantity of water is available for the citizens
  03 -  Establishment of Road network and its maintenance