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'''ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ''' is one of the districts in the state of [[Punjab, India|Punjabਪੰਜਾਬ]] in North-West [[India]]. It consists of two [[tehsil]]s [[ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ]] and [[Balachaur]].
 
==History==
ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ district was created out of [[Hoshiarpur]] and [[Jalandhar]] districts of Punjab on [[November 7]], [[1995]], as the sixteenth district of [[Punjab, India|Punjab Stateਪੰਜਾਬ]]. District name comes from the head-quarter town of [[ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ]]. ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ town is said to have been built by an Afghan Military Chief, Nausher Khan. Previously it was called "Nausar" but with the passage of time, the town came to be known "ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ".
 
People of this district are economically sound. Large numbers of families from the district have settled abroad. Consequently huge remittance is being received back in India which contributes to the district's economic development and prosperity. The prosperity of [[Doaba]] area can be appreciated by the fact that price of land here is sky-scraping and almost far more than the rest of the districts in the state, due to the currency coming from [[Non-resident Indian|NRI]] Punjabi people who have settled abroad. ਨਵਾਂਸ਼ਹਿਰ also has a rail track connecting it with [[Jalandhar]], [[Rahon]] and [[Jaijon]]. Many landmarks have been set up in this district by prominent people like S. Balkar Singh Dyal, S. Sadhu Singh Shergill, Dr. Amarjit Singh, S. Gurcharn S. Shergill. Two organisations have been set up by them like Sadhu Singh DAV Public School at Mukandpur, Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College Mukandpur, Dhahan Cleran Charitable Hospital etc. They also stand as prototype model for other rural areas of Punjab.
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