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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1

Last updated on: December 6, 2012 07:45 IST

Image: General Post Office, Thiruvananthapuram.

There are over five lakh villages in the country which do not have post offices, the government said.

"India has the largest number of post offices in the world. However, 5,00,327 villages are without post offices in the country," Minister of State for Communications and IT Killi Kruparani said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1

Image: Post office in Kowdiar,Thiruvananthapuram.

Kerala

Kerala is the only state where all villages have post offices. It is estimated that there are over 1.5 lakh post offices in the country.

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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1


Uttar Pradesh

Villages without post offices:  86,435

Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of villages without post offices in India.

Kruparani said it has been proposed to open 80 branch post offices and 50 sub-post offices in the country during 2012-13.

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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1


Madhya Pradesh

Villages without post offices:  44,969


However, the proposal for opening new post offices during the remaining years of the 12th Five Year Plan has not been finalised as yet. 

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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1


Photographs: Courtesy, philaindia.info.

Orissa

Villages without post offices:  43,377


Close to 25,000 Departmental post offices have been computerised, out of which 21,606 post offices have been provided electronic money order facility, she said.

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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1


West Bengal

Villages without post offices:  30,950


Kruparani added the Department of Post has a plan to provide these services to all post offices in a phased manner and it is expected to be completed during the current Plan.

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Villages without post offices: Uttar Pradesh is No.1


Photographs: Courtesy, philaindia.info.

Bihar

Villages without post offices: 30,679

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