The district of Meerut (which forms part of the revenue division of the same name) is named after its headquarters city and is said to be associated with earliest traditions of the Hindus according to which Maya, the father-in-law of Ravana, founded this place which has, therefore, been call Maidant-ka-Khera. According to another version Maya, a distinguished architect, got from king Yudhishther the land on which the city of Meerut now stands and he called this place Mayrashtra, a name which in course of time became shortened to Meerut. Tradition are so has it that the district formed part of the dominions of Mahipal, king of Indraprashta and the word Meerut is associated with his name.
From the desk of DM
Sh. Sameer Verma (IAS)
In this Era of Information Technology, it is a matter of great pride for us to have the Web Site of District Meerut, which has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre, Meerut. The Web Site contains various modules covering various aspects of District Meerut, like Area, Population, People, Administration Setup, Available Infrastructure etc. The Photo Gallery of Some important places of this District have also been included in the Site. Follow us on Facebook
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