Darbhanga

Darbhanga district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state in eastern India, and Darbhanga city is the administrative headquarters of this district and a big city of Bihar as well. Darbhanga district is a part of Darbhanga Division. The district is bounded on the north by Madhubani district, on the south by Samastipur district, on the east by Saharsa district and on the west by Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts. The district covers an area of 2,279 km².

1976 saw the creations of two divisions from Darbhanga’s territory: Madhubani and Samastipur.

Agriculture is the primary occupation of the majority of the population of this district. There are a large number of educated people in Darbhanga. They are physicians, surgeons, engineers, employees of the central and state governments including many belonging to the IAS and IPS.

In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Darbhanga one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).