Faridabad was founded in 1607 A.D. by Sheikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway, which passed through the town. Shaikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque, which are now in ruins. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana, which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became 12th district of Haryana state on 15th August, 1979.
Faridabad is also a major industrial hub of Haryana. Faridabad is famous for henna production from the agricultural sector, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tyres and garments constitute its primary industrial products.
Of all the districts of the state of Haryana, Faridabad is considered to be one of the most advanced districts. The numerous industries – both small scale and large, enhances the significance of Faridabad. The state’s 60 percent of the revenue is produced from here and also 50 percent of the total income tax collected in the state of Haryana, comes from here and also from Gurgaon. Some of the renowned products produces in the city are the Heena manufacturing in relating to agricultural industry and other products such as tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes and tyres.
Not only is an industrial centre, Faridabad is also a good location for visiting as a tourist. There are many attractions situated in and around the city, such as the Badhkal Lake, Baba Farid Tomb and Raja Nahar Singh Palace. Every year, in the month of February, the much popular mela named the Suraj Kund MEla is hosted here beside the Surajkund Lake.
History of Faridabad
Faridabad, the south-eastern district in the state of Haryana, was founded in 1607 AD by Sheikh Farid a.k.a., Baba Farid, treasurer of Jahangir and a Sufi saint, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. Sheikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins.
Later on, it became the headquarters of a Pargana which was held in jagir by Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad was constituted a municipality in the year 1867. Faridabad District was carved out from erstwhile Gurgaon District. It came into existence on 15th of August, 1979 as the 12th district of the state. The history of Faridabad as an industrial town goes back to the days of the partition. As a part of Pakistani Refugee Resettlement Project after the Partition, light industrial development was initiated in the town in 1950. Thus, the initial infrastructure of the present Faridabad was laid down by the refugees.