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Doaba region of Punjab, India

Doaba is the region of Indian Punjab surrounded by the rivers Beas and Sutlej. The name "Doaba" literally translates to "land of two rivers" ("Do" two, "Ab" river; Punjabi). It is one of the most fertile regions of the world, and was the centre of the Green Revolution in India. To this day, it remains one of the largest per capita producers of wheat in the world.

The people of Doaba started out as agriculturalists, but have now diversified into education, sports and entrepreneurship. The highly progressive and enterprising population has, in recent years, suffered from demographic upheavals engendered by large scale migration to North America, and female foeticide. Also, Doaba consists the largest population of Chamar caste around 40% of the population.

The biggest cities in Doaba are Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Adampur, Nawansher and Phagwara. Jalandhar is one of the most famous cities of Doaba. This city has highest density of hospitals in Asia. DAV's first engineering college is also placed at Jalandhar. Highest production of sports material. India's famous spin bowler Harbhajan singh is from Jalandhar. Adampur has an Indian airforce base and was bombed in each of the India Pakistan wars.

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Doaba is in India.

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Doaba (Urdu:دوابہ) is the region of Indian Punjab surrounded by the rivers Beas and Sutlej. The name "Doaba" literally translates to "land of two rivers" ("Do" two, "Ab" river; Farsi). It is one of the most fertile regions of the world, and was the centre of the Green Revolution in India. To this day, it remains one of the largest per capita producers of wheat in the world.[needs proof]

The people of Doaba started out as agriculturalists, but have now diversified into education, sports and entrepreneurship.


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