Hathras is the 138th largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 1,35,594. Highest employment in Hathras is in the sectors of agriculture and household industries. 58% of the workforce is employed in the Agricultural Sector, 35% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 7% are Household workers. Glass Beads are the major exportable item produced. The value of exports is about 10 cores in a year. The major agricultural products are Rice (Kharif), Wheat (Rabi), Pulses, Oilseeds, Millets (Kharif), Food Grains. The area is prone to Drought and hence mostly the crops are either rainfed or irrigated. Hathras is a city and a municipal board in Hathras district, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the district that was created on 3 May 1997, by incorporating parts of Aligarh, Mathura, Agra Districts, and Khair Tehsil. It forms a part of Aligarh Division. Hathras lies within the Braj region in Central or Middle Doab and is associated with the epic Mahabharata and Hindu theology. The principal spoken language is Hindi. Its dialect, Braj Bhasha, which is closely related to Khariboli, is spoken in this region. No documentary proof is available indicating when the town was built and who populated it. The Jat, Kushan, the Gupta Empire and Maratha rulers ruled the region. Archaeological remains of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain culture, as well as items from the Shung and Kushan periods were found at many locations in Hathras. The archaeological and historical items found are the fort of Raja Dayaram from the Maurya period located in Hathras town, a 2nd-century BC brown coloured pot, and Sapt Matrikafalam, a Kushan period clay statue. The archeological remains and statues discovered here are kept in the Mathura Museum.