Moradabad is the 20th largest hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 8,80,000. Highest employment in Moradabad district is in Agriculture, Handicrafts and in the Sugar and Metal industry. Moradabad is Indias largest handicraft exporter hub, accounting for more than 40% of Indias handicraft exports. The district has 50% Agricultural Workers, 43% workers in the Industry and other services and 7% Household workers. Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga River, a tributary of the Ganga. Moradabad is a good agriculture belt because of the fertile soil and the availability of abundant water. The city was established in 1625 A.D. by Rustam Khan, the then governor of Sambhal and is named after prince Murad Baksh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.