Kagaznagar
Kagaznagar
Kagaznagar
Location in Telangana State, India
Kagaznagar
Kagaznagar
Kagaznagar (India)
Coordinates: 19°20′00″N 79°29′00″E / 19.3333°N 79.4833°E / 19.3333; 79.4833Coordinates: 19°20′00″N 79°29′00″E / 19.3333°N 79.4833°E / 19.3333; 79.4833
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictKomaram Bheem
Government
 • TypeChairman-Council
 • BodyKagaznagar Municipal Council
Area
 • Total8.31 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Elevation
174 m (571 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total57,583
 • Density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialUrdu , Telugu , Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
504296[3]
Area code(s)+91-8738
Vehicle registrationTS 20
Websitekagaznagarmunicipality.telangana.gov.in

Kagaznagar (earlier known as Sirpur Kagaznagar) is a town and a municipality in Komaram Bheem district in the state of Telangana in India.[4][5] It is located around 16 km away from Sirpur (T). The town derives its name from the paper factory established during the times of Nizams rule.

Geography

Kagaznagar is located at 19°20′00″N 79°29′00″E / 19.3333°N 79.4833°E / 19.3333; 79.4833.[6] It has an average elevation of 174 meters (574 feet).

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, the town of Kagaznagar had a population of 66,293, with 33,124 males, and 33,169 females. There were a total of 5,576 children between the ages of 0 and 6 and 15,712 inhabitants were classified as illiterate. The town has a unique blend of people settled from different parts of India. Apart from Telugu and Hindi, Marathi, Gondi is also widely understood due to the town's proximity to Maharashtra. Bengali language is widely spoken in Easgaon village owing to settlement of Bengali refugees. The literacy rate stood at 73.07 percent.[2]

The city's predominant religion is Hinduism practiced by 65.85% of the population. Islam is second, with 30.85%, followed by Christianity at 1.24%, Sikhism at 0.18% and Buddhism at 1.12%.[7]

Transport

The town is connected to AP SH 1 at Rebbena through a road. Kagaznagar is connected to many cities in Telangana by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation bus service.

The town is served by Sirpur Kaghaznagar railway station which lies on New Delhi–Chennai main line. It is administrated by South Central Railway zone.

The nearest airport is Nagpur Airport (257 km away) and Hyderabad Airport (307 km away).

Economy

The local economy was almost completely dependent on manufacturing at Sirpur Paper Mills which has been acquired by J. K. Organisation and has been restarted in August 2018 with production likely to begin from April 2019. Sirsilk Textile Factory is closed, but Koneru Konappa, the present MLA of the area is claiming that he will reopen it. Presently the entire economy is run by agriculture allied activities and also the Real Estate is growing very fast. [8]

Civic administration

Kagaznagar Municipality was constituted in 1956 and is classified as a third grade municipality with 30 election wards.[9] The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 8.31 km2 (3.21 sq mi).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Sirpur Khagaznagar Pin code". pin-code.net. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Mandals in Adilabad district". Panchayat Informatics Division. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ http://kagaznagarmunicipality.telangana.gov.in
  6. ^ Falling Rain Genomics. Kagaznagar
  7. ^ Religious demographics Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ Singh, S. Harpal (5 February 2015). "Memories of Sirsilk haunt Kagaznagar". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X.
  9. ^ Members of Kagaznagar Municipal Council