Medak district
Paddy fields in Medak
Paddy fields in Medak
Medak district
Location in Telangana
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
HeadquartersMedak
Mandals20
Government
 • District collectorDr. S. Harish
Population
 (2011)
 • Total767,428
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitemedak.telangana.gov.in
Medak District Revenue divisions
Medak District Revenue divisions

Medak district is a district located in the Indian state of Telangana. Medak is the district headquarters.[1] The district shares boundaries with Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Siddipet and Medchal districts.

History

Traces of Neolithic and Megalithic culture was found at Edithanur and Wargal[2] village hillocks in the district. Rock paintings were found at Edithanur boulders[3] and Hastallapur rocks.[4]

Nizam state

In 20th century Medak district was a part of Nizam princely State before independence and merged into Hyderabad State in Independent India and presently a district of Telangana. Qutub Shahis named it as Gulshanabad which means '"city of gardens'" due to its luscious greenery.

Geography

The district is spread over an area of 2,757.3 square kilometres (1,064.6 sq mi).[5]

Demographics

As of the 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 767,428.[5]

Economy

In 2006 the Indian government named Medak one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[6] It is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[6]

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into three revenue divisions of Medak, Narsapur and Tupran. These are sub-divided into 20 revenue mandals (15 Mandal Praja Parishads) and has 381 villages constituting 320 gram panchayats.[5] [7] Sri Dr. S. Harish[8] is the present collector of the district.[9]

Mandals

The below table categorizes 20 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[10]

S.No. Medak revenue division S.No. Narsapur revenue division S.No. Toopran revenue division
1 Medak 11 Narsapur 16 Toopran
2 Havelighanpur 12 Kulcharam 17 Chegunta
3 Papannapet 13 Kowdipally 18 Narsingi
4 Sankarampet-R 14 Shivampet 19 Yeldurthy
5 Nizampet 15 Chilipched 20 Manoharabad
6 Ramayampet
7 Shankarampet-A
8 Tekmal
9 Alladurg
10 Regode

References

  1. ^ "Profile". Medak District. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ Murty, M. L. K. (2003). Comprehensive History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh: Pre- and protohistoric ... - Google Books. ISBN 9788125024750. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ v ramchandra rao. "Prehistoric rock art near Hyderabad, India". Indculture0.tripod.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  4. ^ During the era of Qutub Shahis this was named as Gulshanabad due to its vegetation and gardens. later it was again changed to Medak district. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/treasuring-the-prehistoric-rock-art/article2046635.ece
  5. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  7. ^ "At a glance | District Medak, Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Who's Who | District Medak, Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  9. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Tehsil | District Medak, Government of Telangana | India". Retrieved 15 August 2022.