Nalgonda district
Nalgonda District Montage 1.png
Nalgonda district
Location in Telangana
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DivisionNalgonda, Miryalaguda, Devarakonda
HeadquartersNalgonda
Mandalas31
Government
 • District collectorRAHUL SHARMA .I.A.S.
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesN Uttam Kumar Reddy
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies6 assembly seats
Area
 • Total7,122 km2 (2,750 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,618,416
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy65.05
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS – 05[1]
Major highwaysNH-65, NH-561, SH-2
Average annual precipitationNormal rainfall 751.0 mm; average rainfall 670.2 mm
Websitenalgonda.telangana.gov.in
Nalgonda District Revenue divisions
Nalgonda District Revenue divisions

Nalgonda district is a district in the Telangana state of India. Nalgonda district has the highest number of mandals in the state with 31 mandals.[2] The district shares boundaries with Suryapet, Rangareddy, Yadadri and Nagarkurnool districts and with the state boundary of Andhra Pradesh.

Etymology

Nalgonda is derived from two Telugu words Nalla (Black) & Konda (Hills) i.e. Black Hills.[3]

History

Main article: Telangana Rebellion

Nalgonda District 1905 to 1953
Nalgonda District 1905 to 1953
Nalgonda District with Talukas until to 1979
Nalgonda District with Talukas until to 1979

Nalgonda was earlier referred to as Neelagiri, the name given by some local rulers and the name was changed to Nallagonda only after its conquest by Allauddin Bahaman Shah, the founder of Bahmani Sultanate .

Goddess Deity relief near Nagarjunakonda
Goddess Deity relief near Nagarjunakonda
Lateef Saheb Darga at Nalgonda
Lateef Saheb Darga at Nalgonda

The district had a major role in the Telangana Rebellion.

Geography

The district is spread over an area of 7,122 square kilometres (2,750 sq mi).[4]

Demographics

  Telugu (81.75%)
  Lambadi (11.91%)
  Urdu (5.51%)
  Others (0.83%)

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,618,416. According to the 2011 census, 81.75% of the population spoke Telugu, 11.91% Lambadi and 5.51% Urdu as their first language.[4]

The Krishna River, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi River, Halia River and Paleru flow through the Nalgonda district.[5]

Economy

Pochampally fancy silk saris
Pochampally fancy silk saris

In 2006 the Indian government named Nalgonda one of the country's 250 poorest districts (out of a total of 640).[6] It is one of the thirty-three districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[6]

Agriculture

Nalgonda district is an agrarian district with water resources from the rivers, lakes, canals and ponds. The wells and borewells also support farming in the district. The farmers mainly grow crops such as paddy, and cotton. The climate of the district supports the production of paddy and groundnut seeds.[7][8]

Geography

Cities

Towns

Villages

Main article: List of villages in Nalgonda district

Power Projects

Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) is building Yadadri Thermal Power Plant in Nalgonda District.[9] The 4000 megawatt thermal project is coming up in a phased manner at Veerlapalem in the district. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is appointed as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.[10]

Notable places in District

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into three revenue divisions: Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, and Devarakonda. These are sub-divided into 31 mandals and has 565 villages.[4] Prashanth Jeevan Patil is the present collector of the district.[12]

Mandals

The below table categorizes the mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:

Sr No. Nalgonda Division Miryalaguda Division Devarakonda Division
1 Chandur Dameracherla Chandampet
2 Chityal Miryalaguda Chintapally
3 Kanagal Vemulapally Devarakonda
4 Kattangur Haaliya Gundlapally
5 Gurrampode Nidamanur Gurrampood
6 Munugode Peddavoora Kondamallepally
7 Nakrekal Tripuraram Nampally
8 Nalgonda Madugulapally Marriguda
9 Narayanapur Thirumalagiri Sagar Pedda Adiserla Pally
10 Narketpally Adavi Devulapally Neredugommu
11 Shaligowraram Ashok Nagar
12 Thipparthy
13 Kodakanla
TSRTC busbay at Nalgonda
TSRTC busbay at Nalgonda

See also

References

  1. ^ "Vehicle Registration Codes for New Districts in Telangana".
  2. ^ "Census GIS India". Censusindiamaps.net. Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Nalgonda travel guide". World66.com. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ "IRRIGATION PROFILE OF NALGONDA DISTRICT". irrigation.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  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. ^ "Agriculture | Nalgonda,Government Of Telangana | India". Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Telangana | DISTRICTS OF INDIA". districts.nic.in. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  9. ^ Yadadri Thermal Power Plant Project, Telengana, India (nsenergybusiness.com)
  10. ^ "BHEL's largest Order: Super Critical 20,400 Cr Yadadri TPP – CableCommunity.com". Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Cheruvugattu , తెలుగు". wikiedit.org. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Who's who". 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.