Tuesday, 13 March 2018

GUNTUR IN AP

Guntur District 

The boundaries of this are Krishna district and Bay of Bengal in the East, Prakasam district in the South, Mahabubnagar district in the West and Krishna and Nalgonda districts in the North directions. Krishna, Chandravanka, Naagileru, GundlaKamma are main rivers. Chief water source for the farming lands are from the Nagarjuna Sagar Right bank, and from the Buckingham Canal of the Krishna Barrage. A stone dam constructed across Naguleru river at Dachepalli irrigates about 350 acres of land. Agriculture is the principle occupation of people of this district. Paddy is cultivated twice a year. The Agricultural income of the district is Rs.200 crores, contributing to the extent of 1/16th of the agricultural income of the State. A Research center was established in Laam near Guntur for the development of super quality seeds. The Electricity is supplied to this district mainly through Nagarjuna Sagar Project and Machkand Project. Guntur, Bapatla, Tenali, Narasaraopeta and Ponnur are main towns. Stupas at Amaravati, Bhattiprolu, and Kesanapally, Undavalli caves, Ettipothla Water falls, Nagarjunakonda, Bapatla beach, Amaravathi museum Lam, Nagarjunasagar - srisailam Sanctuary, NTR Manasa Sarovar, and Kondavidu Fort are the main places of interest. Mangalagiri Panakala Swamy Temple, Kotappakonda Temple, Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple at Ponnuru, Sri Laxmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple at Macherla, temples at Amaravati, Tenali, Hinkar Thirtha Jain temple and Phirangipuram Mary Matha Church are the main places of religious importance. Durgistone craft is the main handicraft of this district. Tobacco, Handloom, Silk, Sangam Dairy, Cement Factories at Thadepalli and Macherla, Andhra Fertilizers and Jute mill at Guntur are the main industries of this district. World famous Nagarjuna Hill is in this district. The Forest in these Lands doesn't yield much of the Timber, but some Household Commodities are produced in the forests. Social Forestry drive has been set in the district growing forests on large scales. Copper, Iron ore, Silica, and the Ores used in Cement Manufacturing are the Minerals available in these lands. Nagarjuna University, A.C.College, Hindu College at Guntur and Agricultural College at Bapatla are the focal points for the students, besides Engineering Colleges. Guntur is an important railway junction of the South. It is well connected by road. Guntur is located 32 kms from Vijayawada. And 292 Kms from Hyderabad. It is well connected by Road.
Guntur District at a glance :
Head QuartersGuntur
Area11,391 sq.km

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