Adilabad district

The Adilabad district is located in the northern region of Telangana, India. It is known as the gateway district to South and Central India.[2] The city of Adilabad is the headquarters of the Adilabad district.[3]

Adilabad district
Location of Adilabad district in Telangana
Location of Adilabad district in Telangana
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
HeadquartersAdilabad
Tehsils18
Government
 • District collectorSmt. D.Divya
 • Assembly seats3
Area
 • Total4,153 km2 (1,603 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total708,972
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationTS–01[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Adilabad District Revenue divisions map
Adilabad District Revenue divisions map

History

Historically, Adilabad was known as Edlabad during the rule of Qutub Shahis.[4]

The heavily forested Godavari basin[5] was inhabited during the Mesolithic and Paleolithic periods. Excavations have taken place in the surrounding areas of Luxettipet, Asifabad, Boath, Bhainsa, and Nirmal.[6]

Some Telugu inscriptions made during the time of the Kakatiya dynasty have been found in the Adilabad District, which indicates the historical importance of the area.

Due to the district's reorganization in October 2016, Adilabad was divided into four districts: Adilabad district Asifabad district, Mancherial district, and Nirmal district.[2]

Geography

The Adilabad district is located in the Telangana state of India. It is bordered to the north by the Yavatmal district, to the northeast by the Chandrapur district, to the east by the Asifabad district, to the southeast by the Mancherial district, to the south by the Nirmal district, and to the west by the Nanded district of the Maharashtra state. It occupies an area of 4,153 square kilometres (1,603 sq mi).[3]

Demographics

According to the Census of India, the Adilabad district has a population of 708,972.[3]

Religions

Badankurti[7] village in Khanapur Mandal of the Adilabad district was explored and remnants of a Buddhist monastery were found on a small island of Godavari river near Badankurthi. The town of Bhainsa was probably related to early Buddhist times, as a pair of carved feet near a mound were found.Islam is also a major religion of adilabad district [8]

Ethnicities

The major tribal groups in the area are the Adivasis, Gonds, Kolams, Pardhans, and Thotties.[9]

Economy

In 2006, the Indian government named Adilabad as one of the 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640) in the country.[10] It is one of the districts in the state of Telangana, currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[10]

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into two revenue divisions, Adilabad and Utnoor. These two divisions are sub-divided into 18 mandals.[3] Divya Devarajan is the current revenue collector for the district.[11]

Mandals

The below table categorizes 14 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[12]

S.No. Adilabad revenue division Utnoor revenue division
1 Adilabad (urban) Indervelly
2 Adilabad (rural) Narnoor
3 Mavala Gadiguda
4 Gudihatnoor Utnoor
5 Bazarhatnoor
6 Talamadugu
8 Tamsi
9 Bela
10 Boath
11 Jainath

See also

References

  1. ^ "Vehicle Registration Codes For New Districts In Telangana".
  2. ^ a b "It's raining mandals in divided Adilabad". The Hindu. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Adilabad district district" (PDF). Official website of Adilabad district. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Hyderabad State".
  5. ^ "Indian Archaeology Journal 1974–75" (PDF). ASI.
  6. ^ "State Archaeology of Andhra Pradesh" (PDF). State Archaeology and Museums of Andhra Pradesh.
  7. ^ "Article about Buddhist Site at Badankurti". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "A.P. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act" (PDF). aparchaeologymuseum.
  9. ^ S. Harpal Singh. "Adivasi education is still a mirage in Adilabad". The Hindu.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily – Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

External links

Adilabad

Adilabad, a municipality, and the headquarters of Adilabad district, is a city in Adilabad district of the Indian state of Telangana. Telugu, Marathi and Urdu are the native languages of Adilabad. Adilabad is famous for its rich cultivation of cotton. Hence, Adilabad is also referred as "White Gold City".

Adilabad (Assembly constituency)

Adilabad Assembly constituency is a constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of the two constituencies in Adilabad district, Telangana. It comes under Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency along with 6 other Assembly constituencies.

Jogu Ramanna is representing the constituency for the fourth consecutive time.

Asifabad (Assembly constituency)

Asifabad Assembly constituency is a ST reserved constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of two constituencies in Asifabad district. It comes under Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency along with 6 other Assembly constituencies.

Kova Laxmi of Telangana Rashtra Samithi is representing the constituency.

Basar, Telangana

Basar or Basara is a census town in Nirmal district in the state of Telangana, India.

Bhainsa

Bhainsa is a Division in Nirmal district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the mandal headquarters of Bhainsa mandal of Bhainsa revenue division. Major crops include cotton, paddy, maize, vegetables and sugarcane. Bhainsa is located at 19.1000°N 77.9667°E / 19.1000; 77.9667. It has an average elevation of 363 meters (1194 feet).

Boath (Assembly constituency)

Boarth Assembly constituency is a constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 2 constituencies in Adilabad district. It comes under Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency along with 6 other Assembly constituencies.

Rathod Bapu Rao of Telangana Rashtra Samithi is currently representing the constituency.

Gayatri Waterfalls

Gayatri Waterfalls is one of the many waterfalls in and around Nirmal town, along with Kuntala Waterfall and Pochera Falls. Away from the human eye, the waterfalls found its habitat in a remote place inside a deep tropical forest. It is approximately 5 km from Tarnam Khurd, near Neredigonda of Adilabad district.

Kaghaznagar

Kagaznagar is a town, and a municipality in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district in the state of Telangana in India.

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Kawal Tiger Reserve is located at Jannaram mandal of Mancherial District (Old Adilabad district) in Telangana state of India. Govt of India declared Kawal wildlife sanctuary as Tiger Reserve in 2012. The reserve is the oldest sanctuary in the northern Telangana region of the state. It is well known for its abundant flora and fauna. This sanctuary is catchment for the rivers Godavari and Kadam, which flow towards the south of the sanctuary.

Khanapur (Assembly constituency)

Khanapur Assembly constituency is a constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, India. It is one of 10 constituencies in Adilabad district. It comes under Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency along with 6 other Assembly constituencies.

Ajmeera Rekha of Telangana Rashtra Samithi won the seat in 2014 Assembly election.

Kumaram Bheem Asifabad district

Komaram Bheem Asifabad is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. It was a part of the Adilabad district prior to the re-organisation of districts in the state.

List of towns in India by population

The entire work of this article is based on Census of India, 2011, conducted by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, under Ministry of Home Affairs (India), Government of India.

Mancherial district

Mancherial district is a district located in the northern region of the Indian state of Telangana. It was a part of the Adilabad district prior to the re-organisation of districts in the state. Mancherial District is carved out of erstwhile Adilabad District. It is surrounded by Asifabad (Kumaram Bheem), Adilabad, Nirmal, Jagtial, Peddapalli and Bhupalpally districts.

The district comprises 18 mandals and two revenue divisions – Mancherial and Bellampalli. The district headquarters is located at Mancherial town.

Mudhole

Mudhole is a village in Nirmal district in the state of Telangana in India. It is very near to the Basar Saraswati Temple.

Nagoba Jatara

Nagoba Jatara is a tribal festival held in Keslapur village, Inderavelly Mandal Adilabad district, Telangana, India. It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes for 10 days. Tribal people from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Mesram clan offer prayers at the festival.Thousands of Tribal people from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Karnataka, jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Mesaram clan offer prayers at the festival Nagoba.It's Starts in pushya masam

Nirmal

Nirmal is a town and newly formed district of Telangana.The town is surrounded by various ponds and There are many forts in and around Nirmal. Khilla, Bathees Gargh and Shyam Gardh..etc.

Singapur, Adilabad district

Singapur is a census town in Adilabad district in the Indian state of Telangana.

Sripada Yellampalli project

Sripada Yellampalli project is an irrigation project located at Yellampalli Village, Ramagundam Rural Mandal, between Peddapalli district (Old Karimnagar district- Mancherial District (Old Adilabad district) in Telangana State, India. The project is fourth largest on the Godavari River in Telangana region. It is named after late legislator, D. Sripada Rao.

Utnoor

Utnoor is a census town in Adilabad district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is known for the neolithic excavations.

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