Dupadu

Dupadu is a major village in Tripuranthakam mandal, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Dupandu is situated on the Kurnool-Guntur state highway.

Dupadu
village
Dupadu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Dupadu
Dupadu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Dupadu is located in India
Dupadu
Dupadu
Dupadu (India)
Coordinates: 15°55′N 79°22′E / 15.917°N 79.367°ECoordinates: 15°55′N 79°22′E / 15.917°N 79.367°E
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

History

Its history stretches back to the days when it was ruled by the Mauryas from 250 B.C. The rise of the Satavahanas saw Buddhism flourish in the region. The Ikshvaku and Vijayanagar Kings, the Qutub Shahis and the Mughals later followed these rulers. Each of them left a distinct imprint on the cultural landscape of the district.

Gundlakamma River

The Gundlakamma (Telugu: గుండ్లకమ్మ నది) is a seasonal river that flows through the east central part of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It arises in the Nallamalla Hills, an offshoot of the Eastern Ghats. Its main headwaters lie some 6 kilometers from the village of Ardhaveedu, Prakasam District at an altitude of 425 m. above MSL. Numerous mountain streams join it as it descends down the thickly forested hills through a series of curves and tight bends. It follows a north-easterly direction and enters the plains near Cumbum, after flowing through a town named after it. Gundlakamma is the largest of all the rivers that originate from the Nallamalla Hills.

A 15th-century dam built by the Gajapati kings straddles the river on its entry into the plains. It is an earthen dam that plugs the river flows through. Called the Cumbum Dam, it is 57 feet (17 m) high, has a drainage area of 430 square miles (1,100 km2) and a capacity of 3,696,000,000 cubic feet (105,000,000 m3). The river then flows past the town of Markapur and towards the Coromandel Coast through Addanki town. It finally enters the Bay of Bengal, some 19 km east of Ongole after having covered a distance of 225 km.

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Kamma (caste)

Kamma is a caste from South India. The community of Kammas is that of agricultural families originating from the Kammanadu region of the Guntur and Prakasam districts in Andhra Pradesh. They are believed to have spread out from the region during the Vijayanagara period, followed by some in-migration during the British period, and out-migration again during the twentieth century.

Today they constitute a dominant agrarian and trading caste from coastal Andhra with socio-economic and political prominence throughout the Telugu-speaking regions of India (the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana).They also have a notable presence in the neighbouring states in India such as Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In recent times,

a sizeable number of Kammas have migrated to the United States, but retain links to their homeland in Kammandu.

Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas contributions to the Indian railways

The Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas (KGK) contributions to the Indian railways were widespread from the late 1850s to the latest reorganization of the Indian Railways infrastructure in 2003–2006. The community also widely known as Mistris of Kutch (or Mistry) migrated from Kutch to perform the work and were involved in the laying down of railway tracks and construction of rail bridges in almost all railway routes of undivided British India.

Secunderabad–Dhone section

Secunderabad–Dhone section is a non-electrified single track railway section in Hyderabad railway division of South Central Railway zone. It connects Hyderabad of Telangana with Dhone in Andhra Pradesh. The section is a part of Train Collison Avoidance System.project

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