Armoor

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Armoor
నవనాథపురము
Navanathapuram
city
Armoor is located in Telangana
Armoor
Armoor
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°47′24″N 78°17′24″E / 18.790°N 78.290°E / 18.790; 78.290Coordinates: 18°47′24″N 78°17′24″E / 18.790°N 78.290°E / 18.790; 78.290
Country  India
State Telangana
District Nizamabad
Government
 • Member of Parliament K. Kavitha
 • Member of the Legislative Assembly Asannagari Jeevan Reddy
Area
 • Total 50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503224
Telephone code 91-8463
Vehicle registration TS 16
Literacy 75%
Lok Sabha constituency Nizamabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Armoor
Avg. annual temperature 32 °C (90 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
Navanaath SiddheshwaraSwamy Temple

Armoor or Armur is a town and a Mandal in Nizamabad district in the state of Telangana in India.[1] It was recently upgraded to a municipality. Armoor is situated on NH 7 in (Hyderabad-Nagpur) Section on {North-south Highway Corridor} and NH 16 (Nizamabad-Jagdalpur).It is one of the major towns in Nizamabad district. It is known for its agriculture. Turmeric is grown on a large scale and commercial seeds like Sorghum and Pearl Millet are grown.

Demographics[edit]

Total Population in 2011 census ia approximately 63,000 a growth of nearly 50 percent from 2001 census which is 40,836[2]

Government Authorities[edit]

  • Mandal Revenue Office (MRO, headed by Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO)
  • Mandal Parishad Development Office (MPDO, headed by Mandal Parishad Development Officer (MPDO)
  • Police Station, headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
  • Civil Court, headed by Civil Judge.
  • Municipal Office, headed by a Chairperson.

Geography[edit]

  • Coordinates- 18°48′N 78°17′E Coordinates: 18°48′N 78°17′E
  • Country- India
  • State- Telangana
  • District- Nizamabad
  • Population- 100,000 appro (2011)
  • Time zone- IST (UTC+05:30)
  • Elevation- 372 metres (1,220 ft)
  • STD Code- 08463
  • PIN Code- 503224

There are 21 Gram Panchayat villages in Armoor Mandal or Taluk- Aloor, Amdapoor, Ankapoor, Armoor, Chepoor, Lakkora, Degaon, Fathepoor, Gaggupally, Govindpet, Issapally, Khanapoor, Komanpally, Macharla, Maggidi, Mamidipally, Manthani, Mirdapally, Perkit, Pipri, Rampoor, Surbiryal.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

  • 70 villages,
  • 1 municipality
  • total voters 1,80,000

Language[edit]

Major languages spoken in this area are Telugu, Hindi, Patkari, Urdu and English. Telugu is the native language for most residents. Patkari (Khatri) is a dialect spoken by a major section of people.

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Armoor is well connected by National Highway roads NH-44(7) and NH-16.

Rail[edit]

Nizamabad Railway station is the nearest railway station, 25 km from Armoor. Another rail track from Jagtiyal will connect Armoor latest by 2016.[3] Railway track from Armoor to Adilabad is also under survey.

The long-cherished dream of having a railway line from Peddapalli to Nizamabad via Karimnagar, a distance of 177.6 km, for which foundation stone was laid in 1993 by then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, is all set for the completion during the financial year 2012-13 if one goes by the allocations made in the Railway budget on Wednesday.

Against the required budget of Rs. 82 crore for the completion of the project, the Railway Ministry has allocated Rs. 50 crore in the budget and the remaining Rs. 32 crore will be made available from the internal adjustments. At present, the railway line works were completed up to Armoor of Nizamabad district from Karimnagar. The budgetary allocations will help intensify the completion of the railway project till Nizamabad and operation of train service.

Air[edit]

Shamshabad Airport located at the A.P. State Capital Hyderabad (175KM) is the nearest airport. The current state government has made a proposal to come up with 5 new domestic airports in A.P., among which one would be set up in Nizamabad District near Armoor.

Tourism[edit]

Navanatha Siddheshwara Temple, is located on black rock hillock which stretches adjacent to entire old town of Armoor. The local people believe that Navanathas or Siddhas, venerable sages, still live in the natural caves and caverns of these hillocks. Hence giving it the name Siddhula Gutta. In fact, the name Armoor also originates from the same Navanatha Siddheshwara temple. Aaru (6) + Mooru (moodu in Telugu means 3) is Nava (9). The shrine is also a beautiful place to visit for a days picnic by families and friends. The shrine had only steep stairs which posed difficulty especially for the elderly people to climb, hence declining the tourism. Hence a ghat road was laid on this hill to reach the shrine with ease and thereby boosting tourism with the initiative of the then Sarpanch, Ramchandra Hande.

Ankapur- A Model village in India, is located in Armoor Mandal. Ankapur (Ankapoor) Village has been recognized as a Model Village by many agencies including International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines, for outstanding achievements in the field of agriculture development. Besides cultivating commercial crops and vegetables on a large scale, the local farming communities have been raising various crops for seeds in preference to cereals and traditional crops of food grains. The Peasant Association of the village coordinates, organizes and controls various agricultural development programmes. The village also boasts of modern amenities for the inhabitants and is also taking up its marketing activities itself.

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