Banswada

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Banswada
Mahisapuram
town
Banswada is located in Andhra Pradesh
Banswada
Banswada
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°23′00″N 77°53′00″E / 18.3833°N 77.8833°E / 18.3833; 77.8833Coordinates: 18°23′00″N 77°53′00″E / 18.3833°N 77.8833°E / 18.3833; 77.8833
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Division Bodhan
District Nizamabad
Elevation 371 m (1,217 ft)
Population
 • Total 50,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503187,503190,503194
Telephone code 08466
Vehicle registration AP 25
Lok Sabha constituency Zahirabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Banswada

Banswada is a town and a mandal in the Nizamabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.[1] Banswada is the fifth biggest town in the district of Nizamabad. The Manjeera River flows in 3 km west of Banswada.

History[edit]

The name is derived from the ancient name, Mahisawada ("the ancient Indian epic, The Mahabarata. Part of the story takes place in Mahishapuram").[citation needed]

Notable Persons[edit]

Sri Taduri Bala Goud is well known personality and champion of Backward Class community. It is not exaggerate to quote here he was “Father of Nizamabad District” and well known personality not only in A.P and other states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. He was former Minister and Member of Legislative Assembly and twice a Member of the Parliament in 8th & 9th Lok Sabha. He has sacrificed his entire life for the sake of congress party and particularly downtrodden people of A.P State. Presently Sri Pocharam Srinivas Reddy former Minster during TDP regime,now playing a leading roll in TRS is in limelight.

Geography[edit]

Banswada is located at 18°23′00″N 77°53′00″E / 18.3833°N 77.8833°E / 18.3833; 77.8833.[2] It has an average elevation of 371 meters (1220 feet).

Transportation[edit]

Banswada is situated on Hyderabad-Bodhan State Highway No. 6. The town is 168 km east of Karimnagar; 50 km west of Degloor (Maharastra); 68 km north of Basara; 50 km north of Nizamabad; and 167 km south of Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. There is no train service to Banswada. The nearest railway stations are at Nizamabad, Bodhan and Kamareddy. Nearby towns are Nizamabad,Kamareddy,Medak,Bodhan.

Bus services[edit]

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates bus services from Banswada to Adilabad, Hanumakonda, Hyderabad (MGBS), Kakinada and Warangal.[3]

Banswada has an APSRTC depot, which opened on 6 March 1993.

Air services[edit]

The nearest international airport is 180 km away, at Hyderabad Shamshabad. is 130 km away at Nanded Maharashta Nearby domestic airports include:

  • Dundigal Airport (120 km)
  • Bidar Airport (70 km)

Nearby mandals[edit]

Colleges and schools[edit]

  • Oxford School
  • Pragathi College Of Education
  • Adarsha High school
  • Kerala Talent School
  • Indian Model School
  • Sri Ram Narayan Kedia Govt Degree & PG College
  • Depak Institute of Pharamedical
  • Shashank P.G College
  • Shashank Degree College
  • Sri Soi Somalingeshwara PG & Degree College
  • Govt Junior College (for boys)
  • Sai Keerthi Junior College
  • Bharatha Ratna Junior College
  • Sree Renuka Vocational Junior College
  • Sri Sai Kiran Junior College
  • Govt Polytechnice College (Kotagiri)
  • Govt Women's Junior College
  • Hindi Pandit Training College
  • Telugu Pandit Training College
  • Pragathi Junior College
  • Seeds Polytechnice College (Rudrur)
  • Srinivasa Vidyanikethan High School
  • Sindhu vidhlyam high School
  • Krishnaveni Talent School
  • Navya Bharathi Planet School
  • Akshara Vidyalaya Newtons School
  • Sri Vagdevi School

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Assembly constituency[edit]

Banswada is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Pocharam Srinivas Reddy from the Trs was elected in the 2011 Assembly Elections as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), resigned for the cause of Separate State of Telangana and joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party on 25 March 2011. The Election Commission has re-conducted bypoll elections. This time Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has won the elections from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party with a huge majority of nearly 50,000 votes on October 17, 2011.

Temples in or near Banswada[edit]

  • Baba Shadulla's Temple Badapahad, Varni mandal
  • KrishnaTemple, OldBanswada
  • Old Ram Mandir, near Markandeya Temple Sai Baba Galli
  • Saibaba temple, Nemli
  • Saraswathi Temple
  • Sri Adi Basaweshwara (Nandishwara) Temple, Borlam
  • Sri Ayyappa Temple
  • Sri Gangadevi Temple
  • Sri Hanuman Temple
  • Sri Markandeya Temple
  • Sri Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swamy Temple
  • Sri Rama Lingeshwara Temple, Chinna Kodapgal
  • Sri Rama Temple
  • Sri Sangameshwara Temple
  • Sri Saraswathi Devi Temple
  • Sri Shirdi Eswaralayam, Amdhapur
  • Sri Somalingeshwara Swami Temple, Someshwar
  • Sri Venkatesh Wara Swami temple, Kotagally
  • Sri Vishweshwara Swami Temple, Bichkunda

Nearby dams[edit]

  • Nizamsagar Project, on the Manjeera river, located 29 km from Banswada in Nizamsagar Mandal
  • Koulasanala Project, 40 km from Banswada
  • Pocharam Project, 45 km from Banswada
  • Kalyani Project, 36 km from Banswada
  • Singitham Project, 13 km from Banswada

Radio service[edit]

There is one FM radio station serving Banswada.

Health services[edit]

There is one area hospital under Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad in Nizamabad district.[4] The area hospital serves the people around Banswada, Varni, Bichkunda, Madnoor, Birkur, Gandhari, Pitlam, Nizamsagar mandals in Nizamabad district. The superintendent of the Hospital is Srinivas Prasad pediatrician, followed by the other doctors Dr. Babu Shine and social activist cum director of hospital Lion Shivdayal verma jaiswal.

Emergency services[edit]

There is one fire station in Banswada town. The emergency 108 service (Rajiv arogya sri) is around in Banswada.

Festivals and holidays[edit]

Many festivals and other important occasions are celebrated in Banswada, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandals in Nizamabad district". Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Banswada
  3. ^ "On-line fare details". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ APVVP.Hospitals