Birkur

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Birkur
Mandal/Town
Birkur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Birkur
Birkur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°31′05″N 77°47′00″E / 18.518028°N 77.783203°E / 18.518028; 77.783203Coordinates: 18°31′05″N 77°47′00″E / 18.518028°N 77.783203°E / 18.518028; 77.783203
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Division Bodhan
District Nizamabad
Government
 • Gram Panchayat President Dulgi Narsaiah sarpanch (2013-2018)
Elevation 371 m (1,217 ft)
Population
 • Total 25,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503321
Telephone code 08466
Vehicle registration AP 25
Lok Sabha constituency Zahirabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Banswada

Birkur is geographically located in Nizamabad district and on Manjeera riverbed.

There are Revenue Mandal Office,Mandal Praja Parishat Office,Gram Panchayat Office,Primary Health Office,Police Station in Birkur

Population[edit]

Birkur village population is approximately 25,000 and the mandal population is around 45,000. Variety of people mix and diversions.

Economy[edit]

Birkur's major economy is agriculture (85%), and the rest is small businesses, government and the private service sector.

Banks[edit]

Andhra Bank and District Co-operative Bank

Businesses[edit]

  • Rice mills
  • Retail stores such as, Fertilizers, Kirana & General Stores
  • Cement, Steel
  • Cafes and Restaurants
  • Market committee

Schools[edit]

Bikur has a successful Govt. High School and some private schools to cover up to 10th grade. Students will have to go to Banswada, Bodhan, Nizamabad or Hyderabad for higher studies after 10th.

Transportation[edit]

Birkur is well connected by APSRTC with cities and towns like Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Bodhan, Banswada, Kamareddy, Yellareddy, Varni, Kotagiri. Number of auto rickshaws are more than buses

Birkur recently experienced heavy private vehicle population and petrol bunk.

Crops[edit]

Birkur is home for many types of crops like Paddy, Sugarcane, sunflower, peanuts (groundnuts), soybean, vegetables and fruits.

Water and Irrigation[edit]

Birkur does not depend on government promises, but self sustained with lakes, some on Manjeera river, Nizamsagar canal and also bore-wells.

Villages and Lakes[edit]

Birkur mandal has around 42 villages with 45 lakes, which carries adequate water (if conserved from rain harvest) for all of Birkur mandal for agriculture and drinking.

Birkur is one of the historical village built next to Manjeera riverbed. Rich of agricultural farms such as Paddy, sugarcane, peanuts, sunflower are the major crops. Birkur is a cosmopolitan village/suburbs with mix of locals, local tribes, people from across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Birkur has advantages of being in AP, close to Maharashtra and Karnataka. A few international visitors visit Birkur once in a while. Birkur experienced growth in higher education since mid 1990s.

Most successful American Businessmen from Birkur are Mr. Om Narla and Mr. Ganga Narla, sons of Mr. Narla Ramulu, well know local farmer.

History[edit]

Birkur is on the border of AP and Maharastra. Is ruled by the local king until merge into India after independence.