Gollaprolu

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Gollaprolu
town
Fields between Pithapuram and Gollaprolu
Fields between Pithapuram and Gollaprolu
Gollaprolu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gollaprolu
Gollaprolu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°10′02″N 82°17′05″E / 17.1672222°N 82.2847222°E / 17.1672222; 82.2847222Coordinates: 17°10′02″N 82°17′05″E / 17.1672222°N 82.2847222°E / 17.1672222; 82.2847222
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari
Talukas Gollaprolu
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,605
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533445
Telephone code 08869

Gollaprolu is a Municipality north-east of Pithapuram in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in south India, about 130 km south of Vishakhapatnam[1] and is on the rail line between Madras and Calcutta. The nearest city (25 km) is Kakinada, and the city is exactly in between Chebrolu eastgodavari and Pithapuram. Other than the stop at Gollaprolu, the nearest train stop (16 km) is Samarlakota (also called Samalkot), the nearest air strip (45 miles) is Rajahmundhry and the nearest airport (100 miles) is Visakhapatnam (Vizag).

Political Contribution: Almost all Parties are there at gollaprolu, Political leaders of Every party existing in India exists in Gollaprolu. Even though great political activists are there in Gollaprolu no one got seat for Member of Legislative Assembly from National/ Regional parties Except Sri Mogali Surya Rao of C.P.I (He contested in 1962 MLA elections from pithapuram Assembly constituency and secured second place). Hope soon a person from Gollaprolu may sit in Assembly.

Gollaprolu is a municipality and mandal headquarters. It got its first mandal parishad seat when it was introduced in 1987 under the then chief minister N.T.Rama Rao. Dr. Hemanadha Rao Koppula was elected as the first Mandal president. He served his term from 1987 to 1992. Though a headquarters, it did not have its own mandal office building until 2005, then it was built by the then mandal parishat president Sri Mogali Subrahmanyam (Chitti Babu).

The Mandal of Gollaprolu had a population of 76,352 in 2011. Gollaprolu itself has 23,605 people.

The region is cyclone-prone, and the people are mostly landless agricultural workers.[2] The villagers are known for growing one of the most sought after varieties of hot pepper[1] and is famous for the production of onions, ground nuts, cotton and rice.

The village school[edit]

The village school was founded in 1954, built on land donated by philanthropist Mrs. Subhadra Gavarasana and is named "Dr. Malireddi Venkataraju Memorial Prathamika Paathasaala," in memory of her father.[1] It provides Telugu-medium coeducational education for about 400 students with ages 6 to 10.[2] English medium education is currently provided by a few private schools.

The High School[edit]

There are two high schools in this town: Z.P.B.H school and the Girls high school. The Z.P.B.H high school was built by Sri Shate Peraji Lumbaji in the early 1950s. .

Important Industries in Gollaprolu[edit]

  • Red Chillies : Gollaprolu is famous for Red chillies
  • Rice mills
  • Jinning mills
  • Groundnut mills

In Gollprolu so many traders are there trading Ground Nut, Black gram, Red chillies, Rice (It is growing very fast) and cotton traders broke to Guntur.

Famous Temples[edit]

  • Shivalayam
  • Vishnalayam
  • Saibaba temple
  • Durgadevi temple
  • Venkateswara Swamy temple
  • Nookalamma temples{4}

Famous Streets[edit]

  • Rangappa Tank Street
  • Papayya chavidi veedhi
  • Gandhi Nagar
  • Sivalaym Veedhi
  • Gopaladasu Vari Veedhi
  • Mogali vari Veedhi
  • Pedda Veedhi
  • Karanam Gari Thota, the site of the M. P. Primary School[3]
  • Pallapu Veedhi
  • Parla vari veedhi
  • Kothapeta Veedhi
  • Allam rajuvari veedhi
  • Mantralavari Veedhi
  • Gudi Veedhi
  • E.B.C.Colany
  • Devi Nagar (late. Sri Ramu Mogali. Asst. Director G.G.H.. S|O Padmaraju)

Hospitals[edit]

  • Bhaskara Rao Hospital
  • Kokilavani Hospital
  • Umadevi Hospital (famous gynaecologist throughout the district)
  • Governament Hospital
  • Veerabhadra Rao Clinc, (Mohan Rao Hospital)

Transport[edit]

Gollaprolu railway station (station code GLP) is on the Chennai-Howrah railway line between Samalkot and Tuni Railway stations. Trains through the station include:[4]

The nearest main stations are Pithapuram Railway Station (4 km) and Annavaram Railway Station (19 km).

Gollaprolu is the local station for about 150,000 people in Gollaprolu and the 27 nearby villages.[5]

The nearest airports to Gollaprolu are Visakhapatnam Airport (120 km), Rajahmundry Airport (55 km) and Vijayawada Airport (200 km).

Panchayats[edit]

There are 11 panchayats in Gollaprolu mandal.[6]

  • Chendurthi (village and panchayat)
  • Chebrolu eastgodavari (village and panchayat)
  • China Jaggampeta (village and panchayat)
  • Durgada (village and panchayat)
  • Gollaprolu (Municipality and mandal headquarters)
  • K.Mallavaram (village and panchayat)
  • Kodavali (village and panchayat)
  • P.Mallavaram (village and panchayat)
  • Tatiparthi (village and panchayat)
  • Vannepudi (village and panchayat)
  • Vijayanagaram (village and panchayat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Radhika Malpani. "School In Gollaprolu". ILP Projects. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. MVR Prathamika Patasala, Gollaprolu". Asha for Education. 2004. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  3. ^ "MPPS - Karanam Gari Thota - Gollaprolu M". Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. 2004–2005. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  4. ^ Online Highways LLC (2004). "Gollaprolu Railway Station". www.india9.com. Retrieved 2007-02-06. 
  5. ^ G. Satyanarayana (2004). "Andhra Pradesh - Readers' Mail - Train halt". The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  6. ^ Details of Andhra Pradesh till Village Panchayat Tier

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