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ఇచ్ఛాపురం, ଇଚ୍ଛାପୁର
ichchapuram railway station
ichchapuram railway station
Ichchapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 19°07′N 84°42′E / 19.12°N 84.7°E / 19.12; 84.7Coordinates: 19°07′N 84°42′E / 19.12°N 84.7°E / 19.12; 84.7
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Piriya Sairaj
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 32,650
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532 312
Telephone code 08947
Lok Sabha constituency Srikakulam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ichchapuram
Website www.ichchapuram.com

Ichchapuram (Telugu: ఇచ్ఛాపురం, Oriya: ଇଚ୍ଛାପୁର; also known as Ichapuram) is a Municipality and Mandal headquarters in Srikakulam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Ichapuram mandal is bordered by Odisha state to the north and west, Kaviti mandal to the south, and the Bay of Bengal to the East.


Ichchapuram is located at 19°07′N 84°42′E / 19.12°N 84.7°E / 19.12; 84.7.[1] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 feet).


According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India[2] the Ichchapuram in 1901 was a Zamindari tahsil in the Ganjam district covering an area of 300 square miles. The total population was about 4,50,000 in 2013. The headquarters Ichchapuram town was outside the tahsil in the adjoining Government taluq of Berhampur. The principal estates in the tahsil are Chikati, Surangi and Jarada. The Chikati estate was open, well irrigated and cultivated by Bahuda river. The Surangi and Jarada estates were largely consists of Hills and Forest.

As of 2013 India census,[3] Ichchapuram had a population of 4,50,000. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Ichchapuram has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 44%. In Ichchapuram, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Assembly Constituency[edit]

Jagannath temple at Ichchapuram

Ichapuram is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 2,29,438 registered voters in this constituency in 2014 elections.

List of Elected Members:[5]

  • 1951 - Asi Neeladri Reddy.[6]
  • 1955 and 1972 - Uppada Rangababu Reddy[7]
  • 1962 - Kirti Chandra Deo.[8]
  • 1967 - L.K. Reddy[9]
  • 1978 - Bendalam Venkatesam Sarma
  • 1983, 1985, 1989 and 1999 - M.V. Krishna Rao
  • 1994 - late Dakkata Achuta Ramayya Reddy
  • 2004 - Naresh Kumar Agarwal
  • 2009 - Sai Raj Piriya
  • 2014 - Bendalam Ashok (TDP)



Daily train service is available to other cities, including Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, but there are no direct train facility exists to go New Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Ahmedabad, Ernakulam and other major cities of India. Taken into consideration, the President Rail Users Committee, Ichchapuram and such other social organisations participated Rail Rokoo long back, but in-vain. In the recent times, the Bar Association, Ichchapuram submitted several representations to the Hon'ble Railway Minister, Government of India, New Delhi and so also from top to bottom Railway Zonal/Divisional Officials. In this connection, Smt. Dr. Killi Kruparani M.P. cum MOS For IT & Communications pleases to address a letter to the Hon'ble Railway Minister, Government of India, New Delhi, basing on the Representation from the Bar Association, Ichchapuram. The Letter of Smt. Dr. Killi Kruparani Hon'ble M.P. cum MOS For IT & Communications, Government of India, New Delhi under consideration by the Railway Minister and Board. The proposals from the Zonal Office, BBS in respect of stoppage of trains such as ADI-PUR-ADI(12844-12845) and YPR-Howrah-YPR (12864-12863) BBS-Tirupathi-BBS at Ichchapuram have been sent to the Railway Board on 18-10-2012 and they are under pending for consideration by the Railway Board, New Delhi.

Villages and Panchayats[edit]

There are 21 village panchayats in Ichachapuram mandal.[10]

  • Arakabadra (village and panchayat)
  • Balakrishnapuram (village and panchayat)
  • Birlangi (village and panchayat)
  • Boddabada (village and panchayat)
  • Burjapadu (village and panchayat)
  • Dharmapuram (village and panchayat)
  • Edupuram (village and panchayat)
  • Haripuram (village and panchayat)
  • Kedaripuram (village and panchayat)
  • Keerthipuram (village and panchayat)
  • Kesupuram (village and panchayat)
  • Koligam (village and panchayat)
  • Kothari (village and panchayat)
  • Loddaputti (village and panchayat)
  • Mandapalli (village and panchayat)
  • Masakhapuram (village and panchayat)
  • Mutchindra (village and panchayat)
  • Paitari (village and panchayat)
  • T.Berhampuram (village and panchayat)
  • Telukunchi (village and panchayat)
  • Tulasigam (village and panchayat)


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