Kodad

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Kodada
కోదాడ
Municipality
Kodada is located in Telangana
Kodada
Kodada
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 16°59′52″N 79°57′55″E / 16.99778°N 79.96528°E / 16.99778; 79.96528Coordinates: 16°59′52″N 79°57′55″E / 16.99778°N 79.96528°E / 16.99778; 79.96528
Country India
State Telangana
District Nalgonda
Area
 • Total 31.19 km2 (12.04 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 64,234
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508 xxx
Telephone code +91–8683
Vehicle registration AP–24
Literacy 74.12%
MLA N Padmavati Reddy

Kodad is a municipality and Mandal headquarters in the Nalgonda district of Telangana, South India. It lies on the National Highway 65 between Hyderabad and Vijayawada. It is located at a distance of 176 km from Hyderabad, 100 km from Vijayawada and is 100 km (62 mi) from the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir.

Located on the border of Telangana, Kodad has a mixture of Telangana and coastal Andhra culture. The language spoken here is Telugu with a different slang, a mix between that of Telangana and Andhra regions. Before being declared as a municipality, it was the biggest Gram Panchayat in Andhra Pradesh. It is a town with great natural resources and high population density. It has rich deposits of limestone. Kodad is popular for the cement factories and rice mills located in and around the town. NH9 passes through the midst of the town. Kodad has a hill, which can be seen from 40 nearby villages. It is in Ananthagiri. The hill is marked with Trishul,by local priests, to promote hinduism.

Demographics[edit]

According to Census of India, 2011, population of Kodad town is 64,234 of which 32,010 are male and 32,224 are female. The literacy rate of the town is 74.12%. Sex ratio is 1006 females to 1000 males. Child sex ratio is 960 girls to 1000 boys.[2]

Kodad Mandal has a population of 133,130, of which 66,604 are male and 66,526 are female. The literacy rate is 64.87%.[3]

Education[edit]

It is the major educational destination in the region. There are 8 engineering colleges and about 60 schools in and around Kodad. Kodad also has a couple of corporate schools.

Engineering colleges[edit]

  • Anurag Engineering College
  • Gandhi Academy of Technology Education
  • Gate School of Engineering
  • Kodada Institute of Technology & Science for Women
  • Madhira College of Engineering
  • Madhira Institute of Technology & Sciences
  • Sana Engineering College
  • Sana College of Engineering Technology & Research Institute

Degree colleges[edit]

KRR Govt. Degree College is located near Balaji Nagar, about 3 km from Kodad. There are about 10 private Degree colleges in Kodad.

Entertainment[edit]

There are 6 theatres in Kodad.[4]

  • SRINIVASA A/C DTS
  • KRISHNA PRIYA A/C DTS
  • RANGA A/C DTS
  • VENKATESWARA A/C DTS
  • SHAKUNTHALA A/C DTS
  • SAI KRISHNA A/C DTS

Industries[edit]

Kodad is one of the fast developing industrial areas in the region. Kodad has many industries, mainly cement factories, rice mills, mechanical and spare parts development industries. These small scale industries help the local economy. About 20 cement factories are situated around Kodad. There are about 50 rice mills(small and parboiled) in Kodad.

Religious landmarks[edit]

  • Ranganadha Swami Temple, Ananthagiri Road
  • Ramalyam, NH9
  • Shiridi Sai Baba Temple, Kallugadda Bazar( Near Mahila Mandali)
  • Ayyappa Swami Temple, Huzurnagar road
  • Pedda Maszid, NH9
  • Chinna Maszid, Nayanagar
  • Hanuman temple, Sri Ranga puram
  • Shiridi Sai Baba Temple, Near Sana Engineering College
  • Ganapthi Temple

Famous people born in Kodad[edit]

  • Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao,popularly known as Kathi Kanta Rao.
  • Venu Madhav,Famous Comedian and hero in tollywood.
  • Mr. M. Abhinav from Kodad has secured Gold Medal in the Asian Youth Chess Championship Under 10 years category held at Tehran, Iran during April 2000.
  • MR.N.Dheeraj kumar from kodad has secured gold medal in commonwealth chess championship under 12 category held at Mumbai in 2006,also Highest FIDE rated player in total nalgonda(dist).
  • B. Anand Naik of Kodad won the AP State rapid chess championship by scoring six points out of six rounds here on Friday.

Politics[edit]

Parliamentary Constituency- Nalgonda
Member of Parliament- G Sukendur Reddy.[5]
The current MLA of Kodad is Nalamada Padmavati Reddy.

Term NAME Party affiliation
Present(2014–) Nalamada Utham Padmavati Reddy Indian National Congress
2009–2014 V Chandar Rao Telugu Desam Party
2004–2009 Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy Indian National Congress
1999–2004 Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy Indian National Congress
1994–1999 V Chandar Rao Telugu Desam Party
1989–1994 V Chandar Rao Telugu Desam Party
1985–1989 V Chandar Rao Telugu Desam Party
1983–1985 Veerapalli Laxminarayana Rao Independent
1978–1983 Akkiraju Vasudeva Rao JNP[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". Censusindia.gov.in. 
  3. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". Censusindia.gov.in. 
  4. ^ ARSHAD SHAIK (28 January 2012). "Cinema Theaters in Kodada, Nalgonda District". Www.Harmyne.Com. 
  5. ^ "Lok Sabha". 164.100.47.132. 
  6. ^ "Kodad (Telangana) Assembly Constituency Elections Results, Candidate Lists, Localities, Current MLA". Elections.in. 17 December 2013. 

famous schools and colleges

1.narayana etechno school 2.sri vyshnavi concept school 3.teja talent school 4.teja vidhyalaya 5. bharat public school 6.pragathi new vision school 7.surya talent school