Mancherial

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Mancherial
మంచిర్యాల్
Manchiryala
Town (Municipality)
Mancherial is located in Telangana
Mancherial
Mancherial
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°52′04″N 79°27′50″E / 18.867874°N 79.46394°E / 18.867874; 79.46394Coordinates: 18°52′04″N 79°27′50″E / 18.867874°N 79.46394°E / 18.867874; 79.46394
Country  India
State Telangana
District Adilabad
Elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 86,911
 • Rank 8
 • Density 1,959/km2 (5,070/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 504208
Website www.mancherialcity.com

Mancherial is a Municipal town in Adilabad district in the southern Indian state of Telangana. It is located on the northern banks of Godavari River in northern Telangana.it is of 35.92 km2. It is situated 253 kilometres (157 mi) north east of state capital Hyderabad. As of 2011 Census, there are 86,911 inhabitants.[1] It was previously called Garmilla and also regarded as the East-District of Adilabad.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India, Mancherial has a population of 1,63,875. Males constitute 51% of the total population and females 49%. Mancherial has an average literacy rate of 75.71%, higher than the national average : male literacy is 83.16%, and female literacy is 67.92%. In Mancherial, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Majority people practice Hinduism, followed by Islam and Christianity. Languages spoken include Telugu,followed by Urdu, Hindi and English.

Economy[edit]

Mancherial is a commercial hub of the coal belt area of Singareni Collieriesof Srirampur, Mandamarri and Bellampalli areas.Its proximity to the rich cement minerals and the coal mines fuels the economy. MCC (Mancherial Cement Company) is the cement production unit. Singareni Collieries are the largest employers in town, Orient Cement (Devapur) factory and Sirpur Paper Mills. It has a thriving market for agricultural produce.

Transport[edit]

It is on the north-south railway route from Delhi to Chennai. The major junctions up north are Ballarshah in Maharashtra and Kazipet in Warangal district to the south.

Transport[edit]

Road transport[edit]

Mancherial is well connected by road from major parts of India. State run APSRTC buses runs to various towns/cities like, Adilabad, Karimnagar,Luxettipet, Jagtial, Warangal, Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Godavarikhani, Bellampally, Nagpur, Shirdi, Mumbai, Nanded, Aurangabad and Chandrapur. NH 16 (Nizamabad to Jagdalpur) passes through Mancherial. Rajeev Rahadari Hyderabad-Karimnagar-Ramagundam(Godavarikhani) road is 10km away from Mancherial, which is the shortest route to reach Hyderabad via Godavarikhani, Karimnagar, Siddipet.

Rail transport[edit]

Mancherial is located on the longest railway line, which is called the Grand Trunk line (New Delhi-Chennai). It is well connected by rail from various towns/cities in India. It comes under South Central Railways. It is a good potential station to have stoppage due to its urban population as well as proximity to other major towns like Mandamarri (14 km), Bellampalli (21 km),Luxettipet (26 km), Ramakrishnapur (8 km), Chennur (40 km), Jaipur Power Plant (17 km). Mancherial railwaystation is next express halt after Ramagundam.

Air transport[edit]

There is an airport at Basant nagar Kesoram cement factory at Ramagundam which is about 25 km from Mancherial. It was used when the government of India was operating Vayudoot airlines, a subsidiary of Air India and Indian Airlines. After the closure of Vayudoot, it has not been in regular use. As of 2010, it is only used for landing of any VVIP's flights or for emergency landings. The nearest international airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, located 162 km away from Karimnagar. The Telangana state government is planning to develop this airport as a part of developing a Second airport in Telangana region..

Festivals[edit]

Main article: Bathukamma

Bathukamma is a festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana. It is followed by Boddemma in the month of September–October. Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with seasonal flowers, in seven concentric layers, of potter’s clay like a cone. Bathuku in Telugu means live/life, and Amma means mother; is celebrated for the glory, later denoted as Goddess Gauri – the patron goddess of womanhood.

Other festivals include Ganesh Chaturdhi, Durga puja etc.

Politics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014.