Mandya

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Mandya district.
Mandya
City
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
Mandya is located in Karnataka
Mandya
Mandya
Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9
Country India
State Karnataka
Region Bayaluseeme
District Mandya
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner B.N Krishnaiah
Elevation 678 m (2,224 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 131,211
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website www.mandyacity.gov.in

Mandya is a city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the headquarters of Mandya district and is located 40 km from Mysore and 100 km from Bangalore. First place to introduce Hydro - Electrical Power Supply In Karnataka

Etymology[edit]

Although it is widely purported that the region is named after a sage called Maandavya, scholars and academicians dismiss that claim. It has been found in ancient inscription referring this region as 'Man-ta-ya' (ಮಂಟಯ), meaning a habitat preceding a civilization or roughly an ancient abode ("ಆವಾಸಸ್ತಾನ, ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಪ್ರಾಚೀನವಾದ ನಾಗರೀಕತೆಗೂ ಮುನ್ನಿನ ಜನವಸತಿ ಎಂಬ ಅರ್ಥವಿದೆ". "ಸುವರ್ಣ ಮಂಡ್ಯ" ಪುಸ್ತಕದಿಂದ - ಸಂಪಾದಕರು ದೇ. ಜವಾರೇಗೌಡ (ದೇಜಗೌ)). Mandya is also called as The Land of Sugar and The Land of Rice. Mandya is a prominent agricultural district, formed in the year 1939. Blessed with the irrigation waters of river Cauvery and Hemavathi, half of the district's countryside is lush in various hues of green throughout the year. About half of the agricultural land in the district receives assured irrigation from the Krishna Raj Sagar (KRS) and the Hemavathi reservoirs.

Geography[edit]

Mandya is located at 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 678 metres (2224 feet).

Politics[edit]

Ambarish is the incumbent MLA. Puttaraju is the present MP.

Economy[edit]

The Mysore Sugar Company Ltd. is located in the heart of Mandya City. It is one of the oldest sugar factories to be set up in Karnataka. It has a processing capacity of 5,000 tons of cane per day and was established in 1933-1934.[2]

Agriculture[edit]

Mandya District is one of the most agriculturally prosperous districts in Karnataka. But before this, Mandya was termed as a desert and with the advent of irrigation from the K.R. Sagar reservoir (During 1930’s by Sir M. Visweswaraiah), there was substantially marked transformation in cropping pattern, composition of crops, better grown yield level, ultimately leading to better economic conditions of the people.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mandya had a population of 131,211. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandya has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 68%. In Mandya, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. In Mandya city, more than 99% of the population speaks Kannada.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Peoples Education Society College of Engineering(popularly known as PESCE), located in Mandya, is one of the top engineering college in the state. PET Indoor stadium for shuttle Badminton [International tournaments are held several times], Swimming pool, Cricket Stadium [Ranji tournament is played here] shows the encouragement toward sports. The college of Agriculture, V C Farm, Mandya is one of the best sub-campus under the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, facilitating overall development of the students and make them technically sound and strong base for competitive examination.

The government of Karnataka has also started a Medical college in Mandya. Its called MIMS [MANDYA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES].

Carmel Convent, is one of the best schools in mandya.

Keonics Computer Center, a Government of Karnataka organization is providing Computer Education for rural and unemployed youth at subsidised price. Bharathi Education Society was established in the 1970s for providing education to the rural students. Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the top govt. medical colleges of karnataka. The Adi Chunchanagiri Shikshana Trust(R), which is one of the largest educational institute of Karnataka, giving quality education to rural people is from Mandya dist., having one medical college(AIMS) and one engineering college (BGSIT) in Mandya dist(B G nagar). Also Abhinava Bharathi Vidya Kendra (ABVK) founded by Sri Ananth Kumar Swamiji is known for providing quality education to the students of the city and surrounding villages. People's Education Trust is running a number of colleges in Mandya city for the benefit of local students and students from surrounding villages.-PESCollege of Science,Arts & Commerce(BA,BSc,BCom,BBM,MCom)PESPUCollege(Science,Arts&commerce)PESEvening College(BA)PESLaw College,shankara Gowda college of Education(BEd,MEd)etc.

Mandya City[edit]

  1. Bandi Gowda Layout
  2. Gandhi Nagara
  3. Ashoka Nagara
  4. Arakeshwara Nagara
  5. Shankara Nagara
  6. Chamundeshwari Nagara
  7. Subash Nagara
  8. kallahalli
  9. Aanekere Beedhi
  10. Kuvempu Nagara
  11. Nehru Nagara
  12. Hosahalli
  13. Halahalli
  14. Vidya Nagara
  15. Swarnasandra
  16. Sugar Town
  17. SafdariyaBAD mohalla
  18. Acetate Town
  19. Vinayaka Nagara
  20. Guttal Colony
  21. Kabbanahally
  22. Marigowda Layout
  23. Vishweshwariah Nagar
  24. Udayagiri
  25. KEB colony
  26. Kaveri nagar
  27. Halahally kere
  28. Labour Colony

Notable people[edit]

Politics and Social Service[edit]

  • S M Krishna - Former External affairs minister of Govt of India, Former chief minister of Karnataka state & former Governor of Maharastra state.
  • Ambarish - Popular Kannada film Star, and a Member of Legislative Assembly, and a cabinet minister in present government
  • B.S.Yediyurappa- Karnataka's 25th chief minister,yediyurappa was born in Bookanakere, K.R.Pete taluk.

Art and literature[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Dharma - Popular Kannada film actor Milind Dharmasena -Music director.

References[edit]

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