View from Kinnersani dam near Palwancha
|Elevation||107 m (351 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Paloncha, also spelled as Palwancha, is a city in Khammam district in the Indian state of Telangana. It is an industrial town 290 km east of Hyderabad. The Kothagudem Thermal Power station (KTPS),Nava Bharat Ventures Limited (NBV)(Formerly known as Nava Bharat Ferro Alloys (NBFA)), Sponge Iron India Limited (SIIL) now with NMDC are the industries here. There is also a heavy water plant located nearby.
importance in history : Ramadasu lived in Nelakondapalli village in Palvancha taluk. Tani Shah hired him as "Tehsildar" (head of the revenue department) of Palvancha taluk.Palvancha is consideredas the oldest taluk in khammam district which is much early than its sister town Kothagudem which only started after singareni started .
The area is endowed with rich forests, industries and landscape. The nearest railway station is at Kothagudem which about 12 km away. It was originally named "Bhadrachalam Road", being the closest railway station to Bhadrachalam, an important pilgrimage location of Rama. It is also famous for its record high temperatures during summer, often crossing 50 °C mark.
According to India's 2001 census, Palwancha had a population of 68,561. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Palwancha has an average literacy rate of 62.3%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 55%. In Palwancha, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.