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Piduguralla is a town and a municipality in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has white cement and limestone industries alongside, cotton, rice and chili pepper farming fields. Natural limestone is found in abundance.
It has around 45 rice mills (par boiled and raw rice), 55 white cement factories, 6 roller mills and 25 poultry grit (limestone) manufacturing units. The place is one of the most industrialized towns in Guntur district. It has around 300 limestone kilns and lime hydrating mills and lots of cotton mills, five paint industries and recently two cold storage units were being constructed. Some 2-5 fly ash brick industries are present. The Surya Cem and Surya Colours is headquartered in Piduguralla and manufacturing is carried out there. There are nearly 15 H.D.P.E / P.P woven sacks stitching companies who supply rice bags to most of rice mills. Not only above mentioned ones there are lot of timber depots. Limestone chips (poultry grit) is essential for making poultry feed. The units around Piduguralla, supply this material to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Westbengal and Madhya Pradesh. Limestone powder is the raw-material for making of wall putty and paints.
The main profession of the people is cultivation and exporting limestone and white cement. The profession is not restricted to limestone, there are several industries like timber depots, hollow brick industries, agriculture based on cereals, rice and groundnut oil, educational institutions, computer institutions, extraction etc. Overall it is one of the most important business places in Guntur district.
Piduguralla is located in the part of Palnadu around 70 km from Guntur and 240 km from Hyderabad. It is located on the Hyderabad - Chennai National Highway. The mandal is rich with minerals and surrounding villages are green with paddy fields. Most of the people depend on agriculture with fertile lands having abundant water from the Nagarjunasagar canals.
Piduguralla is well connected by bus with Guntur, Vijayawada, Miryalguda, Tirupathi, Karimnagar, Suryapet, Kodad, Warangal, Hyderabad (Dilsukhnagar, Kphb, Ecil, Bhel, Jeedimetla), Narasaraopet and Macherla, VI. It has a well established bus depot that connects villages around the town.
Trains to and from Guntur, Vijayawada, Hyderabad etc., pass via Piduguralla. The Guntur-Nadikudi-Macherla line was converted from meter gauge to broad gauge (under Project Unigauge) and a new line was laid from Bibinagar, near Hyderabad, to Nadikudi. Thus Piduguralla is connected directly to Hyderabad by broad gauge line. Piduguralla is located on the Pagidipalle-Nallapadu section Guntur division of South Central Railway (SCR). The railway Station code for Piduguralla is PGRL. The bus station code is PDRL.
Education has a strong base in Piduguralla; there are more than 25 secondary grade schools, high grade school - Oxford Public School,Sri Chaitanya Bala Kuteer, Naveena Techno School-run by Naveena Mahila Education Society since 1992 Sri T. Bala Gangadhara Reddy and Venkata Rami Reddy (Mr Murphy) having more 20 years experience, Vikas high school, Oxford Public School, ABC Educational Institutions, established almost 33 years ago, by popular educationist V.A Iyengar, Vidhyardhi schools, Vivekananda schools, Srivani public school and , five junior and six degree colleges Nalanda Junior College, (D.Venkata Reddy) T.R.R & S Jr. and Degree College, 1 Geethika B.Ed & D.Ed. College and also one of the schools which is past from 15 years is St Ann's English Medium High School,Sri Sri Wisdom Model School. There are also many other recently established corporate schools such as Narayana Techno schools and Sri Chaitanya Techno schools,. Narayana inter college is also present.