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Polavaram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°15′00″N 81°38′00″E / 17.25°N 81.6333°E / 17.25; 81.6333Coordinates: 17°15′00″N 81°38′00″E / 17.25°N 81.6333°E / 17.25; 81.6333
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 13,861
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534
Vehicle registration AP37
Lok Sabha constituency Eluru
Vidhan Sabha constituency Polavaram
Climate hot (Köppen)

Polavaram is a village in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is about 35 km away from the banks of Godavari River at Papi Hills of Eastern Ghats. It consists of 23 villages, 4 in plain area and 19 in scheduled area. The Geddapalli panchayat & its villages are in deep forest, which is 20 km away from plains.


Polavaram is located at 17°15′00″N 81°38′00″E / 17.2500°N 81.6333°E / 17.2500; 81.6333.[2] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (55 ft).


According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Polavaram mandal is as follows:[3]

  • Total Population: 45,902 in 12,421 Households
  • Male Population: 22,713 and Female Population: 22,997
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 5,328 (Boys - 2,606 and Girls - 2,722)
  • Total Literates: 25,309 25,309

Life style[edit]

Life style is completely rural. Polavaram is predominantly a tribal area, and it is dominated by Konda Reddy and koya tribes.


Corn, Rice, Mango and other common fruit farming. Teak, Rosewood etc. are major forest products.


The entrance of Papi Hills at Koruturu village and Indira Sagar Project (near Ramayyapeta h/o Polavaram village) are major tourist places. Boat cruises are running from Pattisam to Perantapalli village. Cottages are available at Koruturu village. Sri Vereswaraswamy vari temple, located in the middest of river Godavari in Pattisam village, is one of the famous temples in West Godavari District near to Ramayyapeta. Mahanandeswara swamy temple located at middle of the river which is very famous temple which is a famous shooting spot for many Telugu (Tollywood) Films. Near Ramayapeta, Polavaram project is under construction. Panduranga Temple is another famous temple in Polvaram.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Polavaram is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh reserved for Scheduled Tribes comprises Polavaram, Buttayagudem, Jeelugumilli, Koyyalagudem and T.Narasapuram mandals.

Elected members[edit]

  • Assembly Election Results in 1978 - NAGABHUSHANAM RASAPUTRA Won with 60.37 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 1983 - MODIAM LAKSHMANA RAO Won with 55.13 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 1985 - MODIAM LAKSHMANA RAO Won with 58.70 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 1989 - BADISA DURGA RAO Won with 46.78 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 1994 - PUNEM SINGANNA DORA Won with 60.86 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 1999 - SRINIVASA RAO VANKA Won with 44.49 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 2004 - TELLAM BALA RAJU Won with 53.62 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 2009 - TELLAM BALA RAJU Won with 34.77 votes %
  • Assembly Election Results in 2012 - TELLAM BALA RAJU Won
  • Assembly Election Results in 2014 - MODIYAM SRINIVASA RAO Won with 51.05 Votes %


There are 15 panchayats in Polavaram mandal.[4]

  • Chegondapalli (village and panchayat)
  • Geddapalli (village and panchayat)
  • Gutala (village and panchayat)
  • Itikalakota (village and panchayat)
  • Jillellagudam (village and panchayat)
  • Kondrukota (village and panchayat)
  • Koruturu (village and panchayat)
  • L.N.D.Peta (village and panchayat)
  • Mamidigondi (village and panchayat)
  • Pattiseema (village and panchayat)
  • Polavaram (panchayat and mandal headquarters)
  • Pragadapalli (village and panchayat)
  • Pydipaka (village and panchayat)
  • Thutigunta (village and panchayat)
  • Vinjaram (village and panchayat)
  • Nagampalem (village and panchayat)



See also[edit]