Puttur, Andhra Pradesh

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Puttur
పుత్తూరు
Town
The central view of the town
The central view of the town
Puttur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Puttur
Puttur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°27′N 79°33′E / 13.45°N 79.55°E / 13.45; 79.55Coordinates: 13°27′N 79°33′E / 13.45°N 79.55°E / 13.45; 79.55
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Government
 • YCP R.K Roja
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 54,092
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517583
Telephone code +91–8577
Vehicle registration AP-03
Website Puttur Municipality

Puttur is a census town and mandal headquarters in Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.Puttur is known for its natural bone setting hospital.The first railway line in Andhra Pradesh state was laid from Renigunta to Puttur. Puttur is also known for mangoes cultivated in surrounding villages.

Geography[edit]

Puttur is located at 13°27′N 79°33′E / 13.45°N 79.55°E / 13.45; 79.55.[2] It has an average elevation of 144 metres (472 feet).
Puttur is situated on the way from Tirupati to Chennai. It is situated at distance of 35 km from Tirupathi and 11 km from Nagari and 18 kilometres from Andhra Pradesh's border with Tamil Nadu.

Overview[edit]

Portico of an old house in Peddapuram town

Peddapuram is known for its historical, cultural and "social" heritage. Peddapuram municipality was established in 1915 and became the second oldest municipality after [[Bheemunipatnam]] in Andhra Pradesh. Initially the British appointed Sri V. K. Ananthakrishna Aiyar followed by Sri Abhinava Patnayak and Sri Pingali Krishnarao. Sri Goli Pedda Kondayya was the first one direct elected as Chairman of the municipality. Peddapuram has a popular temple for the deity called Maridamma.

The local festival called Thirunallu is celebrated in August every year for three days. The whole town of Puttur will wear a festive look during the festival. Radhotsavam (Pulling a Car(Theru)) is most important part of Thirunallu. The huge car decorated with flowers and containing a statue of a god is pulled through the main streets of Puttur.

Puttur is also famous for hand loom products (Chudidhars, hand kerchiefs, towels, cotton Zari Sarees, and Dhoties etc.) and majority of population consists of Traditional weavers.

Education[edit]

There is an Agricultural Research Station which does Research on Finger millet and Tapioca and is affiliated to Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University.

Lutheran High School is one of the oldest high school established by Rev.Dr. Edman Emmanuel, in 1891 under British East India Company. Shri Veerraju High School is one of the oldest school which is imparting Elementary and High school education to many students without any profit motive. S.R.V.B.S.J.B. M.R. College, considered a very prestigious college, was established in 1967 by Shri S.B.P.B.K.Satyanarayana Rao, then Zilla Parishad chairman as the founder president in memory of Maharani of Peddapuram Samsthanam [[Peddapuram Kings|Shrimathi Raja Vatsavayi Butchi Sithayamma Jagapathi Bahadhur]].

In order to provide good quality modern education to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas, without regard to their family socio-economic conditions, the Government of India established Navodaya Vidyalayas, on an average, one in each district of the country during the 7th Five Year Plan period and Peddapuram was selected to establish Navodaya Vidyalaya. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Peddapuram is one of the top 10 in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Puttur

Educational institutions listed in Andraparadesh Puttur seems to be incorrect. Sl No. 16 & Sl nO. 21 to 27 i.e., all the eight institutions are taken from Puttur in Karnataka.

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