Ramagundam

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Ramagundam
రామగుండం

Industrial Hub

City of Opportunities
Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
Nickname(s): "City of Energy"
Ramagundam is located in Telangana
Ramagundam
Ramagundam
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°48′00″N 79°27′00″E / 18.8000°N 79.4500°E / 18.8000; 79.4500Coordinates: 18°48′00″N 79°27′00″E / 18.8000°N 79.4500°E / 18.8000; 79.4500
Country  India
State Telangana
Region Deccan
District Karimnagar
Named for Lord Rama
Government
 • Body Ramagundam Municipal Corporation
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 252,693
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN

505208, 505209,

505214
Telephone code 08728
Vehicle registration TS 02

Ramagundam is a municipal corporation in the Karimnagar district of Northern region in the state of Telangana in India.[1]

Ramagundam is known as Town of Energy. It is located on the banks of river Godavari, about 250 kilometres (155 mi) north east of state capital, Hyderabad. It has a population of 252,693

The town of Ramagundam gets its name from a combination of two words: (Rama + Gundam). A famous temple of the Hindu God Lord Rama is situated in the old part of the town and 'Gundam' means Water Springs. Ramagundam is Adjacent to Godavarikhani.

Nearby Areas around Godavarikhani like 8 Incline Colony, Jyothinagar, Medepally, Ganganagar, Centenary Colony, Jangaon, Pothana Colony, etc., are Collected called Ramagundam.

Politics[edit]

Somarapu Satyanarayana, won as MLA in2014 elections from Ramagundam.

Geography[edit]

Ramagundam is located at 18°48′00″N 79°27′00″E / 18.8000°N 79.4500°E / 18.8000; 79.4500.[2] It has an average elevation of 179 meters (590 feet).

Industries[edit]

Ramagundam is situated in the Godavari Valley coalfields and has one of India's largest thermal power stations, run by NTPC. Ramagundam is considered the Manchester of India in light of the companies surrounding the area. mostly industries are connected with Godavarikhani-Jyothinagar-Ramagundam (This is also called Tri Cities) Some of them are FCIL: Fertilizer Corporation of India, Kesoram Cement, Basanth Nagar, NTPC (RSTPS - Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station) sourcing 2600 MW of power 24/7 and the APSEB (Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board) unit at Ramagundam. Another 1600MW (2 × 800MW) is proposed as RDM-II as per expansion plan by NTPC Limited. NTPC's first SPV or Solar photovoltaic unit of capacity 25MW (Phase-I 1 × 10MW, Phase-II 1 × 15MW) has been proposed at Ramagundam. This would help in earning carbon credits against use of solar power as renewable energy source.

APGENCO-RAMAGUNDAM- The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy has approved the plan to take up expansion of 1320 (2 × 660 MW) Super Critical Thermal Power Station at Ramagundam. The project will see an outlay of about Rs 7,920 crore. The required land, water and coal etc., are already available and the AP Genco will take up this project on priority.

Around 24 units of coal mines belt in Godavarikhani stretching 25 km including opencasts (state of the art proclainers) are used in these open coal mines. Pruthvi Banjan is the name given by Late Shri N. T. Rama Rao, the then Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, to the thermal station for Godavarikhani community.

There are many factories around this place that take the raw material from the coalmines and prepare carbon derivatives.

The River Godavari flowing through this region made this a strategic location for all these companies providing employment to more than 15,000 people. The temperature is hotter than most places in India. The normal temperature is 40 degrees Celsius.

NTPC[3] has developed a technique to reduce the temperature by reducing the carbon dioxide in its emissions and has thus helped reduce the average temperature by 2 degrees Celsius in the last decade.

NTPC has a policy of hiring full-time employees according to the production capacity. For the records, its present employees should not be more than 2600. Most of the production work has been done by the contract workers by which the local benefitting.

NTPC Ramagundam is considered to be one of the best in the nation (among 24 locations). NTPC is divided into 5 regions: Ramgundam falls in the southern region along with Simhadri and Kayamkulam. This provides a major chunk of the power supply to Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, PGCIL (Powergrid Corporation of India Limited[4]).More than 38000 crores have been invested to build this massive organization which provides employment to more than 6000 people. Recently, the 7th unit was added (in August 2004) with an additional capacity of 500 MW. NTPC Ramagundam has an exemplary vision for the environment which includes afforestation, monitoring environment impacts using NRSA satellite imaging services, Ash pond treatment, Ash brick plants and creating awareness of the environment in the local community. RSTPS had less than 10 disturbances in the years 2005–2006 and none lasted more than a day.[5]

Godavarikhani and Jyothinagar are the two major Telecom Exchange facilities available around this region. the Railway station of the city is the biggest in Karimnagar district.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[6][citation needed] Ramagundam had a population of 2,52,693. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ramagundam has an average literacy rate of 75.54%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 83.10%, and female literacy is 67.75%. In Ramagundam, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Ramagundam is a municipal corporation in karimnagar district next to district headquarters.

Religion in Ramagundam
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
92.40%
Islam
  
7.17%
Jainism
  
0.13%
Others†
  
0.30%
Distribution of religions
† Includes Sikhs (0.04%), Buddhists (0.04%), Christians (0.03%).

Tourism[edit]

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Ramagundam is connected to major parts of the state through a well connected road, Rajiv Rahadari (Rajiv Highway) (Freeway of Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi) in remembrance of the Gandhi family and the political party he hailed from, the (Congress I). Godavarikhani Depo APSRTC provides good connections in this region[7]

Local transportation include auto rickshaws in the city.

Rail[edit]

Ramagundam is a part of Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway.It has Grand Trunk Route,which connects to all the four metropolitan cities of India. Ramagundam railway station is biggest station in Karimnagar district, and last junction in Telangana. The government is not interested in this station about developing route from Ramagundam to Manuguru. Most of the trains passing through this route, stop at Ramagundam. Some of the trains are AP Express, Dakshin Express, AP Samparkranthi Express, Sec-Patna exp, Grand Trunk Express, Kerala Express, Sanghamitra express, Bhagmati exp, Okha puri express etc. And Ramagundam Station got best railway station award, 2 times from south central railways. The trains touches this railway line to go to New Delhi from Hyderabad and from Chennai.

New railway lines under development/proposal:

  1. Manuguru-Ramagundam (got project planning committee approval in 2013).
  2. Nizamabad-Ramagundam (survey completed).
  3. Renikunta - Ramagundam (under survey).

Air[edit]

There is an airport at Basant nagar Kesoram cement factory at Ramagundam which is about 50 km from Karimnagar City. It was used when the Government of India was operating Vayudoot airlines a subsidiary of Air India and Indian Airlines. After the closure of Vayudoot, it has not been regular use. As of 2010, it is only used for landing of any VVIP's flights or for emergency landing of flights. The nearest major airport is around 250 km away at Hyderabad, Hyderabad International Airport and it is connected by the state highway via Karimnagar and Siddipet.

Education[edit]

  • University Post-Graduate college (UPGC), Beside to Sri saraswati shishu mandir,Sharada Nagar,Rajeev Rahadari, Godavarikhani.
  • Sindhura college of Engineering and Technology, NTPC, Jyothinagar, Godavarikhani, Ramagundam
  • Central Computer Information Technology (CCIT), NTPC, Jyothinagar, Opp. T T S Gate, Ramagundam.
  • Lotus Institute of Management Studies (LITS) MALKAPUR ROAD GODAVARIKHANI OPP CISF QUARTERS

References[edit]

8.http://www.ramagundamtoday.blogspot.in