T. Naidu Palem
|T. Naidu Palem
తూర్పు నాయుడు పాలెం
|Region||Coastal Andhra (కోస్తా)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Assembly constituency||Santhanuthala padu|
|Distance from Ongole||12 kilometres (7.5 mi) S (land)|
T. Naidu Palem (Telugu: తూర్పు నాయుడు పాలెం) (TNP) in its full form is known as Turpu Naidu Palem, turpu in Telugu meaning East. It is a small village located in Tangutur Mandal, Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. T Naidu palem is located near the bay of Bengal coast. Ethamukkala beach is just 10 km from this village. Adjacent to the village is an Indian Oil Corporation refinery station.
T. Naidu Palem is located at (15.3892333, 080.0381222).
TNP has two ponds. one is located in the center of the village. And the second pond exists on the outer edge of the village adjacent to National Highway 5, which is called as Koneru(కోనేరు) is the major supplier of drinking water to the villagers.
TNP is a green village with so many coconut trees and tamarind trees.
TNP has road network. NH5/GT8 (Kolkata-Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Ongole-Nellore-Chennai) passes through this village. This village is situated in between ongole and Tangutur, is 12 km distance from Ongole and 5 km distance from Tangutur. The Famous Temple Valluru in Prakasam district is about 4 km from TNP.
Transport by road from TNP to all the places of interest is available in the form of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses. There is no railway station in this village. To get the rail transportation, people has to go to either Ongole, Tangutur or Singarayakonda.
- Summer : This season lasts from March to June
- Winter : Winter extends from October–February
- Rainy Season : This starts from July and continues till September.
Rain storms and cyclones are common in the region during the rainy season, which starts with the monsoons in early June. The cyclones could occur any time of the year, but commonly between August and November.
This village holds a huge middle class, major source of income is agriculture (Tobacco). Due to the proximity of towns like Ongole and Tangutur, the inhabitants have more opportunities compared to other villages.
There are many inhabitants of the village that are farmers. They grow the various crops listed below.
TNP is politically active village with majority of Voters and Leaders supports either TDP or Congress parties. Some of the political figures from this village are:
Late Sri Damacharla Anjaneyulu
- 1994-1999 - TDP M.L.A from Kondapi
- 1999-2004 - TDP M.L.A from Kondapi
- 2004 - TDP M.L.A Contestant from Kondapi, Lost
- 2001-2004 - State Minister for Endowments
- 2012 by-elections - TDP M.L.A Contestant from Ongole, Lost.
Dr Dola Sree Bala Veeranjaneya Swamy son of Dola Kotaiah Siddhanthi contested from kondapi assembly constituency in 2009 general electinos as a candidate of TELUGU DESAM PARTY,lost .Present TELUGU DESAM PARTY KONDAPI CONSTITUENCY INCHARGE.
These are the current elected officials of the village:
- Vice Darpanch: Anil Babu Damacharla (from 2013)
- Ward Members:
|No||School Name||Code||Type||Range||Address||Other details|
|1||Mandal Parishad Primary School||0848023 ||Primary||Class I- Class V||T.N.Palem(H)||40 students enrolled|
|2||Mandal Parishad Primary School||0848024 ||Primary||Class I- Class V||Near Pond||45 students enrolled|
|3||Zilla Parishad High School||0848604 ||Secondary||Class VI- Class X||Next to NH 5||181 students enrolled|
The village two Telugu medium primary schools and one other Telugu medium Secondary school.
Z.P. High School has the history of providing quality education for over 50 years. High school has facilities like good teaching faculty, very nice playground, and computers. Students of this school are not only from this village, also from neighbouring villages (Mallavarappadu, Siva Puram, Sura Reddy Palem).
Ten to fifteen years back, this school had the strength of around 500 students. But later, it drastically fell down to around 100. This is because of less quality in Govt. school education, parents passionate about the corporate schools and English medium. With the support of Govt/interested parties and regularization of private schools, Govt. funded schools can regain their fame.
Major curricular activities
- Carr-om Board
- Some other village games like Seven Stones etc.
There are a good number of temples in this village as follows
- Lord Shiva
- Lord Rama
- Lord Hanuman
- Shirdi Sai Baba
- Golagamudi Venkanna Swamy
- village deity( Poleramma, Seetalamma, Bangaramma, Devara)