|Elevation||302 m (991 ft)|
|• Total||19,000 according to 2,011 census, now ~44,000|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Thorrur is a Mandal and a town in Warangal district of Telangana, India. It is located on Jayaprakash Narayana road between Warangal and Khammam. It is at about a distance of 50 km from Warangal and 70 km from Khammam. It is a rapidly growing town due to its location.
The region of the Mandal is mainly plain with occasional hillocks. For a satellite and map view of Thorrur please click the following Google Maps q=thorrur+warangal&ie=UTF-8 link.
Thorrur mandal, including its villages have a total population of 76,519 of which 38506 are male and 38013 are female, according to 2011 census. Male female ratio is 987:1000. Of the total population, 12,179 are Scheduled Tribes and 14,468 are Scheduled Castes . The overall literacy percentage is around 55% of which male is 67% and female is 43%. Thorrur town has a population of 19,100 with 9,688 males and 9,412 females. The main language spoken is Telugu with quite a bit of Telangana accent. Majority of the population are Hindu with few Muslims and Christians. In addition, there are considerable number of tribals called lambada,and Yarukalas mostly living in small hamlets (thandas)or colonys.
Origins of the name Thorrur are not known. There is a fort (Ghadi), in Thorrur town, in the old village area, indicating local rulers (Jamindars) under Nizam or even earlier rulers.
Thorrur has warm climate with peak temperatures in summer reaching up to 45 °C. Temperature in winter may go below 15 °C. Air is mostly dry with little humidity. The climate has three seasons with rainy season between June-Nov, winter between Dec-Feb and summer between March–May. Rainfall is mostly through monsoons with south west monsoon contributing to most of the rain fall. In addition, northeast monsoon contributes to some rain fall as well. Besides the monsoons, rainfall occurs often by cyclones or low pressure areas created in the Bay of Bengal. Historically, Thorrur floods rarely. As it is far away from the coastline, it is free from high speed cyclonic winds. However, occasional moderate speed winds occur at nights between April and June. During this period, rare events of hail may occur. In addition, thunderstorms associated with lightning occur often.
Administration and politics
Thorrur is in Palakurthi assembly constituency and Warangal parliamentary constituency. Though the assembly constituency is not named after Thorrur, it acts as the center for all political activities for Palakurthi constituency. Thorrur being the biggest town in the constituency, main offices of all the political parties are located here. Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Indian National Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are the major political parties in Thorrur. Currently Mr. Errabelli Dayakar Rao (TDP) and Mr. Rajaiah(INC)are the MLA and MP of thorrur, respectively. In the past, Mr. K. Surendar Reddy, Mr. Dugyala Srinivasa Rao, Dr. Nemurugoummula Sudhakar Rao, Mr. Nemurugommula Yatiraja Rao, were MLAs of Thorrur. Late Mr. Yatiraja Rao was the MLA of Thorrur for a long period of about 20 years.
Thorrur mandal has a ZPTC member representing it in Warangal Zilla parishat. In addition, it has a madal president (MPP) elected by MPTCs belonging to different villages. Thorrur town has a gram panchayat with a Surpanch as its head. Villages in Thorrur mandal have grampanchayats with a Surpanch as the head and several ward members.
Thorrur has various state government offices for local administration. For example, it has a Mandal office, with a Mandal development officer (MDO) and Mandal revenue officer (MRO). In addition, it has a police station and a court to deal with law and order. Following are the lists of various administrative offices.
Thorrur town serves as the educational center for surrounding villages and mandals. The highest available education is up to Bachelors degree. However, ABHYAS SCHOOL, Samatha Educational society - which has been running Jr. & Degree Colleges has started P.G (M.Sc Organic Chemistry) course from the academic year 2012-13, under Kakatiya University, Warangal.
The only means of transportation to thourrur is by road. There is no railway statation or airport. APSRTC buses connect Thorrur to important surrounding cities/towns like Hyderabad, Warangal, Jangaon, Khammam and Mahabubabad etc. In addition, buses connect surrounding villages to Thorrur as well. For reaching Thorrur by railways nearest railway stations are, Warangal, Mahabubabad or Khammam depending on the travel route taken. Nearest airport is Hyderabad International Airport. From Hyderabad buses run to Thorrur directly from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station also called Imlibun bus station, and also from Jubilee Bus Station, Secunderabad. Another convenient way of reaching Thorrur from Hyderabad is to take a bus or train to Warangal/Hanamkonda and taking a bus from there to Thorrur.
Thorrur has an APSRTC bus depot and is considered the most profitable bus depot in Warangal dist.
Hospitals here provide health services to the town and surrounding smaller towns and villages. The governament hospital provides basic health care at free of cost. Majority of the medical care is provided by various private hospitals and clinics. Most of the doctors hold Bachelor's degrees (e.g., MBBS) and very few may have Master's degrees. Doctors with advanced degrees visit the town for weekly consultations. Medical care mainly consists of primary health care, maternity services and pediatrics.
Villages in the mandal
There are villages in Thorrur mandal. Most of the villages have Grampanchayats with an elected surpunch. The villages along with their population, according 2011 census are given below. Total population of the villages excluding Thorrur town is 57,419.
8. Fathepur (2,298)
15. Matedu (3,489)
Places and Business of Interest
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) Office
- Sub post office
- Junior civil judge court
- Police station
- MPDO Office
- Tahasildar Office
- R&B Asst-Engineer
- Irrigation Asst-Engineer
- SRSP Executive Engineer
- RWS Asst-Engineer
- APHB Asst-Engineer
- PR Asst-Engineer
- Labuor Office
- MEO Office
- Harticultur Office
- IKP Office
There are several temples in Thorrur town and its villages.
Sri Abhaya anjaneya swamy temple Shivalayam Vekateshawara Swami temple: Located in Sannur village Murali krishna temple: Near bus stand, newly constructed. Venugopala swamy temle ( near court) Nagendra swamy temple ( S.V.N. Road) Sri venkateshwaraswamy temple (Vidyanagar, Kantayapalem Rd) Besides the temples there is a church and a mosque as well.