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Dummugudem Barrage on Godavari
Dummugudem Barrage on Godavari
Dummugudem is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°51′00″N 80°51′00″E / 17.8500°N 80.8500°E / 17.8500; 80.8500Coordinates: 17°51′00″N 80°51′00″E / 17.8500°N 80.8500°E / 17.8500; 80.8500
Country  India
State Telangana
District Khammam
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AP 20
Nearest city Khammam
Climate hot (Köppen)

Dummagudem or Dummugudem is a subdivision in Khammam district. Dummugudem, which is also the name of the subdivision headquarters, is 25 km from Bhadrachalam.


According to Hindu mythology, in Treatayuga, Lord Rama killed 14000 demons headed by the brothers Khara and Dushana. The village was said to be built upon the ashes of these demons. The subdivision is named after Dummugudem (In Telugu 'Dummu' means dust or ash). Here Rama is called the Atmarama. It has 80 Villages under it.[1]

On 30 November 1959, Dummagudem was carved out of East Godavari District and combined with the newly created district of Khammam.[2]

Dummugudem barrage[edit]

Dummugudem barrage across the Godavari River was constructed nearly 150 years back by the famous British India engineer Sir Arthur Cotton who also constructed Dowleswaram and Prakasam barrages.[3] Somehow this barrage / weir is not well known among Andhra Pradesh people. The purpose of this weir was not for diverting the river water into canals but to use as cross over bridge during lean flow season. This weir has lost its relevance after construction of all weather road bridge near Bhadhrachalam town to cross the river. A 25 MW hydroelectric station is under construction to utilise the level drop available across the Dummugudem weir.

A major lift irrigation project called Dummugudem Lift Irrigation Scheme is under development drawing water from the barrage pond. Dummugudem to Nagarjunasagar Dam tail pond lift canal is also under construction to transfer surplus Godavari river water to Krishna river.


Dummagudem is located at 17°51′00″N 80°51′00″E / 17.8500°N 80.8500°E / 17.8500; 80.8500.[4] It has an average elevation of 47 metres (157 ft).


The subdivision has a population of 44,393 while Dummugudem town has a population of 3420 (2001 census)[5]


The subdivision has a literacy rate of 36% while Dummugudem town has a literacy rate of 65.8 as per the 2001 census.[6] The literacy numbers show a contrast between rural and urban areas of the Dummugudem subdivision.


The villages in Dummugudem are


  1. ^ http://khammam.nic.in/html/Developmental%20Activites/population2001.htm
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=v28EAAAAMAAJ&q=bhadrachalam+1959&dq=bhadrachalam+1959
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/protest-against-demolition-of-anicut/article4057783.ece
  4. ^ Dummagudem at Fallingrain.com
  5. ^ http://khammam.nic.in/html/Developmental%20Activites/population2001.htm
  6. ^ http://khammam.nic.in/html/Developmental%20Activites/population2001.htm