Gudavalli, Guntur district

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Gudavalli
Sri Gadde Lalitha Devi Smaraka Library
Sri Gadde Lalitha Devi Smaraka Library
Coordinates: 16°04′21″N 80°43′22″E / 16.07246°N 80.722733°E / 16.07246; 80.722733Coordinates: 16°04′21″N 80°43′22″E / 16.07246°N 80.722733°E / 16.07246; 80.722733
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictGuntur
MandalCherukupalle
Government
 • TypePanchayat Raj
Area
 • Total12.99 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total4,022
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
522259
Literacy71.5%
Lok Sabha constituencyBapatla
Assembly constituencyRepalle

Gudavalli is a revenue village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Cherukupalle mandal of Tenali revenue division.[1]

Geography[edit]

Total geographical area of the village is 12.99 km2 third largest by area and 6th most populous village in the mandal.[1]

History[edit]

During freedom struggle, Nehru Granthalayam (library) was established in Gudavalli village as part of library movement to educate the people.[2] Mahatma Gandhi visited the mandal in 23 December 1933 as part of harijan upliftment tour. He laid foundation for Vinayashram building in Kavuru village, opened temple for harijans and gave a short speech.[3] A tree planted by Gandhiji in 1933 is still alive in this ashramam. Gandhiji again visited Vinayashram on 23 January 1937 during his tour of cyclone effected areas of coastal Andhra. Another ashramam (Maitreya Ashramam) to his memory was established in Gudavalli village and functions till date.

During freedom movement, a library named Nehru Granthalayam was established in the village for political education of the people. Maitreya Ashramam in Ashram bazaar was established in 1936 to commemorate Gandhiji visit to the mandal.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

The village is home to 4,022 people with 1186 households. The population consists of 27% schedule castes and 7% schedule tribes. It has a sex ratio of 1074 females per 1000 males in the village. The population of this village increased by 6.3% between 2001 and 2011

Population Change in population (%)

(2001–11)

Literacy Change in literacy (%)

(2001–11)

Total 4,022 6.3 71.5% 3.2
Male 1,939 5 74.4% 2.1
Female 2,083 7.5 68.9% 4.5

Government and politics[edit]

Gudavalli gram panchayat is the local self-government of the village. The panchayat has a total of 12 wards and each ward is represented by an elected ward member. The ward members are headed by a sarpanch and the present sarpanch is Alapati Venkata Lakshmi. The term of present body is Aug 2013 to August 2018[4] The village elects 1 MPTC member to Cherukupalli mandal parishad. Their details are as follows:

The ward wise panchayat members are listed below:

S. No. Ward Member name
1. 8 Veeranki Koteswaramma
2. 12 Malladi Chambaiah
3. 6 Chandolu Lakshmi
4. 11 Gogineni Nageswara Rao
5. 4 Gouridevi Yesubabu
6. 2 MUNNAGI BHUVANESWARI
7. N/A Alapati Venkata Lakshmi
8. 3 Pallikona Meri Rani
9. 5 Ravuri Kotamma
10. 9 Thurimella Thomas
11. 7 Rayana Nagababu
12. 1 Jaladi Mahidara

Education[edit]

A primary school established in this village was updated to high school in 1944-45 using the funds collected for war efforts and named as Muniswamy Naidu Memorial (MNM) high school in memory of Sri Bollina Muniswamy Naidu, ex-Chief Minister of Madras Presidency.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14, 480. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Full text of "History Of Freedom Movement In Guntoor District121-147"". archive.org. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  3. ^ "Chronology of Mahatma Gandhi's life/India 1933 – Wikilivres". wikilivres.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  4. ^ "National Panchayat Portal – Govt. of India – National Panchayat Portal – Govt. of India". www.panchayatportals.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  5. ^ "A memorable reunion". The Hindu. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • The book Gudavalli about this village was written by Columba Sarah Evelyn in 2011.Evelyn, Columba Sara (2011-11-14). Gudavalli. Fec Publishing. ISBN 9786138372325.
  • Wiki page of Business person from Gudavalli - Sri Kotapati Murahari Rao