Kosgi

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Kosgi
Village
The Mandal Revenue office complex
The Mandal Revenue office complex
Kosgi is located in Telangana
Kosgi
Kosgi
Kosgi is located in India
Kosgi
Kosgi
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 16°59′02″N 77°43′10″E / 16.983905°N 77.719345°E / 16.983905; 77.719345Coordinates: 16°59′02″N 77°43′10″E / 16.983905°N 77.719345°E / 16.983905; 77.719345
Country  India
State Telangana
District Mahbubnagar
Government
 • Sarpanch Nagulapally Srilatha
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,038
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 509339
Telephone code 918505
Vehicle registration TS
Sex ratio 1011 /
Website telangana.gov.in

Kosgi is a village in Mahbubnagar district of Telangana state in India. It has a population of 21,038 (Census 2001).[1] It is a part of Kodangal constituency of the Telangana state's Legislative Assembly. The notable towns nearby Kosgi are Tandur, Kodangal, Mahabubnagar, Pargi and Narayanpet.[2]

Kosgi Mandal[edit]

Kosgi is the headquarters of the Kosgi Mandal, which comprises 24 villages.[3] The administration of this mandal is run from the Mandal revenue office in Kosgi.


The villages which come under Kosgi Mandal are Amlikunta, Balabhadraipalle, Balwanpally, Bhakthimalla, Bhogaram, Bijjaram, Chandravancha, Chennaram, Hanuman pally, Gundmal, Kadampalle, Kosgi, Kothapalle, Malreddipally, Masaipally, Mirzapur, Mudireddipalle, Mungimalla, Mushrifa, Nacharam,Pothireddy Pally, Sampally, Sarjakhanpet, Thogapur and Lodhipur.[4]

Backwardness[edit]

Kosgi and the surrounding mandals are backward in economic, health, educational and social terms. It is one of the poorest mandals in Mahbubnagar, a severely drought hit district in India.[5] Due to continuous droughts, illiteracy, and high poverty, the development in this area is very less than the mainstream development of an average town in India.[6]

Education[edit]

The Government boys hostel

There is at least one state government's school and/or the Zilla Parishad High Schools (ZPHS) in all the villages in Kosgi mandal. Most of these are primary schools. The major educational institutions in Kosgi mandal are:[7]

Schools in Kosgi are ZPHS, ZPHS (boys), ZPHS Girls (Urdu Medium), Shanthi Nikethan high school(EM), Govt. high school, Manasa high school, Vivekananda high school, Govt. Junior college and Prajna junior college.

Apart from these, the major schools in other parts of the mandal are ZPHS schools in Mirjapur, Gundumal, Mushrifa and Sarjkhan Pet. Higher secondary, Intermediate and higher education institutions are situated only in Kosgi town.

NGO support[edit]

Due to financial constraints the government of Telangana state has instituted a policy to actively seek private/NGO adoption of government schools. As part of this, the NGOs like Asha for education and Bhumi are helping to improve the education in Kosgi mandal. The silicon valley chapter of Asha organization is funding one of such project named Balavikas in Kosgi.[8] The ground work is taken up by Bhumi. This project aims to improve infrastructure, and teaching quality in selected educational institutions in Kosgi.'PVRMES' is one of the NGO primarily donated a school building to Govt. Upper Primary School in Pothireddypally (vill) and the school was renamed to "Pullangari Venkat Reddy Memorial upper primary school" in the year of 2004.'PVRMES' then concentrated on delivering basic infrastructure,needs of poor student's in the constituency.

Migration[edit]

The declining economic feasibility of agriculture, and increasing debts of the farmers in Kosgi mandal has forced them to migrate to the metropolitan cities like Hyderabad and especially Mumbai, where they work mostly as laborer in construction work. The government's efforts, to restore the normal situation using projects like Self Help Groups[9][10] and Food for Work program[11][12] have been ineffective.[13][14]

See also[edit]

Kodangal

References[edit]

Template:Cities and towns in Mahabubnagar district