Medak district

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Medak district
Location of Medak district in Telangana
Location of Medak district in Telangana
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
HeadquartersMedak
Tehsils16
Government
 • District collectorSri Manicka Raj
Population
(2011)
 • Total767,428
Medak District Revenue divisions

Medak district is a district located in the Indian state of Telangana. Medak is the district headquarters.[1] The district shares boundaries with Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Siddipet and Medchal districts.

History[edit]

Traces of Neolithic and Megalithic culture was found at Edithanur and Wargal[2] village hillocks in the district. Rock paintings were found at Edithanur boulders[3] and Hastallapur rocks.[4]

Nizam state[edit]

In 20th century Medak district was a part of Nizam princely State before independence and merged into Hyderabad State in Independent India and presently a district of Telangana. Qutub Shahis named it as Gulshanabad which means '"city of gardens'" due to its luscious greenery. The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[5]

Geography[edit]

The district is spread over an area of 2,740.89 square kilometres (1,058.26 sq mi).[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 767,428.[6]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Indian government named Medak one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[7] It is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[7]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into three revenue divisions of Medak, Narsapur and Tupran. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals and has 381 villages.[6] Manicka Raj is the present collector of the district.[8]

Mandals[edit]

The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[9]

S.No. Medak revenue division Narsapur revenue division Tupran revenue division
1 Medak Narsapur Ramayampeta
2 Havelighanpur Sivampeta Nizampeta
3 Papannapeta Koudipalli Yeldurthi
4 Sankarampeta Kulcharam Chegunta
5 Tekmal Chilpched Narsingi
6 Alladurg Tupran
7 Regodu Anantasagar Manoharabad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Medak District. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  2. ^ Comprehensive History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh: Pre- and protohistoric ... - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  3. ^ v ramchandra rao. "Prehistoric rock art near Hyderabad, India". Indculture0.tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  4. ^ During the era of Qutub Shahis this was named as Gulshanabad due to its vegetation and gardens. later it was again changed to Medak district. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/treasuring-the-prehistoric-rock-art/article2046635.ece
  5. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  6. ^ a b c "New districts". Andhra Jyothy.com. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  8. ^ "K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints collectors for new districts". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Clipping of Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily - Hyderabad". Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

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