Parkal

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Parkal
పరకాల
Town
Country India
State Telangana
District Warangal
Government
 • Type TRS
 • Body Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 16.13 km2 (6.23 sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 506164
Vehicle registration TS-03

Parakala is a town in Warangal district of the Indian state of Telangana.

Corruption[edit]

Recently, a whistleblower parent from Parkal, Gundaboyina Ravi, successfully helped unearth the scam involved in Eamcet-2 running up to Crores of Rupees.[2]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Parkal is purely based on commercial and retail consumer business. The town is known as a shopping center for the surrounding villages and towns and a majority of the trading community conduct business related to groceries, clothing, pharmaceuticals, iron and hardware. Farmers from the surrounding villages sell their crops and vegetables in the Parkal market. .

Government and politics[edit]

Civic administration

Parkal Nagar Panchayat was constituted in 2011 and has 20 election wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 16.13 km2 (6.23 sq mi).[1]

Transport[edit]

Parkal is well connected through road network. This is major division in Warangal district. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from Parkal to various destinations.

By Road[edit]

Parkal is well connected through road network of Godavarikhani-Warangal Road. This is major division in Warangal district. And this is located at 175 km away from the Capital city Hyderabad. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from Parkal to Warangal, Jammikunta Karimnagar, Guntur, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Kaleshwaram, Godavarikhani etc. Local transportation is autorickshaws.

Amaraveerula Smaraka Sthoopam[edit]

It literally means Immortal heroes commemorating monument. It is a monument being dedicated to the people killed by Razakars when they rose against the atrocities of the Nizam empire. They were tied to a tree and shot down. We can see the statues of people being tied to the tree who were shot which was placed on a round dome like structure. In its yesteryears after the construction of the monument, People sometimes were frightened at night as they resembled lively persons being shot placed on the top of the dome. Surrounding this structure there is poorly maintained small garden and instead of fencing wall, we see statues of people revolting, occasionally small children too rising in the revolt.

Playgrounds[edit]

People use the Junior College Ground for playing, jogging, exercises and all. But during College hours it is strictly not allowed. Though it is called Junior College Ground, it even has Government school and one Sarva shiksha Abhiyan centre. The markpoint for this ground is the town waterhead tank right in the entrance of the ground from main Road. In the morning it will be bustling with people jogging, walking and doing exercises and very little playing (except during holidays). In the evenings schoolchildren and collegestudents come in to play cricket and hockey. With a lone team practicing hockey, the main sport dominating is Cricket. We can occasionally see people playing Shuttle and other sports too.

Festivals[edit]

The main festival celebrated pompously is Dussehra(which generally comes in the month of October). It is a 9-day festival, in which first eight days are celebrated as Bathukamma festival while the last day is celebrated as Dussehra. Bathukamma is mainly a festival celebrated by women and girls among the townsfolk, It is a festival of flowers where people stack different types of flowers over which they place a small flower indicating Gowramma is placed and bring them to the local Kumkumeshwara temple. Here, Women place their bathukammas in the middle and dance around it singing songs mainly asking the goddess to bring sufficient rains and bring happiness to their families and all. Looking at the songs sung,(which maybe linked to farmers praying to the goddess for good rains and good harvest).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/with-steadfast-approach-he-exposed-the-scam/article8909192.ece