Piduguralla

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Piduguralla
పిడుగురాళ్ల
Lime City
Town
Piduguralla is located in Andhra Pradesh
Piduguralla
Piduguralla
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°29′N 79°54′E / 16.483°N 79.900°E / 16.483; 79.900Coordinates: 16°29′N 79°54′E / 16.483°N 79.900°E / 16.483; 79.900
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Talukas Piduguralla
Area[1]
 • Total 31.63 km2 (12.21 sq mi)
Population [2]
 • Total 63,103
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522413
Telephone code +91–8649
Vehicle registration AP
Website Piduguralla Municipality

Piduguralla is a town in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the 12 municipalities in the district. The town is the headquarters of Piduguralla mandal and administered under Gurazala revenue division.[3] The town is also known as Lime City of Andhra Pradesh as there are abundant reserves of lime stone.[4]

Governance[edit]

Civic administration

The Piduguralla municipality was formed on 21 May 2005 and has an extent of 31.63 km2 (12.21 sq mi).[5]

Politics

Piduguralla is a part of Gurazala (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Yarapathineni Srinivasa Rao is the present MLA of the constituency from Telugu Desam Party.[6] It is also a part of Narasaraopet (Lok Sabha constituency) which was won by Rayapati Sambasiva Rao of Telugu Desam Party.[7][8]

Economy[edit]

The major agriculture produce includes, paddy, cotton, chillies etc. and hence, the town has many rice and cotton mills. There are many Lime stone Kilns as well.[4][9]

Transport[edit]

The town has a total road length of 195.00 km (121.17 mi).[10] APSRTC operates buses from Piduguralla bus station.[11][12] Piduguralla railway station is situated on the Pagidipalle-Nallapadu section of Guntur railway division of South Central Railway zone.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[13][14] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Gurazala revenue division created". The Hindu. Gurazala (Guntur District). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b P. Samuel Jonathan (23 November 2011). "Lime City". Piduguralla (Guntur District). Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Piduguralla Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Brief about Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Details of Roads in Each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Developmemt Department - Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Srinivas, Rajulapudi (25 October 2013). "25 passengers rescued from stranded APSRTC bus in Narsaraopet". The Hindu. Guntur. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.