Ponduru

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Ponduru
Census Town
Weaving at Ponduru
Weaving at Ponduru
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictSrikakulam
Area[1]
 • Total11.07 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total12,640
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN532 168
Telephone code+91–8941
Vehicle registrationAP–30

Ponduru is a census town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Ponduru mandal in Srikakulam revenue division.[2]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[3][4] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Pondur Khadi[edit]

Pondur is very famous for its Khadi. Mahatma Gandhi was so impressed with the finesse of the khadi produced here that he always preferred it.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook - Srikakulam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 26–28,54. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Srikakulam district mandals" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. p. 219. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  3. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  4. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ Rao, K. Srinivasa (7 May 2011). "Ponduru khadi may become extinct" – via www.thehindu.com.

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