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Pulivendula
Town
Montage of Pulivendula clockwise from top to bottom: Town view from a park, Municipal office Entrance, Loyola Polytechnic college Building, CSI Town church, R&B Guest House, Govindaraja Textiles Entrance
Montage of Pulivendula clockwise from top to bottom: Town view from a park, Municipal office Entrance, Loyola Polytechnic college Building, CSI Town church, R&B Guest House, Govindaraja Textiles Entrance
Pulivendula is located in Andhra Pradesh
Pulivendula
Pulivendula
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°25′10″N 78°13′30″E / 14.41944°N 78.22500°E / 14.41944; 78.22500Coordinates: 14°25′10″N 78°13′30″E / 14.41944°N 78.22500°E / 14.41944; 78.22500
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kadapa
Talukas Pulivendula
Government
 • Body Nagar Palika
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 87.17 km2 (33.66 sq mi)
Elevation 272 m (892 ft)
Population
 • Total 78,884
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 516390
Telephone code 08568
Vehicle registration AP–04
Website Pulivendula Municipality

Pulivendula is a town in Kadapa district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. According to ancient sayings, the name comes from "Puli Mandala" (meaning group of tigers), which was a forested area populated by tigers, so gradually came to be known as Pulivendula. It is located in Pulivendula mandal of Jammalamadugu revenue division.[3]

Geography[edit]

Pulivendula is located at 14°25′00″N 78°14′00″E / 14.4167°N 78.2333°E / 14.4167; 78.2333.[4] It has an average elevation of 272 meters (895 feet).

History[edit]

Pulivendula Town is well-known in the state of Andhra Pradesh as the birthplace of some important politicians. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy was one of the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2009, and he was elected again as a chief minister in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2009, but he died three months later in a helicopter crash near Nallamala forest on September 2, 2009. His son Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, President of YSR Congress, is the present opposition leader in the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly.

Infrastructure[edit]

Pulivendula Ring Road

Pulivendula has good infrastructure compared to other places in the Rayalaseema region, including wide roads, an underground drainage system and a ring road.[5] Pulivendula is connected to Kadapa by a four-lane road, like a national highway. All nearby villages are connected to Pulivendula by double roads.

Governance[edit]

Municipal Office Building

Pulivendula municipality is the civic body of the town, and it oversees civic needs such as water supply, sewage, and garbage collection. Pulivendula is included in the Jammalamadugu revenue division.

Recreation[edit]

Silparamam Entrance

Pulivendula has recreation places like parks, a craft village called Silparamam, and several temples, mosques and churches.

Economy[edit]

Uranium mining[edit]

On August 23, 2007, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave approval for the establishment of a uranium mine and processing plant at Mabbuchintalapalli-Tummalapalle, about 15 km south of Pulivendula, at a total cost of 11.06 billion rupees ($269.9 million). The plant was established by the Uranium Corporation of India. The cornerstone was laid on 20 November 2007 by Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.[6][7]

Large deposits of natural uranium were found in the Tummalapalle belt in Andhra Pradesh's southern Kadapa basin in March 2011. These reserves may prove to be among the top 20 most plentiful in the world.

The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) of India, which explores uranium in the country, has so far discovered 44,000 tonnes of natural uranium (U3O8) in just 15 km of the 160-km-long belt.

Education[edit]

JNTUACEP Entrance
Loyola Polytechnic Entrance

Primary and secondary school education is provided by government, aided, and private schools, according to Andhra Pradesh's School Education Department.[8][9] The language of instruction in various schools is English or Telugu. Pulivendula Consist of Loyola Degree[10] and Polytechnic College and private colleges and schools.

Transport[edit]

APSRTC Bus Stand, Pulivendula

Bus transport is available from the bus station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member of Legislative Assembly". ysrcongress.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Revenue Divisions and Mandals". Official website of YSR Kadapa District. National Informatics Centre- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Pulivendla
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/YSR-gifted-development-to-Kadapa/article16509433.ece
  6. ^ "New Uranium Mining Projects — India". Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  7. ^ "India". Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  8. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ http://loyoladegreecollegeysrr.ac.in