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Pulivendula is located in Andhra Pradesh
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
 • Total 87.17 km2 (33.66 sq mi)
Elevation 272 m (892 ft)
 • Total 78,884
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 516390
Telephone code 91–8568
Vehicle registration AP–04
Website Pulivendula Municipality

Pulivendula is a town in Kadapa district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The name comes from "Puli Mandala" (meaning Group of Tigers), which was a forest area with high population of tigers, according to ancient sayings, gradually came to be known as Pulivendula. It is located in Pulivendula mandal of Jammalamadugu revenue division.[2]


Pulivendula is located at 14°25′00″N 78°14′00″E / 14.4167°N 78.2333°E / 14.4167; 78.2333.[3] It has an average elevation of 272 meters (895 feet).


Pulivendula Town is known in the state of Andhra Pradesh because of its political existence. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy was one of the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh. His tenure was from 2004-09 and he was elected again as a chief minister in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2009. He died three months after his victory 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 Andhra Pradesh State Assembly.

Pulivendula Town has wide roads, an underground drainage system and a ring road. Pulivendula is connected to Kadapa by a four-lane road, like a national highway. All nearby villages are connected to Pulivendula by double roads.


Pulivendula comes under Jammalamadugu revenue division. It was a stronghold of the Indian National Congress until the death of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy; since then, it has been the home of his son's party YSR Congress.


Pulivendula Town has a number of factories in and around the town.

  • Govindaraja Textiles employs nearly 800 local people.
  • NSL Textiles employs nearly 200 local people.
  • Samyu Glass Factory employs nearly 300 local people.
  • Bharati Polymers employs nearly 300 local people.
  • Bag's factory near Pulivendula employs nearly 200 local people.

Uranium mining[edit]

On August 23, 2007, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval for the establishment of a uranium mine and processing plant at Mabbuchintalapalli-Tummalapalle, about 15 kilometers south of Pulivendula, at a total cost of 11.06 billion rupees ($269.9 million). The plant was set up by the Uranium Corporation of India. Its foundation stone was laid on 20 November 2007 by Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.[4][5]

Large deposits of natural uranium, promising to be one of the top 20 of the world's reserves, were found in the Tummalapalle belt in the southern part of the Kadapa basin in Andhra Pradesh in March 2011.

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 line km of the 160-km-long belt.

TVSR Technologies[edit]

TVSR Technologies was founded in 2013 by CEO Amarnath Reddy Thota, Raghunath Reddy Thota, The company was incorporated as "TVSR Technologies India Pvt Ltd" Pulivendla as the registered office. It signed its first client, COPES Tech in Bangalore. In 2014, the company's corporate headquarters was relocated from Pulivendla to Bangalore.

Educational Institutions[edit]

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTU) College of Engineering (CEP) Pulivendula - autonomous was established in 2006. The college foundation was laid on 25 December 2005 by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy , as the fourth constituent college of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. It is a part of JNTU-Anantapur till 2013. From the academic year 2013-14 the college is autonomous.

The campus spreads over about 165 acres (0.67 km2) of land and is located in a serene and pollution-free environment, Pulivendula, Kadapa Dt, Andhra Pradesh, India. The campus has six academic blocks, one administrative building, a central library, four hostel blocks, two messes, staff quarters and a guest house.


Bus transport is available from Pulivendula to Kadapa at 20 minutes interval. Daily bus services are available to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Ongole, Sri Sailam, Tirumala-Tirupati, Kurnool, Anantapur, Chittor, and Proddatur. Telugu-Velugu bus services are available to nearby villages.

The nearest railway station to Pulivendula is Muddanur railway station, located on the Chennai-Mumbai Main Line. The nearest domestic airport is Kadapa Airport and the nearest international airports are Bengaluru International Airport, Tirupati International Airport,Chennai International Airport and Hyderabad International Airport.


  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Revenue Divisions and Mandals". Official website of YSR Kadapa District. National Informatics Centre- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Pulivendla
  4. ^ "New Uranium Mining Projects — India". Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  5. ^ "India". Retrieved 2007-10-25.