Ramagundam

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Ramagundam
City
Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
Ramagundam is located in Telangana
Ramagundam
Ramagundam
Location in Telangana State, India
Ramagundam is located in India
Ramagundam
Ramagundam
Ramagundam (India)
Coordinates: 18°45′50″N 79°28′30″E / 18.76389°N 79.47500°E / 18.76389; 79.47500Coordinates: 18°45′50″N 79°28′30″E / 18.76389°N 79.47500°E / 18.76389; 79.47500
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictPeddapalli
Named forLord Rama
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyRamagundam Municipal Corporation
 • MayorSmt. Jali Raja mani http://www.eenadu.net/district/inner.aspx?dsname=Peddapalle&info=pdp-top1 unit_pref = Metric
 • M.L.ASomarapu Satyanarayana
 • Commissioner of PoliceV. Satyanarayana
Area[1]
 • Total93.87 km2 (36.24 sq mi)
Elevation179 m (587 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total229,644
 • Rank196th (India)
6th (Telangana)
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN5052xx
Telephone code08728
Vehicle registrationTS-22
WebsiteRamagudam Municipal Corporation

Ramagundam is a municipal corporation and city in the Peddapalli district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the most populous city in the district and falls under the Peddapalli revenue division.[2] It is located on the banks of the Godavari river. As of the 2011 census, the city had a population of 229,644, making it the 6th most populous in the state, and an urban agglomeration population of 242,979.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The city's name derives from a combination of two words, Rama and Gundam. A famous temple of the Hindu god Lord Rama is situated in the old part of the city, while Gundam means "water springs." Ramagundam is known as the city of energy.

Geography[edit]

Ramagundam is located at 18°48′00″N 79°27′00″E / 18.8000°N 79.4500°E / 18.8000; 79.4500.[3] It has an average elevation of 179 meters (590 feet). It is about 226 kilometres (140 mi) northeast of the state capital, Hyderabad, 65 km from Karimnagar and 1.1 km from Godavarikhani.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Indian census,[4][5][6] Ramagundam had a population of 229,644. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Ramagundam has an average literacy rate of 69%; male literacy is 75.3%, while female literacy is 62.4%. In Ramagundam, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. Ramagundam is the only municipal corporation in Peddapalli district.[7][better source needed][8]

Climate[edit]

Ramagundam experiences dry inland climatic conditions with hot summers and cool winters. The city of Ramagundam gets most of its rainfall from the Southwest monsoon. The summer season is extremely hot, but temperatures decline with the onset of the monsoons, and the winter season is generally cool. The most popular season for tourism is from November to February.

The summer season starts in March and can continue through early June. During this period temperatures range from a minimum of 25 °C to a maximum of 40 °C. The highest recorded temperature in the area is around 47.3 °C.[9] Nights are much cooler, and the humidity is around 50%. The city experiences the most rainfall in July and August, from the Southwest monsoon, with the highest rainfall being 112mm and an average annual rainfall of 1129.2mm. During this time, daytime temperatures average around 32 °C. There is additional rainfall in September and October due to Northeast rainfall. The winter season starts in November and lasts through February. During this time, temperatures range from a minimum of 14 °C to a maximum of 32 °C.

Climate data for Ramagundam, India (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
33.4
(92.1)
37.2
(99)
40.1
(104.2)
41.9
(107.4)
37.3
(99.1)
32.5
(90.5)
31.4
(88.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.1
(91.6)
31.6
(88.9)
30.2
(86.4)
34.4
(93.9)
Average low °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
18.3
(64.9)
21.9
(71.4)
25.6
(78.1)
28.2
(82.8)
27.2
(81)
25.1
(77.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.5
(76.1)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
14.6
(58.3)
22.1
(71.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.5
(0.531)
8.8
(0.346)
8.3
(0.327)
13.7
(0.539)
28.3
(1.114)
163.4
(6.433)
308.0
(12.126)
297.2
(11.701)
175.6
(6.913)
85.8
(3.378)
21.3
(0.839)
5.5
(0.217)
1,129.2
(44.457)
Source: Indian Meteorological Department[10]

Government and politics[edit]

Law and order[edit]

Ramagundam Police Commissionerate is a city police force with primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within districts of Peddapalli, and Mancherial.[11]

Politics[edit]

Somarapu Satyanarayana, who won as MLA for consecutive two times in a row in 2009 and 2014 elections from Ramagundam constituency, has been appointed as Telangana's first TSRTC Public Transport Chairman in 2016.[12]

Economy[edit]

Ramagundam city is situated in the Godavari valley coalfields and has one of the India's largest thermal power stations in south region under NTPC. Mostly industries are connected with Godavarikhani- NTPC Ramagundam. Some of them are Singareni, Fertilizer Corporation of India, Kesoram Cement, Basanth Nagar, National Fertilizers Limited, Engineers India Limited, TSGENCO thermal power station, Kesoram (Birla) cement factories, NTPC (RSTPS – Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station) sourcing 2600 MW of power 24/7 and the TSSEB (Telangana State Electricity Board) unit at Ramagundam. Another 1600MW (2x800MW) is proposed as RDM-II as per expansion plan by NTPC Limited. NTPC’s first SPV or Solar photovoltaic unit of capacity 25MW (Phase-I 1x10MW, Phase-II 1x15MW) has been proposed at Ramagundam. This would help in earning carbon credits against use of solar power as renewable energy source. Also, Sripada Yellampalli project, an irrigation project, is located near Ramagundam. Singareni's first Solar Power Plant of capacity 50MW has been proposed at Ramagundam.[13]

Religion in Ramagundam
Religion Percent
Hinduism
92.40%
Islam
7.17%
Jainism
0.13%
Others†
0.30%
Distribution of religions
† Includes Sikhs (0.04%), Buddhists (0.04%), Christians (0.03%).

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

State Highway 1 (Telangana) is connected with Hyderabad-Karimnagar-Ramagundam Highway. TSRTC Godavarikhani and MSRTC(ST) operates buses and connects Ramagundam (Godavarikhani) to major parts of the state.[14] Godavarikhani depot runs City buses in Ramagundam Corporation limits.[15] This city is directly connected by road to capital city Hyderabad by SH 1 which starts from this city.

Rail[edit]

Ramagundam railway station falls under the jurisdiction of Secunderabad railway division of South Central Railway zone is A+ category station.[16]

Air[edit]

Ramagundam Airport is the airport situated in Basanthnagar. It is located in centre of 4 districts so state government proposed to develop this airport.Central government plans to run flight services to this city under UIDAI plan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Basic Information of Municipality". Ramagundam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook – Adilabad" (PDF). Census of India. p. 12. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "redirect to /world/IN/02/Ramgundam.html".
  4. ^ "Ramagundam (M)(802907)". censusindia.gov.in 2011 Indian Census. 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  5. ^ "Ramagundam (M + OG) (Part)(802907)". censusindia.gov.in 2011 Indian Census. 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  7. ^ "Municipal Corporations in Telangana".
  8. ^ "ULBs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  9. ^ name=weather>"CLIMATOLOGICAL TABLE PERIOD: 1981–2010". Indian Meteorological Department. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  10. ^ name=weather>"CLIMATOLOGICAL TABLE PERIOD: 1981–2010". Indian Meteorological Department. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  11. ^ "Minister reviews arrangements for police commissionerates". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  12. ^ "Somarapu to take charge as RTC chief today". Metro India News.
  13. ^ "Setting up Solar Plant in Ramagundam reviewed". The Hans India. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  14. ^ "City bus services flagged off in Karimnagar". The Hindu. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Transport Minister P. Mahender Reddy and Finance Minister Etala Rajender flagging off JNNURM City bus service, in Godavarikhani coal belt area in Karimnagar – worldtvnews". 26 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Jurisdiction Map of Secunderabad Division". South Central Railway. Retrieved 30 June 2016.