Tandur

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Tandur
తాండూరు
تانڈور
town
Tandur is located in Telangana
Tandur
Tandur
Tandur is located in India
Tandur
Tandur
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58
Country  India
State Telangana
District Ranga Reddy
Government
 • Body Municipality.[1]
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 65,115
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 501141
Vehicle registration TS

Tandur is a town in Ranga Reddy district of the Indian state of Telangana.[3] It is located in Tandur mandal.[4] It is 120 km from the state capital Hyderabad.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Indian census,.[6] Tandur had a population of 65,115 with males 32,595 and 32,520 females. Literacy rate of Tandur city is 75.91% higher than state average of 67.02%. In Tandur, male literacy is around 81.96% while female literacy rate is 69.88%.

Geography[edit]

Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshwar Temple in Tandur

Tandur is located at 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58.[7] It has an average elevation of 450 m. The town is 110 km from Hyderabad, capital city of Telangana state. It is well connected with other neighbouring towns such as Zaheerabad (60 km), Sangareddy (95 km), Mahabubnagar (80 km), Vikarabad (40 km) and Chincholi taluka in the state of Karnataka (40 km).The major railway station is located on Secunderabad-Wadi section of Mumbai route.

Politics[edit]

It is part of Tandur Assembly constituency and Chevella (Lok Sabha Constituency)| Konda Vishweshwar Reddy of TRS is present MP - Member of Parliament of Chevella Look Sabha Constituency. P. Mahender Reddy of TRS Telangana Rashtra Samithi and is present MLA - Member of Legislative Assembly of Tandur Assembly Constituency.

Tandur stones

Tandur Industries[edit]

Tandur is known for its blue & yellow coloured limestone and Yellow Lentils (Popularly known as Toor Dall); it is the main producer and distributor for blue limestone which can be used for flooring, wall cladding and slabs. Tandur provides a lot of employment for the unskilled and semi-skilled people directly and indirectly via the Stone Polishing Units, which are considered as small-scale industries within the city and surroundings. It is said that there are hundreds of such small scale industries.

It is popular because of the availability of the natural ground resources and agricultural lands around the place. The quarries/mines provide a great source of the raw material to these small-scale industries and the businesses run throughout the year.[8]

There are also many Dall Processing industries in- and around-the-city to process the agricultural raw products from the farmers.

Direct employment includes people working in these industries and the transportation of the stones and processed food to various parts of the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tandur municipality". cdma.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=610095
  3. ^ "Tandur city telangana state". cdma.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 10. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Encyclopedia in Telugu
  6. ^ "Tandur telangana 2011 census data". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tandur (Red dots are railways)
  8. ^ "Tandur stone industries". .business-standard.com. Retrieved 28 May 2016.