Thorrur, Warangal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Thorrur
తొర్రూర్
Mandal/town
Thorrur is located in Telangana
Thorrur
Thorrur
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°35′09″N 79°39′28″E / 17.5857°N 79.6578°E / 17.5857; 79.6578Coordinates: 17°35′09″N 79°39′28″E / 17.5857°N 79.6578°E / 17.5857; 79.6578
Country India
State Telangana
District Warangal
Talukas Mahabubabad
Elevation 302 m (991 ft)
Population
 • Total 19,000 according to 2,011 census
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 506163
Telephone code 08719
Website www.thorrur.com

Thorrur is a mandal and a town in Warangal district of Telangana, India. It is located on Jayaprakash Narayana road between Warangal and Khammam. It is at about 50 km from Warangal and 70 km from Khammam. It is a rapidly growing town due to its location.

Geography[edit]

The region of the Mandal is mainly plain with occasional hillocks. For a satellite and map view of Thorrur please click the following Google Maps link. q=thorrur+warangal&ie=UTF-8

Demographics[edit]

Thorrur mandal, including its villages have a total population of 76,519 of which 38506 are male and 38013 are female, according to 2011 census. Male female ratio is 987:1000. Of the total population, 12,179 are Scheduled Tribes and 14,468 are Scheduled Castes. The overall literacy percentage is around 55% of which male is 67% and female is 43%. Thorrur town has a population of 19,100 with 9,688 males and 9,412 females. The main language spoken is Telugu with quite a bit of Telangana accent. Majority of the population are Hindu with few Muslims and Christians. In addition, there are many tribals called lambada,and Yarukalas mostly living in small hamlets (thandas) or colonies.

History[edit]

Origins of the name Thorrur are not known. There is a fort (Ghadi), in Thorrur town, in the old village area, indicating local rulers (Jamindars) under Nizam or even earlier rulers. History of Thorrur is similar to that of Warangal ruled by Kakatiya's, Delhi sultanate, Mughals and finally Nizams. The region prospered during Kakatiya's period with the construction of tanks for villages, temples etc.

Administration and politics[edit]

Thorrur is in Palakurthi assembly constituency and Warangal parliamentary constituency. Though the assembly constituency is not named after Thorrur, it acts as the center for all political activities. Thorrur being the biggest town in the constituency, main offices of all the political parties are located here. Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Indian National Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are the major political parties. Currently Errabelli Dayakar Rao (TDP) and Kadiam Srihari (TRS) are the MLA and MP of thorrur respectively. In the past, Dugyala Srinivasa Rao, Dr. Nemurugommula Sudhakar Rao, Nemurugommula Yatiraja Rao, were MLAs of Thorrur. The late Yatiraja Rao was the MLA of Thorrur for a period of about twenty years.

Thorrur mandal has a ZPTC member representing it in Warangal Zilla parishat. In addition, it has a madal president (MPP)elected by MPTCs belonging to different villages. Thorrur town has a gram panchayat with a Surpanch as its head. Villages in Thorrur mandal have grampanchayats with a Surpanch as the head and several ward members.

Thorrur has various state government offices for local administration. For example, it has a Mandal office, with a Mandal development officer (MDO) and Mandal revenue officer (MRO). In addition, it has a police station and a court to deal with law and order.

Education[edit]

Thorrur Kakatiya University, Warangal.

Transport[edit]

The only means of transportation to Thorrur is by road. There is no railway station or airport. TSRTC buses connect Thorrur to important surrounding cities/towns like Hyderabad, Warangal, Jangaon, Khammam and Mahabubabad etc. In addition, buses connect surrounding villages to Thorrur as well.

References[edit]