Vuyyuru

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Vuyyuru
వుయ్యూరు
Town
Vuyyuru is located in Andhra Pradesh
Vuyyuru
Vuyyuru
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°22′0″N 80°51′0″E / 16.36667°N 80.85000°E / 16.36667; 80.85000Coordinates: 16°22′0″N 80°51′0″E / 16.36667°N 80.85000°E / 16.36667; 80.85000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Government
 • Type Nagar Panchayat[1]
Elevation[2] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 46,490
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521165
Telephone code +91–8676
Vehicle registration AP–16
Lok Sabha
constituency
Machilipatnam
Vidhan Sabha
constituency
Penamaluru

Vuyyuru is a village in Vuyyuru mandal, located in Krishna district of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[4] It is located on the National Highway 9, about 25 km south of Vijayawada and 38 km north of Machilipatnam.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 46,490. The total population constitutes 23,312 males and 23,178 females —a sex ratio of 994 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[3][5] 4,332 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,151 are boys and 2,181 are girls. The town's average literacy rate stands at 81.87% with 34,513 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[3][6]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture

Vuyyuru's economy is based on agriculture, mainly rice and sugar cane. The land is very fertile, and irrigation canals which draw water from the Krishna River crisscross the area. Drinking water is not scarce. A small dam and bridge were constructed during the British period on the main canal in the town.

Industries

KCP sugar factory is the first sugar manufacturing unit setup at Vuyyuru in 1941. It has present capacity of 7500 Tons of Cane per Day.[7] KCP has a cogeneration plant which produces 15 MW of power per day.[8]

Government and politics[edit]

Vuyyuru under its mandal falls in Penamaluru (Assembly constituency), which in turn represents Machilipatnam (Lok Sabha constituency) of Andhra Pradesh.[9] The present MLA representing Penamaluru (Assembly constituency) is Bode Prasad of Telugu Desam Party.[10][11]

Health[edit]

The Government General Hospital is located in Katuru Road. There are two charity-funded hospitals. The CBM Bethel Hospital was established during British rule. The Rotary Eye Hospital[12] is funded by KCP sugar factory and local residents. It is located 2 kilometres away from Vuyyuru. There are several private hospitals with basic amenities. Vuyyuru is the medical centre for the neighbouring villages and also towns in Penamaluru Mandal.

Transport[edit]

There is no train or air service to Vuyyuru directly. The nearest railway stations are Vijayawada railway station and Gudiwada railway station, both of which are about 26 km away. The nearest airport is Vijayawada Airport near Gannavaram, which is about 25 km away. The government-owned bus service, APSRTC, established a bus stand and bus depot in 1987. The bus depot closed in 2007, as the route was losing money. In March 2010 the depot was reopened, offering JNNURM buses to Vijayawada and eventually other services.

Education[edit]

Vuyyuru hosts many educational institutions. Siddartha A.G. & S.G.S. College of Arts and Science is a government college affiliated with Krishna University, offering intermediate, degree, and post-graduation courses. Sri Srinivasa Institutions, managed by Paruchuri Srinivas Rao, is a private college which offers K.G. to P.G.[clarification needed] courses. Narayana Institutions has started a College for Intermediate & Sai Krishna college for intermediate in collaboration with Flora Public School's management.

There are many schools in Vuyyuru. VRKM High school (supported partly by KCP Sugar factory) was, produced many engineers and doctors serving in India and abroad. Other schools include Vijayawada‍ '​s Ravindra Bharathi School, Sri Viswasanthi School, Vuyyuru Public School, Flora Public School & etc. These schools offer day and residential studies from nursery to 10th standard. There are 3 government schools located in Vuyyuru: Zilla Praja Parishad School; CBM Girls' School (supported partly by Baptist missionaries); and a ladies hostel for socially backward children.

Scientists[edit]

Kolachala Sitaramayya - కొలచల సీతారామయ్య (1899 - 1977). He is a Father of Chematology - Additive-effect mechanism in disperse fuel systems Fuels play an important role in the modern industrialised world. Without them, machines will not more, To move the `wheels of the world’ smoothly, lubricants are needed. With appropriate additives, the performance of lubricants can be significantly improved for better fuel performance and longer life. The chemistry of fuels and lubricants is studied under a new branch of science known as chemmotology. One of the initial pioneeering workers in this field was Kolachala Seeta Ramayya now rightly called the Father of Chemmotology. He hailed from Vuyyuru, a small Andhra village, on what was then the boundary between the Madras province and the Nizam state of Hyderabad. His father, who was a village priest, inculcated high values in him right from his childhood. He told him to ``do everything the best possible way’’ because it was ``the only way to become human’’. Guided by these words of wisdom of his father, Ramayya set off from his native village for America.

Famous personalities[edit]

Some notable personalities from Vuyyuru are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five municipalities, 3 nagar panchayats to go for elections". the Hindu (Vijayawada). 4 March 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Elevation for Vuyyuru". Veloroutes. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 17. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Info on KCP". kcpsugar. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Energy". kcpsugar. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "DELIMITATION OF PARLIAMENTARY AND ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES ORDER, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 21,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Member's Report". Andhra Pradesh Legislature Assembly. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tenali Assembly 2014 Election Results". Elections.in. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  12. ^ http://rotaryeyecarevyr.org