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Adilabad
అదిలాబాద్

Karimnagar
కరీంనగర్
Warangal
వరంగల్
Khammam
ఖమ్మం
Nalgonda
నల్గొండ
Mahboobnagar
మహబూబ్‌నగర్
Medak
మెదక్
Nizamabad
నిజామాబాద్
Hyderabad
హైదరాబాద్
Rangareddy
రంగారెడ్డి
  Adilabad
Adilabad

 

The district was situated between 77.46' and 80.01' ,of the eastern longitudes and 18.40' and 19.56', of northern latitudes. The district is bounded on north by Yeotmal and Chanda district of Maharastra, on the east by Chanda district, on the south by Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts and on the west by Nanded district of Maharastra State.

The district has population of 2079098 which accounts for 3.13% of the total population of the State. It is however takes the fifth rank in area with an extent of 16128 SU. kms., Which account for 5.90% of the total area of the State. It is however, the second largest district in the Telangana of the inhabited and 167 uninhabited village and 11 Towns.

The District Comprises of 52 Mandals and 1743 villages of which 1557 villages are inhabited and 186 villages are un-inhabitated. There are 7 Muncipalities in the District. The District is conveniently formed into 5 divisions; 1.Adilabad, 2.Nirmal, 3.Utnoor, 4.Asifabad 5.Mancherial.

History

Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. During Rashtrakuta regime, this town/village was known as Edlawada which means "land of Oxen" It was created out of a sub-district named Sirpur - Tandur in 1905.

Historically, Adilabad has been home to a variety of cultures. Owing to its position at the border of central and southern India, it has been ruled by North Indian dynasties like the Mughals and the Mauryas and South Indian dynasties like the Satavahanas and the Chalukyas. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements of the neighboring Marathi culture into the native Telugu culture.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Adilabad had a population of 108,233. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Adilabad has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Telugu is the administrative language, and is also widely spoken. The other languages spoken are Urdu, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi. The town has a predominant Hindu population with a considerable Muslim population.

Education in Adilabad as per 2007-08

Education in Adilabad as per 2007-08

Primary Schools
Upper Primary         Schools
High School
Hr Secondary      Schools
3193
821
  713
1


EMPLOYEE CENSUS AS PER 2006



GAZETTED NON GAZETTED
1563 18871

Water in Adilabad

Rainfall June To May 2007-08

Rainfall June To May 2007-08

Actual

Normal

%deviation over normal

909.6

1157.4

-21


Health in Adilabad

Health (as on 31.3.07)

Allopathic
1 Hospitals 12
2 Primary Health centres 76
3 Hospital beds 982
4 Dispensaries 6
5 Doctors (Regular + contract) 174


 
Government Funds

State Income

Gross District Domestic Product at current prices for the year
2004-05 (P)
Rs.in Lakhs 5,20,844
Net District Domestic Product at factor cost at current prices for the year (2004-05)(P)
Rs.in Lakhs 4,77,799
Per capita Income (2004-05) at current prices(P)
Rs.in Lakhs 18,155
Gross District Domestic Product at factor cost(2004-05) at constant prices(P)
Rs.in Lakhs 4,54,207
Net District Domestic Product at factor cost at constant prices for the year (2004-05)(P)
Rs.in Lakhs 4,16,758
Per capita Income (2004-05) at constant prices(P)
Rs. 15835


Adilabad Travel Information

It is here that the Goddess of knowledge Shri Qyana Saraswati has her abode Surrounded by serene mountains and thick lush green forests, Adilabad is sanctified by the penance and meditation of sages like Ved Vyas. The brilliance of nature is at its best with the Godavari Flowing majestically over the prehistoric topography of the Deccan plateau giving rise to beautiful waterfalls and wild life preserves.

Basara Temple: Sri Gyana Saraswathi temple at Basar on the banks of river Godavari is the only temple in South India dedicated to the Goddess of learning. The legend has it that after the Mahabharata war, sage Vyas embarked on a pilgrimage in search of peace. He reached the serene Kumaranchala hills on the banks of river.

Godavari and meditated and propitiated the Goddess who eventually appeared before him and granted her presence in the form of the divine trinity.

The Goddess ordered the sage to place three handful of sand at three places everyday. Miraculously these sand dunes transformed into the idols of the divine trinity ie, Saraswati, Lakshmir & Kali. These are the presiding deities of Basar today.

Despite the presence of the trinity, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi. Children are brought here for the ceremony of Akshara puja to start their education with the blessings of the Goddess of knowledge.

The Vodavathi Sila, the Ashtdteerth are other places of interest around Basar. Thousands of devotees bathe in the Godavari & seek the blessings of the Goddess during the Mahasivarathri festival.

Vyas Purnima, Vasant Panchami, Dassera, Navarathri are the other festivals celebrated with gaiety.

Jainath Temple: This temple is situated in Jainath, a small village 21 Kms from Adi Id bad. A prakrit. Stone inscription with 20 slokas in the temple mentions that it was built by the Pallava chief. The temple has all the features of Jain style of temple architecture.

Therefore, the village obtained the name Jainath. The Laxmi Narayana Swami Bhramotsavam celebrated from Karthika Sudda Astami to Bahula Saptami (October-November) attracts a large number of devotees.

Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary:Situated 35 Kms from Mancherial, the prehistoric topography of the Docean plateau comes alive with the sound of birds and animals at Pranahita wild life sanctuary. Spread over 136 sq. Kms of dry deciduous teak forests including 2.18 sq. Kms of reserve forest on the banks of river Pranahita, a tributary of the Godavari, the prehistoric rock formation makes a visit to this sanctuary all the more interesting.

The sanctuary is a treasure trove of fossils. Here the wild life watcher can see the Indian Porcupine along with the other animals like Nilgai, Sloth Boar, Tiger, Leopard, Forest Cat, Langur, Rhesus, Palm Civet, Indian Otter, Wild Dogs, Hyena & variety of birds including Brahminy Ducks, Teals, Strokes and Herons.

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary: Kawal is situated 50 Kms from Mancherial and 70 Kms from Nirrnal. Amidst dry deciduous teak forests is the scenic Kawal wild life sanctuary spread over an area ol 893 sg. Kms. It is home for Barking Deer, Nilagai, Indian Bison, Panther, Cheetal.

Two watch towers are constructed at Donga pa My and Alinagar villages. Here the visitor is treated to some spectacular sunrise and sunset.

Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary: Located 50 Kms from Mancherial, this reverie forest mixed with teak & terminalia spreads over 37 sq. Kms. Noted for the presence of Marsh Crocodiles in river Godavari, the forest harbours Tiger, Panther, Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sainbar, Nilgai & Python.

Nirmal Arts: Situated 50 Kms from Mancherial & 280 Kms from Hyderabad. Nirmal is an important town of the district. It is famous for its wooden toy industry. The fine glazed toys & paintings are known by the name of the town. The craftsmen use the locally available soft wood to carve brightly coloured life like replicas of vegetables, fruits, animals, dolls etc.

The nirmal paintings are world famous for their rich colour & variety. The town has a fort built by French engineers in the Nizam's service which has a number of guns.

Pochera Waterfalls: These waterfalls are situated 50 kms from Adilabad, 10 kms from Nirmal and 8 kms from Boath. The sounds of gushing water of Godavari amidst lush green forests draw the visitors to the breathtaking beauty of the Pochera waterfalls.

Small cascades flow down rocky slopes and fall down to a depth of 20 metres into a large opening in the rocks forming a pond. The river Godavari flows fast and wide here adding to the grandeur. Winter is the best season to view the spectacular beauty of Pochera waterfalls.

Kuntala Waterfalls:These waterfalls are located 12 Kms from Neredikonda village which is 22 Kms from Adilabad. At Kuntala, river Kadam falls freely from a height of 45 meters and rushes into deep jungles.

Kuntala, the highest waterfalls in the state, is a spectacular sight in full flow. The winter months are best to visit these falls when the river is in its full glory.

There is an idol of Lord Shiva near the waterfalls known as Someswara Swami. It can be reached through an opening in the rock. There is a large congregation of devotees on Mahashivarathri festival.


 

 

 

 
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