Eluru


Winner of General Elections 2009 in Eluru is KAVURI SAMBASIVA RAO (INC)

Updated Election Results Details of Eluru


Candidate NamePartySymbolAddressVote
Kavuri Sambasiva Rao INCHandPlot No 22 Mothe vari Thota Eluru423777
Maganti Venkateswara Rao(babu) TDPBicycleR R Peta R R Peta Eluru380994
Kolusu Peda Reddaiah Yadav PRAPRailway EngineDr.No.6-91 Karakampadu H/o Ayyanki Village Movva Mandal Krishna District225928
Y.v.s.v. Prasada Rao (yerneni Prasada Rao) PPOITelevision25-4-25 NR Peta Eluru12193
Dowluri Govardhan INDMaizeKodigudem Village Dwaraka Tirumala Mandal West Godavari District9795
Koduri Venkata Subba Raju BJPLotusDr.No.1-105 Mandalaparru Village Nidamarru Mandal West Godavari District8361
Pillellli Sunil BSPElephantH.No.32-38-4 High School Road Machavaram Vijayawada Krishna District5151
Tanuku Sekhar INDCandlesDr.No.12-231 N.U.N.Colony Chintalapudi West Godavari District3012
Dodda Kameswara Rao INDHatD.No.8/18 Main Road Nuziveedu Krishna District3005
Savanapudi Nagaraju MCPI(S)Gas CylinderTurpu Veedhi Ganganamma Temple Centre Eluru2479
Siriki Srinivas RDMPCoconutD.No.8-102/2 Dattasramam Road Opp Church Gavaravaram Eluru Mandal West Godavari District2196
Kasi Naidu Kammili INDCeiling FanKalaparru Village Pedapadu Mandal West Godavari Dist2097
Total Votes1078988


Eluru is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of West Godavari district and has a population of 389,772 (agglomeration 415,343] (2001 census). Eluru is situated on the national highway NH5 connecting Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. Eluru was earlier called Helapuri and has a rich cultural and political history. It was believed to have been the capital of Vishnukundinas at one time. Kolleru Lake a big fresh water lake is found near Eluru. It is known for its well established educational institutes like C.R.Reddy College. It is the hub for the paddy, tobacco, coconut exports to all other parts of the state. It is well known for the carpets and incense sticks (Agarbatti in Telugu) exports to all over the country.

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History

Helapuri (Eluru) was part of the Buddhist kingdom of Vengi. The Eastern Chalakyas ruled coastal Andhra from 700 to 1200, with Vengi,near the village of Pedavegi, as their capital. Historical evidence can be found at the villages of Pedavegi and Guntupalli (Jilakarragudem). Eluru then became a part of the Kalinga Empire until 1471. Later it fell into the hands of the Gajapathis. In 1515 Srikrishnadevaraya captured it.After the fall of the Vijayanagara Kingdom, it was taken by the Nawab of Golkonda, Kutub Shah. After the British established control over South India, Eluru and surrounding areas were merged into the Madras Presidency. During the division of Northern Cirkars into districts, Eluru was made a part of Machilipatnam district. Later, it was included in the Godavari District in 1859. Subsequently, Eluru was made part of the Krishna District. Finally, in the year 1925, West Godavari District was formed with Eluru as its Headquarters and all the district offices and regional offices were set up in Eluru town. Eluru became a city when the government of Andhra Pradesh upgraded Eluru to a municipal corporation in April 2005. In the process some of the surrounding villages were merged in the city, raising the city's population to 3,50,000.

Geography

Eluru is located at 16°42'N 81°06'E? / ?16.7°N 81.1°E? / 16.7; 81.1[1]. It has an average elevation of 22 metres (72 feet). it is the city of compact and colorful.

Climate

Eluru city falls in the hot humid region of the country and it is less than 40 miles (64 km) from Bay of Bengal. The climate of the town is very hot in the summers and it is pleasant during the winter. The hottest day falls in the month of May with shift to June during some years. The maximum temperature observed is 51.7 C and the minimum temperature observed is 12.9 C.

Demography

The population of the city increased from 33,521 in 1901 to 3,12,866 in 1991 registering a growth of 65% during the period from 1901 – 1991. The literacy rate of the city has been 72% as per 1991 census. The city recorded a growth rate of 26.63% during 1981–91. In 2001 the population increased slightly to 3,15,642. In the middle of the year 2005 the city has the population of around 3,70,000.

Getting there

Road

Eluru is well connected to most cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh by the state road transport corporation APSRTC. The city is situated at a distance of 60 km North East of Vijayawada, on the National Highway 5 (which connects Chennai and Kolkatta).The distance between Hyderabad and Eluru is about 350 km, with direct buses and indirect buses via Vijayawada running throughout the day.Eluru is situated at a distance of 70 km from Narsapur, 75 km from Tanuku,61 km from Bhimavaram, 50 km from Jangareddy gudem and 51 km from Tadepalligudem. The city is accessible by train and bus and there are frequent buses from Narsapur, Palakollu, Tadepalligudem and Tanuku. and Jangareddy gudem. There are buses running every 20 mins or less from Vijayawada. NH 5, part of the golden quadrilateral (i.e., Kolkata to Chennai), passes through Eluru.

Rail

The broad gauge railway line on the East Cost connecting Madras and Kolkata passes through the city. There are daily passenger trains to Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta throughout the day. There are three Railway stations in Eluru ,Eluru Station,Power Pet Station,Vatluru Station.

Air

Gannavaram is the nearest airport(40 km). Kingfisher Red, formerly Air Deccan, operates regular flights from Hyderabad ,Bangalore and Chennai to Gannavaram. Kingfisher airlines operates daily flights from Hyderabad. Rajhamundry airport is also close to Eluru which has frequent flights to Hyderabad.

Education

Colleges

  • Sir C.R.R College of Engineering
  • Sir C.R.R Degree College
  • Sir C.R.R College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Eluru College of Engineering & Technology
  • Nova Institute of Technology
  • KA&HL Degree College
  • Vestal Academy
  • St. Theresa Women's College
  • Ramachandra College of Engineering

High schools

  • Srimathi Eedara Subbamma Devi Municipal High School is one of the most reputed schools in the city situated in the heart of the city. The present governor of Reserve Bank of India Sri Duvvuri Subba Rao studied in this school.
  • Sri Gandhi Andhra Jathiya Maha Vidyalayam High School
  • K.P.D.T High school is another reputed school in the city with two campuses at Ashok Nagar (main school) and Agraharam (branch school). This school was established before the Indian Independence.
  • St. Xavier Boys High School
  • sri Deepthi residential school
  • Sir C.R.R. High School
  • ICFAI national college
  • Gowtham school
  • Z P H School, satrampadu

Sir C.R.R. Educational Institutions

This is one of the good institutions in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It was established in the early 1930s. (Some of the famous alumni from this institution include Superstar Krishna, Murali Mohan, Sobhan Babu etc.). It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC- with Grade A. This institution has been projected to grow into a deemed university in a few years. The institution governs
  • Public School
  • Model High School
  • Junior / Degree College
  • P.G. College
  • Law College
  • B.Ed. College
  • Women's College
  • Polytechnic College
  • Engineering College
  • B Pharmacy College

St. Theresa's educational institutions

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Junior College
  • Degree College
  • P.G. College

C.S.I. educational institutions

  • Elementary School
  • High School

Divya Gnana Vidya Samithi institutions

  • K.P.D.T. High Schools
  • S.P.D.B.T. Junior College

St. Xavier's

  • St. Xavier's Elementary School (Coeducational convent) (EM & TM)
  • St. Xavier's High School (EM & TM)(only for Boys)
  • St. Xavier's ITI (Polytechnic & Vocational Courses)

St. Johns College of Education

  • B.Ed.

Vestal Institutions

Vestal Institutions are promoted by NRIs and Industrialists. These institutions are located on NH5 near Vatluru. VSRI Computer Education Vegesna Suryanarayana Raju Institute of Computer Education, well known institute exclusively for M C A. It is located 2 km from Eluru Railway Station and near to Palagudem(malkapuram).

Others

Siddartha high school, Sri Bharathi school, Gowtham residencial school, Gowtham concept school, S.K residential, Sarvani public school, Sree Sree educational society. In addition to the above mentioned educational institutions, many private residential junior colleges, high schools and technical institutions are present in Eluru and thousands of students from various places of the District and State study in these institutions every year.

Industries

The city of Eluru is internationally famous for Persian carpets. It is also well known for hand rolled agarabathis, and the hair and jute industries. The upland areas of West Godavari District like Jangareddigudem, Chintalapudi, etc., are now harnessing the ground water and financially became sound, due to the cultivation of rich commercial crops like Tobacco, Palm-Oil, Cocoa etc., Eluru is the major commercial centre for all these areas.

Eluru Carpets, Eluru Handlooms

Eluru is famous for its thriving woollen pile carpet industry. The Persians who migrated to this part of the world during the Muhammaddin regime have developed the carpet industry. Most of the carpets produced here are exported. You can find few of these industries in Tagellamudi,Eluru

Ambica group of industries

The Corporate Office of the Ambica Group of Industries is at Eluru. This group manufactures Ambica Agarbathi (incense sticks), Cosmetics, and other aromatic products, ships to all places in the Country and exports them as well. This group has also entered into the Film Production and distribution, Hospitality Industry, Wind Energy and Software development. Directly or indirectly around 5,000 people are dependent on this Group. For more information about AMBICA AGARBATHIES visit http://www.ambicaincense.com & For information on their hotel in chennai visit http://www.ambicaempire.com

Jute industry

East India Commercial Co.Ltd's Jute Industry is one of the major industries in Eluru Town. This industry buys locally grown jute as well as imports raw jute from other States and manufactures varied Jute products which are then transported and sold in different parts of the state and the country. Close to 10,000 people are dependent on this industry.

Gupta Group

The Gupta Group is mainly an export-oriented industry. They export human hair, cattle horn-tips, and carpets to different countries. Many people are dependent on this Industry too. They also honour distinguished people in various fields through the "gupta foundation awards"

Others

Eluru has many export companies, exporting all kinds of spices and related products such as chillies, chilli powder, coriander seeds, mustard, cumin, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric, cloves, cinnamom, nutmugs, mace, poppy seed, black pepper, garlic, cashew nuts, pickles, caraway, cardamom, asafoetida, curry powder, rasam powder, pappads, mango pulp, sugar, tomato paste, basmati rice.

Hospitals& Diagnostic centers

Eluru Government District Hospital

This is a government hospital and acts as the "District Main Hospital". The hospital is centrally located in Eluru with a capacity of 350 beds. People from all corners of the district visit the hospital for medical treatment.

ASRAM Hospital

Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM), Eluru is a 750 bed contemporary medical institution that compares to the “best of medical institutions worldwide”. This medical college and teaching hospital is spread over an area of 90 acres (360,000 m2) of land in Malkapuram village on the outskirts of Eluru city. Permanently recognised by MCI FOR MBBS

Sankara Netralaya

Noted Eye clinic. Apart from these, there are a large number of privately owned clinics and diagnostic centers that handle simple to lesser complex cases. Complex issues are generally referred to larger hospitals and to Vijayawada and Hyderabad.

Places of Interest

As the city of Eluru was built very near to the ancient capital of Vengi there are many historical monuments in and around it. Muslims who brought stones from the temples at Vengi built the Fort of Eluru. There are 25 inscriptions to be seen on one stone near the mosque. The places of historical importance around Eluru are Pedavegi, Vatluru, Denduluru and Kolleru. The main attractions of the town are the temples of Janardhana and Jalapaharesvara. Kolleru Lake is a large freshwater lake in India's Andhra Pradesh state. It is 15 km from Eluru. It is known the world over for the famous Kolleru Bird Sanctuary. This 673 km² wet land marsh habitat supports a large variety of Water birds which include Garganys, ducks, Open bill storks, Herons, Flamingos & grey pelicans. Dwaraka Tirumala (Chinna Tirupathi) is about an hours drive from Eluru. It is a very important pilgrimage centre. Everyday, thousands of pilgrims from various places of the state and country visit Lord Venkateswara at Chinna Tirupathi for darshan. Eluru is the closest Railway Station. Click here for more info [1] Guntupalli The rockcut caves of Guntupalli are situated in the Kamavarapukota mandal of west Godavari district and are about 40 km from Eluru. The site is appoachable through a motorable road. The nearest railway station is located at Eluru. Guntupalli is dotted with some of the finest specimens of monolithic and structural Buddhist remains datable to the 3rd-2nd century BC to 5th-6th century AD. The important monuments located are: Rock cut temple or vritta Chaitya, large monastery, small monastery, brick Chaitya, ruined Mandapa, stone Stupa and cluster of Votive Stupas. Pedavegi village, about 15 km from Eluru. It contains some ancient house and temple ruins. Gangeswara Temple at Tadikalapudi Raatnaalamma Talli at Raatnalagunta NAM Datta Natha Kshetra at Eluru Undoubtedly Eluru Ashrama is one of the most beautiful Ashrams in India. It has shrines of Dattatreya, Anagha Devi, Ganapati, Venugopala, Karya Siddhi Hanuman and Navagrahas. A prayer Hall, Guru Nilayam, priest quarters, A Shiva temple have been built. This Eluru Ashrama has Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple. Karya Siddhi means fulfilment of work. Click here for more details

Festivals

  • Vengi Ustsav
The Vengi Ustsav will be held at Eluru. The festival would also be held at Pedavegi, the once capital of Vengi kings, and Patteseema, an * Pedintlamma Theerdham Kolletikota situated in the middle of the Kolleru Lake has got a temple of the local deity. Every year thousands of people visit the temple on a particular day during the annual 'Jatara'.
  • Bhaleve Theerdham
  • Sapthall
  • Gangalamma jathara
  This is the one of the famous festival in Eluru celebrated 
by eluru people in evry 12 years once. Praying Goddess Gangalamma for the 11 days.The last three days of this 
jathara is very famous,and the uthsav radh was pulled by the particular religious people.

Topographical Features

The city is situated on the border of the Kolleru Lake. The Tammileru river passes through the city. The Eastern part of Tammileru borders the entire North of the city, while the Western Tammileru flows to the West of the city. The Krishna – Eluru canal passes through the heart of the city from South – West towards North – East. The Godavari - Eluru canal, The Krishna – Eluru canal and the Tammileru River and join together at the border of Eluru in a village called Malkapuram ( Palagudem) on their way to Kolleru Lake.
  • Tammileru River
It originates from the reserve forests near Palvoncha in Khammam district. It traverses a distance of almost 200 km through Khammam, Krishna and West Godavari Districts before emptying itself into the Kolleru lake. Tammileru divides into two streams near FCI godowns and joins the lake at two different points — Mondikodu and Pedayadlagadi.

Games and Sports

List of Grounds

  • Alluri Seetharamaraju Stadium, Eluru
Andhra v Karnataka First-Class Match played in Eluru At this stadium on 1995 December 9 for Ranji Trophy South Zone.
  • Indoor Stadium, Eluru
Andhra v Hyderabad First-Class Match played in Eluru At this stadium on 1976 October 6 for Ranji Trophy South Zone.
  • Sir C.

Some Informations has been taken from Wikipedia

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