District Profile

Kothagudem district is carved out of erstwhile Khammam district. The district shares boundaries with Bhoopalapalle, Mahabubabad, Khammam districts and the states of AP and Chattisgarh.

The district comprises 24 mandals and 2 revenue divisions Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam. The district headquarters is located at Kothagudem town.

Kothagudem is well connected through Bhadrachalam Road railway station. There are bus services from Kothagudem to all important cities in Telangana and the other neighbouring districts. The district has two bus depots at Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam.

Kothagudem district boasts of some major industries. The district is endowed with a variety of important minerals such as Coal. The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), a Government coal mining company jointly owned by the Government of Telangana and Government of India, has its headquarters in Kothagudem. SCCL is currently operating 16 opencast and 30 underground mines in 4 districts of Telangana with a manpower around 58,837. Kothagudem Thermal Power Station,which located in Paloncha is one of the coal based power plants of Telangana Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) , ITC- Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (ITC-PSPD) which is amongst the leading names in the business worldwide is located at Sarapaka village near Bhadrachalam. Kothagudem district is also rich in forest reserves.

The University College of Engineering, Kakatiya University (KUCE), formerly known as the Kothagudem School of Mines(KSM) is the first mining college in Telangana and the second in India.The Government Polytechnic Kothagudem (Formerly Government Mining Institute) was established in 1957 at Kothagudem Collieries to promote the Technical Education.

There are many places of interest in Kothagudem such as Bhadrachalam, Kinnerasani, Parnashala etc.

Bhadrachalam, a key town of pilgrimage importance, is located in Kothagudem district. The temple town of Bhadrachalam is situated on the banks of Godavari River. The town shares its historical significance with Ramayana Era. The name Bhadrachalam is derived from the word Bhadragiri (The Mountain Abode of Bhadra, the child of Meru and Menaka). The famous temple at Bhadrachalam is home to the Archa Murthys of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana and their idols are believed to be swayambhu i.e. self-manifested ones.

The Kinnerasani project or the Dam is a storage reservoir constructed on the Kinnerasani River in the Godavari Basin at Yanamboil village of Palvoncha mandal. Kinnerasani River is an important tributary of the river Godavari. The scenic beauty created by the landscape along the Kinnerasani River is a panoramic one abutted by lush green landscape. The Kinnerasani sanctuary, a part of the Dandakaranya Forests, is a haven of exotic wildlife and tourists enjoy their visit here by spotting several animals in their natural habitat.

Parnashala, a popular tourist place, is a village in the Dummugudem mandal. It is said to be the place where the evil-minded king Ravana abducted Goddess Sita. This place unfolds this part of the epic Ramayana by exhibiting the primary events with beautifully canvassed sculptures of Shri Ram, Sita, Laxman, and Ravan

COMPARISON OF THE DISTRICT WITH STATE, 2014-15
Sl. No. Item Unit Year State Bhadradri Dist.
1 Geographical Area Sq. Kms. 1,12,077 8284
2 Villages / Gram Panchayats / Mandals / Mandal Praja Parishads:
a Revenue Villages Nos. 2014-15 10,434 502
b Gram Panchayats Nos. 2014-15 8687 211
c Revenue Mandals Nos. 2014-15 459 18
d Mandal Praja Parishads Nos. 2014-15 438 18
3 Population as per 2011 Census:
a Total Population Nos. 2011 Census 3,50,03,674 10,92,447
b Male Nos. 2011 Census 1,76,11,633 5,43,254
c Female Nos. 2011 Census 1,73,92,041 5,49,193
d Sex Ratio Ratio 2011 Census 988 1011
e Rural Nos. 2011 Census 2,13,95,009 7,53,364
f Urban Nos. 2011 Census 1,36,08,665 3,39,083
g % of Urban Population % 2011 Census 38.88 19.67
h % of Rural Population % 2011 Census 61.12 80.33
i No. of Households Nos. 2011 Census 83,03,612 2,86,030
j Household size Nos. 2011 Census 4 2.61
k Density of Population No. per sq.kms. 2011 Census 312 449
l Growth Rate Rate 2011 Census 13.58 8.47
4 Child Population (0 – 6 Years ):
a Total Nos. 2011 Census 38,99,166 1,14,626
b Male Nos. 2011 Census 20,17,935 58,188
c Female Nos. 2011 Census 18,81,231 56,438
d Rural Nos. 2011 Census 23,69,374 81,496
e Urban Nos. 2011 Census 15,29,792 33,130
Sex Ratio Ratio 2011 Census 932 975
5 Literates:
a Total Nos. 2011 Census 2,06,96,778 6,52,446
b Male Nos. 2011 Census 1,17,01,729 3,58,662
c Female Nos. 2011 Census 89,95,049 2,94,284
Literacy Rate:
d Total % 2011 Census 66.54 62.63
e Male % 2011 Census 75.04 66.91
f Female % 2011 Census 57.99 53.12
6 Scheduled Castes Population:
a Total Nos. 2011 Census 54,08,800 1,49,179
b Male Nos. 2011 Census 26,93,127 74,015
c Female Nos. 2011 Census 27,15,673 75,164
Sex Ratio Ratio 2011 Census 1008 1015

 

Sl. No. Item Unit Year State Kothagudem Dist.
7 Scheduled Tribes Population:
a Total Population Nos. 2011 Census 31,77,940 3,99,510
b Male Nos. 2011 Census 16,07,656 1,97,623
c Female Nos. 2011 Census 15,70,284 2,01,887
Sex Ratio Ratio 2011 Census 977 1022
8 Workers:
a Total Workers Nos. 2011 Census 1,63,41,942 5,25,651
b Main Workers Nos. 2011 Census 1,37,19,871 4,38,020
c Marginal Workers Nos. 2011 Census 26,22,063 87,631
9 Rainfall:
a Normal Rainfall mms. 2014-15 905.3 21661.0
b Actual Rainfall mms. 2014-15 682.1 17325.0
c Deviation % 2014-15 (-) 25.0 (-)20.00
10 Agriculture:
10.i Land Holdings:
a Total Nos. 2010-11 55,53,982 1,36,285
b Marginal Nos. 2010-11 34,41,087 78,101
c Small Nos. 2010-11 13,27,362 32,533
d Semi medium Nos. 2010-11 6,02,925 20,165
e Medium Nos. 2010-11 1,66,833 4,895
f Large Nos. 2010-11 15,775 591
10.ii Cropped Area:
a Gross Cropped Area Hects. 2014-15 53,15,333 142681
b Net Cropped Area Hects. 2014-15 43,76,576 134457
c Gross Irrigated Area Hects. 2014-15 25,28,956 54051
d Net Irrigated Area Hects. 2014-15 17,26,303 48728
10.iii Area under:
a Rice Hects. 2014-15 14,15,420 46772
b Jowar Hects. 2014-15 79,001 168
c Maize Hects. 2014-15 6,91,471 13526
d Red gram Hects. 2014-15 22,669 815
e Green gram Hects. 2014-15 87,352 3764
f Black gram Hects. 2014-15 28,015 1246
g Bengal gram Hects. 2014-15 59,337 16
h Groundnut Hects. 2014-15 1,54,798 2423
i Sunflower Hects. 2014-15 18,371 0
j Chillies Hects. 2014-15 73,274 7360
k Onion Hects. 2014-15 13,919 0
l Sugarcane (Gur) Hects. 2014-15 38,139 623
m Cotton Hects. 2014-15 16,92,925 43730
n Tobacco Hects. 2014-15 6,085 2136

 

Sl. No. Item Unit Year State Kothagudem Dist.
10.iv Production:
a Rice Tonnes 2014-15 45,44,982 NA
b Jowar Tonnes 2014-15 83,267
c Maize Tonnes 2014-15 23,08,051
d Red gram Tonnes 2014-15 1,09,279
e Green gram Tonnes 2014-15 44,854
f Black gram Tonnes 2014-15 16,338
g Bengal gram Tonnes 2014-15 81,277
h Groundnut Tonnes 2014-15 2,95,235
i Sunflower Tonnes 2014-15 25,667
j Chillies Tonnes 2014-15 2,53,260
k Cotton lint Bales of 170 kgs. 2014-15 35,83,327
l Tobacco Tonnes 2014-15 15,975
11 Livestock Population:
a Total Livestock Population (without dogs) Nos. 2012 Census 2,70,39,909 13,75,325
b Cattle Nos. 2012 Census 50,34,109 2,32,814
c Buffaloes Nos. 2012 Census 41,94,319 1,93,255
d Sheep Nos. 2012 Census 1,28,74,859 1,06,256
e Goat Nos. 2012 Census 46,75,620 2,24,239
f Others Nos. 2012 Census 2,61,002 3,724
g Poultry Nos. 2012 Census 6,91,58,605 6,15,027
12 Veterinary facilities:
a Veterinary Poly Clinics Nos. 2014-15 8 0
b Veterinary Hospitals Nos. 2014-15 101 6
c Veterinary Dispensaries Nos. 2014-15 906 32
d Rural Live Stock Units, including Mobile veterinary Clinics Nos. 2014-15 1,101 40

 

13 Hospitals:
a
  1. Govt. Hospitals, Allopathic

(including PHCs)

Nos. 2014-15 696 7
  1. Dispensaries
Nos. 2014-15 70 0
b Govt. Hospitals, Ayurvedic
( including Dispensaries)
Nos. 2014-15 432 9
c Govt. Hospitals
Homeopathy
( including Dispensaries)
Nos. 2014-15 204 10
d Govt. Hospitals, Unani
( including Dispensaries)
Nos. 2014-15 190 1
e Govt. Hospitals Naturopathy
( including Dispensaries)
Nos. 2014-15 29 2
f No. of Doctors in all Govt. Hospitals
(including contract Doctors)
Nos. 2014-15 3742 12
g No. of Beds in all Govt. Hospitals Nos. 2014-15 22,495 563
14 Education:
14.i No. of Institutions:
a Degree Colleges
(including Private and Aided)
Nos. 2014-15 195 36
b Junior Colleges Nos. 2014-15 2,493 57
c Schools
(including Elementary, UPS, High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools)
Nos. 2014-15 43,861 1702
d Engineering Colleges (including Private) Nos. 2014-15 354 5
e Polytechnic
(including Private)
Nos. 2014-15 250 3
f Medical Colleges (including Private) Nos. 2014-15 20 0
14.ii Students enrolled in Colleges:
a Degree Colleges
(including Private and Aided)
Nos. 2014-15 1,41,250 14,259
b Junior Colleges Nos. 2014-15 3,42,754 12,540
c Schools
(including Elementary, UPS, High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools)
Nos. 2014-15 61,53,410 1,72,228