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Jammalamadugu
Jammalamadugu
Location of Jammalamadugu
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 14°51′N 78°23′E / 14.85°N 78.38°E / 14.85; 78.38
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Kadapa
Population 90,502 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

169 m (554 ft)
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Jammalamadugu

Jammalamadugu is a small town in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It lies on the left bank of the river Penneru and a small reservoir named 'Mylavaram' constructed on this river near this town. This place, sometimes referred to as Jambulamadaka in the earlier records, is the only town in the taluk and is the headquarters. It is almost in the border of three Rayalaseema districts Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur. It is also the headquarters of the Revenue Division and the Block bearing its name. Jammalamadugu has a considerable export trade in coarse sarees, produced both in the town and in adjoining villages. It is equally famous for its trade in ghee and also trades in cotton, groundnut, jowar and other millets. In recent years its trade in citrus fruits appears to be on the increase.

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Geography

Jammalamadugu is located at 14°50′N 78°24′E / 14.83°N 78.4°E / 14.83; 78.4[1]. It has an average elevation of 169 metres (554 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Jammalamadugu had a population of 90,502. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Jammalamadugu has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 64%. In Jammalamadugu, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Near by historical attraction is Gandikota Or The Gorge Fort. It is situated about 6 miles to the west of Jammalamadugu. The width within the fort is at its broadest, about five and a half furlongs from west to east and almost a mile from northwest to southeast.

There is a famous missionary hospital, CSI Campbell Hospital serving this area and the surrounding towns from the British rule period.This hospital was built in 1896, one of the oldest hospital. The former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy also born and worked in this hospital as a doctor.

Jammalamadugu govt school and degree college is very popular, which was built in 1911. Which was generated so many leaders.

The centre of the town is a Sri Venkateshwara Temple, one of the oldest in the region. The temple is managed by locals and maintained very neatly. In the temple premises there is a well as well sufficient water supply from the corporation. The accounting books of the temple are well maintained and the devotees are spread across.

One more prominent temple in Jammalamadugu is Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, which was constructed in 1903 with the co-operation of all Vysyas in Jammalamadugu and surrounds. Built strongly and maintains very well during entire year. Especially in Dassera festival, temple would be decorated with high end decorative items and attracts people from different religions and castes. Approximately 0.5 million people would visit during Dassera (9 days festival). Temple is maintaing by Vysyas by elected persons among the same caste.

Politics

This constituency, like many others in Rayalaseema area was infested with factional feuds. But with the death of P. Siva Reddy, the factionalism seems to have stabilised.

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy laid foundation stone for the first phase of Brahmani Industries Limited, an integrated steel plant, the largest one in the State, at Ambavaram in Jammalamadugu mandal on June 10.

The first phase of the steel plant which was projected in 2007, to be established by an MLC of Bellary, Janardhana Reddy, would be completed in 18 months with an investment of Rs. 4,500 crore and initial installed capacity of two million tonnes.

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