Warangal district

Warangal district

"For the Warangal city, see Warangal."

Warangal is a district in Andhra Pradesh, India. The administrative seat is Warangal.

Warangal District has an area of 12,846 km², and a population of 3,246,004 of which 19.20% was urban as of 2001. [http://www.censusindiamaps.net/page/India_WhizMap/IndiaMap.htm] The district is bounded by Karimnagar District to the north, Khammam District to the east and southeast, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Medak District to the west. Warangal is well known for its granite quarries (notably the black and brown varieties) and as a market for rice, chilies, cotton, and tobacco.

The Warangal district headquarter is Warangal city. This city is also called as tri-city, as it includes Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet cities. It is the biggest city in Telangana after Hyderabad (state capital).

The district hosts the Samakka-Sarakka Jatara congregation. Every two years, approximately ten million people converge over three days around the small village of Tadvai, 90 km from Warangal city. This fair commemorates the valiant fight put up by a mother-daughter combination with the reigning rulers over an unjust law.

Warangal has been recently in the news because of the Separate Telangana issue. It has been a major centre for the movement and its rebirth.

Kaloji Narayana Rao is a freedom fighter and a well known writer from Telangana.

Transportation

;Road Transport
National Highway 202 (India) between Hyderabad - Bhopalpatnam (Chhattisgarh) runs through the district. Warangal city is surrounded with small towns like Bhoopalpally (Indrasena Reddy and Mamatha), Parkal(its a mandal with all the amenities like Govt.Hospital,Lot of schools,5 cinema theatres,35 kilometres from warangal), Narsampet, Torrur and Jangaon each 30-50 kilometers distant.

Warangal is about 140 km distant by road from Hyderabad (capital of Andhra Pradesh).

;Rail transportThe city has a major railway junction called Kazipet.

;Airport
Hyderabad International Airport is about 3 ½ hours by road from Warangal city. This district has a small airport, Mamnoor, which could accommodate small aircraft like the ATR 42.

Education

;Educational institutionsSome of the major educational institutions in this district are:
# Jayamukhi Institute Of Technological Sciences [http://www.jits.in/ ( Official Website )]
# Kakatiya University [http://www.kuwarangal.com/ ( Official Website )]
# National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly REC Warangal — An engineering education institute)
# Kakatiya Medical College – A medical education institute which has a 1000 bed general hospital attached to it.
# [http://www.kitswgl.org Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science] engineering college established in 1980.
# [http://www.cjits.org Christu Jyoti Institute of Technology and Science] Engineering College,Yeshwanthapur, Jangaon, Warangal.
# [http://www.bitswgl.ac.in Balaji Institute of Technology and Science] Engineering College,maheswaram,Narsampet,Warangal.
#ramappa engineering college in shyampet,hanamkonda,warangal.(ramappaengg@yahoo.com)There are several engineering colleges situated around the city, producing thousands of engineering students every year.

chools

* [http://www.stgabrielhs.com/ St. Gabriel's high school]
* Platinum Jublee High School
* Fatima Girls High School
* Kakatiya High School
* Warangal Public School
* Tiny Tots High School
* Oasis Public School
* St. Thomas High School
* St.John's High School
* Rosary High School
* Adarsha High School
* St peters central public school
* Parents High school
* Swami vivekananda high school

Basic Amenities

;Power Sector
APGENCO is building a 500 MW (2x250MW) (expandable to 1000MW in future) super thermal power plant in the Chelpur/ Bhupalpally area.Power Grid Corporation of India Limited is having a 630MVA, ,400/220KV Substation in the Oglapur village in Atmakur mandal.This is under construction.

;Water supplyThe Devadula lift irrigation project, the biggest (5tmc) lift irrigation project in the country, supplies the entire district with water.Fact|date=February 2007

Theatres

;Warangal
*Ram Lakshman(Adlabs)
*Gemini(Adlabs)
*Gemini Mayuri(Adlabs)
*Devi
*Kakatiya 35MM
*Kakatiya 70MM
*Ramakrishna
*Sitarama
*Sunil
*Radhika;Hanamkonda
*Amrutha
*Ashoka
*Sridevi
*Vijaya;Kazipet
*MBT

Business and Industry

;IT/ITES Hardware In 2001 Software Technology Parks of India started its branch in NIT Warangal premises to issue single window facilities, fast track permissions to IT, ITES companies & hardware parks so that IT/ITES parks can be established easily. Some software companies like IBSS Software Solutions and LINUS InfoTech are planning to start their companies in Warangal because of the low living cost, low pollution and good infrastructure facilities.Fact|date=February 2007

IT SEZ is also being set-up by APIIC and K Raheja Group in Madikonda/Rampur area on the outskirts of Kazipet Town

;Textiles This district is famous for producing cotton. Cotton ginning is done here and supplied to places like Mumbai and Coimbatore.

;Food processingThe district is home to the Regional Research Center of the Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University. This district is famous for red chilly exports. Most of the chilly exports go to Nagpur, Mumbai and Pune. Watermelon, Musk melon and Gherkins are grown in the district. Nekkonda, Dornakal, Torrur and Mahabubabad are known for Mango gardens. Vegetables are supplied to Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Nagpur and Hyderabad .

Mandals

External links

* [http://warangal.nic.in/ Official Warangal Website]


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