East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh

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East Godavari District (Andhra Pradesh)

Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009      Posted By: Tony John    Member Level: Diamond  Points: 0

Local Representative for East Godavari district

State: Andhra Pradesh
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Taluks in East Godavari district:

  • Thondangi
  • Gollaprolu
  • Tuni
  • Addateegala
  • Mamidikuduru
  • Mummidivaram
  • Ramachandrapuram
  • Alamuru
  • Rajahmundry (Urban)
  • Allavaram
  • Kotananduru
  • Amalapuram
  • Kothapalli
  • Ambajipeta
  • Rajavommangi
  • Gangavaram
  • Anaparthi
  • Kapileswarapuram
  • Atreyapuram
  • Sankhavaram
  • Sakhinetipalle
  • Peddapuram
  • Kakinada (Rural)
  • Razole
  • Karapa
  • Biccavolu
  • Mandapeta
  • Gokavaram
  • Kirlampudi
  • Katrenikona
  • Yeleswaram
  • Pamarru
  • Uppalaguptam
  • Kothapeta
  • Korukonda
  • Kadiam
  • Pithapuram
  • Rajanagaram
  • Maredumilli
  • Seethanagaram
  • Devipatnam
  • Pedapudi
  • Thallarevu
  • Kajuluru
  • Malikipuram
  • Rangampeta
  • P.Gannavaram
  • Gandepalle
  • Jaggampeta
  • Samalkota
  • Ravulapalem
  • I Polavaram
  • Ainavilli Mandal
  • Rajahmundry (Rural)
  • Addathigala
  • Y Ramavaram
  • Bandarulanka
  • Kakinada (Urban)
  • Rampachodavaram
  • Raayavaram

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    Location of the District

    East Godhavari District situated on the north east part of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India with Kakinada as its district headquarters. Old Godavari district was divided into west and east districts in the year 1925 and is bounded on the north by Visakhapatnam District and the state of Orissa, on the northwest by Khammam District, on the east and south by the Bay of Bengal and on the west by West Godavari District. Yanam district of Pondicherry state lies within this district, but retains its separate status.

    History in Brief

    Just like the rest of the Deccan, this place was also ruled by Nandas, Mauryas, Sathavahanas, Gupta emperors, Vishnukundinas and later Chalukyas, kakatiyas, Delhi Sulatanate , Mughal Emprors and at last came to the britis through the signing of the treaty by Nizam. British took over the full reigns in 1823 and joined the area to madras province. Later in 1947 they handed over to the Indian Government after which the raea to the north of Madras province became Andhra Pradesh.

    Industries in the East Godavari District

    Rajamundhry is the largest city and a well known business centre in the east Godhavari district. Paddy and sugarcane are the main crops of Rajahmundhry. The two big bridges built over the river Godhavari are very long and attractive to see. The Bridges are supposed to be some of the longest bridges in India.
    ITC Ltd, ILTD Division, GlaxoSmithKline, Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) are some of the industries in the Rajahmundhry area of the east Godhavari District.
    There are some industries placed in the Kakinada area also.
    There are two Fertilizer companies, Nagarjuna Fertilizers which produces Urea and Godavari Fertilizers, which produces DAP (Di-Ammonium Phosphate
    Sri Ramadas Motor Transport Limited , Sri Bhavani Castings Ltd are some of the auto and iron/steel ancillary industries
    Murugappa Group-owned EID Parry (India) Ltd and Cargill International SA have announced their plans to set up a port-based stand-alone sugar refinery in Kakinada.
    Shri Shakti LPG Limited Kakinada has opened a bottling plant in kakinada which several oil companies decided to use it as a transit point for oil and gas shipments.ONGC [Oil and Natural Gas Corporation]is setting up a refinery in Kakinada.
    Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd (RGTIL in the KG basin) is implementing a 1,440-km pipeline project from [Kakinada] to Baruch (Gujarat) to transport gas from KG Basin fields owned by Reliance.
    Kakinada is one of the 4 tier-II cities in Andhra Pradesh. Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has setup a facilityin kakinada. Out of the 12 IT compnies in the district 4 of them are situated in that facility.
    Spectrum Power Generation Ltd. has a 208MW Power plant at kakinada. .Industry major GMR Energy will be handling the propesed Floating Power plantwith 220 MW and supplying power to the State grid as per the conditions laid down by the government.
    Major refineries are Acalmar Oils and fats limited, Ruchi In frastructure, Nikhil refineries ltd are some of the oil refineries in the district.

    How to Reach the East Godhavari District

    By Air.
    The city of rajmundhry has a domestic airport which is just 65 kilometers away from Hyderabad the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The city is well connected to Chennai, Visakhapatnam and also Hyderabad with regular flights and remains well connected. A new international Airport is being planned by the government in the kakainada Special economic Zone of the East Godhavari District.

    By Rail
    The District is well connected by rail as Rajahmundhy and Kakinada are two important junctions in the Chennai Howrah rail route in the South Central Railway.

    By Road
    National Highway No 5 joining Chennai and Kolkata passes through the district and makes the district well connected to the other parts of India.

    By water
    Kakinada has sea port which is predicted to be a potentially important port after Chennai, Paradip and Visakhapatnam along the east coast of India. It is a natural harbour and is predicted to be a potentially important.

    - Latha Jayaprakash
    The distance between Rajahmundry and Hyderabad is about 440 Km. It is not 65 Km as mentioned in the above post. The travelling time by train between these two cities about 8 hours 30 minutes by super fast trains. The exact travel time between these two places by air is about 1 hour 10 minutes. We will get taxis from the airport to reach Rajahmundry city. The distance will be about 20 Kms. Buses may take about 10 hours for this travel.
    - DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao

    Updates & Comments:

    Posted By: Nitin    Posted Date: 22 Feb 2009   

    Posted By: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao    Posted Date: 11 Jul 2009   
    East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh is the biggest district with very thick population. It is my native distict.

    Lands here are very fertile.


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