Formerly known as Neelagiri, the district of Nalgonda is situated in the Southern part of the Telangana Region covering an area of 14,217 Sq. Kms. A district in Andhra Pradesh, Nalgonda's global location is between 16-25' and 17-50' of the Northern Latitude and 78-40' and 80-05' of Eastern longitude.
The District is bordered by Medak and Warangal districts in the North, Guntur and Mahabubnagar districts in the South, Khammam and Krishna districts in the East while the districts of Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy lie in the West. The total population of Nalgonda is 34.5 lakhs and The density of population is 227 per Sq. Km (2001 census).
Agriculture is one of the main occupations in Nalgonda. People mainly grow paddy, pulses, millets and oilseeds. It is supported by a well-planned irrigation system which includes 26 lift irrigation and 116007 irrigation wells. Also, there are six rivers flowing through the district. These are Krishna, Pegga Vadu, Kanagal, Musi, Dindi, Alair and Halia.
Nalgonda district has set some aims and objectives regarding the development of Education sector:
- To achieve 100% enrolment in 5-14 age group children
- To ensure 100% retention i.e. who are enrolled in the school.
- To reduce the dropout rate.
- To improve the quality of education and results of VII & X Class.
- Provide schooling facility to every habitation.
The economic development in Nalgonda is fast progressing. The number of Large Scale Industries is 492, while that of the Small Scale Industries is 10069. The major industries are on Silk, Leather, Cotton, Sugar, Jaggery and Cement.
There are a number of sight-seeing spots in Nalgonda. They are as follows:
Last Updated on : 15/4/2013
- Wild Life Sanitory
- Bhuvanagiri Fort
- Kolanpaka Jain Temple
- Agastheswara Temple
- Veerabagarayan Temple
- Nagarjuna Hills
- Shivam Temple
- Someswara Temple