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East Godavari
East Godavari
district or Toorpu Godavari jilla is a district in Coastal Andhra
Coastal Andhra
region of Andhra Pradesh, India. Its district headquarters is at Kakinada. As of Census 2011, it became the most populous district of the state with a population of 5,151,549.[2] Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
and Kakinada
Kakinada
are the two largest cities in the Godavari districts in terms of population.

East Godavari
East Godavari
district montage

The district of Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
(present name Rajamahendravaram) was reorganised in 1859 into two districts of Godavari and Krishna. Godavari District was further bifurcated into East and West Godavari districts in 1925.[3][4] After Nov 1956's Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
was formed by combining parts of Naizam, Ceded and Circars, in 1959, the Bhadrachalam
Bhadrachalam
revenue division, consisting of Bhadrachalam
Bhadrachalam
and Naguru Taluqs (2 Taluqas in 1959 but later subdivided into Wajedu, Venkatapruram, Charla, Dummugudem, Bhadrachalam, Nellipaka, Chinturu, Kunavaram, and Vara Rama Chandra Puram mandals) of East Godavari district were merged into the Khammam district.[5] After June 2014's reorganisation and division of Andhra Pradesh, the Mandals of Bhadrachalam
Bhadrachalam
(with the exception of Bhadrachalam
Bhadrachalam
Temple), Nellipaka, Chinturu, Kunavaram
Kunavaram
and Vara Rama Chandra Puram were re-added back to East Godavari
East Godavari
District.[6]

Contents

1 Buddhist shrines in district

1.1 Early kingdoms 1.2 Chalukyas and Cholas 1.3 Kakatiyas and Delhi Sultanate 1.4 Nayakas,telagas(kapus) Reddi
Reddi
and other Kingdoms 1.5 Muslim Kingdoms 1.6 British rule, 1768–1947 1.7 Post Independence

2 Geography and climate 3 Demographics 4 Divisions

4.1 Mandals

5 Culture 6 Economy 7 Transport 8 Education 9 Tourism 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Buddhist shrines in district[edit]

East Godavari
East Godavari
district has many important Buddhist sites

Early kingdoms[edit] The district, like the rest of the Deccan was under the Nandas and Mauryas
Mauryas
in its early history. After the fall of the Mauryan Empire, the district was under the Satavahanas until the 3rd century under the famous poet king Haala. Coins found during excavations have revealed the rule of Gautamiputra Satakarni, Vaasisthi-puttra Pulumaavi and Yajna Sri Satakarni. Gupta emperor Samudragupta
Samudragupta
invaded during the rule of both Pishtapura and Avamukta in the district in 350 A.D. Samudragupta's invasion was followed by the rule of the Mathara dynasty from 375 to 500. The earliest known ruler of the dynasty was Saktivarman. The district passed into the hands of Vishnukundinas during the rule of Vikramendra Varma I during the 5th century. The records indicate that their domain extended over Visakhapatnam, West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur
Guntur
Districts in addition to East Godavari
East Godavari
District. Indra Bhattaraka defeated the rulers of Vasistha Kula and re-established Vihsnukundina authority, but was shortly defeated by Kalinga armies. Indra Bhattaraka was followed to the throne by a few others, including Madhava Varma III and Manchana Bhattaraka, who tried to restore their kingdom. Madhava Varma III was the last important ruler of this family. Chalukyas and Cholas[edit] The Pulakesi II
Pulakesi II
of Badami Chalukyas and his brother Kubja Vishnu Vardhana acquired Pishtapura in the 7th century. The Eastern Chalukya dynasty, founded by Kubja Vishnu Vardhana, ruled at first form Pishtapura, then from Vengi, and later from Raja Mahendra Varam. Many rulers held sway over the kingdom and their history is at times largely a record of disputes over succession. Chalukya Bhima I of this dynasty built a Shiva
Shiva
temple at Draksha Ramam. Jata Choda Bhima of PedaKallu ( Kurnool
Kurnool
District) killed Daanaarnava of this dynasty and occupied Vengi in 973 A.D. Daanaarnava's two sons, Sakti Varma I and Vimala Aditya, fled from the kingdom and took refuge in the court of the Chola
Chola
king Rajaraja Chola
Chola
I. Rajaraja invaded Vengi on behalf of the sons of Daanaarnava and killed Jata Choda Bhima. Satya Raya of the Western Chalukyas
Western Chalukyas
of Kalyani did not like the Chola
Chola
influence in Vengi and the area witnessed many wars between the Cholas
Cholas
and Chalukyas. After the death of Vijaya Aditya VII in 0175 A.D., the Eastern Chalukya
Eastern Chalukya
dynasty came to an end. Kulottunga Chola
Chola
I (Rajendra Chalukya), rival of Vijay Aditya VII, fought along the sides of Cholas
Cholas
and established the Chalukya Cholas province. The district along with the rest of the Vengi kingdom became part of their empire. Major portions of the district were under Velanati Chodas, trustworthy chieftains to his. Rulers of this dynasty included Gonka I, Rajendra Choda I, Gonka II and Rajendra Choda II. Vikram Aditya vii of Western Chalukyas
Western Chalukyas
occupied this region for short period, but it was recovered by Chalukya Cholas
Chalukya Cholas
and Velanati Chodas. Velanati chiefs also suppressed rebellions from Haihayas
Haihayas
of Kona, Gonka II and Rudra of the Kakatiya dynasty. Kakatiyas and Delhi Sultanate[edit] Inscriptions at this region including the ones at Draksha Ramam in 13th century throw light on their history. Prola II of the Kakatiya dynasty declared independence from the western Chalukyas and became a subject of Chalukya Cholas. His son Rudra obtained the Godavari delta as gift from the Rajaraja II of Chalukya Cholas. Rudra's authority over the Godavari delta was challenged by the Velanadu Chodas. The Velanati king Rajendra Choda II sent an army under his minister Davana Preggada against Rudra. Rudra was succeeded by his younger brother Mahadeva who died in a conflict with the Yadavas of Devagiri. His son Ganapati succeeded to the Kakatiya throne. Ganapati defeated Kalinga armies on the north, Pandyas of Madura
Madura
and Cholas
Cholas
with the help of Nellooru Chodas. The Kakatiya power remained undisturbed in the Godavari region throughout the reign of Ganapati and her daughter Rudrama devi. Pratapa Rudra ascended the throne in 1295 and faced many attacks from Sultans of Delhi. After his defeat by Muhammad-bin-Tughluq in 1323, the district came under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate. Muhammad-bin-Tughluq divided South India
India
into five provinces and appointed governors. Nayakas,telagas(kapus) Reddi
Reddi
and other Kingdoms[edit] Delhi sultans faced rebellions from the confederacy of local chiefs under the authority of Prolaya of the Musunuri Nayaks
Musunuri Nayaks
clan. The Reddis of Addanki, Koppula Telagas of Pithapuram
Pithapuram
and the Recharla Velamas of Rachakonda
Rachakonda
actively helped him. Warangal
Warangal
was liberated and Telugu land enjoyed freedom for fifty years. Musunuri Kapaya Nayaka appointed his relatives Toyyeti Anavota Nayaka and Mummadi Nayaka (Korukonda) as governors in Godavari region. Mummadi Nayaka married the niece of Kapaya Nayaka. Mummadi Nayaka lived till 1388. He had three sons who ruled for a period of 40 years and later they were reduced to submission by the Reddis of Kondaveedu and their principality was merged in the kingdom of Kondaveedu. Subsequently, Narasimha Deva IV of Kalinga succeeded in conquerring this region, but was repulsed by Anavota Reddi
Reddi
of Rajahmundry. He was succeeded by Anavema Reddi
Reddi
and Kumaragiri of the same dynasty. Kumaragiri fought many wars with the Recharlas of Rachakonda
Rachakonda
and the Kalinga rulers. He sent his general Kataya Vema along with Prince Anavota to conquer the eastern region. This resulted in the annexation of a large tract in the north as far as Simhachalam. The newly acquired territory was annexed to the Reddi
Reddi
Kingdom and constituted into a separate province called the eastern kingdom. Prince Anavota ruled this province with Raja-Mahendra-Varam as his capital. He died a premature death around 1395 and Kataya Vema, the general and brother-in-law of Kumara Giri, was given Raja Mahendra Rajya in appreciation of the services rendered by him to the State. Kataya Vema's departure to Raja Mahendra Varam led to the seizure of the throne of Kondaveedu by force by Peda Komati Vema. Peda Komati Vema's authority was defined by Kataya Vema. Kataya Vema was also involved in conflict with Eruva chief Annadeva Choda, who managed to occupy a large portion of the Raja Mahendra Rajya. He was, however, defeated and driven back by Kataya Vema. Later, Kataya Vema died in a battle with Anna Deva Choda. After his death, Allada Reddi placed Kataya Vemas' son Komaragiri on the throne of Rajamahendravaram and ruled the kingdom as his regent. Komarigiri died a premature death. Allada Reddi
Reddi
ruled this region till his death in 1420. About 1423, the Vijayanagara ruler Deva Raya II
Deva Raya II
defeated Veera Bhadra, who was then ruling this kingdom and reduced it to subjection. After the death of Kapilendra Deva
Kapilendra Deva
Gajapati in 1466, there was a fight between his sons Hamveera Deva and Purushottama Deva for succession. Hamveera succeeded in occupying the throne with the help of Bahmanis but he could not retain it for long. Purushottama overthrew Hamveera and tried to reconquer Rajamahendravaram and other places. But Muhammad Shah III led the forces to Rajahmundry. This battle, however, ended with the conclusion of peace treaty. After the death of Muhammad Shah III, Purushottama Gajapati overran the whole of the Godavari-Krishna do-ab and drove the Bahmani forces as far south as Kondaveedu. Purushottama was succeeded by his son Pratapa Rudra. The Vijayanagar monarch Krishna Deva Raya
Krishna Deva Raya
invaded his kingdom and brought Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
under subjugation. However, a treaty was concluded wherein Pratapa Rudra agreed to give his daughter in marriage to Krishna Deva Raya in return of the territory north of the Krishna conquered by Krishna Deva Raya. Muslim Kingdoms[edit] Taking advantage of the disturbed conditions, the Qutab Shahi ruler of Golkonda, Sultan Quli Qutab Shah, invaded the coastal region and took possession of Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
and the neighbouring kingdoms. Sultan Quli was murdered and he was succeeded to the throne by his son Jamshid Qutab Shah and then by his grand son Subhan Qutab Shah. During his reign, Ibrahim Qutab Shah had to ward off challenges from Shitab Khan and Vidyadhar. The last ruler of this dynasty was Abdul Hasan Tana Shah, who ruled from 1672 to 1687. Aurangzeb
Aurangzeb
conquered the sultanate of Golaconda in 1687, and Golaconda, including East Godavari
East Godavari
District, became one of the twenty-two provinces of the Mughal Empire. The Nizam-ul-Mulk (viceroy of Golaconda) looked after the administration through military officers called Fauzdars. Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, the new Raja of Vijaya Nagaram, invited the French to occupy the Northern Circars. The tussle that ensued between the French and the English ended with the French losing all possessions in Northern Circars
Northern Circars
except Yanam. Salabat Jung was subsequently deposed by his brother Nizam Ali Khan, who leased out Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
and Chicacole
Chicacole
to Hasan Ali Khan. Lord Robert Clive, entered into negotiations with the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam, and obtained a firmana ceding the Northern Circars
Northern Circars
to the British East India
India
Company in August 1765, but it was kept a secret until March 1766. The fort of Kondapalli was seized by the British, and General Cillaud was sent to Machilipatnam
Machilipatnam
to undertake military operations, if necessary. The Nizam also made brisk preparations for war. War was prevented by the signing of a treaty on 12 November 1766 by which the Company, in return for occupying the Circars, undertook to maintain troops for the Nizam's assistance. British rule, 1768–1947[edit] By a second treaty, signed on 1 March 1768 the Nizam acknowledged the validity of Shah Alam's grant and resigned the Circars to the Company, receiving as a mark of friendship an annuity of 50,000. Finally, in 1823, the claims of the Nizam over the Northern Circars
Northern Circars
were bought outright by the Company, and they became a British possession. The Circars were incorporated into Madras Presidency, and Godavari District was constituted, which included present-day East Godavari
East Godavari
and West Godavari
West Godavari
districts. Post Independence[edit] After India's independence in 1947, the former Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
of British India
India
became India's Madras State. In 1953, the northern districts of Madras state, including Godavari District, became the new state of Andhra. Yanam was relinquished by the French in 1954, but one condition of the cession treaty was the retention of the district's separate and distinct identity, which also applied to the other South Indian enclaves constituting today's Puducherry
Puducherry
state. Geography and climate[edit]

Godavari river near Yanam

Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
districts

East Godavari
East Godavari
district occupies an area of 12,805 square kilometres (4,944 sq mi),[7] comparatively equivalent to Indonesia's Sumba Island.[8] The district is bounded on north by Visakhapatnam District, Malkangiri District
Malkangiri District
of Orissa on the northwest by Khammam District, on the east and south by the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
and on the west by West Godavari
West Godavari
District. It has a coastline of 144 km (89 mi).[9] The small enclave (12 sq mi (30 km2)) of the Yanam district of Puducherry
Puducherry
state lies within this district. Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census East Godavari
East Godavari
district has a population of 5,154,296.[10] This gives it a ranking of 19th in India
India
(out of a total of 640 districts) and 2nd in the state.[10] The district has a population density of 477 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,240/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 5.1%. East Godavari
East Godavari
has a sex ratio of 1005 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 71.35%.[10] East Godavari
East Godavari
district has a total population of 51,51,549; 25,69,419 and 25,82,130 male and female respectively. There was change of 5.10 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001 census. The census data states a density of 477 in 2011 compared to 454 in 2001.[11] Average literacy rate of East Godavari
East Godavari
in 2011 was 71.35% compared to 65.48% in 2001. On a gender basis, male and female literacy was 74.91% and 67.82% respectively. With regards to sex ratio in East Godavari, it stood at 1005 per 1000 males compared to the 2001 census figure of 993. The average national sex ratio in India
India
is 940 as per the 2011 census.[citation needed] There were total 4,92,446 children under the age of 0-6 against 6,13,490 of 2001 census. Of total 492,446 male and female were 2,50,086 and 2,42,360 respectively. The child sex ratio as per census 2011 was 969 compared to 978 in 2001. In 2011, children under 0-6 formed 9.56% of East Godavari
East Godavari
district compared to 12.52% in 2001. Household indicators In 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1019 households in 38 villages across the district.[12] They found that 92.5% had access to electricity, 96.7% had drinking water, 50.4% toilet facilities, and 30.9% lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[12] 28.6% of girls wed before the legal age of 18 and 79% of interviewees carried a BPL card.[12] Divisions[edit]

Revenue divisions of East Godavari
East Godavari
district

The district has 7 revenue divisions namely, Amalapuram, Etapaka, Kakinada, Peddapuram, Rajahmundry, Ramachandrapuram and Rampachodavaram
Rampachodavaram
with 65 mandals.[13][14][15] These 59 mandals consists of 1,374 villages, 2 municipal corporation, 7 municipalities and 10 census towns. It is the one of the two districts, alongside Chittoor district to possess two municipal corporations namely, Kakinada
Kakinada
and Rajahmundry. The 7 municipalities in the district include, Amalapuram, Mandapeta, Peddapuram, Pithapuram, Ramachandrapuram, Samalkota, Tuni. After the merger of Dowleswaram, Hukumpeta
Hukumpeta
and Katheru
Katheru
into Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
Municipal Corporation, there exists 7 census towns of Arempudi, Bandarulanka, Chidiga, Morampudi, Ramanayyapeta, Rampachodavaram, Suryaraopeta.[16] Mandals[edit] The mandals of Chinturu, Kunavaram, Nellipaka
Nellipaka
and Vararamchandrapuram were added to East Godavari
East Godavari
district based on Polavaram ordinace.[17][18] The list of 64 mandals in East Godavari
East Godavari
district under 7 revenue divisions are listed in the following table:[16]

# Amalapuram Division Etapaka Division[14] Kakinada Division Peddapuram Division Rajahmundry Division Ramachandrapuram Division[19] Rampachodavaram
Rampachodavaram
division

1 Atreyapuram Chinturu Gollaprolu Addateegala Alamuru Anaparthy Devipatnam

2 Ainavilli Kunavaram Kakinada
Kakinada
(Rural) Gandepalle Gokavaram Biccavolu Gangavaram

3 Allavaram Nellipaka Kakinada
Kakinada
(Urban) Jaggampeta Kadiam K.Gangavaram Maredumilli

4 Amalapuram V.R.Puram Karapa Kirlampudi Korukonda Kajuluru Rajavommangi

5 Ambajipeta

Kothapalle Kotananduru Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
(rural) Kapileswarapuram Rampachodavaram

6 Katrenikona

Pithapuram Peddapuram Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
(urban) Mandapeta Y.Ramavaram

7 Kothapeta

Samalkota Prathipadu Rajanagaram Pamarru

8 Malikipuram

Thallarevu Routhulapudi Seethanagaram Pedapudi

9 Mamidikuduru

Sankhavaram

Ramachandrapuram

10 Mummidivaram

Thondangi

Rangampeta

11 P.Gannavaram

Tuni

Rayavaram

12 I.Polavaram

Yeleswaram

13 Ravulapalem

14 Razole

15 Sakhinetipalle

16 Uppalaguptam

Culture[edit] The culture of East Godavari
East Godavari
district is a rich traditional one in all parts of the district, and reflects the true culture of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for Veda-pandits, the Godavari River
Godavari River
and the hospitality of the people. The Telugu language
Telugu language
originated in this district (in Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
or Rajamahendri).[citation needed] East Godavari District has produced several stalwarts in area of culture, music, art and cinema. Poet and writer Devulapalli Krishnasastri, musician and singer M. Balamuralikrishna
M. Balamuralikrishna
(Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna), P. B. Sreenivas, Adurthi Subba Rao, C. Pullaiah, painter N. V. Reddi
Reddi
Naidu, actress Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
belong to this district. Freedom fighter, social worker and politician Durgabai Deshmukh[citation needed] Economy[edit] The Gross District Domestic Product (GDDP) of East Godavari
East Godavari
is ₹52,294 crore (US$8.0 billion) and it contributes 10% to the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). For the FY 2013–14, the per capita income at current prices was ₹78,255 (US$1,200). The primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the district contribute ₹16,093 crore (US$2.5 billion), ₹10,857 crore (US$1.7 billion) and ₹25,343 crore (US$3.9 billion) respectively.[9] The major products contributing to the GVA of the district from agriculture and allied services are, paddy, sugarcane, betel leaves, coconut, milk, meat and fisheries. The GVA to the industrial and service sector is contributed from construction, electricity, manufacturing, unorganised trade and transport.[9] Transport[edit]

Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
Railway station is a major station in the district

The total of core road network of the district is 1,274.067 km (791.669 mi). It includes, 613.289 km (381.080 mi) of existing and a proposed length of 660.780 km (410.590 mi).[20] The total rail network of the district is 171.34 km (106.47 mi).[9] The National Highway 5 connecting Chennai
Chennai
and Howrah
Howrah
passes through this district. Rajahmundry, Tuni
Tuni
and Samalkot are the railway junctions in the district. The Chennai
Chennai
to Howrah
Howrah
rail line also passes through this district. Education[edit] The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[21][22] As per the school information report for the academic year 2015-16, there are a total of 5,986 schools. They include, 29 government, 3,452 mandal and zilla parishads, 1 residential, 1688 private, 2 model, 12 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), 285 municipal and 517 other types of schools.[23] The total number of students enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools of the district are 722,123.[24] District has universities located at Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
City such as Adikavi Nannaya University Rajahmundry, Telugu University, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University. There are numerous educational institutes with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in Rajahmundry, established in 1989 for the benefit of teacher trainees and in-service teachers. There are many educational institutions that provide education in different fields such as Engineering, Medical, Law, Pharmacy, Polytechnic and Postgraduate
Postgraduate
colleges etc. Some of the notable universities, colleges are Rangaraya Medical
Medical
College in Kakinada
Kakinada
and Govt Pithapuram
Pithapuram
Rajah College, Kakinada. Tourism[edit]

Vakalapudi beach at Kakinada

East Godavari
East Godavari
has many visiting places such as Historical Temples, Natural beauty and Nurseries etc. The historical temples are located at Amalapuram, Annavaram, Antarvedi, Draksharamam, Kotipalli, Pithapuram, Rajahmundry, Samalkota
Samalkota
etc. In these temples, most of the temples having "Swayam Bhu" status of the lords and having their own "Sthala Purana (history of the place)". Corangi Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 15 km from Kakinada on Kakinada–Yanam Road. Kadiyapu lanka, 20 km from Rajamahendravaram, is the location of many plant nurseries. Other attractions are Sir Arthur Cotton Museum at Dhavaleswaram, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Eco tourism projects are located at Maredumilli, Papikondalu
Papikondalu
Rampa and Tuni
Tuni
Talupulamma lova is most popular temple in East Godavari
East Godavari
district[25] See also[edit]

List of districts in India

References[edit]

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Puducherry
is completely surrounded by East Godavari district.

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Godavari basin

Rivers

Major tributaries

Godavari Pranhita Indravati Sabari Manjira Manair Wardha Wainganga Penganga

Minor tributaries

Pravara Kinnerasani Purna Sileru Sindphana Taliperu

Sub-tributaries

Adan Banganga Bindusara Darna Kadva Kanhan Kolar Nasardi Pench Purna Shivana

Dams, barrages

Jayakwadi Dam Majalgaon Dam Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project Sriram Sagar Project Nizam Sagar Upper Wardha Dam Singur Reservoir Neher water system Dowleswaram
Dowleswaram
Barrage Balimela Reservoir Devadula lift irrigation scheme Upper Dudhana Dam Godavari River
Godavari River
Basin Irrigation Projects Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project

Geographical features / regions

Marathwada Vidarbha Coastal Andhra Konaseema Deccan Plateau Western Ghats Eastern Ghats

Riparian districts

Maharashtra

Nashik Ahmednagar Aurangabad Parbhani Nanded Gadchiroli Beed Amravati Bhandara Gondia Chandrapur Wardha Nagpur Yavatmal Washim Buldhana Hingoli

Madhya Pradesh

Balaghat Seoni Betul Chhindwara

Odisha

Kalahandi Koraput Malkangiri

Chhattisgarh

Bastar Bijapur

Karnataka

Bidar

Telangana

Medak Sangareddy Siddipet Nizamabad Kamareddy Adilabad Nirmal Mancherial Komaram Bheem Asifabad Karimnagar Jagtial Peddapalli Rajanna Sircilla Warangal
Warangal
Urban Warangal
Warangal
rural Jayashankar Bhupalpally Jangaon Mahabubabad Bhadradri Kothagudem Khammam

Andhra Pradesh

West Godavari East Godavari Vishakapatnam

Cities

Nashik Nagpur Nanded Rajahmundry Warangal Koraput Bastar Bidar

Languages / people

Indo-Aryan languages Marathi Bhili Khandeshi Andh Banjari Odia Bhunjia Hindi Dravidian languages Kolami Goni Telugu Kannadiga Duruwa Multani Urdu

Coalfields

Godavari Valley Coalfield Wardha Valley Coalfield Kamptee Coalfield Pench Kanhan Coalfield

Oil / gas fields

Krishna Godavari Basin Ravva oil field

Industries

Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station Koradi Thermal Power Station Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station Wardha Warora Power Plant Lanco Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Power Plant Nashik
Nashik
Thermal Power Station Dhariwal Power Station Rattan India
India
Nashik
Nashik
Thermal Power Station Kothagudem Thermal Power Station Kakatiya Thermal Power Station Parli Thermal Power Station NTPC Ramagundam NTPC Mauda Super Thermal Power Station Ramagundam B Thermal Power Station Tiroda Thermal Power Station Butibori Power Project Heavy Water Plant at Manuguru Waluj MIDC Shendra MIDC Shendra – Bidkin Industrial Park Ballarpur Industries HAL Sunabeda NALCO Damanjodi

Transport

NH 5 National Highway 6 (India)(old numbering) NH 7 Godavari Bridge Old Godavari Bridge Godavari Arch Bridge Hyderabad-Godavari Valley Railways Visakhapatnam– Vijayawada
Vijayawada
section Bilaspur– Nagpur
Nagpur
section Nagpur– Hyderabad
Hyderabad
line

Pollution concerns, River basin's sustainable productivity & ecology

Algal bloom
Algal bloom
in reservoirs High alkalinity of river water in the river basin upstream of Pochampadu dam Frequent floods in tail end area of the river basin Alkali salts / high pH water run off from ash / red mud dumps of coal fired power stations / bauxite ore enrichment Excessive silting of reservoirs due to deforestation and mining activities

Related topics

Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal

Other basins

Mahanadi–Brahmani–Baitarani Damodar Kosi Narmada Son Krishna Penna

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East Godavari
East Godavari
district

District headquarters

Kakinada

Revenue divisions

Amalapuram Etipaka Kakinada Peddapuram Rajahmundry Ramachandrapuram Rampachodavaram

Mandals

Ambajipuram Biccavolu Kakinada
Kakinada
(rural) Kakinada
Kakinada
(urban) Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
(rural) Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry
(urban)

Cities

Kakinada Rajahmundry

Towns

Amalapuram Gollaprolu Mandapeta Mummidivaram Peddapuram Pithapuram Ramachandrapuram Ravulapalem Samalkota Tuni

Census towns

Arempudi Bandarulanka Chidiga Morampudi Ramanayyapeta Rampachoda

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