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EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT

Head Quarters: Kakinada

The East Godavari District is located in the North Coastal part of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The District boundaries are Visakhapatnam, West Godavari, Khammam Districts and Bay of Bengal.The District is known as rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh with lush paddy fields and coconut groves. It is also known as another Kerala.

East Godavari, it is the Rice Granary of Andhra Pradesh, beckons tourists to have a glimpse of its rich cultural heritage. Where the lush paddy fields swaying in the breeze appear to dance in a celebration to life.The Headquarters of the District is located at Kakinada.The District is a residuary portion of the old Godavari District after West Godavari District was separated in 1925. As the name of the district conveys, East Godavari District is closely associated with the river Godavari, occupying a major portion of the delta area.

The district has population of 51,51,549 as per the 2011 census which accounts for 6.08% of the total population of the State with 5.10% decadal growth..

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Geographical Profile
Item
Units
Figure
Source
Area
In ‘000 Sq.Km
10.8
Census 2011
Population
In Persons
51,51,549
Male
In Persons
25,69,419
Female
In Persons
25,82,130
Urban
In Persons
13,14,597
Rural
In Persons
38,36,952
Population Growth (decadal)
%
5.1
Population Density (Person/Sq.Km)
Ratio
477
Literacy
%
71.35
Male
%
74.91
Female
%
67.82
Urbanisation
%
25.52
Workers as % of total population
%
39.58
2001
Workers % of main Workers
%
83.22
Household industries
%
3.86
Area under Food & Non-Food crops
Area in Hectares
6,36,364
2012
Mining & Quarrying (Laterite – Top)
Qty in tonnes
9,69,324
Forest Area under the control of Forest Department
Area in Hectares
3,23,244
Gross irrigated area as % of gross cropped area
%
20.6
Value of output of major crops
%
-
Per capita food grain production
%
1.65
Road Length per 100 sq.km.
In Sq.km
99.54
Post offices per 100,000 persons
Ratio
16.55
Bank branches per 100,000 persons
Ratio
9.22
Population per bank
In Thousands
10.9
Per capita bank deposits
Rs. In Crores
21880.99
Per capita bank credit
In Rs.
28013.12
Per capita bank credit to agriculture
In Rs.
60.97
2010
Per ha. bank credit to agriculture
In Rs.
49.36
Per capita bank credit to Industries
In Rs.
72.58
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Major Crops 2011-12
Crop
Area in hectares
Out-turn in tonnes
Source
Rice
3,37,094
11,76,825
2011-12
Maize
8,535
55,744
Green gram(Moong)
33,559
13,265
Black gram(Mash)
31,179
4,342
Coconut
47,585
7,19,961
Sesamum
798
174
Sugar cane
12,618
1,08,685
Mangoes
13,759
91,016
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Major Mineral Production
Mineral
Quantity
(Tonnes)
Value
(‘000 Rs.)
Source
Laterite
9,69,324
35,322
2011-12
Crude Oil
3,03,584
50,77,445
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Mandal Information
Mandal
Code
Mandal Name
Mandal
Code
Mandal Name
1
Maredumilli
21
Pithapuram
2
Y Ramavaram
22
Kothapalle
3
Addateegala
23
Kakinada
(Rural)
4
Rajavommangi
24
Kakinada
(Urban)
5
Kotananduru
25
Samalkota
6
Tuni
26
Rangampeta
7
Thondangi
27
Gandepalle
8
Gollaprolu
28
Rajanagaram
9
Sankhavaram
29
Rajahmundry
(Rural)
10
Prathipadu
30
Rajahmundry (Urban)
11
Yeleswaram
31
Kadiam
12
Gangavaram
32
Mandapeta
13
Rampachodavaram
33
Anaparthy
14
Devipatnam
34
Biccavolu
15
Seethanagaram
35
Pedapudi
16
Korukonda
36
Karapa
17
Gokavaram
37
Thallarevu
18
Jaggampeta
38
Kajuluru
19
Kirlampudi
39
Ramachandra
puram
20
Peddapuram
40
Rayavaram

Mandal
Code
Mandal Name
41
Kapileswara
puram
42
Alamuru
43
Atreyapuram
44
Ravula Palem
45
Pamarru
46
Kothapeta
47
P Gannavaram
48
Ambajipeta
49
Ainavilli
50
Mummidivaram
51
I.Polavaram
52
Katrenikona
53
Uppalaguptam
54
Amalapuram
55
Allavaram
56
Mamidikuduru
57
Razole
58
Malikipuram
59
Sakhinetipalle
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East Godavari : MLA List
SNo Name of the Elected Candidate Party Constituency
01 DADISETTI RAJA Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Tuni
02 VARUPULA SUBBARAO Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Prathipadu
03 S.V.S.N. VARMA Telugu Desam Pithapuram
04 ANANTHA LAKSHMI PILLI Telugu Desam Kakinada Rural
05 NIMMAKAYALA CHINA RAJAPPA Telugu Desam Peddapuram
06 NALLAMILLI RAMAKRISHNA REDDY Telugu Desam Anaparthy
07 VANAMADI VENKATESWARARAO (KONDABABU) Telugu Desam Kakinada City
08 THOTA TRIMURTHULU Telugu Desam Ramachandrapuram
09 DATLA SUBBA RAJU (BUCHI BABU) Telugu Desam Mummidivaram
10 AITHABATHULA ANANDARAO Telugu Desam Amalapuram (SC)
11 GOLLAPALLI SURYA RAO Telugu Desam Razole (SC)
12 PULAPARTY NARAYANA MURTY Telugu Desam Gannavaram (SC)
13 CHIRLA. JAGGIREDDY Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Kothapeta
14 JOGESWARA RAO. V Telugu Desam Mandapeta
15 PENDURTHI VENKATESH Telugu Desam Telugu Desam Rajanagaram
16 AKULA SATYANARAYANA Bharatiya Janata Party Rajahmundry City
17 GORANTLA BUTCHAIAH CHOWDARY Telugu Desam Rajahmundry Rural
18 JYOTHULA NEHRU Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Jaggampeta
19 VANTALA RAJESWARI Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Rampachodavaram (ST)
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TOURISM in East Godavari District

1. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

It is at a distance of about 15 Km from Kakinada on Kakinada Yanam Road. Coringa Sanctuary, named after a tiny village coringa in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh a part of Godavari Mangroves was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh vide G.O.Ms.No - 484, Forests and Rural Development (For.III) Department dated 5-7-1978 was to conserve the mangrove vegetation of the estuary, extending in an area of about 235.Sq.Kms. It is located between 16o-30' to 17o-00' N latitudes and 82o-14' to 82o-23'E longitudes. Mangroves are salt - tolerent forest ecosystems of tropical and sub - tropical intertidal regions of the world. They normally occur between high waterlevel and near about mean sea level along the sheltered shores, estuaries, tidal creeks, back-waters, lagoons, marshes and mud-flats.

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2. Konaseema

Konaseema is an area in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India, between the two branches of theGodavari river and the Bay of Bengal. Konaseema is known for its scenic greenery and Vedic scholars. The origin of its name may be from the Telugu word kona meaning corner, due to its triangular shape. Its northern edge is marked by the 'Gautami' branch of the Godavari river, the southern edge by the 'Vasista' branch of the Godavari river and its Eastern side by the Bay of Bengal that the river flows into. Komaseema's soil is amongst the most fertile along the Coromandel Coast and it has many coconut trees, mango groves, cashews and paddy fields. The festivals of Rathotsavam (for Vishnu) and Prabhala Teertham (for Shiva) are well known in the region. Konaseema has lush scenery and a mangrove forest along the sea coast. In the mangrove forest there is a lighthouse reachable only by boat.

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