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BHADRADRI-KOTHAGUDEM

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The Kothagudem district is carved out of erstwhile Khammam district. The district shares boundaries with Bhoopalapalle, Mahabubabad, Khammam districts and the states of AP and Chattisgarh.


The district comprises 24 mandals and 2 revenue divisions Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam. The district headquarters is located at Kothagudem town.


Kothagudem is well connected through Bhadrachalam Road railway station. There are bus services from Kothagudem to all important cities in Telangana and the other neighbouring districts. The district has two bus depots at Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam.


Historical Background

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 Bhadrachalam, a key town of pilgrimage importance, is located in Kothagudem district. The temple town of Bhadrachalam is situated on the banks of Godavari River. The town shares its historical significance with Ramayana Era. The name Bhadrachalam is derived from the word Bhadragiri (The Mountain Abode of Bhadra, the child of Meru and Menaka). The famous temple at Bhadrachalam is home to the Archa Murthys of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana and their idols are believed to be swayambhu i.e. self-manifested ones.


Industrial Background

  Kothagudem district boasts of some major industries. The district is endowed with a variety of important minerals such as Coal. The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), a Government coal mining company jointly owned by the Government of Telangana and Government of India, has its headquarters in Kothagudem. SCCL is currently operating 16 opencast and 30 underground mines in 4 districts of Telangana with a manpower around 58,837. Kothagudem Thermal Power Station,which located in Paloncha is one of the coal based power plants of Telangana Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) , ITC- Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (ITC-PSPD) which is amongst the leading names in the business worldwide is located at Sarapaka village near Bhadrachalam. Kothagudem district is also rich in forest reserves.


Educational Background

  The University College of Engineering, Kakatiya University (KUCE), formerly known as the Kothagudem School of Mines(KSM) is the first mining college in Telangana and the second in India.The Government Polytechnic Kothagudem (Formerly Government Mining Institute) was established in 1957 at Kothagudem Collieries to promote the Technical Education.


TOURISM

 There are many places of interest in Kothagudem such as Bhadrachalam, Kinnerasani, Parnashala etc.,


  Bhadrachalam, a key town of pilgrimage importance, is located in Kothagudem district. The temple town of Bhadrachalam is situated on the banks of Godavari River. The town shares its historical significance with Ramayana Era. The name Bhadrachalam is derived from the word Bhadragiri (The Mountain Abode of Bhadra, the child of Meru and Menaka). The famous temple at Bhadrachalam is home to the Archa Murthys of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana and their idols are believed to be swayambhu i.e. self-manifested ones.


 The Kinnerasani project or the Dam is a storage reservoir constructed on the Kinnerasani River in the Godavari Basin at Yanamboil village of Palvoncha mandal. Kinnerasani River is an important tributary of the river Godavari. The scenic beauty created by the landscape along the Kinnerasani River is a panoramic one abutted by lush green landscape. The Kinnerasani sanctuary, a part of the Dandakaranya Forests, is a haven of exotic wildlife and tourists enjoy their visit here by spotting several animals in their natural habitat.


  Parnashala, a popular tourist place, is a village in the Dummugudem mandal. It is said to be the place where the evil-minded king Ravana abducted Goddess Sita. This place unfolds this part of the epic Ramayana by exhibiting the primary events with beautifully canvassed sculptures of Shri Ram, Sita, Laxman, and Ravan


Industrial Profile


DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE, BHADRADRI KOTHAGUDEM DISTRICT


TS-iPASS (TELANGANA STATE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT APPROVAL AND SELF CERTIFICATION SYSTEM)



                              Telangana Government has introduced TSiPASS Act 2014 – Single point approvals to the Industrial proposals – to provide speedy processing for issue of various licences, clearances and certificates required for setting up of Industrial undertakings based on the self-certification for the promotion of industrial development and also to provide for an investor friendly environment in the state of Telangana.


  •  Single point TS iPASS approval by State and District Committees on behalf of all the departments.

  •  District Level Committee provides approvals under the Chairmanship of the District Collector.

  Salient features of TSiPASS System :


  •  For the first time, it provides applicants the right to timely clearances.

  •  Acceptance of self-certification (on Rs.100/- stamp paper)

  •  Time limits for clearances (Max. 30 days)

  •  Provision of penalty if the department delay clearances.

  •  Common application form is prescribed for all departments’ approvals/ clearances/ licences for ease of doing business under TSiPASS system.

  •  Making mandatory for the Competent Authorities to seek shortfall/ additional information required, if any, only once, within three days from receipt of the application.

  Progress under TSiPASS System after formation of New District :


  No.of applications (units)   51
  No. of approvals given   85
  Total Investment (in Crores)   8565.36
  Total Employment (proposed)   3619

  PMEGP SCHEME :


                           PMEGP (Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme), which was started in 2008 for encouraging the employment in rural areas. Under this program, Manufacturing and Service units can be established. 15% to 35% of Margin Money will be provided to the units established under this program. The scheme is implemented by Khadi & Village Indsutries Commission, Khadi Board and DICs in the district. Any individual above 18 years of age, atleast 8th standard pass for projects more than 5 lakhs (Service sector) and 10 lakhs (manufacturing sector). The applicant need to submit the applications form in the online process through the website www.kviconline.gov.in/pmegpeportal by uploading their cast, PAN Card, AAdhar Card, Population certificate and project report of the proposed unit along with passport photo of the applicant. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.


  During the year 2016-17 & 2017-18, 64 units with an investment of 452 lakhs have been selected and recommended to the financial institutions for grounding of units. The margin money involved for these units is Rs.119 lakhs.


  PERFORMANCE OF INDUSTRIES FOR LAST 1 YEAR PERIOD :


  •  The industries, which have applied for various approvals for establishing their industries, have started commercial production and some of them are in advanced stage.

  •  ITC-PSPD, Bhadrachalam power generation unit and pulp bleaching unit with an investment of 721 crores is in advanced stage and will start commercial production in December, 2017. ITC is benefitting 1000s of formers in the district by procuring Eucalyptus and subabul plantation raised by the formers and it is providing employment directly and indirectly for many persons based on ITCs number of economic activities like ancillary units, transport and logistics, petol pumps, plantation, nurseries etc.

  •  TS GENCO 8th stage in KTPS with 800MW Power generation Capacity and investment about 6000 crores is also in erection stage. It is providing many opportunities for ancillary and allied units.

  •  Oil Palm processing unit which was proposed at Musthibanda (V), Dammapeta (M) with an Investment of 78.35 crores for processing of 600Tonnes of Palm Oil fresh fruit bunches per day to provide employment to 80 members is in advanced stage. This unit is providing benefit to the formers who raised palm oil trees in 25000 acres in the district.

  •  Bhadradri Thermal Power Station is proposed at Ramanujavaram(V), Manuguru (M) with an investment of Rs.7290.60 crores for 4X270 MW Power Generation is in erection stage.

  •  Most of the Small and Micro units are already gone into production and remaining are in advanced stage.

  ACTION PLAN FOR COMING YEAR :


  •  During the last year, 2 Entrepreneur Development Programmes were conducted in 2 places in the district.

  •  Special EDPs will be conducted to Technical Students, skilled workers for encouraging the upcoming entrepreneurs.

  •  All departments’ data will be converged to make proper planning for projecting targets of the department by mapping the local resources.

GENERAL MANAGER


DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE,


BHADRADRI KOTHAGUDEM DISTRICT.