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JOGULAMBA-GADWAL

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Jogulamba-Gadwal district has been carved from Mahbubnagar district of Telangana, with the administrative headquarters located at Gadwal town.


The district is spread across an area of 2,928 square kilometers. Gadwal town is located nearly 210 km from Hyderabad is well accessible by Bangalore-Hyderabad National Highway 7.


Gadwal has an average elevation of 325 metres (1,066 ft). Gadwal has a good infrastructure including a railway junction, river, government land, Sub Collector Office, national highway connectivity and brand image in the country.


The district has a population of 6, 64,971 as per the 2011 census of India.


Historical Background

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The most famous ruler and strongman of Gadwal called Peda Soma Bhupaludu (Somanadri) built this fort during 17th century. The Fort was constructed with huge walls and moats around the fort which made the Gadwal Fort very strong and impregnable.


The fort has three temples called Sri Chennakesava Temple, Ramalayam, Sri Venugopala Temple among which Chennakesava Temple is grand with large temple tower, stone mandapa and beatiful carvings. Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala has defeated the Nawab of Kurnool and brought 32 feet long Cannon which was the biggest in the country which can be still seen in the fort. Gadwal is also famous for silk sarees. The weavers are known for weaving smallest Silk Saree which can be kept in a match Box.

AGRICULTURE

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At a distance of 18 km from Gadwal and 171 km from Hyderabad, The Jurala Dam is located around 10 km from Kuravpur.


Also known as Indira Priyadarshini Project, the Jurala Dam was constructed in the year 1995 on the River Krishna. The foundation was laid by the Mr. Tanguturi Anjaiah and he named the project as Priyadarshini project. It has a full reservoir level of 1045 ft and has a full capacity of 11.94 TMC. The length of the project is around one kilometer and height is said to be around 27.80 meters.


The left and right canals of this project are supplying water to thousands of acres of Agriculture lands and also drinking water to many villages and towns. Power is being generated through Hydro Electric Project which is shared with Karnataka state.