DISTRICT AT GLANCE
The District derived its name Kamareddy from the ruler of Domakonda Fort Chinna Kamireddy, who ruled this area during AD 1600 to 1640. Old name of this place is KODURU. This village exists in the place where Kishtamma Gudi now existing. In Harijanwada area there was temple called KODURU HANMANDLA GUDI. This temple is oldest in the History of Kamareddy. Apart from this temple there are another ( 3 ) Temples which are the proofs of Kamareddy i.e., 1.Kishtammagudi, 2. Venu Gopala Swamy Gudi and 3. Vittaleshwara Alayam. In Kakathiya Dynasti this place was ruled by KAKARTHYA GUNDANA, proof of this is available in Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple in Banda Rameshwar Pally village of Machareddy Mandal.
This district has contributed many freedom fighters and social workers of nation. People of this district fought bravely with Razakars, who were armed with weapons and enjoyed the implicit support of Nizam’s government, and finally this district along with other districts of Telangana merged with the Indian union. The leaders of this district involved in the “Quit India moment” launched by the Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahathma Gandhi along with the rest of Telangana.
The District is bifurcated from residual District of Nizamabad and formed as Kamareddy District from 11-10-2016 with ( 3 ) Revenue Divisions viz., Kamareddy, Banswada and Yellareddy and ( 22 ) Mandals including ( 1 ) Municipality i.e., Kamareddy. Rajampet, Bibipet, Ramareddy, Peddakodapgal and Nasrullabad are formed as new mandals apart from existing ( 17 ) Mandals.
Kamareddy District is bounded on the North by Nizamabad District and on the East by Rajanna Siricilla District and Siddipet District, on the South by Medak District on the West by Nanded District of Maharashtra State and Bidar District of Karnataka State. The Geographical area of this district is 3,652 Sq.Kms. The District lies between 18 – 19’- 07” of Latitude and and 78 -20’-37” Longtitude.
The total Forest area in the District 82,190.48 Hectares farming 22.43 percent of the Total Geographical Area of the District. The thick Forest belt produces Timber, Fuel, Bamboo and Beedi Leaves, which yield good revenue. Custard Apples grow well in this District.
The important soils are Black Soils and Chalka ( Sandy Loamy ) and they constitute 52 Percent and 48 Percent of Total Area of the District respectively. The erstwhile blocks of Madnoor and Banswada are predominantly covered by Black Soils and other area of the district is covered with Chalka Soils
The district is not rich in minerals, Iron ore of poor quality occurs at a few places as laterite and ferrogenous quartizites. Aluminous boles containing 24% to 35% alumina are reported from Gurja Kunta of Bhiknoor Mandal and Karedpally in Tadwai Mandal. White calcareous Kaolinised earth is found near Tippapur, Bhiknoor and Kupriyal. Granites of various quartzes and Deccan trap rocks yield excellent material for buildings and roads.
The Principal rivers flowing in the District is Manjira. The Manjira rises in Potoda taluk of Bidar district in Karnataka State, enters the district from south west. The waters of Manjira are being utilized for irrigation through the Nizamsagar dam constructed across the Manjira River near Achampet (V) in Nizamsagar Mandal.
In addition to the above a Perennial Stream viz., Kowlas Nala Vagu is being flown from Karnataka State enters the District in Jukkal Mandal. A Mini Project has been constructed across the Vagu at Lingampali and Sawargaon villages of Jukkal Mandal and being irrigated some of the villages of Jukkal and Bichkunda Mandals.
Kamareddy district is one of the agriculturally developed district in the Telangana state. Beedi Rolling is a well known household industry and plays an important role to provide economic activity among women. The sugarcane plantation is one of the major crops of this district. In view of this Sugar factories like Indira Sugars and Gayathri Sugar factories are established. They play an important role in the economy of the district of Kamareddy District.
PLACES OF HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS ATTRACTION.
It is situated in Issannapally village of Sadashivnager Mandal. The image of Bhairava is characterized by elements of 23rd Thirthanker Parswanatha.
One of the famous Shiva temples is located in Bhiknoor Mandal. An epic story is popular on construction of this temple. Many pilgrims around South India visit this temple.
Sri Baswappa Lingappa Swamy Temple:
The famous Lord Sri Basawa Lingappa Swamy located in Bichkunda Mandal nearby Maharashtra and Karnataka stated.
Domakonda fort built by Rashtrakuta rulers around 10 AD. The fort was restored by Kamineni Family in 1786 who ruled this region from here. Kowlas Fort in Kowlas village of Jukkal mandal.