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Mancherial is a town and a municipality in Adilabad district in the Indianmarker state of Andhra Pradeshmarker. It is the largest town in Adilabad District. Website of Mancherial

Geography

Mancherial is located at . It has an average elevation of 142 meters (469 feet).

Demographics

 India census, Mancherial had a population of 70,231. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mancherial has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 57%. In Mancherial, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Features

  • Mancherial was previously called GARMILLA.
  • Mancherial is the first and the largest urban area in Adilabad Dist.
  • Mancherial is a commercial hub of the coal belt area of Singareni collieries.
  • A cement plant earlier called ACC Ltd., now changed to MCC (Mancherial Cement Company) is located here.
  • It is located on the north bank of the Godavari river.
Hospitals and nursing homes in the town in both the private and Government sector cater to a wide area and diverse population, including miners, tribal and farmers from the surrounding areas. Visiting specialists from Hyderabad and Warangal serve the area well.
  • It has a thriving market for agricultural produce.
  • It is on the main north-south railway route from Delhi to Chennai. The major junctions up north are Wardha in Maharashtra and Kazipet in Warangal District to the south.
  • Its proximity to the rich cement minerals and the coal mines fuels the economy, which offsets the rampant poverty prevalent in the Adilabad area and the accompanying naxellite problem.
  • It has a government-run high school and a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-run Saraswathi, Mancerial public School which was established in 1982, this one of the oldest school which is having English medium Sishu Mandir schools (both taught in Telugu), apart from R.B.H.V high school (both Hindi and English media) and Carmel Convent High School (taught in English) Martins Grammar High School (English Medium), Trinity High School, Urdu high school run by Urdu education society called madeen ul uloom. Mancherial has a total of 8 mosques. Among them, Jama Masjid is Biggest and Masjid-e-Arfath is the second biggest which is located at Islampura.


SINGARENI COLLIERIES are the largest employers in town, followed by ACC cement factory, Murlidhar Jaju Dall Mill and Sirpur Paper mills. Venkateswara temple, Saibaba temple, Hanuman temple are the most visited by the locals. It has branches of all the major bank like SBI, SBH, HDFC, ICICI, Axis bank and Andhra Bank.

Colonies in and around 5 kilometer radius of Mancherial include Krishna colony, Naspur colony, Shirkey Colony, Nagarjuna and New Nagarjuna. Srirampur colony located at a distance of 6 km from Mancherial is the place where the general manager office of the coal mines are located. Quarters at Srirampur are provided by the government to accommodate Singareni employees. Two good and neatly maintained parks are surrounded by these colonies.A swimming pool, Church and Geeta Dhyana Mandiram are located in C.C.C area. There has been a demand to make Mancherial as a separate district from the political leaders as Mancherial had all the features that a district must have. As the district head quaters is very far to the east district people the demand has raisen by all M.L.A's in this region.

Languages

Most of the people speak Telugu. Hindi, Urdu and English are also spoken here.

Religions

Hinduism is the most practised religion followed by Islam and Christianity.

Transport

Road Transport

Mancherial is well connected by road from major parts of India like Adilabadmarker, Karimnagarmarker, Jagtialmarker, Warangalmarker,Nizamabad, Hyderabadmarker, Gunturmarker, Vijayawadamarker, Nagpurmarker, Shirdimarker, Punemarker.

NH-16 (Nizamabad to Jagadalpur) passes through Mancherial.

Rail transport

Mancherail railway station is located on the one of the biggest railway line in India (New Delhi-Chennai). It is the major town which is the center for every transport, specially giving a big turn over on coal, one of the biggest national income resource.

It is well connected by rail from various metro cities in India. It comes under South Central Railways.

Air Transport

Nearest Airport to the Mancherail is Hyderabad International airport [Shamshabad Airport] (250 km by road, 5 hours of journey by train (AP Exp).

Attractions

Visiting places in and surrounding Mancherail:
  • Venkateshwara Temple
  • Saibaba Temple
  • Jama Masjid
  • Godavari River (Sammakka Sarakka Jathara)
  • Kunthala water falls
  • ACC Jathara
  • Gudem (Satyanarayana Swamy, Ayyappa temples)
  • Jannaram wild life sanctuary and forest
  • CSI Church (Luxettipet)
  • Kadem Dam
  • MCC Quary Durgadevi Jatara
  • Swarna Project, Nirmal
  • Gaandhari Khila, ACC, Mancherial
  • PRanahita Wild Life Sanctuary (Main City of the Sanctuary is Mancherial you can visit the sanctuary from Nov to April)
  • CSI Church, Gajulapet, Nirmal.
  • Singareni coal mines
  • Sripada Sagar Praject Dam in Mancherial City Border Gudipeta
  • Chanda Mahnkali Devalayam


References

Mancherial Website


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