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Administrative Setup – Kadapa District

Region of the state where the district is located: Kadapa district is the extreme south eastern district of Andhra Pradesh and lies in the heart of the track of land that forms the southern deccan plateau, popularly referred to as the Rayalaseema. It lies between 13o 43’ and 15o 14’ of the northern latitude and 77o 55’ and 79o 29’ …

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FAUNA AND FLORA IN KADAPA DISTRICT

Kadapa district is blessed with a series of beautiful valleys through which holy rivers like Pinakini (Pennar), Papaghni, Chitravathi, Mandavya, Cheyyeru cut across the district giving the land sanctity of their own. The river Penna is the most important river flowing right through the District whose legend is incorporated in a sasanam (inscription) at Gandikota.

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Mines and Minerals in Kadapa District

Kadapa district is the repository of mineral wealth. The important minerals that are available in the district are  barytes, asbestos and lime stone. As per the 1983 survey of geological survey of India 30lakh tons of lead, 74,000,000 tons of barytes, 27000tons asbestos deposits are there. It is estimated that 700lakh tons of barytes deposits might be there in Mangampet. …

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CROPS AND SOIL OF KADAPA DISTRICT

Kadapa district is endowed mainly with red and black soils ranging from poor to fertile soils. The soil of the district  has been classified into red ferruginous soil and black spoil. These two classes can be sub divided into clay, loam sand with finer distinctions.  Red soils occupy 53% of the cultivated area and are mostly situated in L. R. Palli, …

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Irrigation Projects in YSR District

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Irrigation Projects – Kadapa District Irrigation in Kadapa district is through major, medium and minor irrigation projects. There are 4 major, 5 medium completed irrigation projects in the district. The major irrigation projects are 1) Kurnool-Kadapa canal 2) TBP HLC Stage-I, 3) TBP HLC Stage-II (Mylavaram) and 4) Pulivendula Branch canal with a total ayacut of 2,27,896 acres. The five …

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LANKAMALA SANCTUARY

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Spread over an area of 464.42 sq. km. in Kadapa district Lankamala sanctuary lies at a distance of 60 km (15 km by walk) from Kadapa town. The sanctuary has deep gorges and steep slopes with beautiful waterfalls. The forest of this sanctuary is dry deciduous thorn mixed forests, dry evergreen scrubs, etc. It is the home of Red Sanders, an endemic species …

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Telugu Ganga Project in Kadapa District

The Telugu Ganga Project – now under construction is a diversion scheme from foreshore of N.S.R. Sagar project and is intended to supply 15 TMC of Krishna water to Chennai city for drinking purpose besides creating irrigation Potential of 5,75,000 acres (1.08 Lakhs acres in Kurnool Dist., 1.67 Lakhs acres in Kadapa District utilizing 29 TMC of Krishna Water through …

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