About AP Districts PRAKASAM

Head Quarters: Ongole More Info : www.prakasam.ap.gov.in

The region was named as Prakasam District on 12 May 1972 in memory of Tanguturi Prakasam, also known as Andhra Kesari (Lion of Andhra). The district was situated between 79º and 80º E, of the eastern longitudes and 15º 30′ and 16ºN, of northern latitudes. The Boundaries of Prakasam district are Bay of Bengal in the East, Cuddapah and Nellore districts in the South, Kurnool district in the West and Guntur district in the North directions. The district headquarters are located at Ongole. The district has population of 33,92,764 as per the 2011 census which accounts for 4.00% of the total population of the State with 10.90% decadal growth.

Source: Bureau Of Economics

Item
Units
Figure
Source
Area
In 000 Sq. Km
17.6
Census 2011
Population
In Persons
33,92,764
Male
In Persons
17,12,735
Female
In Persons
16,80,029
Urban
In Persons
6,62,116
Rural
In Persons
27,30,648
Population Growth (decadal)
%
10.9
Population Density (Person/Sq.Km)
Ratio
192
Literacy
%
63.53
Male
%
73.53
Female
%
53.4
Urbanisation
%
19.52
Workers as % of total population
%
50.25
2001
Workers % of main Workers
%
84.99
Household industries
%
3.74
Area under Food & Non-Food crops
Area in Hectares
6,36,433
2012
Mining & Quarrying (Silica Sand – Top)
Qty in tonnes
53,378
Forest Area under the control of
Forest Department
Area in Hectares
4,61,983
Gross irrigated area as % of gross
cropped area
%
34.47
Value of output of major crops
%
Per capita food grain production
%
Road Length per 100 sq.km.
In Sq.km
118.33
Post offices per 100,000 persons
Ratio
26.7
Bank branches per 100,000 persons
Ratio
8.98
Population per bank
In Thousands
11.24
Per capita bank deposits
Rs. In Crores
15238.9
Per capita bank credit
In Rs.
27430.14
Per capita bank credit to agriculture
In Rs.
88.29
2010
Per ha. bank credit to agriculture
In Rs.
47.07
Per capita bank credit to Industries
In Rs.
14.6

Major Crops 2011-12

Crop
Area in hectares
Out-turn in tonnes
Source
Rice
1,18,518
4,27,030
2011-12
Maize
13,538
1,03,271
Red gram(Tuar)
38,173
12,444
Bengal gram
94,684
1,38,996
Sunflower
17,007
18,623
Castor
12,329
5,105
Tobacco
62,776
1,09,504
Chillies
31,984
1,06,589
Mineral
Quantity
(Tonnes)
Value
(‘000 Rs.)
Source
Silica Sand
53,378
2,587
2011-12
Quartz/Quarzite
14,597
2,398
Mandal Code
Mandal Name
Mandal Code
Mandal Name
Mandal Code
Mandal Name
1
Yerragondapalem
20
Martur
39
Veligandla
2
Pullalacheruvu
21
Parchur
40
Pedacherlopalle
3
Tripuranthakam
22
Karamchedu
41
Ponnaluru
4
Kurichedu
23
Chirala
42
Kondapi
5
Donakonda
24
Vetapalem
43
Santhanuthlapadu
6
Pedaaraveedu
25
Inkollu
44
Ongole
7
Dornala
26
Janakavaram Panguluru
45
Naguluppalapadu
8
Ardhaveedu
27
Korisapadu
46
Chinaganjam
9
Markapur
28
Maddipadu
47
Kothapatnam
10
Tarlapadu
29
Chimakurthi
48
Tangutur
11
Konakanamitla
30
Marripudi
49
Zarugumilli
12
Podili
31
Kanigiri
50
Kandukur
13
Darsi
32
Hanumanthunipadu
51
Voletivaripalem
14
Mundlamuru
33
Bestavaripeta
52
Pamur
15
Thallur
34
Cumbum
53
Lingasamudram
16
Addanki
35
Racherla
54
Gudluru
17
Ballikuruva
36
Giddaluru
55
Ulavapadu
18
Santhamaguluru
37
Komarolu
56
Singarayakonda
19
Yeddanapudi
38
Chadrasekara Puram