Jayashankar Bhupalpally (Acharya Jayashankar) District is carved out of erstwhile Warangal District with the annexation of some parts of Karimnagar and with 1 Revenue Divisions and 11 mandals. The district is named after Telangana ideologue, Prof. K. Jayashankar sir.
It is surrounded by Peddapalli, Mancherial, Mulugu, Warangal Rural, Karimnagar, Warangal Urban, Kothagudem districts and the states of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Agriculture is the main occupation in rural parts of the district, with paddy, chilli, cotton and turmeric being the chief crops grown in the area. Devadula lift Irrigation and tanks constructed by Kakatiya rulers are the primary sources of irrigation. Industries like Singareni Collieries, Kakatiya Thermal power plant, and some small agriculture-based industries flourish in this area.
Many pilgrim centres and historical places adorn the district like the Kaleshwaram temple, Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy temple located at Mahadevpur Mandal., Kaleshwaram is named Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, since the three rivers Godavari, Pranahita and the third illusionary Antharvahini, meet here. The Mukteshwara Swamy temple is significant for the fact that there are two lingas that of Shiva and Yama on the same pedestal.
The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project or KLIP is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhupalpally, Telangana, India. Currently the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation project, its farthest upstream influence is at the confluence of the Pranhita and Godavari rivers.
|Area||2,293 sq kms|
|No. of Revenue Divisions||1|
|No. of Villages||223|
|No. of Revenue Mandals||11|
|No. of Mandal Praja Parishads||11|
|No. of Gram Panchayats||241|
|No. of Municipalities||1|
|No. of Post Offices||53|
|No. of Police Stations||12|
|No. of Hospitals (Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy Including Govt. Hospitals and Dispensaries)||30|
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