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Bethamcheria

Bethamcherla
Betamcherla
town
Nickname(s): Stone Town
Bethamcherla
Bethamcherla
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 15°28′00″N 78°10′00″E / 15.4667°N 78.1667°E / 15.4667; 78.1667Coordinates: 15°28′00″N 78°10′00″E / 15.4667°N 78.1667°E / 15.4667; 78.1667

Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District Kurnool
Settled Century B.C.
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 30,977
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 518599
Telephone code 8516
Vehicle registration AP
Sex ratio 1:1.04 /
Literacy 52%
Distance from Delhi 876 kilometres (544 mi) SE (land)
Distance from Mumbai 500 kilometres (310 mi) SE (land)
Distance from Hyderabad, India 260 kilometres (160 mi) SW (land)
Climate BSh (Köppen)
Precipitation 658 millimetres (25.9 in)
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 31 °C (88 °F)

Bethamchurla, is a census town and mandal headquarters in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Geography

Betamcherla sits at an average elevation of 400 meters (1315 feet). This high elevation largely protects the town against rain damage.

The town is surrounded by lands rich in limestone, dolomite deposits, and flooring stones. These resources played a major role in Betamcherlas's economic development.

Townscape

Economy

The town was developed by immigrant families from the northern areas of Andhra Pradesh. In particular, the industriliast took a major role in developing the town into a business centre.

This town is the highest revenue generator for the electrical department in Kurnool District, as approximately 500 small-scale industries around the town.

Businesses tend to be seasonal and weather-dependent. Mining, for example, must stop when it rains.

Agriculture

Agriculture is concentrated in the village areas surrounding betamcherla, including Gootypalli, Kottala, Malkapuram, and Kotta Palle. Crops include rice, wheat, vegetables, flowers, and green grass.

Stone

Bethamcherla is famous for the Polish stones. The mines around Bethamcherla have stones in various colours like Marble white, Buff, Joy, Green, White, Light Green Marble, Pink, Gold spot, Light green marble, etc.[1] These stones are of 1 feet in size and will be used for enormous designs at home and office. The beauty of these slabs is they shine as you keep cleaning and are hard to break once they are laid. The workers who lay these slabs have learnt it from their ancestors. These are one of the Best stones which you can rely on for a natural and beautiful flooring.

Raw material for flooring stones comes from mining areas surrounding the town. Around 400-500 small-scale industries mold this material into polished slabs.

Soap stone is milled into Steatite powder, which is used for enhancing the brightness of drafting paper.

Banks

Andhra Bank, Andhra Pragathi Bank, SBH and SBI & muthoot finance,muthoot fincorp are located in the town

Demographics

Town of Bethamcherla
(Population by year)
Census
year
Population Rank
1971
1981
1991
2001

At the time of the 2010 India census,[2] Bethamcherla had a population of 41,672. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Bethamcherla has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. 62% of males and 38% of females are literate.

Medical facilities

Betamcherla's medical facilities include general hospitals, one veterinary hospital, dispensaries, HIV/Aids centres, and leprosy centres.

Education

Government schools

ZP High school is a very old school which was constructed by Shri Shesha Reddy and donated to government.

Elementary schools

Upper Primary schools

High schools

The town has an aided high school donated by Shri Shesha Reddy.

Private schools

Sree Saraswati Sisumandir(primary & highschool), Sri Bhagyodaya High School, Sumedha Educational Academy, Grace English medium School, Sarada English Medium school, St.Anns English Medium school,

colleges

Panyam Cement Junior Collage(aided), Gyana Saraswathi Intermediate & Degree Collage, one ITI collage is available in this town.

Features

The town is an important site for religious pilgrims. Among its ten temples, Maddileti Swamy is one of the most famous. Another hilltop temple is known for its view of surrounding lands.

Tourism

By road

  • Bus: 6 hours travel from Hyderabad; 7 hours travel from Bangalore
  • Car: 4 hours travel from Hyderabad; 5 hours travel from Bangalore
  • Bus: 8 hours travel from thirupathi;

By rail

  • Station code: BETAMCHERLA (BMH)

By air

References

Falling Rain Genomics. Betamcherla

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