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Vuyyuru

Vuyyuru
వుయ్యూరు
Village
Vuyyuru is located in Andhra Pradesh
Vuyyuru
Vuyyuru
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates:
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Mandal Vuyyuru
Government
 • Type Nagar Panchayat
Area[1]
 • Total 37.60 km2 (14.52 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 46,490
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521165
Telephone code +91–8676
Vehicle registration AP–16
Lok Sabha
constituency
Machilipatnam
Vidhan Sabha
constituency
Penamaluru

Vuyyuru is a town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Nagar panchayat and the headquarters of Vuyyuru mandal under Nuzvid revenue division.[4][5]

Demographics

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 46,490. The total population constitutes 23,312 males and 23,178 females —a sex ratio of 994 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[6] 4,332 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,151 are boys and 2,181 are girls. The town's average literacy rate stands at 81.87% with 34,513 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[3][7]

Economy

Agriculture

Vuyyuru's economy is based on agriculture, mainly rice and sugar cane. The land is very fertile, and irrigation canals which draw water from the Krishna River crisscross the area. Drinking water is not scarce. A small dam and bridge were constructed during the British period on the main canal in the town.

Industries

KCP sugar factory is the first sugar manufacturing unit setup at Vuyyuru in 1941. It has present capacity of 7500 Tons of Cane per Day.[8] KCP has a cogeneration plant which produces 15 MW of power per day.[9]

Governance

Civic administration

Vuyyuru Nagar Panchayat is the civic administrative body of the town which was constituted in the year 2011.[1] The municipal chairman of Vuyyuru Nagar Panchayat is J.Poornachandra Rao and the vice-chairman is Y.Padmavathi .[10]

Politics

Vuyyuru under its mandal falls in Penamaluru (Assembly constituency), which in turn represents Machilipatnam (Lok Sabha constituency) of Andhra Pradesh.[11] The present MLA representing Penamaluru (Assembly constituency) is Bode Prasad of Telugu Desam Party.[12][13]

Health

The Government General Hospital is located in Katuru Road. There are two charity-funded hospitals. The CBM Bethel Hospital was established during British rule. The Rotary Eye Hospital is funded by KCP sugar factory and local residents.[14]

Transport

It is located on the National Highway 9. There is no railway station in Vuyyuru. The nearest railway stations is Gudivada.[15] The nearest airport is Vijayawada Airport near Gannavaram, which is about 25 km away.

Notable people

Some notable personalities from Vuyyuru are:

See also

References

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