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Prakasam district

Prakasam distirct is formerly known as Ongole district. The Ongole district was formed on February 2, 1970. It was later renamed to Prakasam on May 2, 1972. Prakasam district was formed with Markapur division from Kurnool, Ongole division from Guntur and Kandukuru division from Nellore. The district is named in memory of 'Andhra Kesari' Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu who was born in Ammanabrolu of this district.

Prakasam District Collector and other officials

Politicians from Prakasam

Constituencies

Prakasam has one Lok Sabha and 12 Assembly constituencies.

Lok Sabha Constituencies

Assembly Constituencies

  • Yerragondapalem (SC)
  • Darsi
  • Parchur
  • Addanki
  • Chirala
  • Santhanuthalapadu (SC)
  • Ongole
  • Kandukur
  • Kondapi (SC)
  • Markapuram
  • Giddalur
  • Kanigiri

Recent Prakasam News

Dec 18, 2012: Representatives of Central trade unions staged demonstration and tried to lay siege to Prakasam Bhavan against the 'anti-labour' policies of the UPA government. The police took 17 key trade union leaders into preventive custody.

A 36-year-old married woman was suspected of having been raped and murdered at Bali Veligandal village near Darsi in Prakasam district. Her body was found in a dried up stream on Wednesday. Jan 2, 2013

2014

A second year polytechnic student at Bellamkonda Polytechnic College in Podili was allegedly denied his hall ticket to appear for the exams for not shaving his beard. College principal while refuting the allegations said she asked the student to concentrate on studies. Podili sub-inspector inquired the matter and directed the college principal to issue hall ticket. The matter was resolved after the principal apologized for the incident. Apr 27, 2014

2015

On 18 December 2015, a Maoist arms dump was unearthed at the Nallamala Forest area by the Prakasam district police. The dump contained 11 rocket launchers, AK Magazine and a single barrel tapancha.

Geography

The Prakasam district is surrounded by Bay of Bengal in the east, Nellore and Kadapa districts in the south, Kurnool district in the west, Guntur and Mahabubnagar districts in the north. The district occupies an area of 17,626 sq. kms and has a population of 3,059,423. The district has an urban population of 15.28% as per the 2001 Census.

Collectors and other District Officials of Prakasam

Mandals

The Prakasam district is divided into 56 mandals and 1093 villages. The district is divided into three municipalities - Cheerala, Markapuram and Kandukuru. There are 1043 panchayats in the district.

The following are the mandals:

  • Yerragondapalem
  • Pullalacheruvu
  • Tripuranthakam
  • Kurichedu
  • Donakonda
  • Pedaaraveedu
  • Dornala
  • Ardhaveedu
  • Markapur
  • Tarlapadu
  • Konakanamitla
  • Podili
  • Darsi
  • Mundlamuru
  • Thallur
  • Addanki
  • Ballikuruva
  • Santhamaguluru
  • Yeddanapudi
  • Martur
  • Parchur
  • Karamchedu
  • Chirala
  • Vetapalem
  • Inkollu
  • Janakavaram Panguluru
  • Korisapadu
  • Maddipadu
  • Chimakurthi
  • Marripudi
  • Kanigiri
  • Hanumanthunipadu
  • Bestavaripeta
  • Cumbum
  • Racherla
  • Giddaluru
  • Komarolu
  • Chadrasekara Puram
  • Veligandla
  • Pedacherlopalle
  • Ponnaluru
  • Kondapi
  • Santhanuthlapadu
  • Ongole
  • Naguluppalapadu
  • Chinaganjam
  • Kothapatnam
  • Tangutur
  • Zarugumilli
  • Kandukur
  • Voletivaripalem
  • Pamur
  • Lingasamudram
  • Gudluru
  • Ulavapadu
  • Singarayakonda

Prakasam News Archives

Year News
2007 Jan - Apr 2007

May - Aug 2007

2006 Jan - Apr 2006

May - Aug 2006
Sep - Dec 2006

2005 Jan - Apr 2005

Ongole Municipal officials demolishes encroached Temple and Church

2004 Jan - Apr 2004

May - Aug 2004
Sep - Dec 2004

2003 Jan - Mar 2003

May - Aug 2003
Sep - Dec 2003

2002 Jan - Mar 2002

May - Aug 2002
Sep - Dec 2002

2001 Sep - Dec 2001

May - Aug 2001
Jan - Apr 2001

2000 Dec 2000

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