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Jaggayyapeta

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Country  India
District  Krishna
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Area  23.5 km²
Population  53,530 (2011)
State  Andhra Pradesh
Mandal  Jaggayyapeta
PIN  521 175
Elevation  55 m
Local time  Saturday 3:26 PM
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Weather  37°C, Wind N at 5 km/h, 29% Humidity

Jaggayyapeta is a census town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the mandal headquarters of Jaggayyapeta mandal of Vijayawada revenue division. The town is located on the banks of the Paleru River which is a tributary of the Krishna River.

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Map of Jaggayyapet, Andhra Pradesh

Etymology

Jaggaiahpeta was governed by a ruler, by name Sri Rajah Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu. It is said that he founded two towns, namely, Jaggayyapeta, named after his father Jaggayya, and Achampeta, named after his mother Atchamma.

History

Government records suggest the founder of the town was Venkatadri Nayudu, who developed and renamed the village of Betavolu to Jaggayyapeta. The region was then infested with robbers and hence the old village was called Dongala Betavolu (Robbers' Betavolu). For some time, Jaggayyapeta was mentioned in Government records with Betavolu written in brackets.

This region has an ancient history, the innocent-looking mound 'Dhanam Bodu', lying east of Jaggayyapeta, has in it the remains of an ancient stupa, which has been lying there for 2,000 years.

Jaggayyapeta became a municipality in 1987 and Sreeram Badari Narayanarao was elected as 1st municipal chairman.

Artifacts

The Archaeological excavation around the town of Jaggayyapeta has found Buddhist stupa of 200 BC. Many sculptures and scriptures of Neolithic, Megalithic and medieval periods are also found around the town.

Governance

Civic administration

Jaggayyapeta municipality was formed in the year 1988. It is a II–Grade Municipality with 23 wards and spread over an area of 23.50 km2 (9.07 sq mi).

Economy

The Mango orchards are in abundant with Banginapalli, Totapuri varieties, those are even exported to foreign countries.

Transport

Jaggaiahpet is located on NH 9, which connects Pune and Machilipatnam. APSRTC operates buses from Jaggayyapeta bus station which also has a bus depot.

Education

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Media and communication

Leading Telugu and English are available in Jaggayyapet. English dailies such as, Deccan Chronicle, Indian Express, The Hindu, The Times of India are available in Jaggayyapet. Telugu dailies: Eenadu, Sakshi, Vaartha, Andhra Jyothi, Andhra Bhoomi and Surya are available in Jaggayyapet.

Jaggaiahpet falls under Andhra Pradesh Telecom circle; For BSNL - it falls under Vijayawada Telecom District.

References

Jaggayyapeta Wikipedia


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