About Narasapur Municipality

          Narsapur was made III rd Grade Municipality in the year 1956.  Later it was upgraded to 2nd Grade Municipality in the year 1965 and again upgraded to 1st Grade Municipality in the year 2001.  Narsapur Municipality consists of 31 wards and 48 Slums in an area of 11.52 Sq. Kms.  As per the Census 2011 the population of the Town as 58,901.

LOCATION:

         Narsapur Town is located at 16.32’ North latitude and 81 42’ East longitude, in the Southern part of West Godavari District.  It is a rail bead on the Narsapur-Nidadavole branch line.  It is situated at the outer edge of the town towards Western side.  It is located on side of the Vasista River bank Buses bound for Nidadavole, Eluru, Bhimavaram, Tanuku and Hyderabad starting this place Narsapur was first constituted into a Municipality in 1956.

CLIMATE AND RAINFALL:

         The climate of the town is characterized by an apperceive summer season good seasonal rainfall.  The average annual rainfall in the Narsapur region is about 149 cms. Or 58.66 inches which is more that the average annual rainfall in West Godavari District, About 108 cms. Or 42.59’ inches.  The rainfall during South West monsoon season (June to September) constitutes about 70 percent of the annual rainfall.  During the North-East monsoon period i.e., in October and November months, as much as 25 percent of annual rainfall is received.  The period from November to about the middle of February is the coolest part of the year.  The mean daily maximum temperature being about 30 C and the mean daily minimum about 18 C from about the middle of February temperature begins to rise rapidly till may, the hottest month of the year with the mean daily maximum temperature at 41.6 C.  The Moist beat during the summer months is very trying and the day temperatures at a time exceed 43 C during May and early June.   The air is humid throughout the year.  The driest per the year is the period from February to May or early June when the relative humidifies are generally between 45 and 55 percent in the afternoon.  Winds are generally light with some strengthening in force in the South-West monsoon season South-Westerly to Westerly winds prevail in the South-West monsoon season.

WATER SUPPLY :

          Narsapur got its protected Water Supply Scheme in 1981 at a cost of Rs.68.42 Lakhs with the Narsapur – Mogalthur canal as the source of Water supply.  The scheme consists of one Summer storage tank with a capacity of 120 Mgs., where water is filtered and a service reservoir into which the filtered water is sent and distributed to the town.  The scheme, which was initially designed for an ultimate population of 46,000 is not able to cater to the existing population.

TRADE AND INDUSTRY :

          Narsapur town serves as an outlet  for marketing the agricultural produce of its hinterland.  The main crops grownups in the region are Paddy, Green grains, Mangoes and Fruits also Coconuts.  There are 10 Rice mills providing sizzle employment to the people of the town.  Flour mills, Saw mills are the other industries located in the town.  The town is endowed with a rice hinterland which has an extensive land were paddy is grow profusely.  Agro-industries based on the this raw material have got good prospects for their location in and around the town.

EDUCATIONAL   FACILITIES :

Sl.No

 

Municipal

Govern-ment

Others

Total

i

No. of Primary Schools

16

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16

ii

No. of Upper Primary Schools

11

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11

iii

No. of High Schools

5

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5

iv

No. of Junior Colleges

5

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5

v

No. of Degree Colleges

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2

2

vi

No.of P.G.Colleges

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1

1

vii

No.of Engineering Colleges (surroundings)

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2

2

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION’S :

           Narsapur is located on the Tadepalligudem- Narsapur State Highway.  Narsapur is a rail.  Head on the Nidadavol-Narsapur Broad Gauge branch line, mass transportation is being made by the road and rail.  Narsapur is being the terminus for a good number of trains.  Narsapur has direct trains to Hyderabad, Shirdi,  Bombay, Calcutta and Madras, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati.  Mass transportation by road is being made mainly by the APSRTC.  The local municipality maintains a total length of about 46.5 kms of roads and streets within the limits of the town.  The State highways and other district road sections which pass through the limits of the town are being maintained by the Roads & Buildings Department.

RESOURCE REGION :

          The Town is an Urban Centre for a region covering about 70 villages depending on Narsapur Town for marketing their agricultural produce and providing their consumer needs.  The region around the Narsapur Town is a vast expanse of irrigated land, commercial land served under the Godavari Western delta by the Nidadavole – Mogaltur canal,  which traverses over 38 kilometers before joining the Upputeru about 80% of the cultivated area in the region is being irrigated under the Godavari Western Delta System, converting the delta area into an expanse of vast paddy fields where failure of crops for want of water is in know.  The soil in the region are predominantly sandy and Black cotton  Soils and delta soils which are highly fertile and suitable for the cultivation of paddy, Green/ Black grains.  As many as 10 Rice Mills are located in and around the town.  A cooperation society under name of Narsapur Co-operation Agriculture and Industrial Society Limited was located in the region middle of the town.

RATE OF THE TOWN:

         Narsapur is trading centre of considerable importance in West Godavari District.  The daily market.  Dry Fish market was hole on every Monday and Thursday.  The Town serves as a well as whole sale market for all consumer needs.  The town is well connected with its hinterlands by road communications.  The APSRTC is operating daily its own bus services to places like Hyderabad, Eluru, Kakinada, Bhimavaram, Vijayawada, Guntur, Thirupathi, Rajahmundry and also run interstate services from Narsapur Town.  Narsapur has direct rail connection to Hyderabad, Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Vijayawada etc.,  There are two Government Degree Colleges and Two Private junior Colleges.   A Government Hospital is also located in the town.  Sivalayam Temple is located in the town and much sanctity is attached to this temple which drawn huge crowds even on the ordinary days.

CULTURE:

          Godavari Pushkaram is celebrated every twelve years in Narasapuram to take a holy dip in the Vasista Godavari River. This river is said to have been brought in by the famous Maharishi Vashishtha, one of the sevenI great sages of the Hindu Mythology. The place draws people from the world over throughout the year. Antarvedi, the merging of the Bay of Bengal and Vasista River, which is a tributary of the River Godavari. The place of confluence of the ocean and river is called the "Sapta Sagara Sangam Pradesam". It is also known as the Anna Chelli Gattu (meaning brother–sister embankement)