District Profile

            Narasapur is a Municipality city in district of West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. The Narasapur city is divided into 19 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Narasapur Municipality has population of 58,770 of which 28,796 are males while 29,974 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. 

            Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 5121 which is 8.71 % of total population of Narasapur (M). In Narasapur Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 1041 against state average of 993. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Narasapur is around 922 compared to Andhra Pradesh state average of 939. Literacy rate of Narasapur city is 86.24 % higher than state average of 67.02 %. In Narasapur, Male literacy is around 89.54 % while female literacy rate is 83.10 %. 

            Narasapur Municipality has total administration over 15,683 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Population

           Out of total population, 21,094 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 15,992 were males while 5,102 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 21094 working population, 87.13 % were engaged in Main Work while 12.87 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

History

           The existence of Narsapur dates back to 1173 A.D. Dutch people landed in Narsapur in 1626. Narsapur used as a port by the Dutch and ships and boats were built here. It was noted for its ship building activity and some of the Europeans also were customers at this place. Even, though big ships are not built, the craft is still kept up here by building small boats. In 16th century, Portuguese established their own factory which remained as a trading centre for few years. In the 18th century, Narsapur became an important trading port. From this port, teak was exported to other regions. The ports at Kakinada and Narsapuram became famous for manufacturing ships. At present there is no port handling at Narsapur.Madhavayapalem (Madapallam) is celebrated as one of the earliest places where the English established a factory and was famous for its trade in cloth.

Economy

           Handmade crochet lace-work is one of the most common form of industry in the town.There are many industries in and around the town such as International Lace Trade Centre,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India, Central Industrial Security ForceCentral Marine Fisheries Research Institute, PanGodavari (Handicrafts), Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme, AWS (Automatic Weather Station) installed and commissioned by IMD.

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.

          Taylor High School is one of the major landmarks in Narsapuram showcasing the Dutch and the British buildings. The high school was founded by British Educationist and local Revenue Officer H. Taylor in 1852, and was later named after him. The ‘manyam veerudu’ (jungle hero) Alluri Sitarama Raju had his schooling in this institution before he led the Rampa rebellion against the British. Chilakamarti Lakshmi Narasimham, a freedom fighter and a noted Telugu litterateur also attended the school.

            Swarnandhra College of Engineering and Technology, an affiliation to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University of Kakinada, Sri Yerramilli Narayanamurthy college which was established in 1949 are some of the other professional colleges

Transport

           The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Narasapuram bus station. National Highway 216 connects NH 16 near Ongole, a short route for Kolkata  – Chennai route.Narasapuram railway station is a terminal station located on the Bhimavaram–Narasapuram branch line of Vijayawada-Nidadavolu loop line in Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. It is classified as a B–category station in the Vijayawada railway division of the South Central Railway zone.

Sports

          Narsapuram Football Club is part of FLOW(Football League Of WestGodavari). National level Kabaddi competitions held every year on the eve of Sankranti festival at Kabadi Stadium, Narsapur.