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Administrative boundaries in Telangana, 2016

Telangana is a state in southern India. It became the 29th state of India on 2nd June 2014. Before that, it was part of Andhra Pradesh state. It has a population of 39.12 Million as per 2017 census. Its capital is Hyderabad,being the largest city. Hyderabad was built by Quli Qutub Shah 400 years back on the banks of river Musi, with the world famous Charminar as its centre. The rivers flowing through Telangana are Krishna, Godavari, Bhima, Manjira, Musi and Paleru. Telangana is a land locked state with Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh as its border states. Hyderabad is known as "City of Pearls". K.Chandrashekar Rao is the first and current Chief Minister of the state from the Telegana Rashtra Samithi(TRS). According to the data released by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in 2018 , Telegana stands first in the states with respect to the average growth rate of its own tax revenue. It has achieved a average growth rate of 13.8% during the last 4 years.[1] It has 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 assembly seats.[2]

There are 10 Districts in Telangana viz., Adilabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahaboobnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, Warangal,(arranged alphabetically). They have been expanded inyo 32 districts viz., nirmal ,komarambheem, jegityala, kammareddy, pedapali, sidipet, hanumakonda, jayashenkar, sangareddy, yadadri, suryapet, shamshabad, vanaparti, nagarkarnool, etc.including old districts

Coal reserves in Telangana,were first found at Singareni in Khammam District. Hyderabad is known for IT-Hubs.T-Hub started by Telangana government is first of its kind, promoting the startups in the state. The government of Telegana has launched several welfare schemes such as the Amma Vodi scheme(for poor and pregnant scheme), Single Women Pension scheme and KCR kit scheme for pregnant women and new born.[3]

Telangana has its own slang of Telugu language,and is also known for its featured Telangana songs, namely "Janapadha Geethalu".As in the culture,the state of Telangana,celebrates festivals like Bonalu, Bathukamma. Sammakka -Saralamma Jathara is the second largest festival in India after the Kumbh Mela.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Telangana Tops List Of States With Highest Growth Rate". Sakshipost. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  2. "Telangana to have 17 Lok Sabha seats, 119 member assembly". DNA India. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  3. "Telangana Government Schemes Details". Telangana State Information, History, Tourism, News, Elecations & Results. Retrieved 2019-03-10.