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Telangana at a glance

india Updated: Jan 06, 2011 14:19 IST
Prasad Nichenametla

Population-More than 3 crore

Area 1,14,800 sq km.

Rivers----Godavari, Krishna, Manjeera, Pranahita

Literacy---69.49 %

Number of Districts -10 - Hyderabad, RangaReddy, Medak, Karimnagar, Warangla, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Khammam.

Economy - Primarily agriculture - much of the land is arid, not as fertile as the agriculturally rich coastal region.

Dams - Nizam Sagar, Jurala project in Mahbubnagar, Nagarjuna Sagar.

Crops are wheat, jowar cotton, groundnut, maize, sugarcane, Sunflower. Cottage industries like beedi making, handlooms, crafts.

Major industries - Many of industry located in and around Hyderabad barring some heavy weights like Coal - Singareni Collieries Company limited (SCCL). Sugar factories at Bhodan, paper industry at Sirpur kagaznagar and ITC Bhadrachalam, Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Plant (NTPC), Kothgudem Thermal Power plant.

Private industry - in last 15 years, Hyderabad emerged as IT, BT and Pharma hub of India. Reddy Labs, Indian Immunologicals, Aurobindo, Satyam, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant are here. Google India is here, Facebook is coming up. Tata setting up their Aero SEZ.

Public Sector Units and Research Establishments concentrated in Hyderabad -Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Misra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), Nuclear Fuel complex (NFC), Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals limited-IDPL, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Bharat Dynamics limited (BDL), NRSA, National Institute of Nutrition, NGRI, CCMB.

Major educational institutions - Osmania, JNTU, Kakatiya, IIT Medak, BITS, IIIT, Hyderabad Central University (formed after 1960 agitation), NIT Warangal, ISB.