About Khammam

Khammam city on Munneru River banks is located in Khammam district of Telangana. It is located at a distance of 193 km away. The city is named after “Kamba”. The city is also popularly called as the City of Stambas or the coal city of southern India. Khammam is a commercial hub and the industrial hub of it district. The city depicts a mixture of Telangana and coastal Andhra culture.

About Khammam

As per 2011 population census the city records a total population of 1,84,210 within its boundary. 
Khammam is the 6th highest populated city in Telangana. People of all religions and communities reside in the city out of which Hindus forms the majority of population of about 81.59 %, Muslims are about 15.98 %, Christians are of 2 % and the rest constitutes Sikhs, Jains, Buddhist and others. 

The Bhakta Ramadasu Kala Kshetram national theater in the city is a prestigious landmark of Khammam owned by the state government and it was named after Sri. Bhakta Ramadasu a popular Carnatic Musician and also a devotee of Lord Rama.

History of Khammam

Khammam city has more than 100 years of history. The city name is believed to be derived from the temple name Narsimhadri which was later titled as Stamba Sikhari or Stambadhri it is one of the old temples in Telangana said to be existing from the times of Treta Yuga and it is sited above a vertical rock named Kamba which means Pillar. The current city name is derived from Khammam Mettu, Kammammet, or Kambam Metu. Until 1953 the city was within the boundary of Warangal district after which it got separated and came within the jurisdiction of Khammam district. 
 
Khammam city has a great record of Indian freedom struggle movement participation. In the year 1931 it took part in the first Independence movement, in 1935 the first library was formed in the city, in 1945 State Andhra Mahasabha meeting was held in the city, in 1946 Mahatma Gandhi visited the city and in 1947 August 7th Satyagraham was held in Khammam. Notable freedom fighters from Khammam are Vutukuru Kamala, Jamalapuram Kesava Rao, Vattikonda Ramakotaiah, Kurapati Venkata Raju, Pullabhotla Venkateswarlu, Teegala Hanumantha Rao, Heeralal Moriya, Gella Keshava Rao, Kolipaka Kishan Rao, Yadavalli Venkateswara Sharma and many more.

Geography of Khammam

Khammam city covers a total area of 25.52 sq km that is 9.85 sq mi and it ranks 5th in total area coverage in Telangana state. The city is elevated at a height of 107 meters above sea level which is about 351 feet and it got its coordinates at 17.25° North latitude and 80.16° East longitude. Khammam is bounded by Khammam (Rural) Mandal in the west, Mudigonda Mandal in the South, 
Thirumalayapalem mandal in the west and Chinthakani Mandal in the South. 

Water Resource in Khammam

Water Resources in Khammam

Khammam is very rich in its water resource as numerous river streams and ponds are sited in the city. River Munneru flows through city towards its east. The Krishna Rover tributary also flows through Khammam. The other water bodies in the city are Thummala Gadda Cheruvu, Lakaram Lake, Velugumatla pond, Khanapuram Haveli pond, Ramannapeta pond, Mellemadugu Cheruvu, Khammam Lake and many more providing a huge water resource to the city. The Nagarjun Sagar left canal runs through west to east of the city.

Climate in Khammam

Khammam experiences a very hot summer especially during day time as the temperature increases steadily and since the city is sited not close to coastal region the humidity is also low in the city. Monsoon season is pleasant in Khammam as it receives pretty good rainfall every year from South West Monsoon that reduces the temperature in the city. The temperature in Khammam future reduces on the onset of winter after monsoon during which the city experiences a cool weather. 
This shows a typical Indian climate prevails in the city.

The average summer temperature in the city ranges in between 35 °C to 45 °C and it falls in the months of March, April and May. As per latest statistics Khammam experienced a maximum day time temperature of 48 °C in 2015 summer heat wave. The average monsoon temperature in the city is 30 °C and it falls in the months June, July, August and September. The average winter temperature in Khammam ranges in between 28 ° C to 34 °C and it falls in the months of December, January and February. The month of October also receives some rainfall every year. The month of January is very chill in Khammam.

Floods in Khammam

Khammam city receives the maximum annual rainfall in the whole of Telangana state during monsoon season. The annual rainfall recorded in Khammam is 175 cm which is really high. It is for this reason the city is often affected by flood. During monsoon the flood caused by River Munneru and River Krishna tributary affects the normal state of the city. Khammam has witnessed worst floods in 2007 and 2009 that drowned majority of localities of Khammam. The Food Corporation of India at time of floods in Khammam provides food for the flood victims. Government is on serious planning to avoid worst effects of Flood in Khammam by the use of barricade construction. 

Areas and Localities in Khammam

The popular areas and localities in Khammam city are Rammamma Peta, Rammamma Peta Colony, Danavaigudem Colony, TNGO’s Colony 2, Danavyagudem, Telangana Non-Gazzetted Officers Colony, BC Colony, Raparthi Nagar, Bank Colony, NSP Quarters, UPH Colony, VDO’s Colony, Sahakar Nagar, Indira Nagar colony, Braman bazar, Nizampet, Raheem Bagh, Gandhi Nagar, Nandigama, Praksh Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, Srinivas Nagar, Vidhya Nagar Colony, Mustafa Nagar, Khanapuram industrial area, Mayuri center, Temple City, Nayudupet, Jintal, Autonagar, Kothuru, Agraharam, Sriram Hills, Kothagudem, Tekulapalli, Kalluti Nagar, Balapeta and many more.

The Rammanna Peta locality forms the top end of the city and it homes numerous pilgrims like Baptish Church, Muthyalamma Mandhir, Hanuman temple and a Masjid. The Rammanna Peta Colony below the Rammanna Peta locality also homes numerous temples like Pentha Kastu Church and Bomma Swamy temple. The Devavaigudem colony in the north of Khammam homes the Sai Baba Mandhir Hebron church, Muthalamma Mandhir and Danavaigudem colony Masjid in its grounds. 

The TNGO’s colony in the west end of Khammam is located on the banks of Nagarjun Sagar canal along the state highway SH 42 and it homes few commercial hubs. The Jintal locality in the west end of the city forms a major junction for roadways like NH 365A and SH 3. The Nayudupet locality is sited on the left banks of River Munneru along the NH 365 A. The Gandhi Nagar locality is sited in the middle of the city and River Menneru flow through the west end of the locality. 

The Prakash Nagar locality in the south of Khammam is located on the right banks of River Munneru and it homes popular city landmarks like Grain & Mirchi Market, Kinnerasani Theatre and many pilgrims like Prakash Nagar Church, Light Church, Teachers Colony Church, Krishna Mandhir & Anjaneya Mandhir. The localities Sriram hills, Agraharam, Kothuru, Srinivas Nagar and Rajendra Nagar are located in the south of the city along Munneru River. 

The localities Tekulapalli, Balapeta, Kalluri Nagar and Khanapuram industrial area sited along the Nagarjun Sagar canal in the north west of Khammam. The Nizampet locality in the center of the city along the Ayra roadways homes vital city landmarks like the Khammam municipal corporation office, Khammam Fort, Khammam railway station, GV Mall, Sri Tirumala theatre,  banks and many pilgrims.

Administration in Khammam

Khammam city is the district Headquarters of Khammam district and it operates vital government agencies in its grounds. Khammam city constitutes a Municipal Corporation with 41 revenue wards and 11 revenue wards. The Khammam municipality is formed in the year 1942 and it is upgraded to Grade III municipality in the year 1952 and then to Grade I municipality in the year 1959 and then in 2001 the Khammam municipality is upgraded to special grade municipality under G.O.No 208 which further became the Municipal Corporation with 14 villages within its jurisdiction and 50 divisions.

Administration in Khammam

The municipal corporation of Khammam goes to election once in 5 years to elect 41 ward members to form the local body out of which one ward member is chosen to be the Commissioner of the municipal corporation and the current commissioner of Khammam Municipal Corporation is Shri. G.  Venumanohar Rao who is the current Deputy Commissioner of Khammam municipality.

Khammam Municipal Corporation
Address:
Nizampet
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001
Phone no.: 9849905881

The local body is responsible for providing all basic amenities to the locals like drinking water which is supplied from Munneru River, Lakaran Tank & Nagarjun Sagar canal and it supplies 31.76 MLD water per day. The total length of drains in the city constitutes 397.50 km of length. The municipal corporation also provides street lights in all areas and localities of Khammam. The local administration in the city is done through various municipal departments like public health department, revenue department, engineering department, town planning department, accounts department and many more.

Khammam city is one of the 37 mandal divisions in Khammam district and it is a mandal Headquarters.

Mdo Office
Address
: Jalagam Nagar
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

The district collector office functions in Khammam city and it is the district collector who heads the overall administration of Khammam district

Collectorate Office
Address:
Wyra Road, Yedulapuram
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

The city falls within Khammam Lok Sabha constituency and the current MP of the constituency is Shri Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy elected to Indian Parliament in the year 2014. The city belongs to Khammam Vidhan Sabha constituency withy assembly constituency number 112 and the current MLA of the constituency is Shri Thummala Nageswara Rao elected to Telangana legislative assembly in the year 2014.

List of Government Offices in Khammam

Here is the detailed list of government offices in Khammam:

MeeSeva Center
Address:
4-5/2, Jalagam Nagar
Suryapeta - Khammam Rd
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

Income Tax Office
Address:
Rajiv Ganj
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

Post Office
Address:
Narasimha Swami Gutta
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

Passport Office
Address:
Sarathi Nagar
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

RTA Office
Address
: Bhurhanpuram
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

MeeSeva Center
Address
: Surapalli ravi
Sathupalli Rd
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

Head Post Office
Address
: Braman Bazar, Bhurhanpuram
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

ZP Post Office
Address:
Wyra Rd, Yedulapuram
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

MeeSeva Center
Address:
M.Suresh babu
Jammi Banda Rd
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

MeeSeva Center
Address:
10-2-76, Mayuri Cente
Khammam HO, Khammam- 507001

Quick Facts about Khammam

State: Telangana
District: Khammam
Area: 25.52 sq km
Population: 184252
Region: Deccan
Altitude: 107 m
Latitude: 17.25° North
Longitude: 80.16° East
PIN Code: 507001
STD Code: 08654
Local Languages: Telugu and Urdu

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