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Adilabad District

Head Quarters : Adilabad
Revenue divisions : 2 (Adilabad and Utnoor)
Mandals : 18
Population : 708,952
Area (km2) : 4,185.97
Rivers : Penganga, Kadem, Mathadivagu, Sathnala

The original name of the Adilabad was Edlabad during the rule of Qutub Shahis. Edla is a Gond word
for people in woods.Its name was changed to “Adilabad” by erstwhile Islamic ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah.
Adilabad, the northern most district of Telangana and is gateway to the South from Central India.
This district was divided into 4 new districts Adilabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Komaram Bheem Asifabad.

Adilabad is bounded on the North by Yavatmal district and on North East by Chandrapur district, both of Maharashtra state, on East by Asifabad district (aka. Komaram Bheem district), on South East by Mancherial district, on South by Nirmal district and on West by Nanded district of Maharashtra state.
Natural Resources
coal, iron, limestone, Rivers and Forest.

Irrigation
Medium Irrigation
Mathadivagu project is an ongoing medium irrigation project constructed across Mathadivagu located near the Waddadi village, Thamsi Mandal, Adilabad District.
The scheme is intended to irrigate an ayacut of 8,500 acres benefiting 12 villages in part of Adilabad,Thamsi and Jainath mandals in Adilabad district. The project also provides drinking water supply to 12,500 population in the en-route villages.

Sathnala Project is constructed across Sathnala river near Kapna (V), Jainath(M), Adilabad District. The scheme is intended to irrigate an ayacut of 25000 acres benefiting Adilabad, Jainath & Bela mandals.

Medium Irrigation - Under Construction
Chanaka Korata on Penuganga river being constructed at a cost of 1,227 crore, is aimed to irrigate 50,000 acres.

The Lower Penganga Project is a Joint Project between the States of Maharashtra and Telangana on Penganga River, which is a tributary of Godavari River. The head works are located upstream of village Tadsaoli in Ghatanji Tabsil of Yavatmal District. It is proposed to irrigate an ayacut of about 2,37,600 Acres in Maharashtra and 40,000 acres in Adilabad District, Telangana.

Adilabad watersupply scheme from Mavala is worth mentioning because it runs on gravity, without the use 7of energy for pumping.It had become an citation to prepare project report to prepare water supply schemes to run on gravity to save alot of energy and there by cutting the costs of manufacturing potable water.

Adilabad Revenue Division Mandals - 14
Adilabad Urban
Adilabad Rural
Mavala
Gudihatnoor
Bajahatnoor
Bela
Boath
Jainath
Tamsi
Bheempur
Talamadugu
Neradigonda
Ichoda
Sirikonda

Utnoor Revenue Division Mandals - 4
Indervelly
Narnoor
Gadiguda
Utnoor


References:
1.Andhrula Charithra -telugu academy publication
2.official website of Adilabad district. @ adilabad.nic.in
3.Namaste telangana sunday special.
http://yellapucharitha.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_17.html

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