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Telangana State Skill Mission (TSSM)

Telangana government formulates policy to provide more jobs for youth Government of Telangana proposes to launch Telangana State Skill Mission program to skill 5 lakh unemployed youth and the students coming out of the educational institutions before 2019 an Apex Body Telangana State Skill Council (TSSC) under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Chief Minister to give policy direction to the Mission; and TELANGANA STATE SKILL MISSION (TSSM) to implement the program under the direction of Apex Body will shortly be in place. TSSM shall be registered as a society under the Societies Act and shall be reporting directly to the Chairman of the TSSC. 

T-Hub

Gateway for innovation T-Hub located in Gachibowli, Rangareddy District, Telangana, India is designed for technology related start-ups, and its mission is to catalyse the creation of one of the tightest and most vibrant entrepreneur communities in the world in order to encourage and fuel more start-up success stories in India. T Hub is an incubator, but also a unique public-private partnership between the government of Telangana, IIIT-Hyderabad, ISB and NALSAR, and other private sector players.  The first phase of T-Hub was formally launched by E. S. L. Narasimhan, Governor of Telangana and Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, and Telangana IT & Panchayat Raj Minister K. T. Rama Rao on 5th November 2015.  Hyderabad’s startup revolution and Telangana govt’s daring experiment No Indian government has attempted anything like T-Hub before, and Minister KTR’s gamble could be paying off. The recently announced second phase of expansion bears testimony to its

Mission Bhagiratha

Telangana Water Grid (Drinking Water Project) named as  Mission Bhagiratha  is to provide 100 liters  of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 liters per person in urban households. This project aims to provide water to about 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations. Costing an estimated  Rs. 35,000 crore, the project envisages laying 1.26 lakh km of pipeline network that will reach 25,000 rural and 67 urban households across Telangana. But that is contingent upon Godavari and Krishna rivers supplying water to the project. As part of the project, while Godavari river will supply 34 tmcft, Krishna river will feed 21.5 tmcft to the water grid. Telangana government’s ambitious initiative to provide piped water supply to every household  Mission Bhagiratha  is Telangana Chief Minster K. Chandrashekar Rao’s dream project. A drinking water project of this scale has never been attempted before in this country and Rao has vowed not to seek votes i

Mission Kakatiya

Telangana shows the way in restoring village tanks. The Mission Kakatiya programme is all set to go national. Niti Aayog, the central body that replaced the Planning Commission, is expected to push for the adoption of the Telangana government's programme of rejuvenating small and medium irrigation and village tanks in other states. A silent transformation is taking place across rural Telangana as the country’s newest state has emerged as a role model in rejuvenating minor irrigation tank system, a lifeline for small and marginal farmers. “Mission Kakatiya”, a flagship programme of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government to restore centuries-old village tanks through people’s participation, has earned appreciation from the Union Water Resources Ministry for setting an example in reviving the defunct chain of tanks.

Ibrahimpur Model Village

Ibrahimpur village located in Siddipet Mandal and District transformed into a model village for sustainable development. It all started with a genuine endeavour by the villagers to transform their village as a model village. From becoming outside defecation-free to implementing clean and green initiatives and continuing with their collective spirit, the villagers have now attained such a high point where not only Telangana, but entire India is taking inspiration from Ibrahimpur today. This village is adopted by Telangana Irrigation Minister Tanneru Harish Rao,

Ankapur Model Village

Ankapur is a village in Armor Mandal, Nizamabad district of the Indian state of Telangana. This village is considered as one of the Model Villages in the country. It is recognized as a Model Village by the ICAR, ICRISAT and the International Rice Research Institute. A small, self-sufficient and agriculturally rich village, Ankapur is a model for all villages in Telangana.

Gangadevipalli Model Village

At first glance, Gangadevipalli seems like just another small village. But, looks can be deceptive. This village in Warangal, Telangana, apparently inspired Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (Model Village scheme). To develop a Model Village local officials have been asked to motivate the villagers to undertake development on several points  Daily physical exercise Liquor prohibition Generation of self employment Usage of toilets Personality development Social and financial development Environment awareness Social security CC roads Electricity Drinking water Education by ensuring every child attends school Health centers Internet  As part of the plan, three villages Gangadevipalli in Telangana, Punsari in Gujarat and Hiware Bazar in Maharashtra were declared model villages. Gangadevipalli was selected for its practice of organising villagers into committees for the betterment of the village. Punsari is the most developed

Devarakonda Fort

Devarakonda Fort is located in Devarakonda town in Nalgonda District of Telangana State, India. Devarakonda which is as Mandal Headquarters, is a tiny village situated in Nalgonda district. The Devarakonda village is home to one of the most astonishing forts found in Telangana. The village attracts many tourists from over the world. There was a time when the fort stood high in place flaunting the glory of the village, but now due to negligence, the fort is in ruins.

Rachakonda Fort

Rachakonda Fort is a 14th-century fort located in Rachakonda, Narayanapoor Mandal, Nalgonda District, Telangana State, India. Rachakonda Fort was the capital to the Rachakonda region was first ruled by Kakatiyas and then it was taken by Padma Nayaka dynasty, from them it is concurred Muslim Bahmani Sultanate in1433 AD. Qutub Shahi and Nizams also ruled this kingdom. The architecture Rachakonda Fort is of medieval Hindu fort architecture. It is a structure made of large stones which are of irregular size and indefinite shape. The fort is constructed without using any Mortar. At the entrance, there are gates that are made of stone pillars and horizontal beams. The exterior walls of the building are built with stones and the interiors are layered with mud. The structure of Rachakonda Fort was strategically developed as a defensive bastion with strong fortifications. It was one of the most prominent structures during the pre-firearms era.

Telangana Step Wells

A grand stepwell at Kichanapally, Sangareddy Imagine being in an arid, parched part of the youngest State of India. You badly want water, but all  you see is miles of nothingness. And suddenly you find several flights of stairs leading to water. No, its not a mirage! These are ‘step wells’ - wonderful structures that are now virtually forgotten. Stepwells in Telangana are found at old forts, temple complexes and on agricultural lands. They have also been political power centres.

Makar Sankranti Festival

Sankranti means transmigration of the Sun from one Rashi (constellation of the zodiac in Indian astronomy) to the next. Hence, there are 12 Sankrantis in a year. Why is it called Makar Sankranti? On Makar Sankranti, the sun enters the sun-sign of Capricorn or Makara (the Indian rashi). Therefore the 'Makar' in the name. Thus, the name of the festival literally means the movement of the sun into Capricorn. Though extremely popular as Makar Sankranti, the festival is predominantly a harvest festival and is celebrated throughout India, from north to south and east to west. While Makar Sankranti is most popular in West India, down south, the festival is known as Pongal and in the north, it is celebrated as Lohri. Uttarayan, Maghi, Khichdi are some other names of the same festival. Makar Sankranti Festival is observed every year in the month of January falls on 14th or 15th . Most Hindu festivals follow the position of the moon and are based on the lunar calendar. T

Bheemalpen Festival

Festival season for Adivasis has begun with ‘Bheemalpen’ festival which is popular as Bheemanna pujalu and they take ‘Devul’ (wooden deities) for bathing at sacred place ‘Demmala rajul’ near Dhammannapet in Utnoor mandal. Adivasis celebrate Bheemalpen festival in the month of ‘Margashira’ every year. Adivasis are busy in celebrating their traditional festivals these days in the district. Adivasis of Asifabad take their Devul to ‘Khariyar’ and Kerameri to ‘Patteda’, Tiryani to Danthanpalli ganga, Narnoor to Gundala ganga, Indravelli to ‘Pulikakchar’ and Adivasis of Neredigonda bathe their wooden deities in the Kuntala waterfalls. Most of the Adivasi jataras will follow their festivals in the Adilabad district. Adivasis do their cooking with the new crops or beans like ‘chikkudu’, ‘Anapa’, pulses like redgram, rice only after performing special puja called Satti to the Bheemalpen. Adivasis festivals continue with Jangubai to be held from January 11- February8 in the dense f

Dokra Metal Craft

Dokra Metal craft is quite popular in the tribal regions of Telangana. Dhokra or Dokra also known as bell metal craft is a tribal metal craft widely seen in Jainoor Mandal, Adilabad District of Telangana.  Dhokra is an ancient bell metal craft practiced by the Ojha metal-smiths of Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Telangana – the style and workmanship of the artisan community being different in different states. In Telangana, the Ojha artisans are also known as Wojaris or Ojjis who create brass metal art objects using the tedious but perfect lost wax technique while casting the metal.

Kamdev Temple & Jathara

Kamdev temple is located in Narnoor village and mandal, Adilabad District, Telangana State, India. This temple is dedicated to Kamdev and the tribal Jathara which starts in January every year attracts the Thodasam tribe from all villages across the district. Lord Kamadev is the God of Love and is the husband of Rati, the Goddess of Love. Kamadev is known as the Indian Cupid. He is the Hindu God of love and sexuality. Kama means sensuous love, wish, desire, longing or sexuality and Deva means heavenly or divine. In the Atharva-Veda, Kama is described as desire and not sexual enjoyment.

Manjeera Dam

Manjeera Dam is located on the Manjeera river at Kalabgur, Sangareddy District, Telangana State, India. This is an ideal picnic spot. One can spend quality time with family or friends at the Environmental Education Centre here. Another main attraction of this place is the crocodile-breeding pond, which has been set up for rehabilitation of crocodiles. The glistening waters of the reservoir and the wildlife around make it an ideal picnic spot in an unspoilt and serene environment. Manjeera, a major source of drinking water for Hyderabad in a good year with rains, spreads over 10 square miles at its full capacity. Located at a distance of about 70 kilometers from Hyderabad

Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary

Mangeera or Manjira wildlife sanctuary is located on the Manjeera river at Kalabgur,  Sangareddy District, Telangana State, India. The charming part about this sanctuary is that one can take an adventurous boat ride for Bird watching in the Manjira Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary.   Originally a crocodile sanctuary, today more than 70 species of birds are spotted here and is home for the vulnerable species mugger crocodile.  This man-made reservoir provides drinking water to Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Sangareddy Kasi Visweshwara Temple

Sri Kasi Vishweshwara Temple is situated in Kalpagooru village close to the Manjeera Barrage near Sangareddy town in Sangareddy District, Telangana State, India. The history of the temple dates back to the era of the Kakatiya rulers from 11th century A.D. The temple complex is also home to two other temples, they are Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple & Sri Venugopala Swamy temple. Hence it is also called as Trikootaalayamu.  Sri Kasi Vishweswara temple is seen towards the southern portion of garbhaalayam while Sri Venugopalaswamy temple is seen near the northern portion of garbhaalayam.  According to legend, this temple was built on water stream coming from holy Kasi. It is said that in case if you drop a coin in garbhaalayam of Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, then you can hear a sound similar to that of a coin being dropped in water. Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple is located towards the west side of garbhaalaya.  The temple resembles Thousand Pillar Temple i

Palvoncha Peddamma Temple

Peddamma Temple which s dedicated to Ammavari Goddess famous Durga Devi Temple located in K.P. Jagannadhapuram Village, Palvancha Mandal, Bhadradri Kothagudem District Kothagudem and palvancha are the twin industrial towns in Bhadradri district of the Indian state of Telangana. The temple comes alive during the months of October and November. This a temple that gives darshan to public by the road side. Daily hundreds of devotees this temple this temple is on the way to India's most famous temple Sri Seetharamachandra Swamy Devasthanam, Bhadrachalam. This is situated 80 km away to khammam district enroute to bhadrachalam temple town near SH 11 and NH 44 between Palvancha and Bhadrachalam Towns History In olden days when this region used to be a dense forest, a large tiger used to roam in this area and used rest in the shade of a tamarind tree.  People used to watch this tiger traveling this road. The tiger never did harm to any person. So, People starte

Bhadrachalam Parnasala

Parnasala is a village in the Dummugudem mandal in the  Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana, India. The village is accessible by road and boats and is situated 32 km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam. A little glitch in reaching the village is its remote location because of which makes it a little difficult to access. One can reach Parnasala only by road or boats as the means of transportation.

Kinnerasani Dam

Kinnerasani Dam is located in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana marked by dense forests and is surrounded by magnificent hills. Kinnerasani River is an important tributary of the river Godavari. The scenic beauty created by the landscape along the Kinnerasani River is a panoramic one abutted by lush green landscape. The river flows its course through the Dandakaranya forest and the reservoir forms a 635 Sq. Kms. area teeming with wild life, also called Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary.  The dam is located at a distance of 24 kms from Kothagudem and 12 Kms from Palvancha, the site of Kothagudem Thermal Power Station.

Papikondalu (Papi Hills)

Papikondalu (Papi Hills) takes travellers through a canopy of greens covered by tropical and deciduous rain forests Silence whispers through the Eastern Ghats of Papikondalu (Papi Hills) as the boat wobbles along the riverbed. An oasis of enchanting beauty and tranquillity, Papikondalu takes travellers through a canopy of greens covered by tropical and deciduous rain forests. Here, one can forget all their worries and just sink in the peaceful arms of nature. Running through Bhadradri Kothagudem, East Godavari and West Godavari districts, Papikondalu can be reached via the river way through Bhadrachalam and Rajahmundry. Boats dock every day on the banks of the Godavari to ferry tourists to the Papi Hills. Navigating through the meandering river trails, through which the Godavari penetrates to find its way to the east after several twists and turns, one can spot colonies of migratory birds perched on the banks of the river. For tourists and birders, the best time to visi

Jangubai Temple Pilgrimage

The sparsely populated hilly confines of Kota-Parandoli gram panchayat on the Telangana-Maharashtra border in Kerameri mandal of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district will come alive on December 31 when the sacred month-long Jangubai pilgrimage of Adivasis gets underway. Thousands of aboriginal Gonds, Kolams and Pardhans of Adilabad and neighbouring districts will visit the ancient cave temple of the most revered Goddess Jangubai situated in picturesque locale of a hillock by the side of a hill stream. Despite the onslaught of modern times, nothing much has changed in these parts and one gets a feeling of being transported back in time when approaching the sacred cave.

Nagoba Temple Jatara

Nagoba Jatara is a tribal festival held in Keslapur village, Inderavelly Mandal Adilabad district, Telangana, India. It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes for 10 days. Tribal people from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Mesram clan offer prayers at the festival.

NH 44 (NH 7)

Length      : 3,745.00 kms Telangana :    512.65 kms Districts    : Jogulamba Gadwal - Wanaparthy - Mahbubnagar - Rangareddy - Hyderabad - Medchal - Medak - Kamareddy - Nizamabad - Nirmal - Adilabad National Highway 44 (NH 44), (previously National Highway 7), is the longest-running major north–south National Highway in India. It starts from Srinagar and terminates in Kanyakumari; the highway passes through the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. NH-44 was laid and is maintained by Central Public Works Department(CPWD). NH-44 starts on Krishna River Tribuary Tungabhadra River which is a border with Andhrapradesh, crosses Krishna River, Godavari river and ends at Godavari Tributary Penganga River which is a border with Maharashtra. Jogulamba Gadwal   Pullur Mahaveer Dham near Tungabhadra River Bridge Alampur Jogulamba Temple Beechupally Anjaneya Sw

NH 30 (NH 221)

Total Length : 2,040.00 Kms Telangana     :    100.40 Kms Route            : Muthagudem (Khammam) - Palwancha, Bhadrachalam (Bhadradri Kothagudem) National Highway 30 (NH 30) (previously National Highway 221) is a National Highway in India. NH 30 connects Sitarganj in Uttarakhand with Ibrahimpatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The total length of this highway is 2040 km (1267.5 mi) t starts at the junction of NH 9 at Sitarganj and ends at the junction of NH 65 at Ibrahimpatnam.