Srinivaspur is a town located in the Kolar district of Karnataka state, India. The latitude 13.33 and longitude 78.22 are the geocoordinate of the Srinivaspur. Bengaluru is the nearby state capital for Srinivaspur town. It is located around 100km away from Bengaluru and 80km from BIAL. The other surrounding state capitals are Chennai 225.9 km., Pondicherry 233.2 km., Hyderabad 453.4 km.,

Srinivaspur
"Land of world famous mangoes"
"Land of world famous mangoes"
Nickname(s): 
land of mangoes
Srinivaspur is located in Karnataka
Srinivaspur
Srinivaspur
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°20′16″N 78°12′44″E / 13.33778°N 78.21222°E / 13.33778; 78.21222Coordinates: 13°20′16″N 78°12′44″E / 13.33778°N 78.21222°E / 13.33778; 78.21222
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictKolar
Elevation
819 m (2,687 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total26,793
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
563135
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA07

EtymologyEdit

The name Srinivaspur is derived from Shree, a term for the god Vishnu, and place of abode. There is a belief that the town was once visited by Vishnu, who stayed there for some-time. In earlier times, the town was also known as Vanavasapura and, even earlier, when it was a small village, as Papanapalli.[citation needed]

Once diwan Poornaiah who was traveling to Thirupathi, he visited Papanapalli. And asked the name of the town, then he said the above name was not so good, and it is also near to Tirupathi so he called the Papanapalli as "Srinivaspur" Srinivasa is the name of Lord Balaji of Thirupathi and pura is town.

Geography and climateEdit

Srinivaspur is located at 13°20′N 78°13′E / 13.33°N 78.22°E / 13.33; 78.22.[1] It has an average elevation of 819 metres (2,687 ft). The geographical area of the taluk is 860 square kilometres (330 sq mi).

Srinivaspur is one of the five taluks of Kolar district. The taluk is bound by Kolar and Mulbagal taluks of Kolar district, the Chintamani taluk of Chikkaballapura district, and Chittor district in Andhra Pradesh.

The nearest towns are Chintamani, Mulbagal, Kurudumale, Kolar, Gownipally, Madanapalli, Punganur, and the Andhra Pradesh towns of Chembakur and B.Kottakota. It is 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Bangalore.

There are no perennial rivers in the taluk but Kushavati stream, which is a tributary to the Papaghni river, runs through it. There is gravelly soil in the area, which is suitable for growing groundnut, ragi and pulses. Tomato is also grown as a commercial crop.

The climate is dry and hot during summer. Average rainfall is 722 millimetres (28.4 in), which is slightly below the district average. On average, the taluk receives rain on 55 days per annum.

PoliticsEdit

The taluk has 296 villages and is subdivided into five hoblis, being Srinivasapur, Ronur, Nelavanki, Rayalpad, Yeldur and Kurigepalli . Administration of the taluk is the responsibility of the taluk panchayat, which in turn reports to the zilla panchayat.[citation needed]

(A new entry may be created for Srinivaspur Vidhan Sabha Seat, and the following info can be transferred there.)

Vidhan Sabha ElectionsEdit

(A new entry may be created for Srinivaspur Vidhan Sabha Seat, and the following info can be transferred there.) Srinivaspur assembly seat is part of Kolar Lok Sabha seat, as of 2019. Ramesh Kumar has been a steady factor in the politics here, as he has represented this seat for various parties over the years.

  • 1978 Vidhan Sabha : Ramesh Kumar (Congress) defeated R.G. Narayanareddy (Janatha Party)
  • 1983 Vidhan Sabha : G.K. Venkatashiva Reddy (Janata Party) defeated Ramesh Kumar
  • 1985 Vidhan Sabha : Ramesh Kumar (Janata Party) beat G.K. Venkata Shiva Reddy of the Indian National Congress
  • 1989 Vidhan Sabha : G.K. Venkata Shiva Reddy (Congress) beat Ramesh Kumar (Janata Party)
  • 1994 Vidhan Sabha : Ramesh Kumar (Janata Party) beat G.K. Venkata Shiva Reddy of the Indian National Congress
  • 1989 Vidhan Sabha : G.K. Venkata Shiva Reddy (Congress) beat Ramesh Kumar (Independent)
  • 2004 Vidhan Sabha : Ramesh Kumar (Congress) beat G.K. Venkata Shiva Reddy (BJP)
  • 2008 Vidhan Sabha : G.K. Venkata Shiva Reddy (Janada Dal (S)) beat Ramesh Kumar (Congress)
  • 2013 Vidhan Sabha : Ramesh Kumar (Cong) defeated G. K. Venkata Shiva Reddy of Janata Dal (S)
  • 2018 Vidhan Sabha : Ramesh Kumar (Cong) defeated G. K. Venkata Shiva Reddy of Janata Dal (S)
    • 2018 was the ninth consecutive time that Ramesh Kumar and Venkata Shiva Reddy had contested against each other.

DemographicsEdit

The 2001 census of India recorded that Srinivasapur had a population of 22,926, of which males comprised 51 per cent. The average literacy rate was 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5 per cent: male literacy was 68 per cent and female literacy 58 per cent. 15 per cnet of the population was under six years of age.[2]

EconomyEdit

Horticulture is the major commercial, manual laboured, occupation oriented towards cultivation of mangoes and is the only place in the world where all 63 species of mango is found. The taluk is sometimes referred to as Mango City and is the biggest producer of mangoes in Karnataka

Milk and silk production are also significant products.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Srinivasapura
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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