Wanaparthy District has been carved in accordance with the Reorganization of the Districts ACT, 2016 of the bifurcation of Telangana State. Wanaparthy Revenue Division Comprising 8 Mandals as part of the Mahabubnagar District was Already existing and Madanapuram, Revally, Chinnambavi & Srirangapur mandals are newly formed mandals carved from Atmakur, Amarchintha, and Narva mandals from Narayanpet Division of Erstwhile Mahbubnagar District, at Present (14)Mandals are existing in the District.
Wanaparthy District is a newly formed District bifurcated from the erstwhile Mahabubnagar District and occupies an area of `2164.59 Sq.km with a total population of 577758 as per Census 2011 of which 92288 is urban population and 485470 rural population. The density of the population is 267 per Sq.km. The percentage of the rural population in the District is 84.03 and that of the urban is 15.97. The scheduled caste population in the District forms 16.13% of the total population, while scheduled tribes account for 7.97% of the total population. Wanaparthy town is the largest urban unit in the District. Total Literacy as per the 2011 census is 55.67% in which Male literacy is 65.73% and female literacy is 45.27%
BOUNDARIES AND TOPOGRAPHY:
The District is bounded by Mahabubnagar District in the North, Nagarkurnool in the East, Jogulamba Gadwal District in the West, Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh in the south. The District is located in between 160 and 17’0 degrees Latitude and 770 degrees and 780 degrees Longitude.
The District has one Revenue Division i.e., Wanaparthy, and is sub-divided into 14 mandals, which include 223 Revenue Villages, 255 Gram Panchayaths, and (5) Municipalities. The official language of the district is Telugu and the second language is Urdu.
Kothakota and Thippadampally are popular for silk sarees. Quartz, Feldspar, Limestone & Laterite occur in Pangal and Wanaparthy Mandals. One Large Industry SSV Spinners Private Limited with an investment of Rs.42 Crores is established by providing employment for 180 persons in Peddamandadi village of Peddamandadi Mandal. Two (2) Megaprojects viz., NSL Krishnaveni sugars Ltd. at Ramakrishnapur village of Kothakota Mandal and another Shasta Bio Fuels Pvt.Ltd., at Rangapur of Pebbair Mandal have been established with an investment of Rs.608 crores and these two projects are providing employment to 433 persons.
Micro and small Enterprises:
Under MSME Act 2006, a total of 293 Micro Enterprises with an investment of Rs.95.45 Crores providing employment to 1113 persons and 19 small enterprises with an investment of Rs.112.26 Crores providing employment to 1223 persons have been established from October 2006 to May,2015.
Priyadarshini Jurala Project
Priyadarshini Jurala Project was constructed across river Krishna between Nandimalla village (Amarachintha mandal of Wanaparthy District) and Revulapally village (Dharoor Mandal of Jogulamba Gadwal District) to utilize 17.84 TMC of water to irrigate an ayacut of 1,04,124 acres under Left Main Canal and Right Main Canals lying in the drought-prone mandals of Amarachintha, Atmakur, Kothakota, Madanapur, Pebbair, Srirangapur, Weepanagandla, Chinnambaavi & Pentlavelly on Left Flank (68,467 acres) and Dharoor, Gadwal, Itikyal, and Manopad on Right Flank (35,657 Acres). This project is also intended for the generation of Hydro Electric Power of 234 MW and this component was executed by TS GENCO. The revised estimated project cost is Rs. 1,815.20 Crores (SSR 2012-13).
The Ookachettuvagu Project, Ramanpad (v), a balancing reservoir on PJP Left Main Canal at km 17.100 has a separate allocation of 1.900 TMC with an ayacut of 5,172 acres. Out of 73,639 acres (68,467+5,172) under PJP LMC, the ayacut in Wanaparthy district is 69,975 acres and the balance tail-end ayacut of 3,664 acres falls in the Nagarkurnool district. Irrigation potential is created for the entire ayacut.
Rajiv Bheema Lift Irrigation (RBLI), and Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Lift irrigation (MGKLI) schemes are ongoing Lift irrigation schemes having an Ayacut of 70347 and 75648 acres respectively.
The rainy season starts in June and ends in September. The rainfall in the district increases from the southwest towards the northeast. About 80% of the rainfall is received during the rainy season. July & August Months are full rainy months. 808. MM. rainfall is recorded against the normal rainfall of 579.6 MM for the Year 2022-2023 in the district.