The state of Andhra Pradesh lies to the east and Karnataka state to the south. Nanded district is amongst the large
districts in the state having 15 Talukas.
Nanded is one of the largest districts in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra
comprising of 15 Talukas. Agriculture is the core economic strength of the region. However district also has reasonable presence
of Industrial activities, majority of them are agro based. Nanded also gains its significance due the presence of some of
the important religious places for Sikhs and Hindus. Most of the population in Nanded lives in rural area.
with a population of over 4.25 lakhs is the epicenter of the region driving its economic activities. However despite its inadequacies
in infrastructure, the region has inherent potential to be one of the good regional destinations with sound socio economic
|Brief about the CITY|
||1006.81 Sq. Km |
||77.7 to 78.15. East |
||18.15 to 19.55. North|
||4,25,000 (2001 Census)|
||Nanded, Kandhar, Bhokar, Loha, Mudkhed,
Umri, Ardhapur, Hadgaon, Kinwat, Degloor, Naigaon, Mukhed, Biloli, Dharmabad, Himayatnagar|
||Co-operative Industrial Estate, Shivaji
Maharashtra Industrial Development Coorporation, Krishnoor (upcoming 5 star industrial Estate)
||All India Radio, FM Service|
Nanded City Highlights
• Nanded is one of the
largest districts in Marathwada region with strong economic base in the agriculture and related sectors
• It also
has significant potential to emerge as one of the foremost religious tourism destinations in India
• It has a relatively
better population size within the city area with a high literacy rate of and a reasonably good per capita income.
Nanded city has good presence in the education sector due to the location of many large educational institutions.
It has a growing services sector by virtue of presence of numerous banks, telecom companies, IT services among others.
Overall the city has a potential to merge as one of the metropolis in relative shorter time period provided its strengths
are leveraged/ complemented through appropriate infrastructure development and economic positioning.
• The city
is also well served in the education sector due to presence of quality education institutions at school/ graduation as well
as post graduate and professional qualification. This is well complemented by vocational training institutions.
The climate of Nanded is very hot in summer and quite cold in winter. Nanded receives an average rainfall of 897.8
mm per year. In summer, Nanded attends maximum temperature of about 45deg.C and in winter it falls even low as 6 deg. C. The
climate of the district is generally hot and dry except the southwest monsoon season.
Thunderstorms occur in the period
of summer and monsoon, but their frequency being higher in June and September. Dust raising winds are common in summer afternoons.
The famous Godavari River which is also
called "Ganga of South India" flows through the central part of the district from west to east, virtually dividing city in
two parts. It goes further down in Andhra Pradesh. Seeta and Asana are the tributaries of Godavari in the district. Asia s
largest Lift irrigation project named "Vishnupuri Prakalp" is constructed on the river just five kilometers away from Nanded
The river flows along the eastern boundary of the district towards the
north. Later it meets the Godavari. Manyad and Lendi are the tributaries of the river.
river flows along the northern boundary of the district. Kayadhu is the tributary of the river. The famous Sahastrakund falls
on the river. Huge amount of land is irrigated by a project named " Upper Penganga Prakalp" built on this river.
Nanded has a plenty of forest wealth . There are thick forests in Kinwat , Bhokar and Hadgaon talukas of the district.
Teak, bamboo, Moh , Tendu are the trees found in these forests. There is penganga sanctuary near Kinwat. In this sanctuary,
tigers, leopards, bears and peacocks are observed.
Nanded enjoys rich agricultural district status because of huge land coming under different irrigation schemes. Jawar,
rice, cotton, toor, moong are some of Kharif crops and jawar, wheat, gram are some of the rabi crops. Besides that sugarcane
and banana are the important irrigated crop in the district. Guavas, Lemons, Oranges, Sweet limes, Mangoes are also grown
to the 1991 census, population of Nanded had reached 2,74,656 persons observing 43.58% decennial growth rate. Based on the
past population figures, Nanded's population in the year 2001 has reached 4,25,000, which is projected to reach 6,50,000 figure
For the city of 2048.62 ha area under municipal corporation limits, gross population density for the year 2001
comes out to be 183.05 persons/ha.
The major population concentration is in the existing village areas of Vazirabad, while
a small fraction of total population is scattered in other villages namely, Asdullabad, Brahmapuri, Jangamwadi and Sangvi.
city has registered a literacy level of 72.1%in the 2001 census. Thereby Nanded Urban region has a well-educated and skilled
population, which could contribute to the development of the economy if the appropriate economic initiatives are enunciated.