CHITTOOR Corporation is one of the largest ULB in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is spread over an area of 95.97 Sq Kms. With a Population of 1,89,332 (2011 Census).
It is located 490 Kms from Capital city and 02 Kms. From District Headquarters. It was established as Third Grade Municipality in the year 1917. There are 50 Election wards in this Municipality.
Climate and Rainfall :
Chittoor town has moderate and healthy climate because it is dry and never unbearably hot. The town receives scanty rainfall both from South- west and North – East Monsoon.
The town is situated in the midst of many isolated hills and masses of rocks. The Neeva River flows along the western part from South-West to North-East. Many small tanks are located in-and-around the town. Poor settlements were mostly developed on the hill areas, the banks of feeder channels, tank bunds and porambokes.
Time Line :
1917 – Constitution of Municipality
1917 – Elections to the first Municipal council
1986 – Upgraded into Special grade Municipality
2000 – Upgraded into Selection grade Municipality
2000 – Elections held to present 15th Municipal Council
2001 – Basic MAPP approved (APUSP)
2003 – CMAPP preparation
The population of the town is 1,52,654 in 2001 census, showing decadal growth rate of 7.67% from a population of 1,33,462 as per the 1991 census. Out of total population, SCs constitute 21679 while the STs constitute 1174. The sex ratio in the town is 1000: 985. The literacy rate of the town is 84.60%.
The economy is basically agro-based, being marketing centre for Sugarcane, Jaggery, Mango produced in abundance. The majority of the population of the town is basically dependent on agriculture or agro-related activities
Environmental issues :
The town is situated in the midst of many isolated hills and masses of rocks. The Neeva River flows along the western part from South-West to North-East. Many small tanks are located in-and-around the town. Poor settlements were mostly developed on the hill areas, the banks of feeder channels, tank beds and porambokes. There is water scarcity due to failure of monsoons every year and the people are very much suffered to drinking water. Most of the water is drawn from energized bore wells.
About 33,483 are below poverty line out of a population of 1,52,654. Majority of them are leading their life as daily wage labour, agricultural labour, seasonal labour etc. At present, there are 78 poor settlements in the town, out of which 60 are notified and 18 are non-notified.
The Chittoor municipality upgraded into a Municipal Corporation by merging 14 major Grama Panchayats from July 2012 onwards. Present population of the town is 1,89,332 as per 2011 Census( Present Population 2,03,625) consisting of 50 divisions and is the headquarters of Chittoor district.
The area of the town is 95.97Sq.Kms and The town is located within the radius of 18 km to 40 km to the Karnataka and Tamilnadu borders. The town is also a passing way to Tirupati and Tirumala from Chennai in Tamilnadu, Bangalore in Karnataka. The town is also connecting point by road to the famous Lord Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple situated at Kanipakam at about 12 Kms away from the Chittoor town.
The present position of the Municipal Corporation in respect of amenities provided as follows.
- Water Supply
- NOAP Distribution
- Issue of Birth and Death Certificates
- Maintenenace of Schools
- Maintenance of Roads
- Status of SHG Groups
- Maintenenace of Street Lights
- Maintenenace of drains
- Maintenenace of Compost yard
- Municipal Vehicles including water tankers
- Cleaning of Major Tank Bunds(Kattamanchi, Gangineni and Durga Nagar Water Tank Bunds)
Further for the public convenience, display boards also erected in front of the citizen charter room duly indicating the due dates for redress of the various functions as per the time limits framed by the Government.
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