About Piduguralla Municipality

Piduguralla Municipality 5th largest ULB in the Guntur District in A.P., it is spread over an area of 31.63 Sq.kms with a population of 63,103 (2011 census). The town is also known as Lime City of Andhra Pradesh as there are abundant reserves of lime stone
Location:
Piduguralla Municipality is located 83 Kms from Capital City and 63 Kms from District Head Quarters. It was established as Nagara Panchayat in the year 2005 and now it is Grade-II (Second Grade) Municipality.
Topography:
Latitude :16.284957
Longitude:79.532055
 Piduguralla is located at 16º28’N 79º53’E. it is nearly 63 Km away from the District Head Quarters, Guntur and nearly 83 Km away from the State Capital Amaravathi. In this Town there is ADDANKI – NARKATAPALLI state high way Road (SH-2) passing through amidst of Town. This town is famous for Trade of Lime manufactures and others cotton, paddy.
It is famous for White cement and lime stone industries, cotton rice and chili pepper farming fields. Natural limestone is found in abundance and is the source of the town’s nickname ‘Lime city’. Most of the people depend on agriculture with fertile lands having abundant water from the Nagarjunasagar canals.
Climate and Rainfall:
 Piduguralla Town, in general, has a tropical climate, winters last from November to February, while summers last from March to June. The annual rainfall is 540mm, most of it received during the months of July to September.
Demography:
 The population of the Town which was 50,127 in 2001 census increased to 63,103 in 2011 with an increase of 25.80% in the last decade.
Urban Poor:
 The State Government had initiated many social schemes for the benefit of Urban Poor. The success of DWCRA self help groups is emulared in the urban areas also by forming DWCUA self common building services help groups and the Government is facilitating various credit plans through SLBC/DLBC to these urban self help groups for various income generating activities. This programme is done under Indira Kranthi Padham. The population in slums are 33250
History & Culture:
  It is famous for White cement and lime stone industries, cotton rice and chili pepper farming fields. Natural limestone is found in abundance and is the source of the town’s nickname ‘Lime city’. Most of the people depend on agriculture with fertile lands having abundant water from the Nagarjunasagar canals.
Piduguralla is well connected by Buses from Guntur, Vijayawada, Miryalguda, Tirupathi, Karimnagar, Suryapet, Kodad, Warangal, Hyderabad (Dilsukhnagar, KPHB, ECIL, BHEL and Jeedimetla), Narasaraopet and Macherla. It has a well established bus depot that connects villages around the town.
Trains from/to Guntur, Vijayawada, Vizag, Hyderabad, Chennai, Tirupathi, Kerala, and Kolkata pass via Piduguralla. Later, Guntur-Nadikudi-Macherla line was converted from Meter Gauge to Broad Gauge [under Project Unigauge] and a new line was laid from Bibinagar, near Hyderabad, to Nadikudi. Thus Piduguralla is connected directly to Hyderabad by Broad Gauge Line. Piduguralla is located on the Pagidipalle-Nallapadu section Guntur division of South Central Railway (SCR). The railway Station code for Piduguralla is PGRL. The bus station code is PDRL.
  The main profession of the people is cultivation and exporting limestone and white cement in Piduguralla. The profession is not restricted to lime stone; there are several industries like Timber depots, hollow brick industries, based on crops like cereals, rice, groundnut oil, Educational Institutions, Computer Institutions extraction. etc. overall it is one of the most important business place in Guntur district.
  There are 30 plus hospitals, dispensaries and clinics in the town.  The town is covered by protected water supply scheme collected from River Krishna near Govindapuram, which is 18 km from the town. The town is having other facilities like Agricultural Market yard, fire service, Bus terminus, Railway station, Court, public, private sector and co-operative banks.