About Yemmiganur Municipality

Yemmiganur Municipality is 4th largest ULB in the Kurnool District of A.P. it is spread over an area of 14.5 Sq.Mts with a Population of 94956 (2011 Census). It is known for / famous for its Handlooms.
Location:
 It is located 400 Kms. from Capital City and 70 Kms from District Head Quarters. It was established as Municipality in the year 1965.There are 4 Zones and 33 Election Wards in this Municipality.
Topography:
 The terrain of the town is a flat country. Highest contour is +377.69 m and lowest contour is +354.66 m. The ground falls from south west to North East. Soils are of the Black Cotton nature and hence are highly potential for commercial crops like Groundnut and Cotton. Being surrounded by Irrigation Canal i.e. low level canal drawn from Tungabhadra Dam at Hospet in Karnataka State. Ground Water table remains static at 30 to 40 Mts below GL in all Seasons.
Climate and Rainfall:
 Yemmiganur Town, in General, has a tropical Climate, winters last from November to February, while Summers last from March to June. The Annual Rainfall is 670 mm, most of received during the months of June to September.
Demography:
 The Population Town which was 76411 in 2001 increased to 94956 in 2011 with an increase of 24.27 % in the last decade. The sex Ratio is 1005 Females per 1000 males. The literacy rate is 62.98 %. 73.05% of the male Population and 53.06% of the female Population are literate.
Economy:
 Yemmiganur is one of the important Commercial Centre in Kurnool District. Being surrounded by number of villages whose activity is Agriculture. Mainly commercial crops like Groundnut, Cotton in addition to Paddy are grown in this area Irrigation Canal drawn from Tunga - Bhadra Project known as LLC Canal flows around Yemmiganur irrigating vast extent of land. Hence there is busy commercial activity for the agricultural produce resulting establishment of huge big Agricultural Market Yard as well Handlooms Textiles.
Environmental issues:    
 The Climate of the town is generally warm and dry but on the whole quite healthy. November to February are the cool months when the days are considered to be delightful and nights are comparatively cold. The weather is aggressive in the summer season from March to May. With the advent of the South - West monsoon early in June, temperature decreases and there is a little relief from the heat. The South - West monsoon withdraws by the end of September. The North-East monsoon sets in about the middle of October and ends off by December. The rainfall during 2007-08 is 1511.00mm through all seasons (i.e.) South West Monsoon Period (June to September) North East Monsoon Period (October to December) Winter Period (January and February) and Hot weather Period (March to May). The rain is mostly confined to South west Monsoon period (1207.40mm) during the months from June to September. June is the month with the highest Rainfall (628.20mm).  The mean daily temperature in the hottest months of April and May rises to +40˚c. The mean daily minimum temperature during the cooler months of December and January falls to 16˚c. The period from February to May is the driest part of the year when the relative humidity in the mornings are 50% to 60% and 20 to 30% in the afternoons humidity increase in the S-W and N-E monsoon season. During the period from October to April winds blow from directions between North to East and South East and are calm on many days in the mornings. In the Period from May to September winds generally blows from direction between S-W and N-W.
Urban Poor:
 There are -28. Notified slums and 14 No. non-notified slum areas in the town. APUSP Project which aims at slums improvement is not implemented in the town. Govt. through its NSDP and SJSRY Schemes certain limited amounts were sanctioned for Civic amenities and are provided in the slum areas predominantly resided by poor and weaker- sections.  APURMSP Scheme was implemented in the town, but only a few important Roads and Drains have been considered for development which includes two slums too.
Slum Population in the notified 28 slums are 54985 and non-notified 14 slums are 12365 while BPL Population are 39223 (total slums).
History & Culture:
 The Yemmiganur town with its locational advantage being close to Piligrim Town Mantralayam the abode of Lord Raghavendra Swami whose devotees are spreded across the Country and even Overseas in general and the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharastra in particular. The Town is surrounded by number of villages and hence has become a source of marketing for the Urban as well as Rural Population including Piligrims. Hence a big Market Yard has come in to existence with huge financial inflows. As such Yemmiganur has became a Catalyst for the Rural, Urban and Piligrim Population.