HUDCO loan to draw drinking water to Nellore from Sangam reservoir

The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) sanctioned Rs. 475 crore loan to Nellore Municipal Corporation (NMC) to draw water from the nearby Sangam barrage. The project that involves development of a water channel from Sangam barrage that is 40 km away, transmitter mains, treatment plants, service reservoirs and overhead tanks to meet drinking water needs of Nellore city until 2047. Currently, Nellore town’s drinking water needs are being met with water drawn from Penna river bed and Nellore tank. The Sangam anicut was developed in 1885 on the Pennar river from which four canals branch out, with one of them supplying water … Continue reading HUDCO loan to draw drinking water to Nellore from Sangam reservoir

Necklace Road to be developed near Swarnala Cheruvu

AP government is planning to develop tourist destinations in Nellore. As part of this the government want to develop the bank of Swarnala Cheruvu as Necklace Road. According to district officials, proposals are being prepared to develop the Necklace Road where the tourists, visitors can relax. It will be developed along the part of the adjoining land of Swarnala Cheruvu which comes under Nellore Muncipal Corporation. The team visited Irugalamma temple, Summer storage tank, Kondalapudi and other habitations abutting the water body. A team of officials of Andhra Pradesh Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APUFDC), along with its managing … Continue reading Necklace Road to be developed near Swarnala Cheruvu

Rottela Panduga (Roti Festival) 2011 in Nellore

The world famous Rottela Panduga (roti festival) in Nellore is annual event held near Bara Shaheed Darga (Darga Mitta) in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India. According to the legend 12 warriors sacrificed their lives in a battle with the British in 1751 near Gandavaram, Nellore. The beheaded bodies of those warriors were laid to rest at this place which came to be known as Bara Shaheed dargah. The unique feature of the three-day festival is that devotees offer rottelu (roti or Indian bread) to the martyrs at the Bara Shaheed Darga near Nellore tank, in lieu of their fulfilled desires and … Continue reading Rottela Panduga (Roti Festival) 2011 in Nellore