District Profile

ABOUT US :

Kovvur Municipality is 3rd grade ULB in the West Godavari District of A.P., It is spread over an Area of 16.947 Sq. Kms with a population of 39706 (2011 Census). It is known for/famous for its Paddy Cultivation.

LOCATION :

It is located 200 Kms from Capital City AMARAVATHI and 92 Kms from District Head Quarters. It was established as 3rd grade Municipality in the year 1965.

There are 23 election wards in this Municipality.

TOPOGRAPHY :

Kovvur is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Municipality and the headquarters of Kovvur Mandal. It is also known as Retired Persons Paradise as many retired persons prefer to settle in this as it hosts the ever-pleasant Godavari Ghat.

It is situated on the West bank of the Godavari River, at a distance of 92 km from the District Headquarters, Eluru. It is located at 17.0167°N 81.7333°E and has an average elevation of 10 m (33 ft).

CLIMATE AND RAINFALL:

Kovvur Town, in general, has a tropical climate, winters last from November to February, while summers last from March to June. The Annual rainfall is 714.00 mm, most of it received during the months of June, July & August.

DEMOGRAPHY:

The Population of the Town which was 39372 in 2001 increased to 39706 in 2011 with an increase of 0.85% in the last decade. The Sex ratio is 1058 females per 1000 males. The Literacy rate is 73.08% . 37.38% of the male population and 35.70% of the female population are literate.

ECONOMY :

Work is under progress for conversion of entire town street lighting equipment from conventional street light units to LED Units.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES :

Door to Door Collection, Swaccha Bharath, IHHTs

URBAN POOR :

HISTORY & CULTURE :

Kovvur is on the Western banks of the River Godavari gained an equal and similar importance with Rajahmundry as an ancient and sacred place where it is believed that Maharshi Gowthama undertook penance and for salvation of his GOHATYA PATHAKA i.e., sin of killing a Cow. He brought Ganga (Water) from the sky to make it flow over the corpse of the Cow which ultimately culminated in presenting the pious River Godavari. The water that lead the way (Daari) of the Cow (GOVU) became Govudari or Godary or Godavari. The village (Vooru) of the Cow (GOVU) became Govuru which transformed to Kovvur in due course. During Pushkarams none can forget Maharshi Gowthama who presented the river and without a dip in the river at his ashram complex pilgrimage cannot be complete.