Venkata raju palem
is a village in Maddipadu
district, Andhara Pradesh
state in India
. It's a well known place for people in Prakasam
The village history goes back to the era of the Mauryas
, and Satavahanas
who ruled most of present day Andhra Pradesh. A few inscriptions dating to the Satavahana period were found in a village. After the Satavahanas, this place came into the limelight again during the Kakatiya dynasty
Venkata raju palem is located at 15.5° N 80.05° E. It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet).
As of 2001 India census, Venkata raju palem had a population of 589. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Venkata raju palem has a sound literacy rate of 99%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 100%, and female literacy is 99%. In Venkata raju palem, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The commerce of Venkata raju palem was largely started by agricultural families within village. Venkata raju palem is one of the major centres for tobacco growing in Andhra Pradesh.
There is a very old Lord Shiva temple in the village.
This village is named after Venkata raju, a Maurya's knight.
Santhanuthala padu is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh, where this village belongs to.
Well known people from Venkata raju palem
- Datteswara Rao Marneni
- Chunduri Ranga Rao, served as the maddipadu mandal president.
- Venkateswara Rao Thippineni
- Bharath Ram Chunduri
- Chunduri Raghu Ram
- Manohar Babu Chunduri
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