About Bobbili Municipality

Bobbili Municipality is 2nd largest ULB in the Vizianagaram District of A.P. it is spread over an area of 25.60 Sq,Kms with a population of 56877 (2011 Census). It is known for/ famous for its Solid Waste Management, Bann on polythene & plastic carry bags and Door to Door garbage collection.
Location:
It is located 500 Kms from Capital city and 60 Kms. From District Head quarters. It was established as 3rd Grade Municipality in the year 1956.
There are 2 zones/ and 30 election wards with in this Municipality.
Topography:
Bobbili Municipality has been constituted 3rd graded municipality with effect from     1-11-1956 and it was upgraded to 2nd grade municipality in the year 1980. Bobbili is situated at 18.57° North latitude, 83.37° East longitude and 108 meters elevation above the sea level.
Bobbili is a town in India, having about 56877 inhabitants.
Climate and Rainfall:
Bobbili Town, in general, has a tropical climate, winters last from November to February, while summers last from March to June. The annual rainfall is ___mm, most of it received during the months of September and October 2014.
Demography:
The Population of the town which was 50096 in 2001 census increased to 56877 in 2011 with an increase of 12% in the last decade. The sex ration is 1148 females per 1000 males. The literacy rate is 69%. 75% of the male population and 63% of the female population are literate.
Environmental issues:
As per the Environmental issues are concerned the municipality had prohibited all the plastic disposal items like carry bags, disposal cups, water sachets, disposal glasses and inorganic packing material irrespective of microns for the past 4 years, and stick it being prohibited with out stopgap. It is a major task in the Environmental issues.
 In order to protect Environment the municipality have been conducting massive tree plantation programme in a large scale for 4 years and now the town greenery has drastically increased and it is also a major task to protect the environment. As far as water pollution is concurred the sewerage system I well established and the town topographically also suitable for the system.
History & Culture:
The town was almost wiped out during the war against Vizianagaram, which ended in the traggic massacre. Because of the valour of the natives of the war, the name Bobbili conjures up an image of valour, self respect and sacrifice in the telugu world even today. Interestingly, in the parlance of railways and telegraphs department Bobbili is still referred to as "Veera Bobbili" (Brave Bobbili). Bobbili is 60 Kilometres from Vizianagaram and is accessible both by rail and road. It is an important railway junction on the Raipur- Vizianagaram line.The bridge over river Vegavati was designed and constructed by Gannon Drunkenly & Co. Ltd. of Bombay in 1934, to facilitate trade within the region. Though no remnants exist of the original Bobbili fort, there are numerous places which serve as residence as residence of the royal family. The Durbar Mahal was built in 1893 as a meeting hall where Raja held his court and received royal emissaries. Two stone elephants stand guard on either side of the steps leading to the "Durbar". Today, the first floor houses a museum of various artifacts pertaining to the Bobbili of yore, while the lower floor is used as a office of the political party.
   The Rajas of Bobbili laid special emphasis on education of the masses and enlistment of the poorer sections of the society. The temple of the family deity, Venugopala Swamy had been in existence since Bobbili was founded, but the present temple was built by Chinna Ranga Rao, When he tool over the reins of Bobbili after the ill fated war. It is located close to the royal residence and is the most revered temple in Bobbili. The Gopuram ( Entrance) was built by Swetha Chalapati Rao in 1851. It is the only temple in the region where the Gopuram is higher than the main temple. The Vasant Mandapam stands aloof in the placid waters of a lake.Legend has it that the Lord enjoys a day of solitude with his wife here. Post Sojourn the idol is installed in Dola Yatra Mandapam on the banks of the lake for a day and then carried to the main temple. The mandapams were constructed by Maharaja Krishna Das Ranaga Rao, in 1825. One of the palaces, Pooja Mahal, situated inside Bobbili Fort, was bulit by erstwhile Rani of Bobbili and is in use by the royalty even today.
  Prangmahal is one of the best kept heritage buildings in the region. It is situated within the fort compound opposite Pooja Mahal. This residence of the Raja of Bobbili is a visual treat with tapestry, paintings and porcelain collected form different parts of the world. The Raj Mahal, also known as the Chikkavram Guest house and Bobbili guest house are one of the mahals built by Bobbili Rajas. Apart from Rajas of Bobbili, their Kith and kin were also prominent personalities, who built opulent homes which survive even today. The Manohar Vilas Palace was built in 1925 by the Rajas brother , the Zamindar of Kirlampudi, as a guest house and a summer resort. It is a two storied structure surrounded by a splendid garden which has a fountain with a marble statue of a beautiful maiden.