Narsaraopeta Municipality Gets Set For a Grand Programme

Guntur : All is set for the three-day centenary celebrations of Narsaraopeta municipality. The centenary celebrations will start from December 11 and would conclude on December 13. AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the celebrations on the first day. Union minister for urban development M. Venkaiah Naidu will join on the second day and AP and Telangana Governor E.S.L Narasimhan will participate on the last day of celebrations on Sunday.

According to history, Narsaraopeta was formed in the year 1797 with the construction of a fort by the then Jamindar Peda Gundarayanim Narasimha Rao in a small hamlet called Atluru. Later, the area was renamed as Narasimharaopeta in the name of jamindar. It further turned into Narsaraopeta. It was upgraded into a municipality in the year 1915 with a population of 6,500 and the population gradually increased to 1.20 lakh. Elders of Narsaraopeta including N. Govind and others said that earlier Narasaraopeta faced severe shortage of drinking water which forced the locals to migrate to Guntur and other areas.

Narsaraopeta Municipality Gets Set For a Grand Programme

Arrangements in progress for Narasaraopeta municipality centenary celebrations at Narsaraopeta in Guntur district on Thursday.

Further, they recalled that the boys of Narsaraopeta used to marry lately as the parents of girls used to show reluctance to perform marriage with Narsaraopeta boys due to shortage of water in the town. They added that the conditions changed and now they are getting drinking water two times per day.

There are 34 municipal wards in the town which are spread in 7.65 sq km. The increased traffic forced the Narsaraopeta municipality to expand the roads. AP Legislative Assembly Speaker K. Sivaprasada Rao said that Narsaraopeta is the only municipality in AP where the public voluntarily cooperated with the municipality by giving their land for road expansion without any dispute or court cases. He added that here the locals extend their cooperation barring political differences for the development of the town. He said that the headquarters of the Guntur rural police would be established at Narsaraopeta and foundation laying ceremony of the rural police headquarters construction works would be held on December 11 by Mr Chandrababu Naidu. Mr Sivaprasada Rao said that on December 12, Mr Venkaiah Naidu will join the celebration and concluding ceremony would be held on Sunday.