About Chittoor Municipal Corporation

About  Us  :

            Chittoor Municipal Corporation is one of the largest ULB in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.It is spread over an area of 95.97 Sq Kms. With a Population of 1,89,332 (As per 2011 Census).

Location  :

           It is located 490 Kms from Capital city and 02 Kms from District Headquarters. It was established as Third Grade Municipality in the year 1917.There are 50 Election wards in this Municipal Corporation.

Topography :

Climate and Rainfall :

            Chittoor town has moderate and healthy climate because it is dry and never unbearably hot. The town receives scanty rainfall both from South- west and North - East Monsoon.

            The town is situated in the midst of many isolated hills and masses of rocks. The Neeva River flows along the western part from South-West to North-East. Many small tanks are located in-and-around the town. Poor settlements were mostly developed on the hill areas, the banks of feeder channels, tank bunds and porambokes.

Time Line :

         1917    ------> Constitution of Municipality

         1917    ------> Elections to the first Municipal Council

         1986    ------> Upgraded into Special grade Municipality

         2000    ------> Elections held to present 15th Municipal Council 

         2001    ------> Basic MAPP approved (APUSP)

         2003    -------> CMAPP Preparation

Demography:

       The population of the town is 1,52,654 in 2001 census, showing decadal growth rate of 7.67% from a population of 1,33,462 as per the 1991 census. Out of total population, SCs constitute 21679 while the STs constitute 1174. The sex ratio in the town is 1000: 985. The literacy rate of the town is 84.60%.

Economy :

      The economy is basically agro-based, being marketing centre for Sugarcane, Jaggery, Mango produced in abundance. The majority of the population of the town is basically dependent on agriculture or agro-related activities.

Environmental issues :

        The town is situated in the midst of many isolated hills and masses of rocks. The Neeva River flows along the western part from South-West to North-East. Many small tanks are located in-and-around the town. Poor settlements were mostly developed on the hill areas, the banks of feeder channels, tank beds and porambokes. There is water scarcity due to failure of monsoons every year and the people are very much suffered to drinking water. Most of the water is drawn from energized bore wells.