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Asifabad District is carved out of erstwhile Adilabad District. It is surrounded by Adilabad, Mancherial, Nirmal districts and the Maharashtra state. Asifabad is being renamed as Komaram Bheem district after the legendary Gond martyr who was born in Ravte Sankepalli village near Asifabad.
The district is spread over an area of 4,367.25 square kilometres (1,700 sq mi). It is home to endangered species of vultures which have made Palarapu rocks their home in the forests of Bejjur. The Sirpur forest is also home to tigers and other wild animals.
Asifabad comprises 15 mandals, 2 revenue divisions and has 430 revenue villages – Asifabad and Kaghaznagar. The district headquarter is located at Asifabad, a predominantly tribal town.
The railway line that connects the south and the north of India passes through Asifabad district. Sirpur-Kaghaznagar is a major railway station in the district. It has one RTC depot at Asifabad.
As per the 2011 Census of India the district has a population of 592,831 people.
History : Kumram Bheem (22 October 1901 – 8 October 1940) was a tribal leader who fought for the rights of tribals over jal (water), jungle (forest) and zameen (land).
* Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced that Adilabad district will be bifurcated and the new district will be named after tribal leader Kumram Bheem. Addressing a public meeting on the occasion of the 74th death anniversary of Kumram Bheem at Jodeghat in the district, KCR said the hillock in the village, where the leader died fighting the Nizam’s forces, will be developed into a tourist spot. He said the government will build a memorial at a cost of Rs 25 crore on 100 acres. The memorial will be ready within a year.
Historically, the district had a glorious past. Asifabad was an important part in the scheme of things of its erstwhile rulers. Fossils of the pre-historic period excavated in and around Asifabad attach archeological importance to this place. Vatti Vaagu project, Gangapur Cave, Movvad village are some of the tourist attractions. Vatti Vagu project is a medium Irrigation project being constructed across Vatti Vaagu, a tributary of Pedda Vaagu which is in turn a tributary of Pranahita river in Godavari basin.
AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRIAL BACKGROUND
The district’s primary crops include rice, cotton and pulses. Singareni Collieries, Sirpur Paper Mills, many spinning and ginning mills form the industrial profile of the district.
The Sri Komaram Bheem Project ( శ్రీ కొమరం భీం ప్రాజెక్ట్ ) is a Medium Reservoir has been built across Peddavagu River, a tributary of the Pranahita River. It is located at Ada village, Asifabad Mandal, Kumaram Bheem District, Telangana. This Project proposed to supply water to Asifabad, Wankidi, Kaghaznagar, and Sirpur mandals more than 45,000 in acres. But currently, the project is providing irrigation water to about 20,000 acres under its left canal 35 km. Right canal will provide irrigation water to about another 25000 acres.
Ganagapur Temple in Rebbena Mandal.
Jodeghat village in Kerameri Mandal .
Sapthagunda Water Falls in Sirpur- U Mandal .
Pittaguda Water Falls, Mitte Water falls in Lingapur Mandal.