Munnangi - Past and Present
Munnangi lies on the west side of the river Krishna in
Guntur District and about 14 miles south west from Vijayawada. It is
on the historic southern route from Vijayawada to Repalle along with
River Krishna and is bounded on its western side by the Tenali route
that ran from Munnangi to Tenali via Duggirala which is a major road
Connected to Munnangi Village.
The village extends roughly 3 miles north to south (between
Vallabhapuram and Pidaparru) and roughly 2 miles east to west from
the Repalle river to Emani limits, which includes about 5,000 acres
of Agriculture Land. The total population is about 7,500. The
population divides by age group roughly into: 25% aged 18 and under,
50% aged between 18 and 60, 25% aged 60 or over.
According to the history, a large group of devotees
participated in mass prayers near river Krishna and they called this
place as Muni Koti Puram came into usage.
After being called with the
same name for almost 300 years, village name was changed to Munnangi
many years back.
After Nagarjuna Sagar dam was built, village lands started
getting enough water for Rice, Turmeric, Banana and Chilies
cultivation. Munnangi village started developing and this brought
many changes. The land in the
village is still mainly agricultural and gives employment to many
people. The ZPPH School was started in Munnangi in late 1970sí and
is now a well known school in the surrounding villages.
It educates a number of
students who live in the village and the surrounding villages (Danthuluru
The village has one High School, Elementary school,
primary health center, veterinary hospital, many temples and a
number of other businesses. Being on a radial route out of Tenali,
the village is well connected to Vijayawada, Guntur and Tenali and
is Five miles from Duggirala which is known for its famous turmeric
Villages such as the Munnangi are changing and evolving with
the high growth rate in Guntur District in the present and in the
future. Several new
housing assets have been built in the last 30 years in the village.
Further developments continue here.