About Yellandu

Located 53km North of Khamman, Yellandu is a Town in Yellandu Mandal in Khammam District of Telangana State, India. It is also a Mandal head quarter. Yellandu is located at 17.6°N 80.33°E with an average elevation of 205 metres (672 feet). Bhuga vagu divides Yellandu which starts from Yellandula padu cheruvu.

With a municipal jurisdiction of 1009 square km, Yellandu Municipality was constituted in 1986 and is classified as a third grade municipality with 24 election wards. Rompaid and Sudimalla are the partial outgrowths to the town as per 2011 census.

Singareni caters as the railway station to Yellandu. Zandala vagu, Kotilingala, Koragutta, Yellandu connect to Kothagudem bus route. Connectivity from Yellandu to many different places as Hyderabad, Warangal and many other places by road is not a problem. Yellandu is birthplace of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited, a coal mining company.

Singareni Collieries Company

Singareni Collieries

Coal was discovered in 1871 by Dr King of the Geological Survey of India near Yellandu. One of the important coal seams bore his name as well. The Hyderabad (Deccan) Company Limited received mining rights in 1886 to exploit coal found in the region. The present Company was incorporated on 23rd December 1920 under the Hyderabad Companies Act as a public limited company with the name 'The Singareni Collieries Company Limited' (SCCL).

Large-scale expansion of SCCL was since then undertaken under the Five-year plans. In 1960 the Government of India started its participation in the equity of the Company and also started extending loan assistance. Since 1960 it has been jointly owned by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Government of India.

Tourism in Yellandu

Yellandu has numerous temples and Kotamysamma jatara is a very big event which takes place during Dussera with a lot of enthusiasam. Apart from this, Yellandu has two famous Darga. Hazrath Khaseemdullah Darga Sharif at No.2 Basthi and one around 8 kms from Yellandu.

Sri Durga matha pooja especially in "Dasara navarathri utsavalu " at Singareni coal mines is a traditional festival highlighting the devotion of the Singareni employees.

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