Hyderabad is a historic beautiful City and is the Capital of Telangana. The city is called “Pearl City” and famous for its twinkling pearls and glass embedded bangles. The city was founded during Qutub Shahi dynasty and was called Bhagyanagar. The present Hyderabad district came into existence in August 1978 with total geographic area of 199.6 square kilometers and covers the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The District is located at 17 degrees 36 N latitude and 78 degrees 47 longitude and surrounded on all sides by Rangareddy District. The City is situated on the Deccan Plateau at a height of 1788 feet above sea level. The Hyderabad District has been divided into 16 mandals with 4 erstwhile taluks of Charminar, Golconda, Musheerabad and Secunderabad.
The Hyderabad district houses some of the most prestigious industries like Vazir sultan Tobacco, Indian Oxygen, Hyderabad Industries, Thane Transformers company, Kedia Vanspati (Agarwal Industries) etc besides various public sector undertakings.
With cosmopolitan culture, the city has congenial and hospitable environment for growth and development of SSI and Tiny industries. Charminar, Golconda fort, Salar Jung Museum, Makka Maszid, Zoological park, NTR Gardens, NTR Ghat under Buddha Purnima Project, Birla Science Museum and Temple, Ramoji Film City etc are the places of tourist attraction.
Hyderabad District, in its present shape, was formed in August 1978, when all its rural areas were included in Ranga Reddy District. The area of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (excluding a small part), Secunderabad Cantonment, Lalaguda and Osmania University are included in Hyderabad District. All the 65 revenue villages with its erstwhile taluks of Charminar, Golconda, Musheerabad and Secunderabad have been regrouped into 16 mandals.
Hyderabad being the State Capital is highly developed in all aspects. It is situated at an altitude of 536 metres and offers pleasant weather conditions. The total geographical area of the District is 199.60 square kilometers.
River Musi, a tributary of river Krishna, runs through the city, dividing it into old and new city. Drinking water needs of the city are met by the water from Osman sagar, Mir Alam Tank and from Manjeera River in Medak district. Proposals to supply drinking water from Nagarjuna Sagar to meet city’s demand are also under active consideration of the Government.
DISTRICT AT A GLANCE:
199.60 Sq.Kms. It is 5th largest city in India.
78 Degrees 47′ Eastern longitude and17 Degrees 36′ Northern latitude
1778′ above Mean Sea Level.
Highest Point in the City
2206′ above MSL (Banjara Hills)
Musi (Tributary of Krishna)
Hard and rocky with pink and gray granite
Rainfall during 2001-2002
2 (Hyderabad and Secunderabad)
2 (Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad and Quli Qutub Shah Municipal Corpns)
Education (Educational Institutions):
(i) Junior Colleges
(ii) Degree Colleges
(v) Medical Colleges
(vi) Engineering Colleges
(vii) Polytechnic Institutions
5 (Osmania University, JNTU,A.P.Agriculture University,A.P. Open University andHyderabad Central University
(i) Geographical Area
199.60 Sq. Kms.0.6 % of Geographical Area
(ii) Net Sown area Important Crops Horticulture Produce
Grapes, Guava,Vegetables like brinjal,Cabbage etc.
Important economic activities:
(i) Poultry Population
(ii) Livestock Population Power
No. of villages electrified: All 65 villages (100% electrified)
Compostion of Hyderabad Population:
Population density per Sq. Km.
% of SC population
% of ST population
Hyderabad District Households and Population
Mineral Resources: The demand for various minerals and ores is met from the raw materials being supplied from other district, since no quarrying is done within the city limits.
Human Resources: According to a survey, about 2000 I.T. qualified engineers / Professionals are being added to the human resources of the state every year. The Hyderabad city is a model for I.T. Industry and is called ‘Cybercity’. Leading I.T. Units are now situated in Hyderabad. The Software Technology Park of India (STPI) established at Hyderabad is assisting the growth of I.T. Industry in the State. Further, the Hitech City located at Madapur in R.R. Dist is a modern I.T. Business park, spreading over 150 acres of land with about 5 lakhs square feet of floor space for I.T. Companies.
A number of industries are located in the three Industrial Estates of Chandulal Bardari, Sanathnagar and Azamabad and abundant power supply is available for S.S.I / Tiny Units without any power cuts / power failures. Hyderabad, also being called, as “Cyberabad” has become a synonym for I.T. industry, with a number of public call offices and Internet cafes in addition to regular telephone connections. Road and Rail transport, Banks, STPH, Hitech City at Madapur, other theme parks such as Apparel Export Park, Export Promotion Park, Hardware Park, Biotech park etc in the outskirts of the city, besides various training institutes, offer ample scope for the growth and development of SSI & Tiny sector in the district.
The term ‘Infrastructure’ covers various services like land, power, roads, communications, water etc and social infrastructure provides for health, education, sanitation, nutrition etc.
A major portion of the available land is occupied by roads and buildings, which are used for commercial and residential activity.
Industrial Estates / I.D.As: There are three Industrial estates located in Chandulal Bhardari, Sanathnagar and Azamabad, with full occupancy rate.
There are about 29 Nos of 33/11 KV substations, 3 nos. of 132/33 KV substations, one no. of 66/33 KV and another one 132/66 KV substations are existing in the city at various places. Adequate power supply without any power cuts / power failures is assured for SSI / Tiny Units in the district.
Telecommunications: The City of Hyderabad is also known as ‘Cyberabad’ due to the development
of I.T. industry with a number of internet Cafes, Public call offices (and about 6.5 lakhs of regular telephone connections), which offer various communication facilities like email, chat, teleconferences, video conferences etc. Similarly the city has 5 head post offices and many sub-offices in every corner of the city, providing speed post facility. There are many private courier services also operating in the city.
Road Transport: Two national highways, Mumbai-Vijayawada and Nagpur-Bangalore, with a length of 32 Km and about 700 Km of PWD Roads provide the required road transport facility in the city. The State Government has undertaken construction of 15 fly-overs to accommodate the growing traffic. About 2500 RTC buses ply in the city every day.
Rail Transport: Apart from the 3 important railway stations of Secunderabad, Nampally and Kachiguda, there are 23 local railway stations providing the required services. The city also has an inland freight depot with custom clearing facility at Sanathnagar, which is handling millions of tones of cargo every year.
Air Transport: The main Airport at Begumpet and the new international Airport at Shamshabad near Hyderabad would provide direct flights to many countries
The City’s drinking water needs are met by the Osman sagar lake and Manjeera phase I and phase II. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) in supplying the water to the city. Good drainage facilities are available in the city.
The Hyderabad city has good banking facilities with most of the Banks’ Regional Offices are located in the city. More than 500 Metropolitan branches of Nationalized Banks are operating in the city. Other financing Agencies include SIDBI, IDBI, APSFC, ICICI, NABARD, NSIC etc. which provide required financial assistance. Other Govt.corporations such as B.C. & S.C. Societies, S.T. Corporation, Women Finance Corporation, Minorities Finance Corporation, NEDCAP, LIDCAP etc. are providing required financial and technical assistance to different categories of entrepreneurs.
Details of Large and Mega Projects:
Name of Industry
Location of Industry
Line of Activity
Capacity with units
Investment( In Rs. Crores)
Employment (In No.s)
M/s. Hyderabad Industries Ltd.
Sanath Nagar IE
Mfg of AC Sheets, pipes, Mould spares, Size Separation/Deduction equipments
M/s. The Oxygen Equipment & Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.
C-37, 138, I.E. Sanath Nagar
2 Lakhs Cylindres
M/s. Vazir Sultan Tobacco Co. Ltd.
M/s. Biological Evans
18/3, Azamabad IA
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Important Industrial Activities under Micro, Small industries.
1.Electrical Motor Rewinding units.
2.Auto Repair & Servicing.
3.Welding & General Engineering works.
4.Repair & servicing of white goods and electronic products.
5.Refrigeration and Air Cooler assembling Units.
6.Pump-set repair / Servicing.
7.Computer Training Institutes
8.Studded Gold Jewellery.
9.Documentary Films ( Like advertising )
10.Film Editing, Recording and Dubbing.
11.Water Purification Systems.
15.Bakery items manufacturing.
16.Hotels and Restaurants.
19.Ready made garments.
20.Jam, Jelly, Chetney, Pickles.
No. of units registered in Udyog Aadhar in Hyderabad District as on 21-10-2016: