(Last Updated on : 14-07-2014)
Numerous towns and cities have developed in the states of Indian Territory. In case of Andhra Pradesh state the same rule is applicable. Koratla is an example of a town which is located in the district of Karimnagar of Andhra Pradesh. The onus of supervising the administration of Koratla town has been bestowed upon a municipality. Strategically, this Koratla lies approximately at 18.82° N 78.72° E. It rises to a height of 286 meters or 938 feet above the mean sea level.
Keeping the usual trend of India, a handful of demographers too have organized surveys and research works as well. It is mainly due to their hard works that comprehensive reports have been brought out thereby enlightening people on certain demographical aspects like population status, literacy rate etc. A special mentioning of the Census report that has been issued forth in the year 2001 becomes imperative. As per this report, the total population of Koratla showed a population counting of 54,021. An interesting point too needs to be emphasized in this regard. It has been depicted that number of males and females in Koratla are in equal proportion. In other words, male populace constitutes 50 %, while female populace too is the same.
If a person to know the development of a town or city, he should first identify the literacy condition of Koratla has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 51%. In Koratla, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Trade and business are the main occupations of the people in Koratla. Thus to sustain their livelihood, majority of the people involve in industries like textiles, beedies etc. Experts also pointed out the rich heritage of this Koratla town. Numerous remnants that are found in Koratla and its adjacent areas bear witness to its antiquity and richness. Instances can also be cited. In Koratla one finds a huge siphon that is believed to be biggest siphon in the whole of Asian continent. Also a large banyan tree has grown encompassing an area of more than six acres.
As has been emphasized by the experts, people of Koratla are known for their religious fervor. Sai baba temple is a famous temple, which has been named as second Shirdi. Myriads of people throng the temple from various parts of Indian subcontinent. Apart from this, temples, namely The Koti Navadurga, Ayyappa Temple, Shiva Markandeya temple. This Shiva Markandeya has been constructed using one crore of printed Durag coins.