Ramagundam is a town in the Peddapalli district of Ramagundam is known as town Of Energy. It is located on the banks of river Godavari, about 250 Kilometers (155 mi) north east of state capital, Hyderabad. The town of Ramagundam gets its name from a combination of two words: (Rama + Gundam). A famous temple of the Hindu God Lord Rama is situated in the old part of the town and ‘Gundam’ means Water Springs. Ramagundam is located at 18.80°N 79.45°E. It has an average elevation of 179 meters (590 feet). It has an area of 93.87 sq. kms
Ramagundam is situated in the Godavari Valley coalfields and has one of India’s largest thermal power stations, run by NTPC. Ramagundam is considered the Manchester of India in light of the companies surrounding the area. mostly industries are connected with GODAVARIKHANI-NTPC-RAMAGUNDAM (This is also called TRY CITIES) Some of them are FCI: Fertilizer Corporation of India, Kesoram Cement, Basanth Nagar, NTPC (RSTPS – Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station) sourcing 2600 MW of power 24/7 and the APSEB (Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board) unit at Ramagundam. Another 1600MW (2x800MW) is proposed as RDM-II as per expansion plan by NTPC Limited. NTPC’s first SPV or Solar photovoltaic unit of capacity 25MW (Phase-I 1x10MW, Phase-II 1x15MW) has been proposed at Ramagundam. This would help in earning carbon credits against use of solar power as renewable energy source.
Ramagundam was declared as Notified Committee under A.P. Municipalities Act, 1965 w.e.f. 19.01.1982 vide G.O. Ms. No.33, M.A., Dt:19.01.1982, subsequently Ramagundam Notified Area Committee was declared as II Grade Municipality by the Government in its G.O. Ms.No.218 MA, Dt:08.05.1995, comprising the revenue villages of Ramagundam, Medipalli, Malkapur, Jangoan, Laxmipur (Hamlet of Elkalapalli), Maredupaka, Allur and Jangalaipalli. It was upgraded 1st grade in 2001 and Special grade in 2003 and became Municipal Corporation vide G.O. Ms. No. 96, Dt:25.02.2010.