Sirpur or Sirpur-Tandura is a town and a Mandal in Adilabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
Sirpur is a mandal (subdivision) and town in Adilabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Sirpur is a thousand year old village famous for the Sirpur paper mills. The main source of income of the residents of Sirpur is cultivating paddy and vegetables. the population of Sirpur is 10,116 as gauged in late 2006. December is usually the coldest month in this place with the temperature varying from 15 to 29 degrees Celsius. The summers are hot and the weather is generally dry except the south-west monsoon when the relative humidity is high.
In 1724 AD Nizam-e-Mulk defeated Mubariz Khan and took possession of the Deccan and began to rule. In 1773 Madhoji Bhonsle entered into an agreement with Nizam Ali Khan, Nizam of Hyderabad by which he agreed to cede Manikgarh (Rajura of Chandrapur) with surrounding territories south of Penganga to the Nizam, in return for the forts of Gavilgarh and Narnala of Amaravati district - Berar. As a result of war between the British and Raghoji Bhonsale II, the latter ceded the territory of Berar to British who, in turn passed it on to Nizam under treaty and obligation for cooperation in war. Consequently Sirpur the ancient seat of Gond Rajas passed into the hands of Asaf Jahi rulers. The area was initially a sub district called Sirpur-Tandur carved out in 1872 and comprised Edlabad (Adilabad), Rajura (now in Maharashtra) and Sirpur taluks.
The district, named after Ali Adil Shah, ruler of Bijapur, was conferred its present status in 1905 with Adilabad town as its headquarters. Sirpur is the perfect boundary for Andhrapradesh while going towards Delhi.
Sirpur is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.
List of Elected Members:
- 1978 - K.V. Keshavulu
- 1983 and 1985 - K.V. Narayana Rao
- 1989 and 1994 - Palvai Purushotham Rao
- 1999 - Palvai Rajyalaxmi
- 2004 - Koneru Konappa
- 2009 - Kaveti Sammaih