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Frequently Asked Questions

History Of Raichur

The history of Raichur dates back to the third century B.C. The rock Inscriptions found in Maski, Lingasugur taluk and Koppal taluks prove that this ares was included in the dominions of the great Mouryan King Ashok(273-236 B.C. It appears that, early in the Cristian era, this area war apart of Kingdom of satavanas, and during 3rd abd 4th century A.D under the rule of Vakatakas and later under Kadambas. Next important dynasties which ruled over this region were Chalukyas of Badami, Pallavas and Rastrakutas. Inspirations indicate that there were frequent wars between Chola kings os the south and the Chalukyan kings(Aka western Chalukyas) for supremacy over the Raichur regionand the region was under the sway of Cholas for a short period. After the fall of Chalukyas Raichur came into thr hands of the Kalachur and later Sevna Yadava Kings. The Kakatitiyas came in the 13th century. The inscription found on the Fort- wall of Raichur indicates the original fort was built br Gore Rangareddy in 1294 AD as per the direction of a general of the Kakatiya queen Rudram Devi of Warangal. Later it was sacked by Malik Kafur, who was commender of Sultanate of Delhi in 1312. In 1323 it came under the rein of Vijayanagar Empire. It was captured by Bahani Sultanate in1363 Bijapur Sultanate in 1489. At the battle of Raichur in 1520 Vijanagar recaptured it but Bujapur recaptured it In 1465 after Vijayanagara’s defeat at the hands of the Deccan Sultanate during the battle of Talikot. In 1686 the district was captured by Aurangzeb, emperor of Mughal Empire. Finally Raichur became part of Nizam of Hyderabad between 1724 and 1948 except British rule between 1853 and 1860 as part of Madras presidency. After the operation of Polo, Nizam was forcibly integrated to Indian Union on 17th September 1948, and became part of Hyderabad state till 1956. Hence this region including Gulbarga, Bidar, Yadgir and Kopppal is known as Hyderabad Karnataka. In 1956 the state was reorganized on linguistic basi and became part of Mysore and in 1970 it was renamed as state of Karnataka.

Climate Of Raichur

Raichur is situated in the semiarid region of Peninsular India. It experiences droughts frequently. The average annual rainfall in the area is around 650mm.The Precipitation is mainly due to southwest mansoon. The rainy months are June, July, August, September and October; September being the rainiest month. Generally April and May are the hottest months and temperature goes upto 46, but winters are mild. Maximum relative humidity prevails from July to October.

Three seasons can be distinguished

  • Summer: commencing from March till middle of June.

  • Rainy season: from June to October

  • Winter: from November to February.

Agriculture & Food Crops

paddy,jawar,bajra,pulses like red gram, green gram, and other millets and vegetables.

Commercial crops: ground nut, cotton, sunflower.

Horticultural crops: mango, sweet orange, acid lime, guava, sapota,papaya, pomogranite, etc..

Soils & Geology

Raichur is bestoed with varied soil resources. Major soil types are

  • Black Soils: major portion is covered by deep to medium depths and a small portion is of shallow depth.

  • Red Soils: slightly more than 50 per cent is sandy soil and remaining portion is loamy soil.

      Major rock types are

  • Peninsular Gneisses

  • Granites

  • Schists

  • Lime stone.

The minerals of economic importance are Gold, Copper, Quartz, Felspars, etc..