Two decades ago, Adarshnagar was a lush agricultural field

Adarshnagar, a residential area connected to the NH 5 on the Vizianagaram road has a population of 22,000 with about 8,000 households. An imposing and giant statue of Lord Hanuman at the entrance of the colony greets passersby and gives the impression of watching over the habitation.

The urban habitation which was developed during the past two decades was earlier a lush green agricultural farm land. It had a state government Dairy Farm spread over nearly 100 acres with a veterinary hospital, an Indo-Swiss Research Centre, a sperm bank and an artificial cattle breeding centre. The Dairy Farm which was once teeming with life has limited activities today. Over a period of three decades, Adarshnagar and other satellite colonies, including Sundernagar, Swami Vivekanandanagar and Ravindranagar, emerged as middle class habitations while Sanjay Indira Gandhi colony, a weaker section residents colony also forms part of the grand Adarshanagar township.

The location was once full of thatched houses was a rural area. Gradually employees and middle class families from the city purchased the plots from the weaker sections and built permanent houses transforming the entire location into a posh township. When compared to several residential areas in the city civic amenities improved in the recent past.

The area has good roads and underground drainage system to boast of.

The area is rich in ground water, says ex-corporator Ommi Sanyasi Rao of municipal ward no 2 who has jurisdiction over a part of Adarshanagar. Due to the presence of Mudasarlova reservoir nearby, the groundwater table is good and water quality is excellent. Besides the area gets GVMC supplied drinking water through taps.

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