History of Allur is only available from Nellore District gazettes and few biographical notes from Christian missionaries. According to gazettes published during British time, Allur was largest land revenue generating town in district. It raised 53,000Rs/- in 1901. It was home for 3,677 people in 1873 and the population increased to 7,527 by 1901.
It was a station of a deputy tahlsidhar and sub megistrate in Nellore Taluk till 1910 and became part of Kovur Taluk after 1910. It had a jail used for short sentence prisoners up to a month and it was one of the 17 sub jails in the district. A sub registrar office to register documents and deeds was established in 1871 and it was one of the 14 sub registrar offices in district.
There were only pial elementary schools that teach Telugu reading, writing, poetry and basic math till 1868. In 1868, British government established a secondary school under 1864 Education Act and system of payments on results is introduced to increase school attendance. A dispensary was started in 1872. Boarding school for boys was opened in 1907.
Christian missionaries John E. Clough and Dr. Jewett visited Allur in 1869. A dwelling house and few acres of land were purchased for 1100 Rs/- and old travelers bunglaw was bought for 350 Rs/- and Allur was chosen as the fourth mission after Nellore, Ramayapatnam and Ongole in the district. An American Baptist church with 44 members was established in 1872 by Mr. Bullard. Mr. Bullard abandoned Allur mission in 1876 and made Allur as the outstation for Nellore mission. Resident missionaries were specially appointed to work at church since 1893. Rev W. S. Davis worked for two decades and according to his 1908 report, the total number of converts is 472.
Village has one ancient Siddeshwara or Siva temple and one ancient Gopalaswamy or Vishnu temple. There are illegible inscriptions on a pillar in front of the temple of Siddeswara and on the flooring in front of Gopalaswamy temple. A woman called Perantalamma died in Sati sacrifice and a temple was constructed in her memory.
Mosque was built in 1910. Communal troubles arose around 1924 over the right of Hindu processions to play music before Mosques until Hindus got a decree for permission in 1928. Gandhi visited Allur on December 30, 1933 as part of his coastal Andhra trip after Salt Satyagraha revolution.


The main occupations of the village are agriculture, salt business and aquaculture. Crops are dependent on water from Allur tank with sources of water from rain in catchment and excess water from Pyderu. Its aquaculture and salt business is mainly centered at adjacent villages Iskapalle and Gogulapalle. Many hotel and real estate industrialists settled now in Hyderabad were raised in this area. Allur is also like a bridge between the surrounding villages and the rest of the world by providing banking, government offices and bus facilities to Nellore and Kavali.
The economical growth of the village is nominal and stagnated for many reasons. The village is not located on national highway and also has no train facility. So it did not attract any industries and also did not see any growth in real estate. Despite having junior college, most people are not educated or not motivated for higher studies and dependent on agriculture and labour. The educated migrate away to Nellore, Hyderabad or Bangalore to work in hotel and real estate industries. The people have less storage facilities for rice or salt until recently, and so are forced to export immediately for cheaper rates. The village is solely dependent on rains and monsoons, and is far from river Pennar. So people can not cultivate profitable crops like sugar cane etc. Because of adjacency to Bay of Bengal, cyclones and floods do unexpected damage to crops and fisheries. The recent political battle is whether to give license to new chemical industries. Supporters claim more jobs and the growth and infrastructure development. Critics claim that the wastage from the even faraway factories is leaking into lakes resulting in reduced drinking water quality, health problems and damage to crops and aquaculture.

Divisions (Villages in Allur Mandal)

It is a major Panchayat and head quarters of a mandal(code 31) and a state assembly constituency(Seat 126).
  1. Allur
  2. Alluru Peta
  3. Ananthabotlavari kandrika
  4. Batra kagollu
  5. Beeramgunta
  6. East Gogulapalli
  7. West Gogulapalli
  8. Graddagunta
  9. Indupuru
  10. Isakapalli
  11. Kalambotla Khandrika
  12. North Amuluru Gollapalem
  13. North Mopuru
  14. Purini
  15. Singapeta
  16. Velicharla

[edit]Assembly Constituency

Allur is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,36,127 registered voters in Allur constituency in 1999 elections.
List of Elected Members:
1978Giddaluru Sundara Ramaiah
1983Bezawada Papireddy
1985Jakka Venkaiah
1989Katamreddy Vishnuvardhan Reddy
1994Jakka Venkaiah
1999Adala Prabhakar Reddy
2004Katamreddy Vishnuvardhan Reddy
2009Beeda Masthan rao

[edit]Gram Panchayat

Allur is a major panchyat in Andhra Pradesh.
Data is taking from wikipedia.org

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