1953-1971 History of India






Andhra Pradesh since 1971


Administration : The position of chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, from 1953 to 1983, in 1984, from 1989-1994 and since 2004 by the Indian National Congress (INC), from 1983 to 1984, from 1984 to 1989, from 1994 to 2004 by the Telugu Land Party (TDP).

Annals : 1972 : state elections held; INC formed government
1972 : land reform implemented in Andhra Pradesh (BBoY 1973)
1972 : India's Supreme Court reversed the Andhra Pradesh High Court's ruling which had declared the Telangana indigenate unconstitutional; begin of the Jai Andhra Movement; riots
1973 : the cabinet resigned and presidential rule was instituted
1976 : Lower Sileru power station commissioned (BBoY 1977)
1978 : state elections held; INC formed government
1980 : begin of Naxalite terrorist activity (PWG) in Andhra Pradesh
1980 : first Indian satellite launched from Sriharikota, A.P. (BBoY 1981)
1981 : Hindu-Muslim riot at Hyderabad (BBoY 1982)
1982 : Telugu Desam Party (Telugu Land Party, TDP) founded
1982 : Andhra Pradesh hit by a cyclone
1983 : state elections held; TDP formed government
1984 : Hindu-Muslim riots in Hyderabad (BBoY 1985)
1985 : state elections held; TDP formed government
1988 : TDP among seven parties which established National Front
1989 : state elections held; INC formed government
1990 : Andhra Pradesh hit by a cyclone, c.1000 fatalities (BBoY 1991)
1994 : state elections held; TDP formed government
1996 : People's War Group (PWG, Naxalite) banned in Andhra Pradesh
1998 : Naxalite (PWG) attempt to assassinate chief minister of Andhra Pradesh failed
1999 : state elections held; TDP formed government
2003 : Naxalite (PWG) attempt to assassinate chief minister of Andhra Pradesh failed
2004 : state elections held; INC formed government

Social History : In 1971 the population of Andhra Pradesh was 43.3 million, in 1981 53.4 million, in 1991 66.5 million, in 2001 75.7 million.
The Statesman's Yearbook, based on censi, gives the literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh as 24.56 % in 1971, 29.94 % in 1981, in 1991 44.09 %, in 2001 61.11 % (70.85 % for men). In 2001, 89.14 % of the population were Hindu, 8.91 % Muslim, 1.83 % Christian.






EXTERNAL
FILES
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, from Legislative Bodies in India
History of Andhra Pradesh, from Wikipedia
History of Hyderabad, from Wikipedia
Article Telugu Desam Party, from Wikipedia
Andhra Pradesh : Violence without end, from BORR
People's War Group, from FAS
Andhra Pradesh / Naxalite, from Global Security
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, from AP Online
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1972 pp.355-358, 1973 pp.353-356, 1974 pp.361-364, 1975 pp.380-383, 1976 pp.403-405, 1977 pp.402-404, 1978 pp.434-436, 1979 pp.426-428, 1980 pp.431-433, 1981 pp.430-432, 1982 pp.428-430, 1983 pp.423-426, 1984 pp.425-428, 1985 pp.508-511, 701-702, 1986 pp.698-699, 1987 pp.473-475, 667-668, 1988 pp.431-432, 619-620, 1989 pp.431-432, 620-621, 1990 pp.448-450, 635-636, 1991 pp.430-432, 620-621, 1992 pp.402-404, 619-620, 1993 pp.404-406, 628-629, 1994 pp.404-406, 627-628, 1995 pp.419-420, 628-629, 1996 pp.416-418, 628-629, 1997 pp.430-432, 626-627, 2002 pp.437-438, 630-631 [G]
Article : India, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1975-1976 pp.331-397, 1976-1977 pp.332-398, 1978-1979 pp.599-665, 1979-1980 pp.603-671, 1980-1981 pp.601-669, 1981-1982 pp.604-672, 1983-1984 pp.609-675, 1984-1985 pp.610-677, 1985-1986 pp.613-680, 1986-1987 pp.616-683, 1987-1988 pp.622-689, 1988-1989 pp.624-691, 1989-1990 pp.630-698, 1990-1991 pp.631-699, 1991-1992 pp.628-697, 1992-1993 pp.701-771, 1993-1994 pp.704-770, 1994-1995 pp.696-762, 1995-1996 pp.693-759, 1996-1997 pp.635-701, 1997-1998 pp.640-707, 1998-1999 pp.690-758, 2000 pp.796-872, 2001 pp.774-849, 2002 pp.805-885, 2003 pp.807-887, 2004 pp.810-891, 2005 pp.811-894, 2006 pp.808-890 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 1972 pp.336-341, 1973 pp.344-348, 1974 pp.290-293, 1976 pp.103, 289-292, 1988 pp.275-276, 1989 pp.273-276, 1990 pp.267-270, 1992 pp.276-278, 1993 pp.276-278, 1994 pp.275-277, 1998 pp.272-274, 2006 pp.204-206 [G]
Article : India, in : Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1976 pp.279-287 (Robert H. Donaldson), 1980 pp.247-252 (Walter Andersen) [G]



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