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Prakasam district is literally the main administrative district of Andhra Pradesh. The city of Ongole is the main centre of the district. The district is named as a memorial to Mr. Tanguturi Prakasam who is better known as the lion of Andhra Pradesh. The district came into being in the year 1970. Prakasam is also one of the districts that take active part in the rebellion for a separate Telangana state.The district of Prakasam accommodates 33 lacs individuals approximately on a land area of 17626 sq km. The district is not that much in agriculture. There are many industries that find its place in the district providing employment to many people. The district has Granite reserves at Cumbum with production units at Martur. The tobacco and the spinning mills of the district also provide employment to many individuals. To add to this, The district has prospects of more investment on its land.