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Administrative in Raichur

Raichur has played an important role in the history of Deccan Empires and even today as a part of Karnataka it continues to do so. At present Raichur serves as the district headquarters to Karnataka's second largest district in terms of area. Five talukas namely Manvi, Sindhanur, Lingsugur, Devadurga and Raichur together form the Raichur district.


According to the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Raichur district was named as one of the most backward districts in India. This is the reason why, Raichur is currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). There are ongoing efforts to further develop the town and make it an important town in the state.

Raichur City Municipal Council

The legal body governing in Raichur is the Raichur City Municipal Council and is headed by the Municipal Commissioner. Currently Sri. B. Basappa is serving as the Municipal Commissioner for the city of Raichur. 

Official Structure of Raichur

Functions of Raichur City Municipal Council:

  • Urban planning including town planning
  • Regulation of land use and construction of buildings
  • Planning for social and economic development
  • Responsible for the roads and bridges
  • Maintaining water supply on domestic, industrial and commercial levels
  • Public health, sanitation, conservancy and solid waste management
  • Urban forestry, protection of environment and ecology
  • Slum improvement and up-gradation
  • Urban poverty alleviation
  • Provision of urban amenities and facilities such as parks, gardens and play grounds
  • Promotion of cultural, educational and aesthetic aspects
  • Provision of burials, burial grounds, cremation grounds and electric crematoriums
  • Cattle ponds, and prevention of cruelty to animals
  • Maintaining a record of vital statistics such as registration of births and deaths
  • Public amenities like street lighting, bus stops and parking lots
  • Regulation of slaughter houses and tanneries

Raichur City Municipal Council with an area of 60.0 square kilometers and about 2 lakh and 34 thousand population has 35 territorial wards under it.

Municipal Commissioner of Raichur
Office No.: (08532) 226768, 226316
Cell No.: +(91) 7406240999

Office Address of Raichur City Municipal Commission
Near Head Post Office, Raichur
Pin Code – 584101
Phone no.: (08532) 226768
Fax no.: (08532) 226316

Police Administration in Raichur

The maintenance of the law and order of the city is in the hands of the police department of Raichur. The police department is doing a decent job of keeping the crime rate under check. Interestingly, the department also has facilities for civilians to file complaints online.

Superintendent of Police
Landline: (08532) 235001, 235635
Mobile: +(91)  9480803801

Additional Superintendent of Police
Landline: (08532) 235133
Mobile: +(91) 9480803801

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