Melachur Village, with population of 842 is Srikalahasti sub district's the 29th most populous village, located in Srikalahasti sub district of Chittoor district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Melachur village is 33 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 25 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Srikalahasti and distance from Melachur village to Srikalahasti is 10 km. Pin code of Melachur village is 517620. The village comes under Melachur panchayat. Srikalahasti is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 27 km. District head quarter of the village is Chittoor which is 118 km away.


The village is home to 842 people, among them 434 (52%) are male and 408 (48%) are female. 2% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 97% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Melachur village is 14%, among them 47% are boys and 53% are girls. There are 216 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 13.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 742. Female population growth rate of the village is 16.9% which is 6.5% higher than male population growth rate of 10.4%. General caste population has increased by 42.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.6% and child population has increased by 18.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 940 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 818, and in schedule tribe is 948. There are 1148 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 52 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 299 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 395 people in the village are literate, among them 236 are male and 159 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Melachur is 54%. 62% of male and 46% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -3%. Male literacy has gone down by -5% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Workers profile

Melachur has 62% (521) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 65% male and 59% female population are working population. 61% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 50% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.