Nuzvid is a historical fortified town.It was founded by Meka Basavanna, the chieftain of Rani Rudrama Devi/Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal Kakatiya dynasty in 1321 AD. After the second attack of Delhi ruler, Mohammad bin Tughlak to Kakatiya ruler of Pratapa Rudra, the latter was defeated and caught by the former.
At that moment the chieftains were separated and migrated to different places. Some went to Bobbili. Some established themselves at Nuzvid. They had implemented jamindari (land lord) system introduced by britishers to collect tax. Meka Basavanna’s fifth generation appanna played a crucial role in establishment of nuzvid.
They constructed “burujus” for secured stay which was now called as “Damadamaa la thota”. At that period they cultivated nuvvulu (seasom) crop. So the area was named nuvuzelaveedu, gradually in british rule it was named ‘Nuzvid.’ The first English-Telugu dictionary was prepared by Sankaranarayana with the financial help of Nuzvid Rajahs.
Mango orchards are abundant with Banginapalli, Totapuri mango varieties. Mangoes are also exported to foreign countries. The Tiruvure road connects it with NH 221 in the north-west and the Hanuman junction road connects it to NH 5 in the south-east. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd is established in 1973 and the seed is acknowledged as India’s largest hybrid seed.