Agriculture is the main occupation in rural parts of the district, with paddy, chilli, cotton and turmeric being the chief crops grown in the area. Devadula lift Irrigation and tanks constructed by Kakatiya rulers are the primary sources of irrigation. Industries like Singareni Collieries, Kakatiya Thermal power plant, and some small agriculture-based industries flourish in this area.
Jayashankar Bhupalpally is also well connected by road – NH 353C passes through the district. The district has one bus depot at Jayashankar Bhupalpally.
Many pilgrim centres and historical places adorn the district like the Kaleshwaram temple, Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy temple located at Mahadevpur Mandal., Kaleshwaram is named Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, since the three rivers Godavari, Pranahita and the third illusionary Antharvahini, meet here. The Mukteshwara Swamy temple is significant for the fact that there are two lingas that of Shiva and Yama on the same pedestal.
Nainpaka temple, The temple that is believed to have built in the 15th or 16th century on a pink stone rock,unique in style and touted as the one and only in southern India is in a state of shambles. This lesser-known rock-cut temple, a prototype of Sarvatobhadra architecture, which has four deities carved out on a protruded boulder, is a revelation of sorts.
“Kota Gullu“ Ganapeshwara swamy temple, It is known throughout the world how splendid the architecture of temples is in south India and there is always history behind marvelous pieces of architecture and Ghanpur temples also portray very rich culture. Even though being in decrepit state , the temples explains you the value of architectural style of Kakatiya’s.
Rock art is a form of landscape art, which is found only in certain regions of India. Jayashankar Bhupalpally district in Telangana is home to many prehistoric habitation sites. Paleolithic cave paintings have been found at Pandavula Gutta (Regonda mandal). Pandavula Konda (Pandavula Gutta) site was first discovered in the year 1990. The major attraction here is rock climbing.
The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project or KLIP is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhupalpally, Telangana, India. Currently the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation project,its farthest upstream influence is at the confluence of the Pranhita and Godavari rivers.