Telangana

WOTR commenced working the newly formed state of Telangana (erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh) in 2002 with the Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Programme (APRLP) in Mahabubnagar district.  Since then it has expanded in Mahabubnagar district covering 4 blocks namely Dammargidda , Narayanpet , Thalakondapalli and Veldanda  covering 12 villages with neighboring hamlets.  The key thematic areas where WOTR has been focusing on are  integrated watershed development, climate change adaptation with activities such as group irrigation, System of Crop Intensification (SCI), and farm level crop-water budget based agriculture, implementation action research on hydrological monitoring and efficient water use, impacts of transitions of changing livestock production systems at a watershed level etc.

Major projects undertaken in the region:

 

Project Name

Funder

Project Duration

No. of villages

Area

Population covered

Status

1

Integrated watershed development project

Government of Andhra Pradesh

5 years

7 Villages             

 

10,000 ha

 About 4,200

Completed

2

Climate change adaptation project – supported by SDC

 

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

 

2 years

3 Villages             

2,290 ha

3,000

Completed

3

Watershed development fund

NABARD

 

7 years

3 Villages               

3,000 ha

About 2,000

Project status completed

4

Watershed development and infrastructure funds for agriculture development 

Bread for the World, Germany

2 years

3 Villages                             

1,000 ha

1,500

Project status completed

5.

Improving Incomes of small holder producers through the "WicaS“ Model

HSBC software Development (India) Pvt. Ltd

4 years

8 Villages

24.3 ha

19 HHs

Ongoing

6.

Development of Farmer Producer Organizations

NABARD

2 years

8 Villages

57.17 ha

70  farmer households

Ongoing

List of partners:

Funding Partners

Bread for the World, Germany

HSBC software Development (India) Pvt. Ltd

Government of Andhra Pradesh

NABARD

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Summary of coverage through Projects

Year

No. of District covered

No. of villages Covered

Area Covered

(in ha.)

No. of beneficiaries benefited

2012-13

-

-

-

-

2013-14

02

12

4869

9012

2014-15

01

12

13091

31609

In 2012-13 Telangana was part of A.P.