Farmers in the new State of Telangana are the key to harmonious social and economic development. In this semi-arid region of Central India, poverty is concentrated in rural areas. ICRISAT has been hosted for over 42 years in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana and will continue providing agricultural innovations to improve the life of smallholder farmers.
3.52 million - Population in the 31 districts of Telangana in 2014
5.55 million - Number of farms in Telangana (2011 census)
522 kg/ha - Average pigeonpea yield in Telangana in 2013-14
9 out of 10 - Districts classified as backward in Telangana (World Bank 2010)