Anandi Eco-Farm

aefWe have started ANANDI ECO FARMS ASSOCIATION at Warangal, With 3500 farmers this year for implementing Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). We have a strong team in place  to handle, training & educating the farmers with the consulting partner Sustainable Crop Solutions Network(SCSN).

Anandi Eco-Farm


Please see below about Warangal:


1.Historical background:

warangalWarangal and Hanamkonda as legend goes in linked with the dynastics of great “Vishnukundins” and even prior to it also of the Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist periods of Indian History. During Eight Century A.D. Warangal with an old name “Orukal” has served as capital city of Yadava king of Tulu Andhra’s. From the middle of the 12th century upto two hundred years, this area is ruled by the Kakatiyas of Ganapathis making Warangal as capital city. The name of warangal “Orugallu” is said to be correct form of Orukal, which is the original designation, the old town. The words “Orugallu” are the two variants of one appellation which means “Solitary cliff” standing in the middle of the Warangal fort. The Kakatiya line seems to have been in existence even earlier to the middle of 7th century A.D because the famous Chinese pilgrim Hieum-Tsang, mentions the name of the kingdom “Dankakatiya” in the south. The family name Kakatiya is derived from the local appellation of the Goddess Durga (Kakati). The Rajahs of Warangal in the beginning were vassals of the chalukya kings of “Vatapi” in the 8th century. When the Chalukyan kings were in down fall, thje kings of Warangal assumed independence and gradually rose to power. The names of few kings i.e Polaraja Rudra Deve-1, Ganapathi Deva, Rani Rudrama Devi and Prathaparudra hace occupied proudfull position in the history. Thousand Pillars Temple, Ramappa Temple and Warangal Fort are the master pieces of Kakatiya scrulpture and architecture.

Thus the city of Warangal has developed both under the political and Hisatorical influences of successive great kings. The Historians have divided the growth of city in favour stages of significant historical events and developments occurred in Warangal City.

These are

  1. The Kaktiya stage : 1260-1422
  2. Transmission stage : 1422-1725
  3. Asifjahi stage : 1725-1948
  4. Modern stage : 1948-onwards

1.Boundaries :

Warangal district is bounded on North by Karimnagar district, on the west by Medak district, on the south by Nalgonda district and by Khammam district on East and South-East.

2. Geographical particulars :

Warangal district lies between the latitude of 17o19’ and 18o 36’, North and longitudes of 78o 49’ and 80o43’ East and is above mid sea level by 870 feet-1700 feet. The geographical area of the district is 12846 sq.kms. The entire ares is studded with isolated hills, hill strems, rainfed tanks and large lakes. The district possess interesting principal pictures of geographical formations like Archaean puranas and Gondwans.

3. Land utilization:


  1. Total Geographical area 12.84 lakh ha.
  2. Gross cropped area 5.28 lakh ha.
  3. Net area sown 4.13 lakh ha.
  4. Gross area irrigated 2.69 lakh ha.
  5. Gross area irrigated % to total cropped area 50.94 %
  6. Net area irrigated 2.31 lakh ha.
  7. Area sown more than once 1.21 lakh ha.
  8. Forests 3.70 lakh ha.
  9. Barren and cultivable land 0.54 lakh ha.
  10. Land put non-agricultural use 0.59 lakh ha.
  11. Cultivable waste 0.38 lakh ha.
  12. Permanent pastures and other grazing land  0.51 lakh ha.
  13. Land under miscellaneous tree crops and groves not included in net area sown 0.04 lakh ha.
  14. Current fallow 0.84 lakh ha.
  15. Other fallow lands 2.11 lakh ha.
  16. District normal rainfall 1048.1 mm

3. Climate :

Warangal district generally tends to be dry and there is no much fluctuation in the temperature . It gets quite worm during the summer months during last ten years ranging max 29.39 to 40.55,from during December and January the temperature drops slightly form16.1 26.91.

The rainy season sets in the district with the onset of south-west monsoon in the second week of June and ends with the month of September. The normal annual rainfall of the district is 994 mm and average distribution is as follows.

  • South-west monsoon : 799 mm (June to September)
  • North –East monsoon : 119 mm (October to December)
  • Winter period : 11 mm (January to February)
  • Hot weather period : 65 mm (March to May)

4. Rivers :

Godavari river flows through the district adjoining Eturunagaram and Mangapet mandals. However marked ayakut area is not under this river.

5. Irrigation :

In Warangal district area under irrigation is 53 per cent. The details are as follows.

  • Total land under cultivation : 5.06 lakh ha.
  • Total area under irrigation : 2.68 lakh ha.
  • Total area under rainfed : 2.38 lakh ha.

Area under irrigation source wise area as follows

  1. Canals 0.072 lakh ha.
  2. Tanks 0.71 lakh ha.
  3. Well/Tube wells 1.91 lakh ha.
  4. Others 0.04 lakh ha.

Wells and tubewells are the major source of irrigation (71.27 %) followed by tanks 26.50 per cent. Warangal is known for major tanks like Ramappa, Pakal Laknavaram, Ghanpur.

6. Soils :


The ph range of different soils in the district is 6.5 to 9.5 depending  upon soil types in characteristics. Majority soil of the district are neutral in reaction. Zinc deficiency soils are spread over in 64937 ha. And problematic soils in 8100 ha Red soils are predominant in the district.

7.1 Agriculture:

The predominant crops in the district are Rice, Cotton, groundnut, greengram, Chilli. The crop details are as follows.


Warangal Route Map :



ANANDI ECO FARMS ASSOCIATIONBCI Launch Function Inauguration Agenda.




11.00 – 11.15   Invitation to guestsSri ViswanathanAlies

Shankar, Manager

Marketing Cotton, Anandi Enterprises, Tirupur


11.15 – 11.20  Lighting of lampSri N. K.Ajmeraji,

Sri.Chellapandi.A ,

Sri .Sirajudeen Ali

Sri GopalaRao,

MrSeetharamai Reddy


11.20 – 11.45 

Welcome address and briefing about Anandi



Sri BaalaGurunathan MD Anandi Enterprises, Tirupur


11.45 – 12.15 

Address by President of the Function



Sri N. K.Ajmera CEO, GTN

 12.15 – 12.30 

Roles and responsibilities of SCSN



DeboleenaSenguptha, Team Leader, SCSN

12.30 – 12.45 

Address by Mr.Chellapandi.A



Material Merchandiser M/s. H&M Hennes&Mauritz, India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.


12.45 – 1.00Address by Mr.Sirajudeen Ali 

Senior Fabric Technologist – WovenM/s. Tesco Sourcing India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.


1.00 – 1.15 

Address by Mr.Jijo



General manager, Fabric, Poppys Knit wearPvt Ltd. Tirupur.


1.15 – 1.30Address by MrGopalaRaoVice President, Marketing

M/s. GTN Industries Ltd., Hyderabad.




1.30 – 1.45


Address by MrSeetharamai Reddy


Vice President, Marketing

M/s. GTN Industries Ltd., Hyderabad


1.45 – 2.00 


Distribution of Farmer Field Books to the farmers



2.00 – 2.10Vote of Thanks 


Project Manager,AnandiEcofarms, Warangal


2.10 – 3.00Lunch


3.00 – 3.30Visit to field and sowing of seeds for Border &Trap crops



Farmers participating our inauguration function.

Border seed given to farmer by Mr.Chellapandi.

Border seed crop sowing done by our dignitaries Mr.Chellapandi

Farmer hand book released

Border seed given to farmer by Mr.Sirajudeen Ali.

Border seed crop sowing done by our dignitaries Mr.Balveendar Singh




Anandi Eco Farms Association has successful implemented the BCI project 2014-2015. Over 3500 farmers were trained, supported and guided in all aspects of producing quality cotton.

This year 2015-2016 AEFA has taken a step forward and increased the number of farmers from 3500 to 7000 with the approval of BCI.

A strong team of technical and field level trainers are supporting farmers for their betterment.

Village Level Motivation Program

FFS Launch


Kharif season has started with receipt of good and timely rainfall as compared to last year. The 1st fortnight of June has received actual rainfall of 174.76mm with 9 rainy days when compared to 11.4 mm rainfall with 1 rainy day during Kharif 2014. Normal rainfall is 73.2 and the % of receipt of rain over normal is 238%.

With receipt of timely rains farmers have enthusiastically started the cotton crop sowings and almost 90% of the cotton sowings have been completed in Warangal district.


Cotton areas are likely to be increased this year even though the prices were low last year. The farmers have lot of expectations in separate Telangana state as the Government would take necessary steps for the benefit of the cotton farmers. Last year cotton was sown in an area of 2,28,682ha. It may reach around 2,60,000 ha this year.


AEFA has collected soil samples from the BCI farmers in the month of May and the samples are sent for analysis. Results will be communicated to the farmers after analysis.


Border Crop seed (Cowpea and Maize) have been distributed to the farmers. Last year farmers have been benefitted by border crops and they are enthusiastic to follow the same this year also.

Border Crop Seed Distribution


Anandi Eco Farms Association has adopted High Density Plantation System with selected farmers and conducting trails 20 acres. The HDPS seed is given to farmer free of cost. These trails are being conducted under the close supervision of AEFA technical team.

Field Stage