Permaculture sets new agenda for agriculture in Telangana

It had taken them almost a decade to acquire swathes of land in a remote district in the southern state of Telangana aimed at creating their own forest. They began the process of buying land in 2006 from local people near Sangur reservoir in Medak district in northern Telangana where many families were migrating to urban areas because of lack of basic civic facilities like water and electricity.

But Supriya Gaddam and her husband, Anil Reddy, had to change their plan about their 96 acres of land when they met Narsanna Koppula, a pioneer of permaculture fondly called the Bill Mollison of India.