How 40,000 organic T-shirts are bridging Andhra & Europe

When social entrepreneursAneel Kumar Ambavaram and Sarat Gidda from Andhra Pradesh came together, little did they know that theircollaboration would positively affect50 farmers from Warangal. Today, the duo stand tall in theirfully organic village Enabavi in Andhra Pradesh that has successfully sold 40,000 organic t-shirts.

Aneel and Sarat have founded the Grameena Vikas Kendram Society for Rural Development(GVKSRD) that procures cotton produce from local farmers and processes it in Tiruppur. Their initiative is encouraging 3,000 cotton farmers across the state to adapt to organic farming, says The Hindu. The founders started their project by roping in 50 farmersfrom Kothavalasa and Chinatalapadutwo neighbouringvillages in Vizianagaram district. Along with few experts in organic farming, they are touring the nearby villages, educating and offering jobs to the villagers.