Thu, Oct 08, 2015, 01:24 PM
Ananthapur district in Rayalaseema region was never known for agriculture. Like the remaining districts in the region, it is situated in the rain shadow area and had been cursed with drought and famine. But now the district has changed to a horticultural hub, thanks to various new techniques of farming and giving up the traditional groundnut cultivation. At present, flowers, fruits and vegetables are grown abundantly in Ananthapur, transforming the lives of farmers.