Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
The main work which Christ for All supports was in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh with its centre in the town of Khammam. However; in 2014 the state of Andhra Pradesh was divided into two states and Khammam found itself in the newly created state of Telangana.
This new land-locked state is the twelfth-largest state in India.
Most of it was part of the princely state of Hyderabad which was ruled by the Nizams during the time of the British Raj. In 1956, Hyderabad state was dissolved and Andhra State was merged with the Telangana region of the state of Hyderabad to form the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The move was not popular with the people of Telangana who agitated for a separate state. On 2 June 2014 their wish was granted and Telangana was split off from Andhra Pradesh and became the 29th state of India. The city of Hyderabad, which is located in the new state, is now the capital of Telangana.
In the Telangana district of Khammam where we work 80% of the population live in rural areas and the majority of the people are subsistence farmers.