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|• Total||8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||404 m (1,325 ft)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Ankapur (Ankapoor) is a small, self-sufficient, progressive Model Village located in Armoor Mandal, Nizamabad District, Telangana state of, India. It is also called as MINI USA. The village is 400 years old and is located on eastern side of the National Highway 63(NH16) connecting Nizamabad with Jagdalpur (CHG) also near to another National Highway 43(NH7) connecting Hyderabad and Nagpur. It lies 77 degrees 51 E longitude and 18 degrees 30 N latitude at an elevation of 404 meters above sea level. It receives an annual rainfall of about 1100 mm and experiences a subtropical climate.
In recent years the farmers have adopted modern methods and have succeeded in substituting subsistence farming with commercial farming. Besides cultivating commercial crops like turmeric, maize and vegetables on a large scale, the farming communities have been raising crops for seeds in preference to cereals and traditional crops for food grains.
The total geographical area is 2,205 acres (892 ha).
- At the 2011 census, the population of the village was 9066.
- There are 3900 voters(male 1850, female 2050).
- There are 100 women self-help groups such as DWCRA.
- The literacy rate of the village was 95%.
- There are 100 NRIs from the village settled in USA.
- There are 50 students pursuing their higher studies in countries including the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
- Taluk : Armoor
- District : Nizamabad
- State : Telangana
- Country : India
- STD Code : 08463
- PIN Code : 503224
- Office:Gram Panchayat, Gram Sabha.
- Decision making body: Village Development Committee (VDC)
- Elected representative: Sarpanch.
- Government officials: Secretary, Village Revenue Officer(VRO)
Major cash/commercial crops grown in the village:
Farmers grow vegetables as short term crops.
Ankapur (Ankapoor)village has been recognized as a Model Village by the International Rice Research Institute. Besides cultivating commercial crops, and vegetables on a large scale, the local farming communities have been raising crops for seeds in preference to cereals and traditional crops of food grains. The Peasant Association of the village coordinates, organizes and controls agricultural development programmes.
Ankapur is a hub for commercial seed production of Sorghum(Red Jowar) and Pearl Millet(Bajra). These seeds were introduced in 1975 by National Seeds Corporation (NSC) in Ankapur Village on an experimental basis. Seeds cultivation has spread to surrounding mandals and villages. The turnover of the seed industry in Armoor mandal is around hundred crores.
There are about 30 seed processing plants in the village. The seeds after production and processing are exported to North Indian states for fodder grass. Seeds companies like Pioneer, Pro-Agro, Ganga Kaveri, Kaveri, Tulasi, Nuziveedu have processing plants in Ankapur Village.
The seed industry has solved the local unemployment problem to a large extent.
Finally Ankapur is called as Seed Bowl of Telangana and India.
Awards and recognition
- The government of Andhra Pradesh has recognized it as Model Village and awarded "Best Village" title.
- The village was awarded Model Village for cent percent tax collection for the past five years consecutively by District Magistrate or collector.
- International agencies like IRRI, ICRISAT, CRIDA, ICAR, recognize it as a Model Village.
The railway line from Peddapalli to Nizamabad via Karimnagar, Jagityal, Armoor a distance of 177.6 km, for which foundation stone was laid in 1993 by then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, is set for completion during 2012/13. A length of 150 km is completed and the work from Armoor to Nizamabad (25 km) is under progress.
The line passes through Ankapur village. The work is under progress (Armoor-Nizamabad). If the line is completed, Ankapur will be connected with India's rail network with a station at Armoor.
Transportation route map
Ankapur is located 183 kilometres from Hyderabad, 20 kilometres from Nizamabad and 5 kilometres from Armoor. It is connected by road through the four-lane national highway NH7 (NH44). Journey time would be 3 hours.
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