Bhoodan Pochampally

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Bhoodan Pochampally
Bhoodan Pochampally is located in Telangana
Bhoodan Pochampally
Bhoodan Pochampally
Location in Telangana, India
Bhoodan Pochampally is located in India
Bhoodan Pochampally
Bhoodan Pochampally
Bhoodan Pochampally (India)
Coordinates: 17°23′10″N 78°38′36″E / 17.3861°N 78.6433°E / 17.3861; 78.6433Coordinates: 17°23′10″N 78°38′36″E / 17.3861°N 78.6433°E / 17.3861; 78.6433
 • Total28.42 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
1,184 m (3,885 ft)
 • Total12,972
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal PIN Code
Area code(s)+91 8685
Vehicle registrationTS 30

Bhoodan Pochampally is a census town in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Pochampalle mandal of Bhongir division.[1]


Bhoodan Pochampally is located at 17°23′9.96″N 78°38′35.88″E / 17.3861000°N 78.6433000°E / 17.3861000; 78.6433000 (17.3861, 78.6433),[2]


Pochampally highlighted on Nalgonda Map

On 18 April 1951, the historic day of the very genesis of the Bhoodan movement, Vinoba Bhave entered the Pochampally Mandal in Nalgonda district, the centre of Communist activity. The organisers had arranged Vinoba's stay at Pochampally, a large village with about 700 families, of whom two-thirds were landless. Pochampally villagers gave Vinoba a warm welcome. By early afternoon villagers began to gather around Vinoba at Vinoba's cottage. The Villagers asked for eighty acres of land, forty wet, forty dry for forty families that would be enough. Then Vinoba asked," If it is not possible to get land from the government, is there not something villagers themselves could do ?" To everyone's surprise, Vedre Ramchandra Reddy a local landlord got up & said in a rather excited voice: "I will give you 100 acres for these people" Ram Chandra Reddy got up & repeated his promise to offer 100 acres of land to the villagers. This incident neither planned nor imagined was the very genesis of the Bhoodan movement & it made Vinoba think that there in lay the potentiality of solving the land problem of India. This movement later on developed into a village gift or Gramdan movement. As the huge, massive and magnificent movement called Bhoodan Movement was born at this village Pochampally, the village renamed to Bhoodan Pochampally.

In 1999, the weaving industry of Bhoodan Pochampally came to limelight when a young weaver C Mallesham developed a machine for automating the time consuming, laborious and painful Asu process of winding of yarn before the dyeing and weaving is done. The innovation was recognized by National Innovation Foundation – India.[3] then by A.Srikanth

Way to Pochampally

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  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Nalgonda" (PDF). Census of India. p. 13,248. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ Recognition of Asu Machine by National Innovation Foundation Archived 3 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine