Spatial poverty in Andhra Pradesh
Telangana seems to have a far more difficult time in addressing poverty-related challenges than Seemandhra
In this third part of the series, we look at the former state of Andhra Pradesh, which includes both Seemandhra and Telangana. Seemandhra consists of a large coastal line and the Krishna and Godavari deltas with generally rich agro-climatic conditions. Telangana, on the other hand, includes Hyderabad and the rich mineral belt in its northern districts of Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal. Though Andhra has far richer land in terms of its agriculture potential, this is not the case with much of Telangana. However, even without factoring in Hyderabad, we know that Telangana has similar incomes on a per-capita basis.