Area of Operation

The geographical boundary of the Strategic Pilot on Adaptation to Climate Change (SPACC) project is the State of Andhra Pradesh. The state experiences high climate variability with some areas worst affected by recurrent droughts. These areas include eight rain-shadow districts - Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor (in the Rayalaseema region), Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy (in Telangana region) and Prakasam (in Coastal Andhra region) - which have been declared drought-prone by the Government of India. The SPACC project will cover seven of the drought-prone districts with pilot activities in nine hydrological units within the districts. The Ranga Reddy district has not been included as it is in the vicinity of Hyderabad and is target of large-scale urbanization. The probability of occurrence of droughts is considerably high in the SPACC project area, with drought frequency of at least one event in every 6 years.  In the last 20 years (1988 to 2007), the dependable rainfall decreased during the months of June, July and October. An increasing temperature trend (0.2-0.3OC) has also been observed in some project districts in the Telangana region.

The geographic locations of the nine pilot hydrological units are:

No. of Habitations : 143
Total Geographical Area : 1,34,442.09 ha
Total population : 2,04,567

 

 

1. Nathiganicheruvu Hydrological Unit
PNGO : SAID
No. of Habitations : 11
Total Geographical Area : 5,741.12 ha
Total Population : 9,006

 

2. Mallappavagu Hydrological Unit
PNGO : CARE
No. of Habitations : 17
Total Geographical Area : 6,779 ha
Total Population : 15,807
3. Chinneru Hydrological Unit
PNGO : BIRDS
No. of Habitations : 18
Total Geographical Area : 13,993 ha
Total Population : 29,874
4. Narsireddypallevagu Hydrological Unit
PNGO : DIPA
No. of Habitations : 16
Total Geographical Area : 23,375 ha
Total Population : 14,858
5. Yadalavagu Hydrological Unit
PNGO : CARVE
No. of Habitations : 20
Total Geographical Area : 13,075.50 ha
Total Population : 49,086
6. Jampaleru Hydrological Unit
PNGO : SAFE
No. of Habitations : 19
Total Geographical Area : 47,548.45 ha
Total Population : 23,833

 

7. Upparavanka Hydrological Unit
PNGO : SYA
No. of Habitations : 16
Total Geographical Area : 7,779.77 ha
Total Population : 51,862
8. Bokkineru Hydrological Unit
PNGO : PARNER
No. of Habitations : 13
Total Geographical Area : 13,994 ha
Total Population : 6,832
9. Rommonivagu Hydrological Unit
PNGO : GVS
No. of Habitations : 13
Total Geographical Area : 2,156.25 ha
Total Population : 3,379

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