Utnoor project operations started in the year 2004 covering Nine Mandals namely; Utnoor, Jainoor, Narnoor, Kerameri, Sirpur (U), Indervelly, Sirikonda, Gadiguda and Lingapur
The average rainfall : Below 1044.5 mm per Annum. http://industries.telangana.gov.in/Library/District/adilabad.pdf
Main Crops: Cotton, Soybean, Red gram
Commodity Cooperatives: The major initiative of bringing the farmers come together and turn into entrepreneurs.
PrjaMitraRaithu Mutually Aided Cooperative Federation: The confederation of all village level cooperatives into a Federation.
All the 117 existing cooperatives in Utnoor project area are confederated into PrajaMitraRaitu MACS Federation Limited. The Federation is registered under AP Mutually Aided Co-operative Societies Act (MACS). The Federation is registered in August 2007.
The Federation is a self-governing entity governed by a seven membered Board of Directors lead by the President. The General Manager supervises the activities of the Federation.
The salient features of the Federation are:
Agri-Input Shop: The Federation has an agri-inputs shop, in Utnoor, which supply quality seeds and fertilizers with a nominal margin thereby offering the agri-inputs to the members almost at the manufacturers’ price.
Horticulture Nursery: The Federation raises nurseries ensuring supply of quality and healthy samplings to the farmer members. Samplings are raised in the Federation Mill premises basing on the requirement and demand for specific varieties.
Vermicompost Production and Marketing: Vermicompost is produced and marketed by PrajaMitra Federation as a part of promoting NPM method of farming in the project area.
Thrift and Credit Cooperative Society or PodupuSangam: To promote small savings which will support the target farmers to meet short term credit needs.