Dokur Village at a Glance

Rama Krishna, N and Rao, Y M and Nageswara Rao, G D and Kiresur, V R and Bantilan, M C S (2011) Dokur Village at a Glance. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Dokur village, located in Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh was chosen for Village-Level Studies (VLS) initiated in 1975 by the Economics Program of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad. The present Mahbubnagar district is also known as Palamooru, located in the Telangana Region of Andhra Pradesh. Dokur village (16° 36’ N and 78° 50’ E) is situated in Devarkadra mandal in Mahbubnagar District (16° 73’ N and 77° 98’ E). Dokur’s original name was “Dakur” derived from the Indo-Persian Urdu word “daku,” meaning “gang of armed dacoits”. It is believed that dacoits used to take shelter in Dakur due to its thick vegetation. Eventually, the name Dakur became corrupted to Dokur. Dokur is about 130 km from Hyderabad. To reach Dokur from Hyderabad, one needs to travel to Mahbubnagar district headquarters and then to Deverkadra mandal on the surfaced Hyderabad- Raichur road, and then travel a further distance of seven kilometers south on a metal road. Autorickshaws and Road Transport Corporation buses are the main means of transportation from Devarkadra to Dokur.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2013 14:04
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2013 14:04
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