It's not just severe drought conditions that have brought farmers in Telangana to their knees. Unpredictable rainfall has also taken its toll. But in this crisis, a group of young entrepreneurs has risen to the occasion.
For the last four years, this group has been working with farmers to develop sustainable agri-solutions, reports CNBC-TV18's Deepthi Bathini and Kritika Saxena.
A patch of vibrant green in a harsh landscape of brown and yellow. This transformation in Depalle village in Telangana's Mahboobnagar district can be laid at the doors of this group of young entrepreneurs, who run an organisation called Cosmos Green.
Born in 2011, Cosmos Green has been working with farmers in the region with two targets — make agriculture sustainable by reducing dependance on rainfall and costly farming methods that leave the farmer with a crippling debt burden.
It has also focussed on increasing food security by developing solutions that can weather natural disasters like floods, inconsistent rainfall, or drought.