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  • Dokur village, located in Mahbubnagar district ofAndhra Pradesh was chosen for Village-Level Studies(VLS) initiated in 1975 by the Economics Program of theInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-AridTropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad. The presentMahbubnagar 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 inDevarkadra 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 thatdacoits used to take shelter in Dakur due to its thickvegetation. Eventually, the name Dakur becamecorrupted to Dokur. Dokur is about 130 km fromHyderabad. To reach Dokur from Hyderabad, one needsto travel to Mahbubnagar district headquarters and thento Deverkadra mandal on the surfaced Hyderabad-Raichur road, and then travel a further distance of sevenkilometers south on a metal road. Autorickshaws andRoad Transport Corporation buses are the main meansof transportation from Devarkadra to Dokur

publication date

  • 2011