The south-central state of the Indian peninsula is the eleventh-largest state in terms of area and ranks twelfth in population. The state was recently carved out from Andhra Pradesh as the youngest state in India, made on June 2, 2014, as the 29th state. Hyderabad is jointly the capital of Andra Pradesh and Telangana. The city is known as the Biryani capital of the world, City of Pearls, miniature India etc. Telangana is the eighth-largest contributor to the national income of the country. Telangana ranks 22nd for the human development index.
The state is developing into a seed hub of India, with qualities of seedlings from biotechnology, hybrid produce and others. Thus the impact of agriculture, and the yield can be seen significantly.
Local folk dances of the area are Perini Sivatandavam or Perini Thandavam, usually performed by males and also called 'Dance of Warriors'. The music of the state is a diverse variation from Carnatic to folk
Major Festivals of the region are Bathukamma, a colourful and vibrant floral festival. This is the pride of the cultural and diverse identity of the rich heritage. Bonalu is yet another festival of the region with Dasara, Eid ul fitr, Bakrid, Ugadi, Peerla Panduga, Rakhi Pournami, Mukkoti Ekadasi etc.
Textiles and apparel, with the above subsidiaries like leather & leather value-added products like belts, shoes, purses, bags, artificial material-infused and coated textiles, paper, and paper products have huge business options and opportunities.
Art and Craft Industry
One of the unique art and craft styles of the state are
- Bidri craft
- Banjara Needle Crafts
- Dhokra or Dokra
- Nirmal oil paintings for natural dyes
- Quality handlooms
Narayanpet handlooms, Siddipet Handlooms, Gadwal, Pochampally handlooms, and cotton durries are weaving traditions of India and are quite popular and skill-oriented. Toys and jewellery made of pearls and lacquer are also famous across India.