Rangapur village of Nallbelli Mandal (Warangal District) in Andhra Pradesh is famous for chillies grown there. Hectares of area have been grown under chillies cultivation. However, till early 2000s, maximum cultivation had been either rainfed or flood irrigated. People were producing the red chillies, known as tomato chillies. Harvested red chillies are dries on the farm yards and then they are sold for oil and colour extractions. In 2001-02, Finolex team visited the area and studied the agro climatic parameters. In Kuppam, a hi-tech irrigation project had been implemented by them. Then famers of Kuppam had experienced bumper vegetables yield with drip irrigation practice.