Piler Project was initiated in November 2014. Piler is situated at an equi-distance of 56 KM from Chittoor, the district headquarters, Tirupathi, the most auspicious pilgrim town, Madanapalli, the market town. It is around 180KM from Bangalore, and 160KM from Chennai.
Currently CCD is working in Four Mandals Such as Piler; Pulicherla; Rompicherla; Sodum andYarravaripalem and are expanding into another 5 mandals in Chittoor District, they are Tavanampalli,Irala,Pakala,Putalapattu,Penumuru
The average rainfall: The average rainfall of the District is below 918 mm per Annum.
Main Crops: Mango, Tomato, Sugarcane, and Peanut.
Being the newly initiated project in the District, the concept of ‘Cooperatives’ and ‘Collective Marketing’ is a ‘hard to believe’ affair in the target groups. The process of strengthening the cooperatives is in progress
Trainings on Cooperative Concept and Collective Marketing are in progress
Selected Farmer Members are taken for exposure to Puttaparthi
Collective Marketing of Mango was taken up during April to June 2015.