Pochampally also known as Bhoodan Pochampally is a mandal or cluster of 80 villages in Nalagonda district of Telangana. Popular for its special Pochampalli brand of sarees its specialty is its fabrics of Pochampally Ikat tie and dye.
Incidentally when Sant Vinobha Bhave visited it in 1951, it was here that the idea of the Bhoodan movement or voluntary donation of land germinated - the movement that engulfed the whole of India, radically altered society’s thinking and wrought a lot of benefit to thousands of poor farmers across the nation.
The cluster formation of Pochampally came about along similar lines where families got together as a collective to create a tradition of finely woven, aesthetically pleasing sarees that would enthrall the market while sustaining the collective. Pochampally has about 10,000 families solely involved in the making of the unique Pochampally saree. Pochampally has been in the tentative list of world heritage sites as part of ‘iconic saree weaving clusters of India’.