Q. With reference to the selection of Pochampally as one of the best tourism villages by United Nations World Trade Organisation (UNWTO, consider the following statements:
1. It is often referred to as the Silk City of India.
2. Acharya Vinobha Bhave launched the Bhoodan movement from this village.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- Statement 1 is correct: Pochampally, 50 Kms from Hyderabad, is a town in Nalgonda district of Telangana and is often referred to as the Silk City of India for the exquisite sarees that are woven through a unique style called Ikat. This style, Pochampally Ikat, received a Geographical Indicator (GI Status) in 2004.
- Statement 2 is correct: Pochampally is also known as Bhoodan Pochampally to commemorate the Bhoodan Movement that was launched by Acharya Vinobha Bhave from this village on April 18th, 1951. Currently a two room Vinobha Bhave Mandir exists within the village which was earlier the place where Vinobha Bhave resided during his visit to the village.