Adilabad district is located in the northern region of Telangana, India. It is known as the gateway district to South and Central India. The district has a population of 708,972 out of which 76.34% people live in rural areas and 31.68% people belong to Scheduled Tribes (ST) community. Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) is located in Utnoor town of Adilabad. Due to the district’s reorganization in October 2016, Adilabad was divided into four districts: Adilabad district, Asifabad district, Mancherial district, and Nirmal district.
Different tribes (Gonds, Kolams, Pardhans, Naikpods, Koyas, Mannewars, Andhs, Lambadas and Thoties) live in this district. The Gonds and Lambadas are predominant among the tribes and constitute about 75% of the tribal population. The Kolams, Mannewars (Telugu speaking Kolams) and Thoties belongs to the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG).
Status of Health & Nutrition in Adilabad district (Source: NFHS-4 data):
This is one of the districts selected under National Nutrition Mission (Poshan Abhiyaan) due to poor nutrition indicators.