Pragati bags ‘best theme based resort’ Conferred by Telangana tourism Dept.

Hyderabad, 27th September, 2015:  In a glittering ceremony held at Taramati Baradari, Telangana Tourism Department gave away the Tourism awards on Sunday to coincide with the World Tourism Day. Pragati Resorts received ‘the Best Theme based Resort’ award for the year 2015 from K. Taraka Rama  Rao, Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj.  Addressing the august gathering KTR congratulated the award recipients and spoke about the wide potential of tourism to boost the economy of the state.  KTR said that the economies of countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Srilanka are dependent on tourism sector to a large extent while the tremendous potential of tourism in India with its multi cultural and linguistic diversity remained untapped.  A young state like Telangana promises boundless opportunities where imagination is the limit. Government can act only as a catalyst but with the active participation of various stake holders in the public private partnership mode.

Talking about the recent initiatives taken by the Telangana Government he said that the government has increased the tourism budget to INR 600 crore for 2015-16.  In line with the state government’s focus on ecotourism and adventure tourism the central government is expected to grant 100 CR towards development of integrated eco-tourism circuit of Mahabubnagar.

Pragati Resorts sprawling over 85 acres of greenery, a nature’s paradise and a part of 2500 Pragati Biodiversity knowledge Park located in Poddutur and surrounding villages in Shankarpalli mandal of RR district in close proximity to the famous Chilkur Balaji Temple has secured this distinction for adopting the biodiversity theme.  Pragati received the best biodiversity project award from Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India conferred by NAREDCO in 2014.  Besides a series of tourism awards conferred by the State Government in the previous years Pragati has a real distinction for bagging the award for eco-friendly project for the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

The award function was presided over by B. Venkatesham, Secretary – Tourism Department attended by K.V. Ramana Chary Advisor to Govt, P. Ramulu – Chairman, TS TDC, Christina, Managing Director TS TDC and other senior officials.  On the occasion a Coffee table book on ‘Ancient temples of Telangana’ and another on ‘Protected monuments of Telangana’ was released.  Also inaugurated a Mobile application on Tourism, Website of Department of Archaeology & Museum, Touch screen Kiosk, Short film on Archaeological and historical sites of Telangana.

Pragati Resorts and the knowledge park has been in the news in the recent past for having created a zero pollution environment free from mosquitoes, bad bacteria, viruses through the 780 varieties of sacred herbal heritage medicinal plantation that remove toxins and refresh an individual through aroma therapy.  The contribution of Pragati for conservation of Biodiversity has been acknowledged by the UN Biodiversity convention in the presence of 600 city mayors of the world during the COP-11 event held in October, 2012.  The 2.5 million plantation in the area with innovative techniques of gardening including Organic farming besides augmenting the water resources with water harvesting, drip irrigation, water sprinklers has reduced the temperature levels here by 6 – 7 degrees as compared to city levels. The Biodiversity inventory survey conducted in 2011 by WWF certified the existence of 181 species and 74 families in the area.

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Chief Minister KCR has been referring to Pragati as a role model for creation of mosquito free zone in his recent public addresses and directing the concerned officials to visit Pragati along with the representatives of welfare associations and other local bodies to acquaint themselves with the healthy practices of plantation so that the technology could be replicated across the state. Pragati has also signed an MOU with Govt. of A.P. recently for setting up a world class biodiversity knowledge and theme park in Visakhapatnam.

The sacred heritage medicinal plants, our Aushadies, since time immemorial have helped to strive towards a disease free society. Pragati Resorts and the knowledge park have been developed on the theme of biodiversity by upholding the principles of Indian Vedic culture by giving utmost emphasis to the balanced development of flora and fauna.

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Pragati sign’s MOU with AP govt for Biodiversity Knowledge Park in Vizag at an investment of 300 crores

Vijayawada, 14th September, 2015: Pragati Group signed a land mark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh for development of “World Class Biodiversity Knowledge and theme Park”  in Visakhapatnam District. Pragati’s proposed Biodiversity Park is coming up at Tangudubilli Village, Mutcherla Panchayath, Anandapuram Mandal in Visakhapatnam district with an investment outlay of Rs. 300 crores. The Government of A.P. is in the process of alienation of land for the Project.

The MOU signing marked the launch of A.P. Government’s ‘Tourism Mission and Tourism Policy 2015 – 20’ here on Monday at Hotel Taj Gateway by N Chandra Babu Naidu, chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Department of Tourism, Govt. of A.P’s initiative for Tourism Development. As a part of the initiative the Government has planned several significant activities towards achieving fast paced growth in the Tourism sector.

Pragati’s proposed world class biodiversity Knowledge and theme park has its own unique features with about 32 thematic components which is first of its kind Bio-Diversity Tourism Project. Each of these components serve as a vehicle for bio-diversity, entertainment, tourist attraction and knowledge centres constructed around the principle theme of wilderness. A project of this stature and detail would cater to both national & international tourist interests. This project is expected to emerge as a land mark and enhance the Brand image of the state in general and Visakhapatnam District in particular.

Pragati group known for its world famous Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park near Hyderabad also houses the Pragati Resorts. Pragati’s initiative for conservation of biodiversity and promotion of horticulture, Ayurveda, Naturopathy besides reviving the rich tradition of Indian Culture by promoting festival, agriculture, herbal, health, food, bio and eco tourism, all under one roof has been acknowledged by the global community.


Government and private bodies have acknowledged the notable contribution of Pragati as a global university for learning and skill development in Herbal plantations, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, other than the above mentioned areas. With these myriad hues of life enlivening the horizon of Pragati, the group plans to replicate the model in the proposed thorough the proposed Biodiversity Park at Tangudubilli village in Visakhapatnam.


A.P is home to world famous Tirumala Shrine which brings in large revenue and enjoys the longest coastline in the country. The Tourism mission and tourism policy comprises several measures to tap its tourism potential for development of the state. On this occasion 813 crores worth of registration of new projects and 3845 crores worth MoUs between 30 companies and the government of AP for setting up of tourism projects were signed.

The Govt. of A.P. has initiated steps for promotion and implementation of these Biodiversity knowledge and tourism parks all over the state considering their importance and ecological conservation and propagating awareness on biodiversity among the public. These projects will not only contribute to protect the earth from natural calamities, Global warming and deadly viruses but also provides considerable lung space for the people of this region. The Project is expected to emerge as one of the world hot Tourist spots besides having potential to generate both direct and indirect employment. The surrounding villagers are eagerly looking for this kind of projects which will enhance the quality of life and will provide livelihood.

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Karimnagar Villagers surprised to see mosquito free Pragati Resorts

A study team from Chinnamulkanoor village visited Pragati to study Plantation Technology for creating mosquito free area – on the direction of CM KCR as a part of Gram Jyothi Programme.

Hyderabad, 13th September, 2015: A 180 member team of villagers from Chinnamulkanoor village under Chigurumamidi Mandal of Karimnagar district visited Pragati Resorts on Sunday. The team led by B. Sreenivas, District Project Manager, DRDA and coordinator of Husnabad constituency, Karimnagar District was accompanied by Sarpanch Makutam Rajaiah, vice Sarpanch Smbari Babu, women self help groups, MPTC members, ward members of the village and villagers came on a study trip to Pragati.

The team studied the sacred herbal heritage plantation methodology adopted by Pragati Resorts to create a mosquito free area, innovative plantation, irrigation, agricultural and horticultural techniques. The team also studied sanitation and other innovative farming measures adopted by Pragati. After the study trip B. Sreenivas said, “It has been an enlightening experience coming to Pragati. Before coming here we had no idea about the kind of plantation done here that can make an area mosquito free.” Sarpanch Makutam Rajaiah said, “It was an invaluable experience to study about the wide variety of herbal plants which are an integral part of our Indian Vedic Culture and play such an important role in our day to day life for giving us a healthy living. Pragati has taken up a great task of collecting these plants.”

The Chief Minister of Telangana KCR in his recent public address at Chinnamulkanoor, Chigurumamidi Mandal, Karimnagar District gave a clarion call to the people of the village to visit Pragati Resorts near Hyderabad and Ankapur, a model village in Nizamabad district to study the healthy agricultural practices. Especially to study innovative plantation techniques to create mosquito free area developed by Pragati Resorts. KCR in his address then said, “It was miraculous to see the impact of plantation done by Pragati at my place which has enabled to make it free from mosquitoes.” The Chinnamulkanoor village is among the villages adopted by KCR for developing self sustainable model villages.

  1. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana time and again across the various public forums has acknowledged and called upon the people on the kind of path breaking work done by Pragati which has become a role model for conservation of biodiversity and for developing a healthy green living area. Earlier at a welfare society programme in Nagole, Hyderabad on his advice to study the Pragati model GHMC officials along with the residents of Mamathanagar and Venkataramana colony visited Pragati. At the recent launch of Grama Jyothi Programme at Gangadevipally village in Warangal district KCR reiterated on the importance of sanitation as an integral part of Rural Development and advised the people to study the innovative techniques adopted for creation of mosquito free place at Pragati Resort.

Pragati Resort which is a part of Pragati Biodiversitiy Knowledge park located at Shankarpalli, Mandal of Ranga Reddy District has been acclaimed by the global community, United Nations, Government of India and Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for converting a no go area into a lush green bio-diverse stretch with 2.5 million plantation including 780 species of sacred herbal medicinal plantation. It has enabled to create a zero pollution environment, make the area completely free from mosquitoes, bad bacteria, deadly viruses and other toxic emissions. This commendable feat has been appreciated and acclaimed by world leaders. The village team visited Anakapur village in Nizamabad Distirct on Saturday as suggested by KCR.

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PRAGATI on ETV2 “SRI NILAYAM” Programme at 6.30 on Sunday (13.09.2015)

‘Creation of mosquito free places with medicinal plantation.  PRAGTI’s role in building the disease free society’ – Please watch “Sri Nilayam” programme being telecast on Sunday (13.09.2015) at 6.30 PM in ETV2 Andhra Pradesh and ETV2 Telangana.

The Programme comprehensively dwells into Pragati’s green living concept, the answer to Healthy, Wealthy and Happy life in the Biodiverse and eco friendly environment.  The Programme focuses on the success story of Pragati of how a no go area (earlier a lime stone quarry) has been turned into a lush green stretch with 2.5 million plantation.  Pragati upholding the motto of Indian Vedic Culture has been successful in creating mosquito free, zero pollution area, free from Bad bacteria and viruses with innovative plantation of 780 varieties of sacred herbal heritage medicinal plants. _GLO5024 _GLO5345 76 DSC_4273 DSC06042

CM, KCR while launching the ‪GramaJyothi‬ commended Pragati Resorts for having developed a ‪‎mosquito‬ ‪‎free‬ area.

Chief minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao while launching the Grama Jyothi (village development) Programme at Gangadevipalli village of Geesukonda Mandal in Warangal District commended PRAGATI Resort near Chilkur Balaji temple on the outskirts of Hyderabad for having developed a mosquitoe free area by planting mosquito repellent plants.

“I request the District Collector (Warangal) to arrange a trip for the people of this village to Pragati Resorts. I am suggesting you to visit that place since Pragati Resorts spread over 3,000 acres close to Hyderabad, is uniquely free from mosquitoes. You cannot even find one mosquito there. I have been trying to make a visit to Pragati but haven’t been able to do so. I have to find some time to visit. You cannot even find one mosquito there. “

(On the lighter vein he said that “your place should be free from mosquitoes… otherwise they will bite you and won’t spare even your Sarpanch, MPTC and MLA. They won’t even leave me even if I say I am the chief Minister. In this way mosquito is a great socialist and maintains impartiality”.)

“Pragati does not use any chemicals. They have achieved this feat by planting certain medicinal and herbal plants. I practically checked it in my Farm house whether this is possible where too Pragati Group has undertaken such type of plantation. Now it is proved… after medicinal plantation done by Pragati my premises is now completely free from mosquitoes. So you also make your village a mosquito free place. You could obtain the required plants from Pragati. I will also request the Management of Pragati to give you some plants. They will come and do the required plantation here so that your village could become a mosquito free place.”

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Pragati Group realty stall at 20th TANA National Conference held at Detroit, USA

Glimpses of Pragati Group realty stall at 20th TANA National Conference held at Detroit, USA from 2nd July- 4h July, 2015. Pragati Group launched three residential projects at the event. Pragati presents Nachura, premium garden homes at Proddutoor village, abutting Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park in Shankarpally mandal of Ranga Reddy district. Nachura sprawls over 121.5 acres, comprising of 222 garden homes around a 90 acre natural lake.

Pragati Yadrarushi at Mallapur in Yadadri and Pragati Bhagyanagar at Bhongir the two residential layouts were also launched at the TANA fair National conference.

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International Yoga day organized by Trust Pragati Foundation for Holistic Development

Unification of self with Supreme Self to glorify life and keeping Life span intact, as blessed by The Almighty ” is Yoga said Dr.GBKRao ,CMD of Pragati Group.

Dr GBK Rao was addressing a gathering of various walks if life in an interactive session on ” Preaching ..Practicing ,Training if Yoga for attainment of Quality of life” on the occasion of International yoga day ,organized by his Trust Pragati Foundation for Holistic Development. The event is sponsored by Pragati Resorts and its group of companies.

Holistic Health can be achieved by yoga and such  perfection is possible in the places Natural environments  like Pragati and he advised the people to avail services of Pragati prakruti yoga

To become holistically well in body, psyche and soul ,one need to practice yoga regularly ,he appealed .

Dr.GBK Rao also demonstrated certain typical yoga  postures and made the participants to practice.

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World Environment Day and Telangana Formation Day Celebrated at Pragati


Hyderabad, 05th June, 2015:

Yadadri temple development authority to collaborate with Pragati Group for sharing its sacred herbal heritage plantation and right plant at the right place. Kishan Rao, chairman of the Yadadri temple development authority shared this while addressing a gathering at Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park as a part of the Telangana Formation Day and World Environment Day celebrations. Plans are afoot to beautify the 8.5 kms sacred parikrama pathway around the Yadadri temple with sacred herbal heritage plantation as per the ethos of Indian culture.

B.V Papa Rao, advisor to Govt. of Telangana called for integrating the Telangana Formation and World Environment Day Celebrations, since every year it is going to coincide with each other. Our government is moving ahead on the path of development by adopting a holistic approach to integrate development with environment conservation. State government is going to launch it’s Industrial policy on 12th June followed by massive green drive in July under the Haritha Haram programme in 5000 villages, talukas and municipal bodies.”

Chief Guest P Ramulu, Chairman – TS Tourism Development Corporation speaking on the occasion said, “When the sultans ruled the Golcondas Hyderabad and Telangana were known for it’s natural beauty, plants, migratory birds coming here from various parts of the world. Although human evolution started 5000 years ago most of the damage to the environment has happened in the last hundred years. Deteriorating human values, psychology and craving for material desires has degraded the environment severely.”

Addressing the media Dr GBK Rao, Chairman and Managing Director Pragati Group said, “Right plantation at the right place is the only answer. Sacred herbal plantation at various avenues and urban pockets to provide a pollution free, mosquito free, disease free, virus free, bad bacteria free life to the citizens of Hyderabad and even reduce the temperature levels in the HMDA region is the need of the hour to give the much needed respite to the citizens. Pragati has acquired the expertise over a period of two decades in achieving this remarkable fete at its 2500 acres Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park near Chilkur Balaji temple at Proddutur village under Shanakarpally Manadal. And we take this opportunity to launch our Herbal Urban Forestry Programme.”


A spectacular dance performance by Dr. Srutha Keerthi and troop, performance by G V N Raju, Mimicry and Ventriloquist artist and the traditional Telangana cuisine that was served for lunch were the other attractions at Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day and World Environment Day Celebrations. All the guest on the dias applauded the commendable work done by Dr GBK Rao, CMD, Pragati Group for conservation of environment.

Time and again ever since Shri K Chandrashekhar Rao took over as CM of Telangana he has acknowledged the intent of the state govt to work together with Pragati to replicate the model across the region. He has already sent his forest officials to Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park for a field study to study the herbal green technology there, while CM‘s visit is much awaited. Time and again he has commended the work done by Pragati at its park and has expressed his desire to replicate the Pragati model by all other resident welfare associations and other private and public bodies in Telangana to lead a disease free life.

Urgent, important, will do, such words for taking up plantations is gone. The impact of the rapid destruction of the green cover and concretisation of the cities in the name of urban development is disastrous. We are sitting over a dormant nuclear bomb ready to explode anytime. Time is ticking by fast. If steps are not taken on a war footing to avert this catastrophe, the moment is not far away when our cities, state, nation and our mother earth will soon be engulfed in calamities like Tsunami and Hudhud, people groaning in pain as a result of the impact created by global warming, Ozone puncture and deforestation.

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World’s Environment Day & Telangana State Formation day Celebrations

World’s  Environment Day & Telangana State Formation day Celebrations

at Pragati Resorts.

On Friday 5th June 2015, 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m

Attractions: Spectacular ‪‎Kuchipudi Dance Performance from Srutha Keerthi & Troop, Mimicry and Ventriloquism by GVN Raju (World Record Holder in Marathon Ventriloquism)

Followed by Traditional Telangana Thali.

Special Concessional Packages applicable. Please call 040-41412222.

World's  Environment Day & Telangana State Formation day Celebrations