Anantapur is a dry, semi arid region and had been growing millets like Jowar, Ragi etc for many generations. Recently a few progressive farmers, who had come back to the village after completing their education looked at options which would fetch them better money for their produce. That is when sweetlime production started in the region. Anil Reddy was one of the initial farmers who took upto Sweetlime farming much against the wishes of the elders in his family. But his gamble paid off and he has been able to create a name for himself in the area for being progressive.