NACCC (Nellore Action Centre for Climate Change):

Nellore district is a coastal district of Andhra Pradesh with an area of 13076 Sq.Kms,is bounded on the north by Prakasm District, on the East by Bay of Bengal,on the South by Chittoor District ,Chengalpattu District of Tamil Nadu and on the West by Veligonda Hills which separate it from Kadapa District.The District earned its name from the high quality paddy it produces .

The coastal belt is fairly fertile and the western half of the district having low shrub jungles diversified with rocky stony plains. The district is blessed with Pennar , Gundlakamma and the Swarnamakhi Rivers along with number of smaller streams like the Kandaleru and Boggeru. The Bay of Bengal is 15 miles away from the city helping to have modrate climate both in summer and winter.

This town and region depends mainly on the North - East monsoon and the District gains 60% annual rainfall. One half of the area is cultivated and mostly the rest is waste land since it is rocky land, sandy coast line or covered with scrub jungles.About 18.7% is forest area and 41.3%is arable land,Barren and uncultivated land forms 13.8%. The total Geographical area of the District is 13.16 lakh Hectares. Of this 41.3% alone is arable and 18.7% is forest area. The rest is distributed among Barren and Uncultivable Land (13.8%) and Land put into Non Agricultural uses (16.5%) out of the arable area. The net area sown forms 23.8% while cultivable waste and fallow (current and old) lands Constitute 11%.

Nellore is the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh and is particularly renowned for a variety of paddy called "Molagolukulu". Here paddy and sugarcane are main crops and the Districts involves in Aqua culture also The District has a distinct breed of sheep named "Jodipi" is reared by the farmers and is famous for its high quality meat.Somasila Dam and Gandipalem Reservoir and Telugu Ganga project meet the Agricultural water demand of the District.It has mineral depoits like mica, silica etc and is rich in particular kind of flint called quartzite.

Administratively the District is having 46 Mandals, with three Revenue Divisions with Head Quarters at Nellore, Gudur and Kavali and three Municipalities namely Nellore, Gudur and Kavali . Venkatagiri and Patur are important handloom centres noted for their traditional hand crafted fine cotton and silk sarees, embroidered with pure zari and it is developing as a major industrial hub. The Sriharikota high altitude range (SHAR) of the Indian Space Research Organisation is the leading space port in the world and has successfully entered the space launch business to its credit.