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Dr Mano Ranjan has been working at the Institute of Infectious Diseases situated on the Anantapur-Kadiri Road in Andhra Pradesh since 2009. Thirty percent of the cases are from hamlets in and around Kadiri, unarguably the HIV/AIDS capital of Andhra Pradesh.This is the premier institute for the entire Rayalaseema region (southern Andhra Pradesh) for those suffering from HIV/AIDS. The hospital has 26,000 plus registered cases, 8,000 of whom are widows.Connecting the dots Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh sees the second lowest rainfall in India after Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, with an annual average rainfall of less than 600 mm.Only 10 percent of the drought-hit district is cultivated-area-under-irrigation (1 lakh out of 11 lakh hectares) but, the district is home to 90 percent small and marginal farmers (6.3 lakh out of 7 lakh).Eventually, they end up in a brothel," says Bhanuja, convenor of the AP Rythu Swarajya Vedika.
A study by Hyderabad-based NGO Prajwala in 2003 indicated that a minimum of 24 percent and a maximum of 85 percent in some cases, of women in prostitution in other cities, including metros, belong to Andhra Pradesh.A large number of women and children from Kadiri end up in brothels in Goa, Delhi and Kolkata."The girls — in homes where parents have migrated — are lured by brokers saying they will arrange a better job and better life for them.Varalakshmi now lives alone, shunned by society, a reminder of the stigma of having been at a brothel. Kadiri MLA Chand Basha says sex-trafficking from his constituency is a thing of the past, saying those who desire a better life for the "sake of status" move out of Kadiri.The NGOs in the state try to keep vulnerable girls protected by ensuring community workers, many of who have been victims of sex abuse themselves, engage and counsel people in the villages that have high rates of migration.
"I have heard about brokers who lure young girls, and I feel scared hearing about it," says Lakshmi.