Kadiyam located in the Godavari basin is richly fertile, abundantly irrigated and naturally available place for the development of Nurseries.Moderate Temperatures and high relative humidity are also the additional factors for high plant production.It is located 15 kms from nearest Railway station and Airport,Rajahmundry.Kadiyam Nurseries are spread over a radius of 10 kms comprising villages Viz. Kadiyam, Kadiyapulanka, Burrilanka, Veeravaram,Pottilanka,
Venkayyammapeta and Damireddypalli.
Kadiyam is the place where nurseries are as old as 100yrs, and till date it has approx.600-800 nurseries,ranging from 0.5 acres to 200 acres.Nursery industry in kadiyam is connected in 3000 acres and provides full time employment to more than 30,000 labourers and 25,000 contract labour.Apart from this a number of industries like Pot industry,Agri-inputs, Polythene products ,Micro-irrigation systems,Agri-machinery are highly dependent on these nurseries.
Kadiyam nurseries spread in 3,500 acres in 11 villages of Kadiyam mandal in East Godavari are doing good business and providing considerable employment to about 20,000 agriculture labour.
However, the nurseries which generate revenue running into several crores per annum are also facing hardships on two accounts. One is exports and other is lack of exposure related to research. Though the All India Nurserymen Association (AINA) has taken up these two issues at different levels with the Central government, it has not yielded results till date.
The scenic beauty of Kadiyam nurseries is often seen in South Indian films . After 2003, All India Nurserymen Summit in this village, Kadiyapu Lanka, which was inaugurated by then Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, the domestic nursery business has almost doubled. From 2011, two to three big nursery farmers started exporting nursery plants to Middle East, particularly to Dubai, Doha, Qatar, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.