Visakhapatnam is located on the eastern coast of India, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The population has increased in recent years and it is estimated that around 1.7 million people now live in Visakhapatnam. Traditionally, the main occupations of the region were fishing and agriculture, and these continue to be important in the rural areas surrounding the city. However, there is also significant industry, IT and financial services in the area, and the seaport is one of the largest in India.
Children spending time under the shade in the garden (photo: SOS archives).