Rangareddy district is named after the famous freedom fighter and Telanga leader Sri. Ranga Reddy as Rangareddy district. This district was earlier included in the Hyderabad district and later formed as a seperate district in the year 1978. The boundaries of Rangareddy district are Nalgonda district, Mahabubnagar district, Karnataka state and Medak district in the East, South, West and North directions respectively.
Area occupied by Forest is only 9.6% of the district area. Social forestry is making all its efforts in growing Eucalyptus trees and other plants. Quartz is found in many parts of the district and also Jambala Clays which are used in Bricks, Drainage Pipes Manufacturing.
Grapes from this part of the state have acquired International recognition with Anabshahi type. Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University (Angrau) at Rajendranagar has won many credits and recognized as the best university at the National Level. The Students of the research team and the faculty are helping the farmers in choosing the correct crop and the quality seeds for better yield .
Medium Scale Industries and Cement Corporation of India's Cement Factories are established at Tandur. Hyderabad Chemicals and Fertilizers at Moula-Ali established in 1942 are to name few. Defense Ministry's MIDHANI - Mishrit Dhathu Nigam, ECIL -The First Computer to be manufactured in India, HMT are the Public Sector firms. Fresh Water reservoir on river Musi at Gandipet called Osman Sagar is the Prime Drinking Water source to the Capital City of Hyderabad. Agriculture University is established at Rajendernagar in this district where research operations for getting more yields are taking place. All the Colleges are affiliated to Osmania University.