Andhra Pradesh Data Sets
|1.||Andhra Pradesh Fertilizer Shop Data|
Short Note On Andhra Pradesh Agriculture
Andhra Pradesh State is identified as the “be jeweled rice bowl of India”. Agriculture plays a crucial role in the economy of Andhra Pradesh. Large segment of the population is dependent on the agriculture sector for employment and income. About the population of A.P. lives in rural areas and depends for its livelihood on agriculture and the rural non farm sector. The expansion of farm incomes continues to be an effective strategy for reducing poverty. Rapid and sustainable growth in Agriculture has been identified not only as a key driver for economic development but also for achieving self-sufficiency and ensuring food security to the people.
Andhra Pradesh over the decades has witnessed a gradual transformation of the agricultural sector. The nature of the transformation itself has undergone change over time. During 1980s, there was a shift in agriculture from a traditional cereal-based system toward commercial commodities such as oil- seeds, cotton and sugarcane. By 1990s, even though the crop sector witnessed high volatility due to consecutive droughts and decelerating crop yields, the transformation continued towards high-value commodities such as fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, poultry and fish. In fact, high-value commodities performed impressively and rescued the agriculture sector to a great extent.
Making agriculture viable and profitable, and improving incomes in agriculture and allied sectors are top priority for the State. Andhra Pradesh is set to scale new heights in agriculture during the 12 Five Year Plan with a renewed focus on Micro Irrigation, System of Rice Intensification (SRI) cultivation, Micronutrient Application, Development of Dry Land Agriculture, Farm Mechanization, increasing storage capacity and other agriculture-related strategies.
Priority was accorded to the Agricultural Sector during 12th Five Year Plan period with an objective of shifting the excess labor force from the sector to other non-farm rural sectors such as rural industry through skill development to improve productivity. Ensuring food security and provision of gainful employment continues to be the essential premise of socio-economic development and employment guarantee schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and other Rural Livelihood programmes.