Agriculture

 

  • The Department of Agriculture has been created mainly to provide Agricultural Extension services to farmers and to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community, introduction of high yielding varieties, laying demonstrations, imparting training to farmers to improve skills & knowledge to boost up the agricultural Production and productivity.
  • The other objectives of the Department are to assess requirements of agriculture inputs well in advance and to regulate their production and monitor timely supply of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, implements, credit etc., to farmers.
  • The Department also performs the statutory functions under various acts and regulations (i.e., quality control) to ensure supply of quality inputs i.e., Seeds, Fertilizers and Pesticides to farmers and implementation of Dangerous Machines Regulation Act.
  • The Department also carries out certain other facilitating functions such as 1) soil testing 2) soil and water conservation 3) soil survey 4) credit assessment / arrangements 5) media production 6) training to farmers 7) arranging P.P. campaigns /Diagnostic team visits whenever necessary 8) monitoring and evaluation 9) disaster management 10) crop insurance 11) agricultural mechanisation 12) extending technical assistance to various agencies.
  • Cereal crops such as Paddy and Millets such as Bajra, Jowar, Ragi are grown. Oil seeds such as Sunflower and Ground Nut are grown extensively.
  • Pulses such as Red gram, Green gram and Black gram are also grown extensively during Rabi season.
  • The area has an average rain fall of 1200 mm and hence crop yields are generally good.
  • Cereals and Millets are grown mostly for consumption while other crops and vegetables are for commercial purpose.
  • The Government provides seeds and other inputs on subsidized rates.
  • One Project Agriculture Officer and Agriculture Officers in concerned mandals will assist the Tribal farmers in this activity.

    AGRICULTURE ACTIVITITES

    • Supply of seeds i.e., paddy, Groundnut, pulses, millets seeds on subsidy
    • Supply of green manure seed on subsidy to improve the soild fertility status
    • Collection of soil samples and  issuing of soil testing carda’
    • Trainings to farmers on seed village programmes integrated nutrient management, integrated pest management crop production technologies  farm mechanization.
    • Organizing  Polambadi programmes
    • Organizing  Chandranna Rythu kshetralu
    • Seed village (seed banks) programmes
    • Polam Pilustunnadi in Tues day and Wednesday in every week
    • Promotion of Millets,i.e., Ragi, Bajara, jawar, Korra,  Sama cultivation
    • Monitoring crop loans to farmers
    • Implementation of N.F.S.M., RKVY, NMMOOP Schemes
    • Supply of Farm Mechanization implementing, oil engines, sprayers on  subsidy to farmers.

Address:  http://apagrisnet.gov.in 

              Agriculture Department, Gov't of Andhra Pradesh. 
              Commissioner and Director of Agriculture Department,
              Old Mirchi Yard,Nallapadu Road, Chuttagunta,
              Guntur- 522004 .phone :(+0863)-342-68382,(+0863)-342-68383

DISTRICT CONTACTS

S.No.

Name of the Department

Name of the District

Name and Designation of the HOD

Address

Contact Details

1

Agriculture

Anantapuram

JD Agriculture

 

8886614331

2

Agriculture

Guntur

KRUPA DAS,
JD Agriculture

 

8886614109
jda_guntur007@yahoo.com

3

Agriculture

Kurnool

Uma Maheshwaramma
,JD Agriculture

Collector Complex, Kurnool

8886614216,08518227182
kurnooljda@gmail.com

4

Agriculture

Prakasham

Sri.J.Murali Krishna
JD Agriculture

Old Govt Hosipital

8886612901
agriprk@nic.in

5

Agriculture

Chittoor

JD Agriculture

Agriculture, O/o Agriculture dept, back side PVKN degree college, Greamspet, Chittoor-517002

08572-241474

6

Agriculture

Krishna

V.Narasimhulu

Joint Director,  Agriculture, Chemanagiripeta, Machilipatnam, 521001.

8886613329
agrikri@gmail.com
narasimhulu.vayala@gov.in

7

Agriculture

Kadapa

D. Tagore Naik, Joint Director of Agriculture.

O/o Joint Director of Agriculture,Department of Agriculture, O'Block, New Collectorate, Kadapa

8886613420