Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Shri. [Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy]
Shri. [Chiranjiv Choudhry,I.F.S]
Department's Evolution and Growth
The State Government of Andhra Pradesh has launched Primary sector mission during 2015-16 with the objective to achieve double-digit inclusive growth. Accordingly, strategies were formulated for Agriculture & allied activities under primary sector mission to harness the untapped potentiality under primary sector mission. Horticulture is identified as one of the growth engines with a focus to increase the production and productivity of various Horticulture Crops coupled with value chain development and development of marketing linkages to help the farming community to the realization of a remunerative price...
- There are 14.78 lakhs in the state. With an annual production of 185.839 million metric tonnes, under horticulture crops.
- Fruits and vegetables are 55% of the total horticultural crop area after spices and flowers. The Horticulture Area contributes about 7.4% to the State GSDP.
- The Andhra Pradesh government has identified horticulture as the priority area.
The main objectives of the department are :
To extend technical services & guidance to farmers on the implementation of new technologies, an introduction of new crops etc.
To increase production and productivity by bringing additional area through diversification of traditional crops to market-driven horticultural crops like fruits and high-value vegetables, spices, medicinal & aromatic plants, plantation crops and flowers.
To improve the productivity of horticultural crops, with the use of high yielding/hybrid quality planting materials, by the rejuvenation of old orchards & by the adoption of an improved package of practices etc.