Agriculture in Andhra Pradesh


Agriculture is the backbone of the economic structure of Andhra Pradesh. Most of the people of the state are cultivators who earn their living by cultivating the lands of their forefathers. In order to increase the production of the agricultural goods, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has established a separate "Department of Agriculture" to extend a helping hand to the farmers of the state. The department imparts modern technical knowledge to the farmers to enhance the agricultural productivity.

Important Agricultural Crop of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is blessed with a suitable weather to produce varieties of crops. The farmers of Andhra Pradesh practice multiple cropping pattern to increase the growth of the agricultural production.

Some of the important crops that are grown in abundance in the state are:

  • Rice- Andhra Pradesh had produced 12458 tonnes of rice
  • Wheat- The state had cultivated 8000 tonnes of wheat
  • Jowar- The state had produced 619 (in thousand) tonnes of Jowar
  • Bajra-Andhra Pradesh had grown 149 (in thousand) tonnes of Bajra
  • Maize- The state had grown 1581 tonnes of Maize
  • Minor Millets-Andhra Pradesh had produced 39 (in thousand) tonnes of Minor Millets
  • Coarse Grain- The state had grown 2508 tonnes of Coarse Grain(All the figures are of the year 2000-2001)
Andhra Pradesh also produces other important cash crops like Groundnut, Pulses, Castor, Sunflower, Cotton, Oilseeds, and Sugarcane which helps the state to earn huge amounts of revenue.

The Department of Agriculture under the Government of Andhra Pradesh plays a pivotal role in improving the production and quality of agricultural goods of India. Apart from enlightening the farmers on the various modern techniques of producing crops, the Department of Agriculture also provides high yielding seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to the farmers.

Last Updated on 20 June 2013