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AGRICULTURE

a) DEPARTMENT PROFILE :

Andhra Pradesh state is “the bejeweled rice bowl of India”. Agriculture plays an important role in the livelihood of people, as 60% of the population depend on agriculture and related livelihood opportunities.
Nellore district is famous for growing paddy crop as “nelli ” means paddy and recorded yields were observed in paddy during 2017-18. Highest average yields were recorded both in kharif (6711 kg/ha) and rabi (8611 kg/ha) 2017-18.
Government of A.P took several steps for its sustainable development. Steps have been taken to improve soil fertility on sustainable basis through the soil health card scheme, to provide improved access to irrigation and enhanced and enhanced water use efficiency through micro irrigation, to support for creation of a unified national agriculture market to boost the income of farmers. Further, to mitigate risk in agriculture sector, a new scheme YSR Uchita Pantala Bima has been launched for implementation from Kharif, 2019.
Government of Andhra Pradesh has designed a strategy to transform the agriculture and allied sectors to enable Andhra Pradesh amongst the best performing state by implementing the Action Plan with objectives:

  • Increasing productivity of major crops grown in Nellore Dt.
  • Increasing the cropping intensity.
  • Mitigating the impact of drought through water conservation and micro irrigation.
  • Promotion of weather specific cropping pattern to mitigate drought situations.
  • Post harvest management to reduce the wastage.
  • Establishment of processing, value addition capacity and supply chain of the identified crops.

 

The Department of Agriculture as one arm of the government has been established to perform the functions in the process of harmonizing the farming community. The major kharif crops viz., paddy, groundnut, bengalgram are produced in Nellore Dt. Known for rich nutrient content are the staple diet of millions of people. In addition to these crops, pulses like red gram, blackgram, greengram etc are under cultivation.
To make a mission a reality, the department is adopting the following strategies.

  • Distribution of soil health cards and soil test based fertilizer recommendations.
  • Transparency in quality seed distribution by adopting aadhar enablebio metric system
  • Supply of micro nutrients like Zinc, Boron based on soil test results.
  • Reclamation of problematic soils by supplying gypsum to restore the crop productivity.
  • Natural Resource Management through soil and water conservation measures.
  • Calamity management in the vent of drought, floods, hailstorms etc.
  • Farm mechanization for cost effective farming practices.
  • Promoting Farmer Producer Originations (FPO) for technical and moinitory benefits in organic farming and Millets promotion.
  • Facilitate the farmer to avail in institutional agricultural credit with special focus on tenant farmers.
  • Providing income assurance through Crop Insurance (YSR Uchita Pantala Beema).
  • Empowering the farmers with advance Agricultural Practices.
  • Capacity enhancement of Departmental staff for an efficient extension of technology.
  • Provide day to day information to farmer on crop production, input supply, and marketing through Internet Services and AGRISNET.

b) ORGANISATION CHART :

AGR DEPT

THE INFRASTRUCTURE

The Department of Agriculture, Nellore dt has a strong man power resources consisting of more than 200 extension staff of field and supervisory cadre. The staff periodically oriented with the advance technology emerging from time to time by re-engineering through trainings, workshops, interaction with Agriculture Scientists. In addition, the department supports one Farmer Training Centre, to equip the farmer with necessary details and knowledge for successful agriculture. For further strengthening of department at village level, 214 no of Multi Purpose Extension Officers (MPEOs) were recruited in the district.

THE ALLIED DEPARTMENTS/ AGENCIES

The research support to the Department is endowed by the state Agriculture University (Agril. Research Station, Nellore, Podalakur, KVK, DAATTC, Nellore, Horticulture Research Station, Petluru). The input support is solicited through various autonomous bodies like APSAIDC, APMARKFED etc.

RAINFALL (2018-19)

Agriculture in Nellore is dependent on rainfall and agriculture production depends upon the distribution of rainfall. The influence of South –West monsoon on Agriculture production is less when compared to North – East monsoon. Deficit rainfall received during south-west monsoon (-44.3%), North-East monsoon (-50.4*), winter period (-31.6%), and summer season (-71.68) and with total deficit annual rain fall of -49.29%.

S.NO SEASON RAINFALL 2018-19 (in mm)
    Normal Actual %deviation
1 South –West monsoon ( June-Sept) 331.3 184.6 -44.3%
2 North –East monsoon (Oct- Dec) 661.4 328.1 -50.4%
3 Winter Season ( Jan-Feb.) 19.9 13.6 -31.6%
4 Summer Season (March-May) 67.8 19.2 -19.2%
  Total 1080.4 547.8 -49.29%

IRRIGATION

The gross irrigated area under different sources was 4.77 lakh ha. In Nellore Dt. The major source of irrigation is canals (2.50 lakh ha.) followed by MI Tanks (1.25 lakh ha.) and ground water (0.76 lakh ha.).
SOURCEWISE IRRIGATED AREA

S.NO IRRIGATION SOURCE AREA COVERED IN KHARIF, ha. AREA COVERED IN rabi, ha TOTAL AREA COVERED, ha
1 CANALS 964 100603 101567
2 TUBEWELLS 36245 33637 69882
3 TANKS   12387 12387
4 LIFT 404 1815 2219
5 DUG WELLS 84 522 566
  TOTAL 37697 149401 187098

LAND UTILISATION

As per the land statistics 2018-19, the total geographical area of Nellore Dt is 13.07 lakh ha of which 2.28 lakh ha is the reported as net sown area. Area coverage is very less due to drought situation. The net irrigated areas is 4.77 lakh ha.

LAND HOLDINGS

Agriculture production depends upon the size of farm holdings to a considerable extent. According to the 2010-11 census, the average size of farm holding in the district is 1.06 ha and the same is likely to decline year after year due to further fragmentation of the farm holdings on account of increasing population.
Nellore dt. Has 5.52 lakh farm holdings with an area of 5.17 lakh ha. Marginal farmers are about 67.39 per cent operating only 28.62 % area, small farmers are 20.19 per cent in number operating 28.76% area where as semi medium to large farmers who have 27.99 % holdings operate 43.13 % area.

CROPPING PATTERN

In Nellore dt., important crops are cultivated in both the seasons. i.e in area of 2.28 lkh ha during 2018-19. The important crops are paddy (166638 ha), blackgram (9209 ha), bengalgram (11040 ha), groundnut (9488 ha), greengram (2452 ha). During 2018-19, out of total area sown, 20 percent covered under kharif crops and remaining 80 percent under rabi crops.

ORGANOGRAM

c) SCHEMES IMPLEMENTED THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE :

SOIL TESTING

Soil sampling and soil testing programme is organized in a systematic manner to evaluate the fertility status and to identify the problems (alkalinity/salinity) if any to improve fertility and to apply fertilizers based on soil test data.

Objectives of the scheme

  • To evaluate the fertility status.
  • To identify and reclaim the problematic soils.
  • To promote soil test based fertilizer usage.
  • To adopt balanced and integrated use of fertilizer and thereby reducing cost of cultivation.
  • To improve soil health.

 

Soil sample collection and analysis

During 2019-20, 27718 no. of soil samples were collected from all farm holdings of selected village in every mandal and distribute the soil health cards to the farmers and the results will be uploaded in soil health card portal i.e NIC portal.

SOIL HEALTH MANAGEMENT UNDER NATINAL MISSION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (NMSA)

Objectives

  • To facilitate and promote INM through judicious use of chemical fertilizers, including secondary and micro nutrients, in conjunction with organic manures and bio-fertilisers, for improving soil health and its productivity.
  • To improve soil health through sustainable organic farming.
  • To facilitate and promote usage of soil amendments for reclamation of alkaline soils for improving their fertility and crop productivity.
  • To promote usage of micronutrients for improving fertilizer use efficiency.
    During 2019-20, an area of 4032 ha was identified with deficiency of nutrients and demonstrations were planned per one ha per farmer and will be distributing fertilizers to correct the deficiency.
    Budget : Rs. 96.23 Lakhs.

 

INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT SCHEME

Analysis of soil samples has indicated that 45.8 percent of soils in Nellore Dt. are potentially deficient in Zinc, 33.0 percent in Iron, 33.0 percent in Boron, 12.07 per cent soils saline soils, 20.09 per cent alkaline soils. Basal application to soil and/or foliar sprays of these nutrients have shown significant effect on crop yields

Benefits

  • Improvement and maintenance of soil fertility and soil health.
  • Regulated nutrient supply for optimum crop growth.
  • Increased productivity.

 

Guidelines for Implementation of the programme

  • Micronutrients like zinc sulphate, Borax, and Gypsum are supplied to farmers on 100 percent subsidy through aadhar enabled biometric system based on soil test results on production of Soil Health Card (SHC).
  • Zinc sulphate shall be supplied to paddy, maize, cotton, groundnut @50kg/ha for basal application and zinc for foliar spray @0.5kg/ha.
  • Gypsum shall be supplied to paddy in moderately alkaline soils, groundnut @500Kg/ha and also for reclamation of alkaline soils @ 1000Kg/ha.
  • Boron will be supplied to cotton and groundnut for soil application @2.5kg/ha.

 

Quantity of micronutrients proposed to be supplied during 2019-20

S.NO MICRO NUTRIENTS, MT’s TARGET (2019-20)
1 Zinc sulphate 318
2 Gypsum 4000
3 Boron 5.0

SEEDS

Seed supply programme

Objective Seed is critical determinant in increasing the agricultural production.

  • Supply of quality seed to the farmer is one of the most important intervention to increase the production and productivity of any crop.
  • To bring more area under cultivation, certified or quality seed must be supplied at affordable prices and in adequate quantities to the farmers.
    The subsidy seed will be supplied by the various seed supplying nodal agencies i.e APSSDC. The various crop seeds will be distributed to farmers on subsidy as per the rates approved by the Govt. of A.P.
    Maize, jowar, bajra and sunflower seeds are supplied to the farmers on 50% subsidy limited to Rs.2500/-per quintal and for paddy seed subsidy@ Rs.500/-per quintal.

ACTION PLAN FOR SEED DISTRIBUTION DURING THE YEAR 2019-20

S.NO CROP VARIETY KHARIF RABI TOTAL
1 PADDY BPT 5204 300 1000 1300
    NLR 34449 1000 5000 6000
    NLR 33892 300   300
    RNR15048   1000 1000
    MTU 1156   500 500
  TOTAL   1600 7500 9100
2 REDGRAM LRG-41 20   20
3 BLACKGRAM PU-31   500 500
    LBG 752 200 200 400
  TOTAL   200 700 900
4 GREENGRAM IPM2-14 25 300 325
5 BENGALGRAM JG-11   9500 9500
    KAK-2   2500 2500
  TOTAL     12000 12000
6 GROUNDNUT K-6 100   100
  TOTAL   1945 20500 22445

GREEN MANURING

  • To protect the natural soil health, the concept of green manuring is introduced t gradually reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and aiming in healthy organic production.
  • During 2019-20, it is planned to distribute a total quantity of 21000 qtls of green manure crop seed to the farmers n 75 percent subsidy.

Green Manure seed to be distributed during 2019-20

S.NO GREEN MANURE SEED TARGET (Qtl.)
1 Daincha 10000
2 Sunnhemp 2000
3 Pilliesara 9000
  TOTAL 21000

SEED VILLAGE PROGRAMME (SVP)

The seed village scheme ensures supply of quality certified seed of notified varieties to the farmers in time at their vicinity at affordable prices besides ensuring quick multiplication of new seed varieties in short time in particular mandal based on crop situation.

Guidelines of the scheme

  • Supply of foundation seed on 50% subsidy for cereals and 60% subsidy for oilseeds and pulses and 75% subsidy fr certified seed production.
  • The no. f farers per unit of 10 ha may be a minimum of 25.
  • One day orientation trainings three times in the season will be conducted to the farmers on seed production technology.
  • Major crop of the village should be selected under SVP where programme is being organized.

Seed village targets for the year 2019-20 are as follows.

  • Total no. of SVP units for kharif : 6 nos
  • Area covered : 60 ha.
  • Crop : paddy (BPT 5204); 45 qtls.

 

POLAMBADI

The main objective of polambadi is to reduce the cost of cultivation and increase the productivity duly empowering the farmers to take economical decisions by adopting practices of Integrated Crop Management.
ICM is an approach to farming which aims to balance production with economic and environmental considerations by means of a combination of measures including crop rotation, cultivation of appropriate crop varieties and judicious use of inputs.

Objectives

  • Grow a healthy crop
  • Conserve natural enemies.
  • Conduct regular field observations.
  • Farmers understand ecology as experts on their own fields.
  1. The polambadi programme is being done from seed to seed, so that the farmers can observe and analyse the dynamics of crop ecology across the season.
  2. Field observations will be done on any fixed day of the week.
  3. Size of the polambadi : 10 ha; no. of farmers : 30 no.
  4. The training is totally field oriented, participatory and discovery based i.e learning by doing.
  5. The training aims at teaching science to the farmer on their fields.
  6. Training subject is decided by the farmers based on local needs, meaningfulness and relevance.

 

TARGETS AND BUDGET

Total no. of polambadis to be organized : 14 no’s
Paddy :8 no’s
Groundnut : 4 no’s
Sunflower : 2 no’s
Budget : Rs. 6.96 lakhs.

AGRICULTURAL CREDIT

Agriculture is a dominant sector of our economy and credit plays an important role in improving agriculture production, productivity and thus mitigating the distress of the farmers. For a long time, the major source of agricultural credit was private money lenders. But this source of credit was inadequate, highly expensive and exploitative. To curtail this, multi- agency approach consisting of cooperatives, commercial banks and regional rural banks has been adopted to provide cheaper, timely and adequate credit to farmers.

Objective

The objective is to provide timely agricultural credit to farmers at lesser interest rate.

The targets under Agricultural credit for 2019-20

1. Crop loans : 5215.21 crores
2. Agril. Term Loans : 2266.49 crores
Total Target : 7481.70 crores

FINANCING TO LAND LICENSED CULTIVATORS

  • In Andhra Pradesh, many of the tenant farmers are cultivating lands on “Oral Lease basis”. There are no written agreements for tenancy and also no practice of noting the tenancy particulars in Govt. revenue records.
  • Andhra Pradesh is the 1st State in entire India to Promulgate an Act No.18 of 2011 dt. 23.12.2011 (The Andhra Pradesh Land Licensed Cultivators Act,2011),to provide loan and other facilities like eligibility card of the farmers, who raise crops with explicit or implied permission of the owners, enabling them to access credit from the financial institutions and to claim benefits of input subsidy, crop Insurance, compensation for damage of crop etc.
  • Target for issue of LEC for 2019-20 : 18924 no.

CERTIFICATE OF CULTIVATION (COC) TO TENANT FARMERS

  • The SLBC subcommittee on “Tenant Farmers & Suicides” has resolved that the banks can extend the finance to tenant farmers up to Rs.1.00 Lakh on hypothecation of crop and without insisting on collateral security as per the existing norms, based on the cultivation details (Certificate of Cultivation)provided by the Agriculture Department.
  • The certificate of Cultivation will facilitate more numbers of tenant farmers in getting bank loans. The Certificate of Cultivation details will be issued by the Agriculture Department.
  • The department has also initiated necessary steps to maintain the online data base of the tenant farmers is sued with Certificate of Cultivation on AP AGRISNET portal http://www.apagrisnet.gov.in/for easy access to the bankers.
  • Target for issue of COC for 2019-20 : 60000 no’s

Crop Insurance (PMFBY):

  • New policy on Crop Insurance “ Pradhan Mantr iFasal Bima Yojana” is being implemented since Khari 2016 replacing National Agricultural Insurance Scheme(NAIS)/Modified National Agriculture Insurance Scheme(MNAIS).
  • More farmer friendly – minimum contribution in premium by farmer.
  • Village as Insurance Unit for major crop in each district.
  • Farmer’s premium contribution in Kharif, 2 percent and in Rabi, 1.5 percent for food crop and oilseed crops. Annual, Commercial & Horticulture crops – farmer premium share will be maximum of 5 percent.
  • The state & central Governments take financial burden of balance premium as subsidy.
  • Cover for inundation apart from Hail storm and post-harvest crop damage.
  • Use of technology for assessment of Area/Yield for quicker settlement of claims.
  • On account settlement in case of mid-season adversity.
    Name of the Implementing Agency : The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.

 

YSR UCHITA PANTALA BEEMA

  1. Govt. has announced “YSR UchitaPantalaBeema” wherein the entire premium amount will be paid by The Govt.
  2. This scheme was implemented from kharif, 2019 onwards.
  3. The farmer has to enroll through CSC by paying Rs.1/- to insure each notified crop . The rest of the premium will be paid by Govt.
  4. Paddy, Maize, Jowar, Bajra, Ground nut and Sugarcane are the notified crops for Nellore dt.duringKharif 2019.
  5. This scheme is applicable to loanyas well as non loany farmers..
  6. The Govt. taking necessary steps to get back the premium amount for those farmers who already paid premium while sanctioning of crop loans .
    Target for area coverge under crop insurance
    Kharif : 0.58 lakh ha. Rabi : 1.22 lakh ha Total : 1.80 lakh ha.

 

PM-KISAN (Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi)

With a view to provide income support to all landholding farmers’ families in the country, having cultivable land, the central Government has implemented a central Sector scheme, namely, “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.

Objective

  • The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers families in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income as well as for domestic needs. Under the Scheme an amount of Rs 6000/- per year is released by the central government online directly into the bank accounts of the eligible farmers UNDER Direct benefits transfer mode , subject to the certain exclusion.

YSR RYTU BHAROSA

  • Government of A.P has announced farmer welfare scheme called “YSR RYTU BHAROSA” as part of Navaratnalu to provide investment support of Rs.12500/- per farm family to take up farming activities in the season
  • Tenant farmers will also be benefitted under the scheme
  • This programme is going to be launched on 15th October, 2019.
  • Around 3 lakh farmers will be benefited through YSR Rytu Bharosa in Nellore Dt.
  • The detailed guidelines are yet to receive from the Government.

 

PM –KMY (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan DhanYojana )

The Government of India has introduced an old age pension scheme for all Landholding small and marginal Farmers (SMFs) in the country, namely, the “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY)”, as a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for the entry age of 18 to 40 years. The scheme is effective from the 9th August, 2019.

Objective

  • Farming requires hard work in fields which becomes difficult at an advanced age. The problem is compounded in respect of small and marginal farmers as they have minimal or no savings to provide for old age.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) provides for an assured monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- to all land holding small and marginal farmers (SF/MF), whether male or female, on their attaining the age of 60 years. However, there is a felt need to create a social security net for the farmers as old age may result in loss of livelihood for many of them. 

FARM MECHANISATION

  1. Farm mechanization refers to the development and use of machines that can take the place of human and animal power in agricultural processes.
  2. Agricultural Farm Mechanisation removes the drudgery associated with agricultural labour, overcomes time and labour bottlenecks to perform tasks within optimum time.
  3. The end objective of farm mechanization is to enhance the overall productivity and production with the lowest cost of production.
  4. Problems in farm mechanisation had been the small and scattered size of farm holdings, financially challenged farmers, lack of awareness among the marginal farmers and the issue of dry land agriculture. These problems have been addressed by state government by way of extending financial aid by providing subsidy t the farmers in procuring farm implements suitable to their needs.
  5. In Nellore dt., at present the Farm Power availability is 2.43 KW/ha which is low and there is lot of scope for improvement. This can be improved by providing adequate subsidies to procure high cost machinery and by concentrating more on the financially challenged regions.
  6. In order to bring more land under cultivation and to improve the productivity per unit area, it is necessary to introduce other sources of power like tractors, power tillers, oil engines, electric motors and renewable energy.

FUNDING

1. STATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (SDP) : Aims in supply of individual implement/equipment to individual farmers. This equipment performs a single operation or pat of various operations in a crop.

The budget allocation in 2019-20 is Rs. 110 Lakhs.

2. RASHTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA (RKVY) : Central sector scheme with funding pattern of 60:40. Aims in supply of crop based group of machinery/equipment to a group (RMG/FPOs) of farmers. These set of equipment aims in performing all/majority of feasible farm operations of a particular crop.
The budget proposed for 2019-20 is Rs. 128.60 Lakhs.

3. SUB MISSION ON AGRICULTURE MECHNAISATION (SMAM) : Central sector scheme with funding pattern of 60:40.

The budget proposed for 2019-20 is Rs.140.00 Lakhs.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FARM MECHANISATION

Transparency in implementation of the scheme is given utmost importance as huge amounts are involved. To ensure quick and transparent transaction right from receipt of application to the delivery of the equipment and payments to the firms, online application system through DBT software application is being implemented from the year 2018-19 onwards (www.agrimachinery.nic.in).
The equipments finalized for supply under various Farm Mechanisation subsidy schemes during 2019-20 useful to farmers right from land preparation to harvesting and post harvest are as follows.

LAND PREPARRATORY AND SOWING –PLANTING EQUIPMENTS

  • Tractors (8-20 PTO HP, 20-40 PTO HP, above 20-40 PTO HP)
  • Power Tillers ( 8 BHP & above).
  • Rice Transplanters (4 rows, 4-8 rows)
  • Self propelled Machinery ( reaper, reaper cum binder)
  • Tractor driven (above 35 BHP) equipments (disc plough, cultivators, rotovators, rotopuddlers, leveling blade, MB plough, disc harrow, sub soilers etc.
  • Sowing equipment (seed cum fertilizer drills 20-35 BHP and above 35 BHP)
  • Inter Cultivation Equipment (power weeder , grass weed slasher).
  • Equipment for Residue Management (stubble shaver, balers).
  • Harvesting & Threshing equipments (Multi crop threshers, maize sheller, paddy threshers).
  • Plant protection equipments (knapsack sprayer, power operated knapsack sprayer 12-16 lts, above 16 lts, tractor mounted sprayers).
  • Post harvest technology
  • Establishment of Custom Hiring Centres (CHC).
    CUSTOM HIRING CENTRES (CHC) : these are the packages of crop specific machinery designed with machinery required for land preparation to harvesting.
    During 2019-20, CHC’s for paddy-harvesting package, Maize and Groundnut will be supplied to group of farmers /RMG/SHG/FPO/ Registered Farmer Groups.

 

PRADHAN MANTRI KRISHI SINCHAYEE YOJANA (PMKSY)

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana has been formulated with the vision of providing irrigation to all farm holdings ‘Har Khet ko pani” and improving water use efficiency “More crop per drop” in a focused manner with end t end solution on source creation, distribution, management, field application and extension activities.

Works are being taken up under PMKSY

  • Water harvesting structures such as farm ponds, percolation tanks and chack dams.
  • Secondary storage structures to store water when available in abundance.
  • Activities for enhancing water use efficiency through supply of water lifting devices like diesel oil pumpsets and water carrying pipes.
    Budget allocation for water use efficiency tools for the year 2019-20 : 750 lakhs

 

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION (NFSM)

The National Food Security Mission was launched by GOI during 11th plan and continued in 2019-20 with objectives

  • Increasing production f rice, pulses and coarse cereals through area expansion and productivity enhancement.
  • Restore soil fertility and productivity at individual farm level.
  • Enhancing farm level profits t restore confidence among farmers by introducing cropping system based demonstrations.

 

SALIENT FEATURES OF NFSM

  • Conducting cluster demonstrations n large scale with high yield production technologies for yield enhancement and cost reduction.
  • Encouraging bio-agents, bio-pesticides and bio-fertilisers.
  • Supply f farm equipment n subsidy basis.
  • For effective utilization of limited water resources, supply of water saving devices on subsidy like diesel engines, water carrying pipes and sprinklers.
  • Cluster demonstrations are organized by providing input subsidy with a financial allocation of Rs.9000/- per ha under NFSM-pulses.
  • Cropping system based demonstrations are organized in rice and pulses by providing input subsidy with financial allocation of Rs.15000/- per ha for two seasons.
    Budget allocation for the year 2019-20 : 78.61 lakhs

 

ACTION PLAN OF NFSM FOR THE YEAR 2019-20

S.NO COMPONENT PHY (no/ha) FIN (lakhs)
1 CLUSTER  DEMO BLACK GRAM @  Rs.9000/ ha. 250 22.500
2 CLUSTER  DEMO BENGAL GRAM @ Rs.9000/ ha. 200 18.000
3 CSBD (RICE/PULSES/MAIZE/JOWAR) Rs.15000/ha. 100 15.000
4 BIOFERTILISERS Rs. 300/ha 1000 3.000
5 CSBD TRAININGS Rs.14000/Training 4 0.560
6 PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM & MISC.  EXPENSES AT DISTRICT LEVEL Rs.14.50 lakh/ District 1 14.500
7 PLANTING OF RED GRAM ON FIELD BUNDS @ Rs200/ha. 1900 3.800
8 MINI DALL MILLS @ Rs.1.25 lakhs /Unit 1 1.250
  TOTAL 3456 78.610

NATINAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION – OIL SEEDS

The NFSM – Oil seeds envisages increase in production of vegetable oils sourced from oilseeds.

To increase oilseed production and productivity.

SALIENT FEATURES OF NFSM-oilseeds

  • Increasing the certified seed availability by maintaining seed chain of recently released varieties.
  • Integrated crop management by increasing area under IPM/INM/Micro irrigation and demonstrating latest production/protection technologies at farmers field through demonstrations.
  • Promotion of mechanisation through distribution of improved farm implements/equipments.
  • Capacity building of farmers/ extension workers through inter/ intra trainings including FFS.
    Budget allocation for the year 2019-20 : 30.29 lakhs

 

ACTION PLAN OF NFSM(OS) FOR THE YEAR 2019-20

S.NO PARTICULARS SUBSIDY PATTERN PHY FIN (lakhs)
1 Supply of plant protection chemicals, area ha. 50% / Rs.500/ha 70 0.35
2 Supply of weedicides, ha Rs.500/ha 70 0.35
3 Groundnut demos- No’s Rs.10000/ha 100 10.0
4 Farmers  Trainings for 30 farmers for 2-days Rs.24000 1 0.24
5 Officers Trainings 20 officials for 2 days Rs.36000 1 0.36
6 Farmer field schools (FFS) Rs.26700 6 1.607
7 Exposure visits within dt. Rs. 9000 2 0.18
8 Exposure visits outside dt. Rs. 12000 2 0.24
9 Exposure visits outside the state Rs.24000 2 0.48
10 Contingency Rs.100000 0 1
11 Sprayers Rs. 8000 +10% 20 2
12 Rotovators-5ft Rs.42000 5 2.1
13 Rotovators- 7ft Rs. 47600 5 2.38
14 Multi crop Threshers (MCT) upto 4T Rs.100000 3 3
15 Small Oil extraction unit – Oil Mill with filetr press Rs.300000 2 6
  TOTAL   289 30.29

NATURAL CALAMITIES

Natural calamities cell deals with agricultural crop damages due to Natural Calamities i.e cyclone/Heavy rains/unseasonal rains/Drought/floods/Hailstorms etc.

Objectives

To provide immediate relief to the affected farmers whose crops are damaged more than 33 percent loss due to any natural calamity.
Preparation of contingency plan for alternate crops under adverse seasonal conditions.
At the incidence of Natural calamities
Immediately after the incidence of any natural calamity i.e heavy rains, cyclones, floods and hailstorms, the teams tour the affected fields to assess the impact of calamity on crops and also suggests necessary measures required for restoring the crops. The preliminary crop damage report will be reported to C&DA on daily basis.
In case of occurrence of drought, to assess the drought affected areas/mandals, several reports like mandal wise rainfall data, no. of dry spells occurred, area sown particulars and crop damages more than 33 percent will be collected from field level.
Department will prepare contingency plan for supply of alternate crops seed on subsidy in case of late onset of monsoon/dry spells/cyclones/floods.
The crop losses due to drought will be collected at village level in 26 column proforma on farmer wise, crop wise area damaged (more than 33 percent) with the number of farmers affected and category (SF/MF/OF) of farmers along with bank account numbers and aadhar numbers of the farmers and the beneficiary list will be submitted to the Govt. for sanction of input subsidy.

TRAININGS TO FARMERS, FARM WOMEN

The basic objective of the trainings is to transfer latest agricultural technologies to the farmer for capacity building in agriculture activities, promoting women’s participation in the agricultural development and thereby increasing their levels of income.

Objectives

  • To impart necessary knowledge, skills and new practices to te farmers in an easily understandable manner to suit their literacy levels.
  • To disseminate the latest crop production technologies.
  • To create a favouarble attitude in farmers towards modern cultivation and maximising their potential by rising awareness levels.
  • To build their confidence for better decision making capacity.
  • To enhance the gender based technology transfer in agriculture.
  • Trainings n value addition related to agri-products provided opportunity to the farm women in getting alternate income and also to set up suitable small scale enterprise for generating extra income.

 

QUALITY CONTROL OF SEED, FERTILIZER & PESTICIDES

Quality Control:

To ensure the availability of good quality Seed, Fertilizers and Pesticides to the farming community by enforcing laws of Seed Act 1966, FCO 1985 and I act 1968. The Mandal Agricultural Officer is notified as seed inspector/Fertilizer Inspector/Insecticide Inspector for his jurisdiction enforcing the provisions. Targets are being fixed to check the quality of the inputs. Every year samples has to draw from the outlets and will be sent to labs for quality assessment. However internal squad teams are deputing in the district every year to check 100% outlets with divisional ADAs and MAOs in both Kharif& Rabi seasons.

Seed

b. In the district one APSSDC Ltd, 14 Seed processing units and 228 Seed retail outlets are available to supply the required quantity of seed to the farmers.

Fertilizer

e. 612 Fertilizer outlets are available in the district to supply Fertilizers to farming community including PACS (108) & Private dealers (504) apart from 39 whoesale dealers. Markfed in notified as nodal agency to keep buffer stocks and to supply to the PACS on priority basis.
f. All the subsidized Fertilizers are being distributed through ePoS devices only.
g. The requirement of Fertilizers and availability for Kharif 2019 is as follows.

Product Requirement(Mts) Availability(Mts)
Urea 32000 11255
DAP 4000 6361
MOP 6000 4139
SSP 3500 3900
Others 2700 484
Complex 45000 15156
Total 63200 41295

 

h. Fertilizers will be supplied according to monthly supply plan by Director of Fertilizers (DOF).

Pesticides

b. Total Pesticide outlets in the district are 676

 

Seed/Fertilizer/Pesticides Targets for 2019-20

Sl.No. Input 2019-20
    Annual Target Achievement as on 27-08-2019
1 Seed 415 68
2 Fertilizer 720 165
3 Pesticides 170 23

Rodent Control Programme:-

The main objective of implementing the Rodent Control Programme is aimed at reduction of yield losses due to rodents and also to produce quality food grains. Where the paddy crop is grown throughout the year, the environment is congenial for rodent breeding and every year due to Cyclone rains in delta mandals the spoiled paddy in the inundated areas ecologically favourable conditions for rodents. In coastal areas rodent problem is very high resulting in heavy yield loss. In SPSR Nellore district the Rodent Control Programme is implemented from November to January during Rabi season only. The ten (10) Sub-divisions are being covered under the Rodent control programmeduring the year 2019-20 (Kavali, Kovur, Nellore, Indukurpet, Gudur, Naidupet, Sullurpet, Vinjamur, Podalakur&Atmakur). Area proposed for Rodent Control Programme to be organized during Rabi,2019-20 is 1,75,900 ha and the quantity of Bromodiaolone [0.25% CB] required is 1,759 Kgs and its worth of Rs.21,10,800. The Bromodialone chemical will be supplied to the farmers on 100% subsidy, i.e., free of cost.
The budget was already allocated under RKVY –RAFTAAR 2019-20 Rodent Control Programmeby Commissioner & Director of Agriculture, AP, Guntur as given below.

Sl.No. District Area proposed for treatment (Lakh Ha) Estimated budget requirement for Rodenticide (In Rs.) Expenditure towards Publicity (In Rs.) IPM Orientation training (capacity building for 2 days) @28,600/- per training at district level Total allocation
          Phy Units Finance (In Rs.)  
1. SPSR Nellore 1.759 21,10,800 60,000 1 38,600 22,09,400 – 00

 

d) CONTACTS

Joint Director of Agriculture, Nellore
Mobile No : 8886614211
Mail Id : jdanellore[at]gmail[dot]com
Call Centre No : 1800 425 3363

Mandal Agricultural Officers, SPSR Nellore District

S.NO NAME OF THE OFFICER MANDAL NAME MOBILE NUMBER
1 T. Rajini, MAO A.S.Peta 8886613692
2 G. Madhurima, MAO A.Sagaram 88866 13693
3 Ch.Subbayamma, MAO ( i/c ) Alluru 8886613683
4 S.Prasad Rao, MAO Atmakuru 88866 13691
5 P. Sireesha, MAO Balayapalli 88866 13639
6 S.Vijaya Lakshmi, MAO Bogolu 88866 13681
7 N. SurendraReddy,MAO Butchi 88866 13688
8 V. Sasidhar, MAO Chejarla 88866 13703
9 G.Bhavani, MAO Chillakuru 88866 13709
10 V. Niranjan Kumar, MAO Chittamuru 88866 13715
11 Y. Radha, MAO Dagadarthi 88866 13682
12 P. Sujatha, MAO Dakkili 88866 13640
13 S.N.Kanchana, MAO Doravarisatram 88866 13674
14 VACANT, MAO Duttaluru 88866 13720
15 S.V. Naga Mohan, MAO Guduru 88866 13707
16 R. Deva Prasad, MAO Indukurupeta 88866 13698
17 B.Sailaja, MAO Jaladanki 88866 13679
18 M.SureshBabu, MAO Kaligiri 88866 13677
19 B.Sreedevi, MAO ( i/c ) Kaluvai 88866 13704
20 Ch. Srinivasulu, MAO Kavali 88866 13680
21 C.H.S. Lakshmi, MAO Kodavaluru 88866 13686
22 Vacant, MAO Kondapuram 88866 13678
23 N.Suchendra Prasad, MAO ( ON ) Kota 88866 13717
24 G. Indiravathi, MAO Kovuru 88866 13685
25 SK. Zaheer, MAO Manubolu 88866 13708
26 P.Sridhar Reddy, MAO ( i/c ) Marripadu 88866 13675
27 D. Harikarunakar, MAO Muthukuru 88866 13701
28 E.S. Vara Prasad, MAO Naidupeta 88866 13713
29 B.SrinivasaChakravarthy, MAO Nellore 88866 13695
30 V. Ramesh, MAO Ozili 88866 13710
31 G.Praveena, MAO Pellakuru 88866 13714
32 A. Vasu, MAO Podalakuru 88866 13702
33 V.Pratap, MAO Rapuru 88866 13705
34 N.Sri Hari, MAO Sangam 88866 13689
35 V. Ashok, AEO ( i/c ) Seetharamapuram 88866 13671
36 N. Kavitha, MAO Sullurupeta 88866 13719
37 P.Hymavathi, AEO ( i/c ) Sydapuram 88866 13642
38 A. Jyothirmay, MAO Tada 88866 13721
39 U.GeethaKumari, MAO TP Guduru 88866 13700
40 P. ChennaReddy,MAO Udayagiri 88866 13672
41 N.Srihari Narayana, AEO ( i/c ) Varikuntapadu 88866 13673
42 Ch. VijayaBarathi, MAO Vakadu 88866 13716
43 CH. Manjula, MAO Venkatachalam 88866 13696
44 T.Vijaya Lakshmi, MAO ( i/c ) Venkatagiri 88866 13638
45 P. VenkataKrishnaiah, MAO Vidavaluru 88866 13687
46 K. Kishore Babu, MAO Vinjamuru 88866 13676

 

e)IMPORTANT WEBSITE LINKS :

Statement showing the Website Address

S.No Scheme Name Website URL
1 e-Seed https://eseed.ap.gov.in/eseed/
2 e-Rythu sevalu http://103.210.73.16/OLMS/
3 Farmer’s Portal https://farmer.gov.in/
4 Weekly Reports Seasonal conditions http://www.apagrisnet.gov.in/weekly_report.php
5 Direct Beefit Transfer in  Agriculture mechanization https://www.agrimachinery.nic.in/
6 Weather Reports https://isro.vassarlabs.com/forecast
7 Loan Eligibility Card http://lecagri.ap.gov.in/LEC/?rvn=1
8 Farm Mechanization http://www.apagrisnet.gov.in/farm2018-19.php
9 MPEO Evaluation http://103.210.73.133/Services/
10 Vyavasaya Panchangam http://www.apagrisnet.gov.in/panchangam.php
11 e-Panta http://103.210.72.120/epantarabi/
12 Amnex https://apagri.infinium.management/GIS_AP/app/map_ds_ol.jsp
13 SatSure https://ap.satsure.co/
14 AP WRIMS http://apwrims.ap.gov.in/
15 RKVY http://www.apagrisnet.gov.in/rkvy.php
16 Village Action Plan http://103.210.75.132/vap/
17 Certificate of Cultivation http://103.210.75.132/COC/CultivationCert.php
18 PadiPantalu http://www.apagrisnet.gov.in/padipantalu.php
19 Soil Health Card https://soilhealth.dac.gov.in/
20 ACZ Analysis http://34.208.164.85/cropsown/district/state/Andhra%20Pradesh/Total%202016-17/ALL/ALL