a) DEPARTMENT PROFILE :
SPS Nellore has made significant contributions to Andhra Pradesh’s traditional Horticulture crops cultivation. Increased area and production under Horticultural crops has put SPS Nellore District in a stronger position in terms of attracting investments from private sector.
Given that area and production of fruits and vegetables have been increasing steadily, Andhra Pradesh has the potential to increase its contribution towards the economy by way of exports There is a voluntary shift in the cropping pattern, as returns from Horticulture per unit of land are higher in comparison to Agriculture. The Horticulture is climate resilient, therefore assures higher income to farmers. Due to changing Socioeconomic profile and increasing middle class coupled with higher per capita income this sector has more potential as food habits are changing and people are becoming more health conscious.
In SPS Nellore District the Horticulture Crop are grown in an extent of 51025 Ha with a production of 9,88,725 Mts. The details are given here under.
|Sl. No.||Category of the Crop||Extent (Ha)||Production (Mts)|
c) Horticulture Developmental Activities:
1.Small Nursery :
This programme is intended to development nursery in Private sector for encouraging the production of plant material as per the need of the farmers in the District.
2.Area Expansion of Perennial Crops :
The Area Expansion Programme is being implemented in the District in crops Acid Lime, Mango, Guava etc., The assistance will be provided for 3 years.
|Sl. No.||Name of the Crop||UnitsNo. / Ha.||Subsidy in Rs.||Total|
|1st year||2nd year||3rd year|
3. Area Expansion of Non Perennial Crops :
The Area Expansion Programme of non perennial crops like Banana, Papaya etc., are being taken up in the District. The assistance will be provided for 2 years.
|Sl. No.||Name of the Crop||
No. / Ha.
|Subsidy in Rs.||Total|
|1st year||2nd year|
4. Rejuvenation :
This Programme is aimed to improve the production and quality of the produce. Especially in old and senile orchards in crops like Mango and Acid Lime with 50% subsidy.
No. / Ha
|Subsidy in Rs|
5. Creation of Water Source (Farm Ponds) :
This is one of the unique scheme implemented by the department to protect the crops especially Orchards during drought condition. 50% subsidy is provided for individual Farm Ponds and 100% subsidy is provided for community Farm Ponds.
|Sl.No||Type of Farm Pond||Size in Mts.||Subsidy in Rs.|
|1.||Individual Farm Pond||20 x 20 x 3||75000/-|
|2.||Community Farm Pond||100 x 100 x 3||2000000/-|
6. Protected Cultivation (Poly Houses & Shade Net Houses) :
The basic objective of this schemes is to obtain high yield and quality produce from limited area with less water and fertilizers consumption. 50% subsidy is Provided with a maximum limit of 4000 Sq.Mts per farmer.
7. Farm Mechanization :
50% subsidy is provided on Rotovators, Mini Tractors, Power weeders, Brush Cutters and Taiwan Sprayers Etc.,
8. ZEBA :
The main objective of the programme is to supply ZEBA granules for application to the crops on 90% subsidy. The ZEBA granules will hold moistures 400 times its body weight and release whenever there is a need. So, that the plants / crops life span will increase during drought period. ZEBA granules are being provided to Sweet Orange and Acid Lime farmers in the District.
9. Hybrid Vegetable Cultivation :
This programme is intended to increase the area of vegetable cultivation. 50% assistance is provided on seed, Inter cultivation, Fertilizers & Pesticides.
|Sl.No.||Crop||Units||Subsidy in Rs.|
10. Permanent Pandals :
50% subsidy is provided for construction of Permanent Pandals maximum subsidy Rs.2,50,000/- per Ha.
11. Pack House :
50% subsidy is provided to the farmers for construction of Pack House. Which is useful to the farmers for grading and packing of the produce to realize higher returns. Maximum subsidy Rs.2,00,000/- per Pack House.
12. HDPE Poly Sheets :
Poly sheet are being supplied to the farmers on 50% subsidy to take up Post Harvest measures like drying of the produce and covering of the produce against adverse climatic factors.
|Sl.No.||Units||Subsidy in Rs.|
|1.||No. (Limited to 2 no.of sheets per Farmer)||1250/- per Sheet|
ANNUAL ACTION FOR THE YEAR 2019-20
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|Sl. No.||Scheme||ADH, Nellore Target||ADH, Atmakur Target||Total Target|
|3||RKVY – RAFTAAR||5540||75.00||3640||106.90||9180||181.90|