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Information about Andhra Pradesh

Published on January 7, 2008

Author: Miguel


Slide1:  NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE FOR RABI CAMPAIGN 2004-05 (17th , 18th September 2004) ANDHRA PRADESH Slide2:  Normal rainfall in mm (June to 15th Sept) 548.8 Rainfall received in mm 422.7 Percentage of deviation - 23% No. of districts with deficit rainfall 13 (out of 22) DRY SPELL June 22 – 28 days August – Sept. 25 – 34 days WEATHER SITUATION (As on 15-09-04) Slide3:  CROP SITUATION (As on 15-09-04.) (Area in lakh ha. Production in lakh MT) Slide4:  Normal Area 79.52 lakh ha. Area Sown 72.53 lakh ha. No. of Mandals affected 755 Nos Area Dried up (100%) 2.29 lakh ha Area Dried up (>50%) 8.96 lakh ha Esti. Production Loss 14.37 lakh MT Esti. Monetary Loss Rs.1043.58 Crores Relief Proposed Rs. 150.74 Crores ESTIMATED PRODUCTION LOSS AND RELIEF PROPOSED DUE TO DROUGHT Slide5:  Bt. COTTON in AP Area covered during 2004 Mahyco Bt. Hybrids 40323 ha. Rasi Bt. Hybrids 32550 ha. Performance Kharif 2003: Yields of Bt. Cotton were higher than the Non Bt. Cotton Boll worm incidence was low on Bt. Cotton compared to Non Bt. Cotton. Kharif 2004: The performance of Bt Cotton is better compared to Non Bt Cotton with regard to Boll worms ISSUES:  Credit to non-loanee & tenant farmers Insurance – Reforms suggested Seed Act – Enactment of New Seed Act ISSUES Productivity trends of different crops:  Productivity trends of different crops Slide8:  WATER LEVELS IN MAJOR RESERVOIRS Slide9:  Crop wise Area & Production Targets for Rabi 2004-05 Strategies for Rabi Production Plan:  Strategies for Rabi Production Plan Increase in area coverage Crop diversification for ID crops under wells Productivity enhancement through critical crop interventions Promotion of IPM & INM Ensure supply of adequate quality inputs Effective implementation of crop production schemes Farm Mechanization Capacity building of extension staff & RMGs Increased access to credit INITIATIVES :  INITIATIVES Crop diversification under irrigation commands to dry crops under delayed water receipt Crop intensity in black soils and rice fallows System of Rice Intensification Task Force on Agriculture Large scale demonstration of PBW control Credit and Insurance:  Credit and Insurance Credit -- Coverage of farmers hither to uncovered with bank finance 5.22 lakh new farmers out of 14.47 lakh applications forwarded by the department were sanctioned loans amounting to Rs.1385 crores Insurance -- Revival of 50 % subsidy on premium to SF/MF and indemnity increased Status of Pests in Kharif 2004 :  Status of Pests in Kharif 2004 Rice : Leaf mite and sheath blight were noticed but under control Cotton : * Helicoverpa – above ETL * Pink bollworm noticed but under control GN : PSND was noticed in Ananatapur district (in around 1000 ha. of irrigated area) EXTENSION INITIATIVES:  EXTENSION INITIATIVES Farmers’ Trainings through FTCs & AMCs in collaboration with farmers federation / DAATTC Scientists Pest surveillance through diagnostic teams Empowerment of women under ANTWA Group Extension strategy through RMGs Mass Media support Call center through ICT -- 35,996 calls (1st July 2003 to 15th Sept. 2004) Expert Group & Crop Escorts

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