Agriculture

BRIEF NOTE ON AGRICULTURE:

Agriculture Scenario:

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in the district. About 75% of the total population is engaged in agriculture. The main crops grown in the district are Paddy, Jowar, Cotton, Pulses, Groundnut, and Castor.

Soils:

Major portion of the land is covered by Red sandy and sandy loam soils (90 %) which have got characteristic feature of less water retentive capacity, and most of rain water goes as run off.

The district has got 3 types of soils viz.

  • Red Sandy soils 53 %,
  • Sandy loams 32 %
  • Black cotton soils 15 %

Rainfall:

Annual Rainfall of the District : 561.82 mm

Normal Rainfall upto 31.03.2019 : 535.0 mm

Actual Rainfall received : 465.44 mm (as on 31.03.2019)

Percentage deviation : -13.2

Sl.No Name of the Crop Kharif 2018 -Normal area Kharif 2018 -Actual area sown Rabi 2018-19 -Normal area Rabi 2018-19 -Actual area sown

1

Paddy

15878

19500

10165

10314

2

Jowar.

5680

4941

1073

744

3

Ragi

55

07

0

2

4

Maize.

1213

1124

0

0

5

Redgram

55315

58591

0

0

6

Greengram

5004

3871

0

0

7

Cotton.

25245

41972

0

0

8

Groundnut

435

280

8784

5386

9

Castor

13283

6744

0

0

10

Horsegram

41

67

134

64

11

Bengalgram

460

449

12

onion

24

0

0

254

Departmental Schemes Implemented:

Rythu Bandhu Scheme:

Investment is the surest way to enhance agriculture productivity and also income to the farmers, besides breaking the vicious cycle of rural indebtedness. In order to ensure that the farmers do not fall again in to the debt trap, a new scheme called “Agriculture Investment Support Scheme” (“Rythu Bandhu”) is proposed to be implemented from the year 2018-19 Kharif season onwards to take care of initial investment needs of every farmer. Relieving the Farmers from debt burden and not allowing them to fall in the debt trap again, Rythu Bandhu Scheme is proposed by Government of Telangana for providing Investment Support Agriculture and Horticulture crops by way of grant of Rs. 4,000/- per acre per farmer each season for purchase of inputs like Seeds, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Labour and other investments in the field operations of Farmer’s choice for the crop season.

Kharif :

S. No No of Cheques printed Amount in Rs No of Cheques distributed Amount in Rs

1

149699

1745901160

129890

1604469980

Rabi:

S. No No of farmers Amount in Rs No of farmers details updated Farmers accounts sent to treasury Amount No of farmers who received money Amount in Rs

1

135853

1715949850

122396

122396

1594417530

109802

1433476850

Rythubheema:

The main objective of the Farmers Group Life Insurance Scheme (Rythu Bima) is to provide financial relief and social security to the family members/ dependents, in case of loss of farmer’s life due to any reason. In the event of the loss of the farmer life, their families are facing severe financial problems even for their day-to-day needs. The farmers Group Life Insurance Scheme ensures financial security and relief to the bereaved members of the farmer’s family. Farmers in the age group of 18 to 59 years are eligible for enroll under the scheme. The entire premium is paid by the government to the Life Insurance Corporation of India (Largest public sector PSU for Insurance in India).In the event of the death of the enrolled farmer due to any cause including natural death, the insured amount of 5.00 Lakhs INR (Approx. USD 6928) is deposited into the designated nominee account within (10) days. This scheme has been implemented through the Information Technology with development of Online Portals and MIS developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The uniqueness of this scheme is that, the nominee is not required to approach any office for the settlement of claim amount. The outreach officers at village level collects data from revenue department in the event of loss of life of any farmer and submitted to the LIC on behalf of designated nominee of the farmer. The claimed amount would be transferred through RTGS into nominees account.

S. No Number of farmers surveyed No of Eligible Farmers No of Deaths Occurred No of Claims Settled Amount of Claims Settled

1

156602

81813

360

323

335000000

Pradhanmanthri Kisan Sammannidhi PMKISAN: With a view to augment the income of farmers by providing income support to all Small and Marginal landholder farmers’ families across the country and to enable them to take care of expenses related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs, the Central Government had started a new Scheme on 01.02.2019 namely, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). The Scheme aims to provide a payment of Rs.6000/- per year for the farmers’ families with cultivable land holding upto 2 hectare, subject to certain exclusions. This Rs.6000/- would be released in three 4-monthly installments of Rs.2000/- over the year. The scheme is effective from 1.12.2018. Under the scheme, the responsibility of identification of the eligible beneficiaries rests with the State Government.

S No Total Eligible Families Insufficient Information Duplicate Bank Details In eligible Total

1

69620

8736

140

23852

108432

SOIL HEALTH CARD SCHEME 2018-19:

Against a target of 12238 soil samples for 2018 -19, 12238 samples collected and 8830 samples have been analyzed. Out of the 74592 target of soil health cards 35491 achieved as on.

NFSM (National Food Security Mission):

Main objective of this scheme is to increase production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals (Maize and Barley) and Nutri-Cereals through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country,

Under this Scheme a total of 30153 ha area were allocated with financial allocation of 615.3 lakhs to the district out of which Rs. 201.01 lakhs were committed under expenditure for cluster demos on Paddy, Pulses and Nutri Cereals.

Subsidy Seed distribution during 2018:

During kharif 2018 under subsidy seed distribution 17856 qtls of various crop seeds have been allotted for kharif 2018. A total of 13801.84 qtls was sold to the farmers. A total of 7765.35 qtls of various crop seeds was sold to the farmers during Rabi 2018-19.

Fertilizer Availability:

Now we are having sufficient stocks with a quantity of 26338 MTs in the district. Out of 26338 MT of fertilizers 6304 MT of urea, 3698 MT of DAP, 337 MT of MOP, 255 MT of SSP and 15744 MT of COMPLEX fertilizers were available in the district.

Farm Mechanization: Agricultural mechanization helps in increasing production, productivity and profitability in agriculture by achieving timeliness in farm operations, bringing precision in metering and placement of inputs, reducing available input losses, increasing utilization efficiency of costly inputs (seed, chemical, fertilizer, irrigation, water etc.), reducing unit cost of produce, enhancing profitability and competitiveness in the cost of operation. It also helps in the conservation of the produce and byproducts from qualitative and quantitative damages, enables value addition and establishment of agro processing enterprises for additional income and employment generation from farm produce.

I Farm Mechanization component of Normal State Plan (FM-NSP): It is proposed to supply various farm implements/ machinery i.e. Animal Drawn Implements, Tractor Drawn Implements, High Cost Machinery (Up to 1 lakh & 1 to 5 lakh), Mini Tractors, Post-Harvest Equipment, Plant Protection Equipment, Intercultivation Equipment, HDPE Tarpaulins and establishment of Custom Hiring Centers for Paddy Land Preparation, Cotton, Maize, Paddy Harvesting package during 2017-18.

II Farm Mechanization component of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (FM-RKVY): It is proposed to establish Custom Hiring Centers for Paddy, Cotton, Maize, Groundnut, Mini Sugarcane, Mini SMSRI, Paddy Nursery Package, Paddy Harvesting package, Paddy Land Preparation package & Implement Hiring Stations and erection of Solar fencing during 2017-18.

III. Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM): It is proposed to supply Mini Tractors, Power Tillers, Tractor Drawn Implements, Plant Protection Equipment and Post-Harvest Equipment and also proposed to organize trainings.

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