Rythu Kosam (Andhra Pradesh Primary Sector Mission). Baseline Summary Report. Research Report IDC-9

Kumara Charyulu, D and Moses Shyam, D and Wani, S P and Raju, K V (2016) Rythu Kosam (Andhra Pradesh Primary Sector Mission). Baseline Summary Report. Research Report IDC-9. Technical Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru.

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We are immensely thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for providing the necessary financial support to undertake this study under Rythu Kosam project. Our special thanks to Chief Secretary, Planning, and Staff of Planning Department, Andhra Pradesh, for providing necessary help in undertaking this study. Our sincere thanks to Directorate of Economics and Statistics officials, ANGRAU officials and Professor C Ravi, CESS, for generously sharing data, and providing necessary logistical support and guidance in the smooth conduct of this study. We are also thankful to officials of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Department of Fisheries, and Department of Forestry for providing all manner of assistance – from initial planning of this study until completion. We sincerely recognize the help rendered by all Rythu Kosam project district incharges, activity coordinators, scientific officers, field technicians, and NGOs for providing necessary data, execution of field surveys and giving critical inputs necessary for developing this report. The authors are also grateful to P Ramesh, L Rajesh and M Subba Reddy for their assistance in field survey supervision and validation of household data. Last, but not the least, we owe much gratitude to each of the 5222 respondent farmers in the state for their cooperation during the survey, their warm hospitality, and for sharing their valuable time with us that enabled us to deepen our understanding across sub-sectors of the AP Primary Sector. Finally, the opinions and conclusions expressed in this report are of the authors and not necessarily of ICRISAT or the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


Andhra Pradesh has set a target for itself of becoming one of the top three states in India by 2022, in terms of socio-economic development and ease of doing business. The state aspires to achieve the status of a developed state in the country by 2029, and the vision is to lay the foundation for the Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh. Achievement of this vision is incumbent upon fast-paced and sustainable double digit growth, delivered through a combination of programmatic and project interventions with a focus on sustainable and inclusive development. To achieve its vision, the government has charted out a multi-pronged strategy comprising seven missions, five grids, and five campaigns. Among the seven missions, Primary Sector Mission (Rythu Kosam Mission) is at the top with the aim of achieving double digit growth in agriculture and allied sectors. Massive outlay of investments over the next five-year period (2015-2020) is targeted in agricultural development under a consortium approach by bringing state, national, and international partners on board...

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baseline Survey, Andhra Pradesh State Agriculture, AP Primary Sector, Rythu Kosam Project, Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 05:36
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 11:03
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9759
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