Rythu Kosam: Andhra Pradesh Primary Sector Mission. Delta Region Baseline Summary Report. Research Report IDC-12

Kumara Charyulu, D and Moses Shyam, D and Wani, S P and Raju, K V (2017) Rythu Kosam: Andhra Pradesh Primary Sector Mission. Delta Region Baseline Summary Report. Research Report IDC-12. Technical Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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We are extremely thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for providing the necessary financial support to undertake this study under the Rythu Kosam project. Our special thanks to Chief Secretary – Planning and staff of the Planning Department, Andhra Pradesh, for providing the necessary help in undertaking this study. Our sincere thanks to officials of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, ANGRAU, and Professor C Ravi, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, for generously sharing data, providing necessary logistical support and guidance in the smooth conduct of this study. We are also thankful to Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Department of Fisheries and Department of Forestry officials for providing all kinds of support from initial planning of this study to completion. We gratefully acknowledge the help rendered by officials of the Rythu Kosam Project in the districts: In-charges, activity coordinators, scientific officers, field technicians and NGOs for providing necessary data, execution of field surveys and giving critical inputs in building 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 least, we owe thanks to all the 1229 respondent farmers in the region for their cooperation during the survey, their warm hospitality and for sparing their valuable time with us to deepen our understanding across sub-sectors of Andhra Pradesh’s Primary Sector. Finally, the opinions and conclusions expressed in this report are the authors’ and not necessarily of ICRISAT or the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


Andhra Pradesh has set for itself the target of becoming one of the top three states in India by the year 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 the year 2029, and the vision is to lay foundation for the ‘Sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh’. The achievement of this vision is incumbent upon a 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, the primary sector mission, Rythu Kosam, is most prominent, aiming at achieving ‘double digit growth’ in agriculture and allied sectors. Also, a massive outlay of investments over the next five-year period (2015-2020) are targeted in the area of agricultural development under consortium approach by bringing state, national and international partners on board. In partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh ICRISAT leads the consortium, and has designed a strategy to transform the agriculture and allied sectors in the state. The focus of this mission is primarily: improvement in soil fertility, access to better seed, reducing the cost of cultivation, productivity enhancement and value addition in the agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fisheries sub-sectors. Initially, 13 pilot sites corresponding to 13 districts of the state have been identified and established for introduction, testing and scaling-up of a range of technologies over a period of time. The proven technologies will be scaled-up to the entire district with suitable institutional reforms and different scales. Supply and demand side interventions are aimed for improving the livelihoods of farmers in the state. A major objective of the present study is to document the current status of the three pilot sites covering 65 villages from eight mandals (administrative divisions) in three districts (West Godavari, East Godavari and Krishna) belonging to the Delta Region of Andhra Pradesh. Purposive randomized sampling framework was used to select representative villages from all study mandals in the region. A primary household baseline survey was conducted from representative sample farmers (1229 HHs) in the pilot sites in three districts...

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rythu Kosam, Andhra Pradesh, Primary Sector Mission, Baseline Survey, Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Household survey
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Andhra Pradesh
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Indian Agriculture
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 05:15
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 08:20
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9924
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