Rythu Kosam: Andhra PradeshPrimary Sector Mission. Coastal Andhra Region Baseline Summary Report, Research Report IDC-13

Kumara Charyulu, D and Moses Shyam, D and Wani, S P and Raju, K V (2016) Rythu Kosam: Andhra PradeshPrimary Sector Mission. Coastal Andhra Region Baseline Summary Report, Research Report IDC-13. Technical Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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We are extremely thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for providing 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 to conduct this study. Our sincere thanks to Directorate of Economics and Statistics Officials, ANGRAU Officials and Professor C Ravi, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad 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 support from initial planning of this study till completion. We sincerely recognize the help rendered by all Rythu Kosam project district in-charges, activity coordinators, scientific officers, field technicians and NGOs in providing necessary data, execution of field surveys and giving critical inputs in building-up of 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. We owe all 965 respondent farmers in the region for their cooperation during the survey, warm hospitality and sparing their valuable time for us to deepen our understanding across sub-sectors of Andhra Pradesh Primary Sector. The opinions and conclusions expressed in this report are of authors and not necessarily of ICRISAT or Government of Andhra Pradesh.


Andhra Pradesh has set for itself the target of becoming a developed state in India by the year 2022, specifically in the areas of socio-economic development and ease of doing business. The vision is to lay foundation for the ‘Sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh’. Achievement of this vision is incumbent upon a fast paced and sustainable double-digit growth, delivered through a combination of program oriented and project interventions with a focus on sustainable and inclusive development. To operationalize its vision, the state government has charted out a multi-pronged strategy comprising seven missions, five grids and five campaigns. Among the seven, primary sector mission (Rythu Kosam Mission) is on the top aimed at achieving ‘double digit growth’ in agriculture and allied sectors. Massive outlay of investments over five years period (2015-2020) are targeted in agricultural development under consortium approach by bringing state, national and international partners on board. ICRISAT leads the consortium in partnership with Government of Andhra Pradesh and has designed a strategy to transform the agriculture and allied sectors in the state. The prime focus of this mission is improving soil fertility, providing access to better seeds, reducing costs of cultivation, productivity enhancement and value addition in the agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fisheries sub-sectors. Thirteen pilot sites representing 13 districts of the state were identified and established for introduction, testing and scaling-up of range of technologies over a period of time. The proven technologies will be scaled-up to the entire district with suitable institutional reforms. Supply and demand side interventions are aimed for improving the livelihoods of the farmers in the state...

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Series Name: Research Report IDC-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rythu Kosam, Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Andhra, Agriculture
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Andhra Pradesh
Others > Indian Agriculture
Others > India
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 09:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9900
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