Departmental Activities :

    1. Distribution of Seeds: Distribution of subsidy seed through Dkrishi app to farmers in every season.
    2. e-crop booking: In order to update village wise  Agriculture crops farmers data, village level field surveys are being conducted and the same is being  uploaded in e Crop-UDP website so that farmers can benefits of all Govt. Sponsored Schemes like Rythy Barosa, Insurance, Compensation for Crop lossed during Natural Calamities and Paddy procurment etc.
    3. Fertilizer Supply Plan : To ensure smooth supply of fertilizers in the district without any scarcity, the Mandal wise fertilizer requirement has been assessed and to meet the requirement the month wise fertilizer supply plan is prepared.  Monitoring of fertilizer stocks as per the plan is done at district level.
    4. Green manure-: ( in Qtls) To improve the soil fertility status Green manure seed (Daincha, Sunhemp, Pillipesara) is being distributed on Subsidy through Biometric system only.
    5. Crop Cutting Experiments: To conduct Crop Cutting experiments at village level in Agriculture crops to obtain yields in order to maintain National crop production details which will be useful in calculating Gross Value Addition (GVA). and also Govt. taking CC yields for calculating crop insurance.
    6. QUALITY CONTROL: In order to ensure supply of quality inputs to the farmers and to curb the flow of spurious inputs in the district, frequent inspections of the input outlets are conducted regularly and samples are also being drawn.
    7. Summer Pulses : Encouraging pulse crops in  Rabi paddy fallows.
    8. Polambadi is aimed at reducing the cost of cultivation by 10-15% and enhancing the net profit by 10-15% per acre. It also aims at minimizing the use of plant protection chemicals to reduce the cost of cultivation and to save the environment.
    9. Farm Mechanization: To provide technology to facilitate Agriculture through efficient utilization of inputs and timeliness of operations besides reducing human drudgery. Under this programme. Tractor drawn farm implements, Power tillers, Oil engines, Paddy Transplanters, Weeders, Sprayers are being supplied to farmers under subsidy. Community Hiring centres” at Village level with an objective to promote Farm Mechanisation in all the villages and to make the machinery available to all farmers in the village on hiring basis. The maximum outlay of the project is Rs.15.00 Lakhs. Government provides 40% subsidy(Rs.6.00 Lakhs) to the Community Hiring centres.
    10. Natural Calamties: To conduct enumeration of Agriculture crops damages occurs due to Cyclones Heavy Rains, Winds, Godavari Floods and unforeseen Calamities.
    11. Natural Farming : to reduce the cost of cultivation in various crops and to improve the net incomes for the farmers there by improving the livelihood status of the farmers by promoting organic farming methods in a phased manner in selected clusters.
    12. RAD: (Rainfed Area Development)Promoting integrated farming system covering crops, Horticulture, live stock & fishery, plantain and pasture based composite farming for enhancing livelihood opportunities, ensuring food security and minimize risks from crop failure through supplementary/ residual production systems
    13. Trainings & Exposure visits to farmers: To acquaint farmers on latest Technologies and to create awareness through DRC.
    14. SEED FARM : SM & AR Farm, located at Samalkot, produces foundation seed every year. Paddy foundation seed distributed under Seed Village Programme for East Godavari and adjacent districts.
    15. FARMERS TRAINING CENTRE PEDDAPURAM: To improve the knowledge of farmers and to conduct trainings and field visits.
    16. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL LABORATORY: To minimize the indiscriminate use of pesticides and to check the pest problems in all Agro ecological situations through Biological means, the B.C.L.,Kakinada has taken up the production of Bio-agents and BFL, Samalkota has taken up the Biofertilisers.
    17. MINIKITS: The latest released/pre released varieties are supplied through minikits on free of cost to farmers and test the variety at farmer level and submit feed back to  Universities and ARS in the state.

Flagship programmes :

  • YSR RythuBharosa: The Government of Andhra Pradesh had providing financial assistance to the famer families including tenant farmers across the state @Rs.13,500/- per farmer family per year to support the cultivators in meeting the investment during crop season. Out of Rs.13,500/-Rupees, Rs.6,000/- will be assisted through PM-Kisan and the remaining amount of Rs.7500/- from the Govt. of AP. Rs.13,500/ amount given to Tenant & ROFR farmers.
  • YSR – SunnaVaddi PantaRunalu (SVPR)” Scheme: The Government of AP is implementing the “YSR – SunnaVaddi Panta Runalu (SVPR)” Scheme wef. Kharif 2019 to Kharif 2020under which the interest subsidy for the crop loans up to Rs.1.00 lakh will be transferred directly to the accounts of farmers who have repaid their loans in time (maximum period of one year from date of disbursement of crop loan).
  • FARMERS SUICIDE ASSISTANCE: The government announced Rs 7, 00,000 to assist the families of the suicide committed farmers due to farm debts.


Brief notes on State Govt. schemes implemented:

The following are the Centrally Sponsored Sate Govt. Schemes:

  1. PMFBYPradhan Mantri Fasali bheema Yojana :

To provide financial support to all the farmers who are growing the notified crops like paddy ,cotton, maize etc., the crop loss due to natural calamities , pests and diseases are assessed and are financially supported through this insurance scheme. Now the scheme is renamed in the state “Dr. YSR Vuchita Pantala Bima Padhakam” and the farmers who are covered in e- crop are all eligible in this scheme. who are cultivating Agriculture crops as notified by  the Agriculture and  Cooperation department for insurance coverage in the specified areas by the State government and it is implementing from Kharif 2020 onwards.


All the cultivators growing above crops in the notified areas, and whose details recorded through e-crop (approved after the social audit) and after successful Aadhar biometric authentication became eligible for coverage under Crop Insurance Scheme and no separate enrollment required.


  1. RKVY – Rastreeya Krishi vikas yojana :

RKVY scheme supports the forming community with the high cost machinery, RKVY supports the farmers in procuring the high cost farm machinery under subsidy. Establishment of Cluster Level CHCs with Combined Harvesters through farmer groups in Paddy growing district during 2021-22.

  • The maximum outlay of the project is Rs.25.00 Lakhs.
  • Government provides 40% subsidy(Limited to Rs.8.80 Lakhs) to the Community Hiring centres.


  1. PKVY – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana:

       It is a sub component of Soil Health Scheme (SHC) under National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture aims at development of sustainable models of organic farming through a mix of traditional wisdom and modern science to ensure long term soil fertility build up. Under this programme, conservation  of natural resources is taken up with main intention of reduction of cost of cultivation of crops and production of pesticide free plant origin food product.


  • Under this 94 units (64 clusters, 548 gramapanchayats and 61 mandals) are covered.
  • An amount of Rs.3,75,75,759/- spent during the last year towards payment of honorarium of cadre covering 68,403 farmers in the extent of 69558.19 acres.
  1. Soil Health Card :

Under the soil health card scheme major, micro nutrients analysed  and the soil test data is interpreted for integrated nutrient management of crops. During the 2019-20 , Modal villages programme on pilot   basis has been taken up under Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme. It includes adoption of one village per mandal for land holding based Soli sampling , Testing  and Distribution of Soil Health Cards and subsequent Soil Health Card based demonstrators on each modal village.

  1. NFSM (National Food Security Mission):

    National  Food  Security Mission (Pulses) is being implemented with an objective of increasing Pulse production through area expansion and productivity enhancement by adopting improved technologies  in the district      

  2. NMOOP ( National mission for Oilseeds & Oil palm programme) :

           The  NMOOP aimed to increase the area production and productivity of vegetable oils sourced  from Oil seeds.


Contact details (mobile, e-mail, website)  :

      Name of HOD  :    N.Vijaya Kumar

      Designation     :    Joint Director of Agriculture

      Headquarter    :    Kakinada

      Mobile No.       :    8331056483

      Email id           :     jdakkdego[at]gmail[dot]com

Success story of the department or any highlighted item, along with photos if available:





Name of RBK









Name of the Collaborate farmer



Cell phone number of the farmer




PADDY (MTU-7029)


Area in which ICM followed (Ac )



Gaps identified

1. Ploughing depth not adapting.



2.Most of the Farmers were not fallowing seed treatment.



3.Irregular /excess use of Fertilizers .



4.Lapses in Rodent control Methods.



5.No Knowledge in Paddy Natural Farming


Interventions/strategies adopted

1.Application of fertilizers based on Soil Health Card Recommendation.



2.Following Safety Measures in Handling Pesticides



3. Followed seed treatment with Capton or pseudomonas 2g/kg. 



4. ploughing up to 3 cm depth



5.Creating Practical Demonstrations knowledge in YSR Polambadi classes.



4.Conducted Rodent Campaign at Right time .




Impact of baseline survey (Pl describe how could the baseline survey help the farmer in understanding productivity constraints)

It shows the real difference between net returns and total cost of cultivation to the farmers


Impact of AESA and the concept of compensating mechanism of plants in decision making process (Pl describe in few lines)

Farmer came to know which insect is beneficial and which is harmful


Impact of PAR experiments in strengthening the concept of polamabadi

Even without using of pesticides up to 40DAT crop can with stand pest attack by active tillering.


Impact in identifying the natural enemies and understanding their role in crop eco-system

Able to identify natural enemies and their role in controlling major pests


Impact of method demonstrations like seed treatment, seed germination, NSKE preparation etc in adoption by the farmers and understanding their advantages.

Reduced the cost of fungicides usage up to 30DAT


Impact on application of fertilizers (pl specify the quantity reduced, and its monetary value Rs.per Acre

As per soil health card recommended doses of fertilzers used in ICM plot, and its monetary value Rs.271


Impact on application of chemical pesticides

(Pl specify, the no.of sprayings reduced and monetary value of reduced sprayings Rs. per Acre

As no spraying up to 40 DAT,Reduced 2 sprayings and its monetary value with pesticide is RS.1000/


Impact of ICM, IPM, INM, IDM, WM, FM etc in adoption by the farmers and understanding their benefits 

 1.Reduced usage of Pesticides,fertilizers

2.Farmers able to identify Micro-Nutrient Deficiency(Eg:Zn& K)

3.Reduced unnecessary irrigation at active tillering stage.


Feed back of the farmers on conduct of Polambadi

By the end of session farmers able to take right decisions in pest,disease and nutrient management