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AGRICULTURE

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

           Wanaparthy District was formed and operated from 10-10-2016 as per the State Govt. of Telangana orders. Wanaparthy district is located between 16° 36’ latitude and 78° 06’ longitude. The district consist of 1 ADA ® Division with 14 Mandals, 71 Clusters and 224 Villages. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in the district. About 75% of the total workers are engaged in agriculture. The main crops grown in the district are Paddy, Groundnut, Jowar, Maize, Red gram, Castor, Cotton and Chilies.  The total area of 250002 Acres has been cultivated during Vanakalam 2021 and 135409 Acres  has been cultivated during Yasangi 2021-22 under different crops.

Soils: Major portion of the land is covered by Red sandy and Sandy loam Soils (89%) 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                         47 %   (52859 Ha)

                     Sandy loam Soils                       42 %   (47326 Ha)

                     Black Cotton Soils                     11 %   (13475 Ha)

  • AGRO CLIMATIC SITUATION:

The district comes under Southern Telangana Zone:

  • Rainfall: Normal Rainfall of the district is 579.60 mm per Year.

Schemes & Activities in the Department of Agriculture, Wanaparthy District, TS.

  1. Rythu Bandhu Scheme (AISS):

         Telangana Government has proposed a new scheme for providing investment support to Agriculture and Horticulture crops by way of a grant @ Rs.5000/- per Acre per Farmer in each season (Kharif & Rabi) for purchase of inputs like Seeds, Fertilizers, Pesticides, towards Labour and other Investments in the field operations of farmers choice for the crop season.

  1. Rythu Bhima (Farmers Group Life Insurance Scheme):

         Telangana Government decided to implement the prestigious scheme of “Rythu Bandhu Group Life Insurance Scheme for Farmers” for the welfare of farming community in the State. The main objective of the scheme is to provide immediate and adequate financial relief to bereaved family members/dependents of the farmer in case of his/her death due to any reason. Majority of the farmers are small and marginal farmers and farming is the sole source of livelihood to them. In the event of death of the bread earner, the dependent family members will land in distress due to financial problems. The sum assured Rs 5,00,000/- payable to the Nominee designated by the insured farmer.

  1. PM KISAN

Scheme Objective & Benefits

With a view to provide income support to all landholding farmers’ families in the country, having cultivable land, the Central Government has implemented a Central Sector Scheme, namely, “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)”. The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers’ families in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income as well as for domestic needs. Under the Scheme an amount of Rs.6000/- per year (in 3 installments) is released by the Central Government online directly into the bank accounts of the eligible farmers under Direct Benefit Transfer mode, subject to certain exclusions.

Exclusions

The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme:

(a) All Institutional Land holders; and

(b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories :

  1. i) Former and present holders of constitutional posts
  2. ii) Former and present Ministers / State Ministers and former / present Members of Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha / State Legislative Assemblies / State Legislative Councils, former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.

iii) All serving or retired officers and employees of Central / State Government Ministries / Offices / Departments and their field units, Central or State PSEs and Attached offices / Autonomous Institutions under Government as well as regular 3 employees of the Local Bodies (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV / Group D employees)

  1. iv) All superannuated / retired pensioners whose monthly pension is Rs.10,000/- or more (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV / Group D employees)
  2. v) All Persons who paid Income Tax in last assessment year.
  3. vi) Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices.

(c) In case of new beneficiaries being uploaded on the PM-KISAN Portal, all land holding farmers’ families who are Non-resident Indians (NRIs) in terms of the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 shall be excluded from any benefit under the Scheme.

  1. Online Crop Booking

The objective of this programme is the AEO of the cluster has to register area sown by the farmers in the online portal duly visiting each farmer field survey number wise (both Agriculture and Horticulture crops). After registering the crop in the portal the farmer will get SMS to their registered number for confirmation. At the time of marketing the farmer will get sown certificate to sell their produce to the government agencies such as MARKFED, NAFED, CCI etc based on the areas registered in the portal.  

5.Soil Health Card Scheme (SHC)

 “National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) will be implemented during 12th Plan with the following objectives 

  • To make agriculture more productive, sustainable and climate resilient;
  • To conserve natural resources;
  • To adopt comprehensive soil health management practices
  • To optimize utilization of water resources; etc.

“Soil Health Management (SHM) is one of the most important interventions under NMSA, SHM aims at promoting Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) through judicious use of chemical fertilizers including secondary and micro nutrients in conjunction with organic manures and bio-fertilizers for improving soil health and its productivity; strengthening of soil and fertilizer testing facilities to provide soil test based recommendations to farmers for improving soil fertility; ensuring quality control requirements of fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and organic fertilizers under Fertilizer Control Order, 1985; up gradation of skill and knowledge of soil testing laboratory staff, extension staff and farmers through training and demonstrations; promoting organic farming practices etc.

6.Seed Village Programme

The Seed Village Programme is one of the important components of the Sub Mission On Seed and Planting Material (SMSP) under National Mission on Agriculture Extension & Technology (NMAET) being implemented by Government of India. The Seed Village Programme ensures supply of quality seed of notified varieties to the farmers in time at their places at affordable prices besides ensuring quick multiplication of new seed varieties in a shorter time in that mandal/district based on the crop situation.

Objectives:

The basic objectives of the Seed Village Programme are:

  1. To improve the quality of Farm saved Seeds.
  2. To increase the Seed Replacement Rate (SRR).
  3. To enhance the horizontal spread of high-yielding varieties among farmers for improving the productivity of crops.
  • Financial assistance @ 50% subsidy is available for distribution of foundation/certified seeds of Cereals for 1 acre per farmer per crop each season.
  • Financial assistance @ 60% subsidy is available for distribution of foundation/certified seeds of Pulses, Oil seeds and Green manure seeds for 1 acre per farmer per crop each season.

7.Rainfed Area Development Scheme (RAD) under the national mission for sustainable agriculture

Introduction: 

Rainfed areas constitute about 3/4th of the land mass under arid, Semi arid , Dry – humid zones . rainfed agriculture is complex , diverse and risk prone activity . Activities proposed under RAD will act as a catalyst to accomplish the ultimate objective of enhanced productivity , minimizing the risk of crop losses due to uncertainties of weather conditions, Harnessing efficiency of resources , assuring foods and livelihood / income security at farm level and strengthen the farmers capacity  to adapt to climatic changes.

The Broad objectives of the programme are:  

  1. Increasing agricultural productivity of rain fed areas in a sustainable manner by adopting appropriate farming system based approaches.
  2. To minimize the adverse impact of possible crop failure due to drought, flood or uneven rainfall distribution through diversified and composite farming systems.
  3. Restoration of confidence in rainfed agriculture by creating sustained employment oppurtunities through improved on-farm technologies and cultivation practices.
  4. Enhancement of farmers income and livelihood support for feduction of poverty in rainfed areas.

8.National Food Security Mission (NFSM):

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was launched in October 2007. The Mission is being continued during 12th five year plan with new targets of additional production of food grains.

         In the Telanagana State, the National Food security mission (NFSM) will have components

  1. i) NFSM – Pulses, ii) NFSM Coarse cereals iii) NFSM-Rice            iv) NFSM-Nutri Cereals and           v) NFSM- commercial crops.

OBJECTIVES: 

  • Increasing production of rice, pulses and coarse cereals through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the state.
  • Restoring Soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm level.
  • Enhancing farm level economy to restore confidence among the farmers.

9.Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA):

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme is in implementation in 7 States and 33 districts in Telangana with 60:40 central and state share.

Objectives of the Programme: 

  • To Develop an efficient, effective, demand driven, research integrated and financially sustainable public extension system.
  • To revitalize the Agricultural technology generation assessment refinement and Disseminations systems.
  • Reforming public Sector Extension, promoting private sector to effectively compliment, supplement and whatever possible to substitute public extension.
  • Augmenting media and information Technology support for extension.
  • Mainstreaming Gender concerns in extension.
  • Capacity Building skill up-gradation of farmers and extension functionaries.
  • Increase the Quality and type of technologies being disseminated by the extension system.
  • Strengthen Research-Extension- farmer (REF) Linkages.

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The following staff Phone numbers office of the AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, WANAPARTHY DISTRICT, TS
Sl.No NameofEmployee Cadre OfficeMobileNo Mandal Name. Present Office
1 Sudhakar Reddy DAO 7288894287   DAO Wanaparthy
2 Sivanagi Reddy ADA(T) 7288894324   DAO Wanaparthy
3 Satyam Babu ADA 7288878431   ADA® Wanaparthy
4 Ravi Kumar AO(T) 7288878434   DAO Wanaparthy
5 Venkateshwarlu AO(T) 7288878435   DAO Wanaparthy
6 Hymavathi AO(T) 7288878436   DAO Wanaparthy
7 Kurmaiah AO 7288894325 WANAPARTHY WANAPARTHY
9 Anil Kumar AO 7288878437 REVALLY REVALLY
10 Chandramouli AO 7288894329 PEBBAIR PEBBAIR
11 Chandramouli AO 7288894329 SRIRANGAPUR SRIRANGAPUR
12 Dhakeshwer Goud AO 7288878438 CHINNAMBAVI CHINNAMBAVI
13 Dhakeshwer Goud AO 7288878438 WEEPANAGANDLA WEEPANAGANDLA
14 Munna AO 7288894323 MADANAPUR MADANAPUR
15 Munna AO 7288894323 KOTHAKOTA KOTHAKOTA
16 Sajeed Ur Rahman AO 7288894356 PANGAL PANGAL
17 Sameera AO 7288894327 GOPALPET GOPALPET
18 Santhoshi AO 7288894326 PEDDAMANDADI PEDDAMANDADI
19 Santhoshi AO 7288894326 GHANPUR GHANPUR
20 Vinay Kumar AO 7288894343 AMARCHINTHA AMARCHINTHA
21 Vinay Kumar AO 7288894343 ATMAKUR ATMAKUR
22 Ajaz Baba AEO 9121288580 AMARCHINTHA NAGALKADUMUR
23 Mallesh AEO 9121288581 AMARCHINTHA NANDIMALLA
24 Rajesh AEO 9121288564 AMARCHINTHA AMARCHINTA
25 Janaki AEO 9121288580 AMARCHINTHA NAGALKADUMUR
26 Maheshwari AEO 8639111956 ATMAKUR ATMAKUR
27 Shiva Kumar AEO 7013189769 ATMAKUR JURIAL
28 Sindhuja AEO 9121288560 ATMAKUR AREPALLE
29 Anjanamma AEO 9121288589 CHINNAMBAVI VELGONDA
30 Madhavi AEO 9912726215 CHINNAMBAVI BEKKAM
31 Narya Naik AEO 9121288583 CHINNAMBAVI PEDDAMARUR
32 Rajitha AEO 9121288582 CHINNAMBAVI AYYAVARIPALLE
33 Sai Reddy AEO 9121288584 CHINNAMBAVI PEDDA DAGADA
34 Sowjanya AEO 9121288595 CHINNAMBAVI VELLATUR
35 Yugandhar AEO 9121288590 CHINNAMBAVI KOPPUNUR
36 Balaraju AEO 9121288665 GHANPUR MAMIDIMADA
37 Mahesh AEO 9121288664 GHANPUR PARWATHAPUR
38 Pandu Kumar AEO 9000439951 GHANPUR GHANPUR
39 Ramesh Naik AEO 9121288662 GHANPUR MANAJIPET
40 Shankaramma AEO 9121288661 GHANPUR APPAREDDIPALLE
41 Srikanth AEO 9121288660 GHANPUR SOLIPUR
42 Vamshikrishna AEO 9121288663 GHANPUR KAMALUDDINPUR
43 Lokeshwari AEO 9121288672 GOPALPET POLKEPAHAD
44 Mohitha Reddy AEO 9121288671 GOPALPET YEDULA
45 Nagaraju AEO 9121288667 GOPALPET GOPALPETA
46 Pavan Kumar Yadav AEO 9121288669 GOPALPET BUDDHARAM
47 Pawan Kalyan AEO 9121288668 GOPALPET YEDUTLA
48 Venkatesh AEO 9121288670 GOPALPET MUNNANUR
49 Jithendar Yadav AEO 9121288495 KOTHAKOTA PAMAPUR
50 Nanda Kishore Reddy AEO 9561866979 KOTHAKOTA PALEM
51 Ravinder Reddy AEO 9121288491 KOTHAKOTA KOTHAKOTA
52 Shireesha AEO 9121288751 KOTHAKOTA KANIMETTA
53 Srinivas AEO 9121288494 KOTHAKOTA APPARALA
54 Anitha AEO 9121288498 MADANAPUR AJJAKOLLU
55 Spandana AEO 9121288497 MADANAPUR KONNUR
56 Swathi AEO 9121288496 MADANAPUR MADANAPUR
57 Lingaswamy AEO 9121288597 PANGAL PANGAL
58 Maheshwari AEO 9121288599 PANGAL REMADDULA
59 Naresh AEO 9121288598 PANGAL MAHAMMADAPUR
60 Naresh Kumar AEO 9121288650 PANGAL KETHEPALLE
61 Shailaja AEO 9121288651 PANGAL MALLAIPALLE
62 Abhilash AEO 9121288752 PEBBAIR PEBBAIR
63 Akhila AEO 9121288683 PEBBAIR GUMMADAM
64 Anjaneyulu AEO 9121288681 PEBBAIR SHAKHAPUR
65 Bindu AEO 9121288679 PEBBAIR SUGUR
66 Naresh AEO 9121288680 PEBBAIR PENCHIKALPADU
67 Pushpalatha AEO 9121288682 PEBBAIR RANGAPUR
68 Chenna Raidu AEO 9121288691 PEDDAMANDADI MOJERLA
69 Jayaprakash AEO 9121288689 PEDDAMANDADI MANIGILLA
70 Krishnaiah AEO 9121288686 PEDDAMANDADI PEDDAMANDADI
71 Madhumohan AEO 9121288692 PEDDAMANDADI PAMIREDDIPALLE
72 Rajani AEO 9121288690 PEDDAMANDADI BALIJAPALLE
73 Vinodh Kumar AEO 9121288687 PEDDAMANDADI VELTOOR
74 Archana AEO 9121288677 REVALLY THALPUNUR
75 Feroz AEO 9121288676 REVALLY CHENNERAM
76 Sneha AEO 9121288673 REVALLY REVALLY
77 Sruthy AEO 9121288675 REVALLY NAGAPUR
78 Anusha AEO 9121288685 SRIRANGAPUR VENKATAPUR
79 Srinivasulu AEO 9121288596 SRIRANGAPUR SRIRANGAPUR
80 Yugandhar Yadav AEO 9121288684 SRIRANGAPUR KAMBALLAPUR
81 Anuvalya AEO 9121288699 WANAPARTHY CHITYALA
82 Kavitha AEO 9121288695 WANAPARTHY PEDDAGUDEM
83 Prabhavathi AEO 9121288694 WANAPARTHY WANAPARTHY
84 Sunil Kumar AEO 9121288696 WANAPARTHY SAVAIGUDEM
85 Suresh AEO 9121288698 WANAPARTHY CHANDAPUR
86 Surya Teja AEO 9121288697 WANAPARTHY KHASIMNAGAR
87 Vamshi AEO 9121288750 WANAPARTHY CHIMANGUNTAPALLE
88 Balaraju AEO 9121288657 WEEPANAGANDLA KALVARALA
89 Manasa AEO 9121288653 WEEPANAGANDLA TOOMKUNTA
90 Mohan Kumar Reddy AEO 9121288658 WEEPANAGANDLA SANGINEPALLE
91 Rajitha AEO 9121288656 WEEPANAGANDLA VEEPANGANDLA
92 Shiva AEO 9121288652 WEEPANAGANDLA GOPALDINNE
93 Vijay Goud AEO 9121288655 WEEPANAGANDLA BOLLARAM