Tuesday, 28 April 2015 20:44

Despite drought conditions in many regions of the state, Andhra Pradesh managed to achieve growth rate of 8.4 per cent last fiscal under the Primary Sector Mission (agriculture and allied sectors) leading to a wealth creation of Rs. 1.64 Lakh Crore. The state was successful in implementing a programme to boost groundwater table, leading to consumption of less power for agriculture, resulting in a saving of Rs 2,000 crore. Agriculture production went up from 23 to 40 per cent due to soil tests and issue of soil health cards. The state stood second in the country by taking up micro irrigation in 6.93 lakh hectares.