AGRICULTURE

ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS OF THE DISTRICT:

As far as Department of Agriculture is concerned, there are 12 Sub Divisions namely Eluru, Bhimadole, Chintalapudi, K.R.Puram, Kovvur, T.P.Gudem, Tanuku, Maruteru, Narsapuram, Palakole, Bhimavaram & Akiveedu.

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DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

    • Geographical Area                          :  8.5 Lakh Ha
    • No of Revenue Divisions               :     4
    • No of Agriculture Sub divisions   :   12
    • of Mandals                                       :   48
    • No of Revenue Villages                 :  948
    • No of Gram Panchayats                :  911
Category of Area No.of mandals Name of the mandals
UPLAND 14 Pedavegi, Nallajerla, D.Tirumala, Chintalpudi, Lingapalem, K.Kota, T.Narsapuram, Kovvur, Chagallu, Devarapalli, Tallapudi, Gopalapuram, Koyyalagudem, Jangareddygudem
AGENCY 5 Jeelugumilli, Buttaygudem, Polavaram, Kukunoor, Velairpadu
DELTA 29 Eluru, Pedapadu, Dendulur, Bhimadole ,Ungutur, Tadepalligudem, Pentapadu, Ganapavaram, Nidamarru, Tanuku, Peravali, Nidadavole, Undrajavaram, Penugonda, Penumantra, Iragavaram, Attili, Narsapuram, Mogaltur, Elamanchili, Palacole, Podur, Achanta, Bhimavaram, Palacoderu, Veeravasaram ,Akiveedu, Kalla, Undi
TOTAL 48

LAND HOLDINGS:

There are 6,11,086 Nos of Land Holdings (Farmers) with an operational area of 11,65,680 Ac. with an average holding of nearly 1.90 Ac.

 

Category of Farmers No. of Farmers  / Area in Ac. % to Number % to Area
UPLAND
Marginal Farmers No 474703 77.68% 37.51%
(Up to 2.46 Ac) Area 437278.13
Small Farmers No 87366 14.30% 25.85%
(2.47  to 4.93 Ac) Area 301358.86
Total SF & MF Farmers   No   562069 91.98% 63.37%
Area   738636.99
Semi Medium No 37981 6.22% 21.44%
(4.94 to 9.87 Ac) Area 249950.92
Medium No 10251 1.68% 11.87%
(9.88 to 24.70 Ac) Area 138362.6
Large No 785 0.13% 3.32%
(24.71Ac & Above) Area 38729.68
Total Big Farmers   No   49017 8.02% 36.63%
Area   427043.2
GRAND TOTAL   No   611086 100% 100%
Area   1165680.19

 

LAND UTILISATION (2017-18):

 

Land Utilisation particulars for 2017-18
(Area in Hectares)

S. No. CATEGORY Area in Ha % of

Geographical area

1 Geographical Area 850665
2 Forest 132902 15.62%
3 Barren & Uncultivable Land 40155 4.72%
4 Land put to Non-Agricultural uses 131864 15.50%
5 Permanent Pastures & other Grazing Lands 12005 1.41%
6 Misc. tree crops and groves not included in net area sown 7557 0.89%
7 Cultivable waste 15681 1.84%
8 Other fallow Lands 21330 2.51%
9 Current fallows 33536 3.94%
10 Net Area Sown 393320 46.24%
11 TOTAL CROPPED AREA 655936
12 Area Sown More than once 262616
13 Fish Tanks 62315 7.33%

 

SOILS:

The Soils in the district are made up of Alluvial, Black regur and Red ferruginous besides a small belt of erinaceous sandy soils along coastal belt.  There are 6 major types of soils, and the percentage of each soil is furnished below.

Type of the soil Percentage The extent in ‘000 Ha
ALLUVIAL 33% 255.5
SANDY ALLUVIAL 30% 232.3
DELTAIC ALLUVIAL 24% 185.8
COASTAL LOAMS 7% 54.2
HEAVY CLAYS 5% 38.7
SALINE SOILS 1% 7.7
TOTAL 100% 774.2

 

Major Crops

Paddy Crop is the Major Crop in this District in both of the Seasons.

During Kharif Season, Sugarcane is the 2nd major crop. Both Paddy and Sugarcane together contributes around 95% of total cropped area.

During Rabi Season Crops namely Maize, Tobacco, Groundnut, Pulses and Sunflower are other major sown areas.

Mango, Coconut, Oil palm, Cashew, Citrus, Banana, Turmeric, Sapota, Papaya, Cucumber, Gourds, Bhendi, Brinjal, Tomato, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Leafy vegetables which are treated as other important Horticulture Crops grown in the District.

IRRIGATION SOURCES:

Major portion of area is irrigated by the Godavari irrigation system and other remaining area by net work of irrigation canals. The River Godavari borders the entire eastern boundary of the district.  At Vijjeswaram, the river breaks into two branches namely, Gowthami Godavari (Eastern branch) and Vasista Godavari (Western branch) and flows towards the south of the District before falling into the Bay of Bengal near Antarvedi.

The Godavari Irrigation system irrigates all mandals in Delta region, whereas Pendyala, Gutala, Kumaradevam, Vegeswarapuram pumping scheme irrigates some parts of Kovvur, Nidadavole, Tallapudi, Polavaram, Gopalapuram Mandals.

The irrigation system of River Krishna irrigates entire portion of Eluru, Pedapadu mandals and parts of the area in Denduluru and Bhimadole mandals.  In upland tracks, there are irrigation tanks fed by Hill streams besides Tubewells, Dugwells M.I.Schemes supplements the irrigation sources.

There are irrigation tanks fed by hill stream in upland mandals.  Bore wells, filter points, Tube wells, dry wells and MI schemes are other sources of irrigation in upland mandals. Tammileru reservoir irrigation system at Chintalapudi and Yerrakalva irrigation system at Jangareddigudem are the other sources of irrigation.

 

MAJOR CROPPING SYSTEMS:

Wet Land Irrigated Dry Land Rainfed
Existing Proposed Existing Proposed Existing Proposed
Paddy- Paddy

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy- Paddy-Pulse

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy- Maize Paddy- Maize-Pulse Paddy- Fallow Paddy- Fodder grass
Paddy- Pulse Paddy- Pulse- Green Manure Pulse- Fallow Pulse- Fodder grass
Groundnut/ Maize Groundnut/Maize- Pulse Cotton- Fallow Maize-Pulse
Fallow- Tobacco (VFC)/Natu) Maize- Tobacco (VFC)/Natu)- Pulse
Maize-Maize Pulse-Maize-Maize
Sugarcane Sugarcane- Pulse/ Oil Seed

 

SEED MULTIPLICATION FARMS :

 

S.No FARM MANDAL AREA (Acrs.)
1. SMF,Kovvali Eluru 84.5
2. SMF,Undi Undi 16.0
3. SMF,A.CH.Palem T.Narsapuram 40.0

 

DEPARTMENTAL SCHEMES  AND THEIR ACTIVITIES

  1. SUBSIDY SEED DISTRIBUTION :
  • Green manure seed is distributed under 75% subsidy.
  • Paddy seed is distributed under subsidy @ Rs.5 per kg.
  • Pulses seed is distributed under 33% subsidy.

 

  1. SOIL TESTING PROGRAMME :
  • On pilot project one village per mandal is to be selected to collect soil samples covering all farm holdings, gets analysed and Soil health Cards are distributed in that village.
  • Demos will be organized in that village based on the soil health card recommendations.
  1. INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT :
  • To correct micronutrient deficiencies micro nutrients like Zinc, Gypsum & Boron are distributed on free of cost based on soil health card recommendations.
  1. FARM MECHANISATION 2018-19:
  • Farm implements are distributed under subsidy through sub schemes like SDP, RKVY,PMKSY & SMAM.

          RYTHU SEVA APP (UBERISATION):

  • Entire information required by the farmers regarding suggestions, weather forecasts, IPM practices etc are available in this app.
  • Through this app farm implements can be supplied on hire basis.
  • Farmers of agriculture allied sectors like Fisheries, Horticulture & Animal husbandry can also be benefited through this app.

 

  1. SEED VILLAGE PROGRAMME:

To provide quality seed to farmers at village level ,programme was organized by supplying foundation seed. Quality seed is estimated to produce which could be utilized as seed among farmers for next season.

 

  1. NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION:

Pulses will be promoted duly following the crop specific interventions like demos, INM, IPM, local initiatives and distribution of certified seed components.

 

  1. NATIONAL MISSION ON OILSEEDS & OILPALM:

Oil Seed crops like Groundnut & Sesamum will be promoted through FFS,demos, Trainings and exposure visits components.

 

  1. CREDIT TO TENANT FARMERS:

Agriculture department plays active role in sanctioning of loans to the tenant farmers duly co-ordinating with the bankers and revenue department.

 

  1. CROP INSURANCE:

PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA (PMFBY)

  • PADDY 2.SUGARCANE(PLANT), 3.SUGARCANE (RATOON) were notified for coverage.
  • “VILLAGE WAS MADE AS INSURANCE UNIT” under this scheme.
  • IMPLEMENTING AGENCY :SBI General Insurance Company Ltd, Mumbai

 

TARGETS AND ACHEIVEMENTS

S.NO  

 

NAME OF THE SCHEME

UNIT 2018-19 2019-20
PHYSICAL FINANACIAL             (RS.IN LAKHS) PHYSICAL FINANACIAL               (RS.IN LAKHS)
TAR ACH TAR ACH TAR ACH TAR ACH
1 SOIL HEALTH CARD SCHEME
A. SOIL SAMPLES COLLECTED No. 72532 72532 152.31 109.45 12657 12657 34 0
B SHC DISTRIBUTED No. 295848 295848 12657 11317
3 MICRO NUTRIENTS DISTRIBUTION
KHARIF Mt 1822 1822 332 332 1844 0 289 0
RABI Mt 1393 1267 401 340 662 0 26 0
TOTAL 3215 3089 733 672 2506 0 315 0
2 SEED DISTRIBUTION
A KHARIF
GREEN MANURE SEED ON 75% SUBSIDY Qtls 9678 9678 983.3 0 9100 8758 0 0
B RABI( pulses) Qtls 500 500 0 600 0 0 0
GENERAL SEED                         ( Rs.5/- paady seed) Qtls 0 1092 5.43 0 0 0 0 0
4 FERTILIZER SAMPLES No 1525 1541 0 0 1465 83 0 0
5 PESTICIDE SAMPLES No 696 696 0 0 696 29 0 0
6 SEED SAMPLES No 510 490 0 0 675 375 0 0
7 FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT
a KHARIF MT 227621 227621 0 0 176954 137188 0 0
b RABI MT 251725 251725 0 0 232266 0 0
9 SEED VILLAGE SCHEME
PADDY No. 317 317 136 136
PULSES No 4 4 0 0
10 FARM MECHANIZATION
A RYTHURADHAM No. 1007 959 1566 1479 Targets Not Received
B SMAM No 3442 3360 1826 1519
C RKAVY No 65 65 530 530
D PMKSY No. 8348 5148 1800 762
11 AGRICULTURAL CROP LOANS
A CROP LOANS No. 0 459306 706289 776800 9000
B TERM LOANS No. 0 52365 239331 216900 2363
12 LOANING TO TENANT FARMERS No 200000 174760 1800

 

ZERO BUDGET NATURAL FARMING

          Zero Budget Natural farming programme is being implemented in 46 clusters in and 186 villages covering 46 mandals in the district, during 2018-19. Total 20,150 farmers have been practicing ZBNF covering in an area of 7,523 Hectares. Covering all major crops.

 

ZBNF STATUS REPORT OF FIRST THREE YEARS AND TARGET FOR 2019-20

 

S.No Year Farmers Area (in Ha) No. Villages Covered
1 2016-17 2405 1293 49
2 2017-18 14954 4221 62
3 2018-19 20150 7523 187
4 2019-20 43460 19557 371

 

A total number of 290 cattle sheds were sanctioned to those farmers who are having indigenous cows with 50% subsidy in all the 46 clusters of this district, for meeting the demand of the most important input of Ghana, Drava Jeevamrutham in all the cluster villages.  In addition to this 17 number of Goshalas organized by NGOs and Private persons were linked to the concerned cluster ZBNF staff, Natural farming farmers to prepare larger quantities of to these two important inputs collectively in a community based approach to scale up the programmes among enrolled and Action Plan prepared farmers through Village Organisations (VOs) in the cluster villages.

 

ZBNF INPUT SHOPS (Non-Pesticidal Management Input shops) :

A total number of 61 NPMs shops were established in this district by giving 50% subsidy to those Natural Farming farmers who are interested to supply the ZBNF inputs like Kashayas, Dravanas etc to the fellow farmers and to transforming more number of farmers into the Natural Farming.

NPM shops Details

Name of the Scheme No. of NPM shops grounded
RKVY 47
PKVY 14
TOTAL 61

 

Special initiatives taken up for promotion of ZBNF:

  1. Distributed CDs, Pen drives loaded with video films on ZBNF practices, methods of preparation of inputs and success stories of ZBNF champion farmers.
  2. Distributed pamphlets and booklets containing ZBNF methods, practices and success stories.
  3. Distributed 10,000 vegetable seed mini kits to poorest of the poor farmers (POP) identified under Kharif Action Plan 2018-19 for taking up ZBNF kitchen gardens.
  4. Converted 210 existing Coconut, Oil Palm gardens into five layer models in convergence with department of Horticulture.
  5. Conducted 46 ZBNF Polambadi (Farmers Field Schools) one per mandal / Cluster, converted 1150 Non-ZBNF farmers into ZBNF.
  6. Effectively managed Fall Army Warm in Rabi Maize through adoption of ZBNF management practices in 2848 Ha. of 6145 farmers.
  7. Established 25 units fish paddy integrated farming in 13 mandals in the district. During 2019-20 identified 115 farmers for establishing Fish paddy integrated farming.

 

Status of Integrated Farming System (IFS) as on 22.07.2019

Name of the activity

2019-20 (Target)

2019-20 achievement

(as on 22.07.2019)

No. of farmers No. of units No. of farmers

 

No. of units

 

IFS Models 115 115 24 24

 

ACTION PLAN FOR 2019-20 :

As a part of scaling up of this programme to that extent i.e., converting 60 Lakh farmers in the state of Andhra Pradesh as Natural Farming farmers, we had conducted Kharif Action Plan during the month of Mar, 2019 all Phase-I, II and III villages through the active participation of Self Help Group (SHG) women farmers and Village Organisations (VOs) and enrolled 42,085 (including already practicing 20,150) farmers to do the Natural Farming during Kharif, 2019. During this action plan programme for creating an effective awareness of this Natural Farming and enrollment of more number of farmers we had conducted village level rallies and meetings.

To make available of all the ZBNF inputs to the farmers it is planned to establish one NPM shop per village covering all the cluster villages through village organizations (VOs) in addition the existing 61 NPM shops.

ZBNF A CLIMATE RESILIENT REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE :

To mitigate the climate change effect and to restore the Soil Health and Bio-diversity the 365 Days Green Cover with the non-conventional ZBNF methods is the best way. In this direction the District Administration plan to cover 1103 farmers in all the ZBNF cluster villages an area of 0.5 Acre each with Navadhanya seeds (Cereals, Millets, Pulses, Oils seeds and spices) during 2019-20 by using dry mulching and Ghanajeevamrutham.

 

SUCCESS STORIES

1.SUCCESS STORY ON PULSE-MAIZE CROP ROTATION

  • Chalapati Srinivasa rao s/o Mangaraiu belonging to Pochavaram village of TALLAPUDI MANDAL of West Godavari District, is cultivating  pulse crop for the past 20 years during. He is cultivating only pulse crop in late kharif .
  • During 2015-16 with the suggestions of the Agriculture Department, the farmer has grown Black gram PU 31
  • During September first week, the farmer has prepared the land and took Blakck gram cultivation. The seed (PU-31) was supplied by the Agrl.Department on 50% subsidy under NFSM Pulses programme. Yield of 6.0 Qntls per acre crop obtained and due to high market rate ( Rs.10,000/- per qntl) a net profit of Rs.46,130/- was obtained. During December the Farmer has grown  Maize  and obtained yield of 40 qntls per acre and net profit of Rs.31,400/-
  • In one year the farmer has realized net profit of Rs.77,530/- per one acre by following Pulses-maize. Due to the following reasons
  • The crop residues of pulses was incorporated into the soil which provided sufficient organic matter.
  • Due to Nitrogen fixation by the pulse crop a healthy second crop of Maize was possible which resulted in higher yields.
  • Maximum utilization of space and time occurred due to Pulse -Maize crop rotation.

2.SUCCESS STORY ON SOIL TEST BASED FERTILIZER ADOPTION

  • Manukonda Nageswara Rao belonging to Kodurupadu  village of Bhimadole mandal of West Godavari District,  has been cultivating paddy crop for the past 12 years in during Kharif and Rabi also. Previously the farmer did not get the soil analysed and hence he is not aware of benefits of soil testing and incurred more expenditure on fertilizers and pesticides. Agriculture officer of Bhimadole mandal has motivated the farmer to get his soil sample analysed and soil health card was issued to him during Kharif 2015 and Micro nutrients like zinc sulphate was supplied to the farmer on subsidy under INM(Integrated Nutrient Management) by the Department of agriculture.
  • The farmer followed the fertilizer recommendation for paddy crop as per soil test recommendation. The following are the savings as experienced by the farmer under INM(Integrated Nutrient Management)
Item Prior to awareness per acre After awareness per acre Difference in Value(Rupees in acre)
Usage of fertilisers Urea 130kgs

DAP 100 Kgs

MOP 75kgs

Complex 150kgs

Urea 100 kgs

DAP 100 kgs

MOP 75kgs

Complex 100 kgs

1450
Usage of pesticides Usage-based on requirement IPM
(Integrated pest management)
950
Usage of micronutrients nil 50 kg zinc sulphate
                                                                       Total saving : 2400

 

  • Additional yield of 3 bags per acre were recorded by the farmer worth of 2880/-. By adopting soil test based recommendation farmer realized additional income of Rs. 5280/- per acre including savings on fertilizer usage of Rs.2400/- per acre and Rs2880/- per acre in increased yields. His net additional income per year was Rs10,560/-

3.SUCCESS STORY ON SOIL TEST BASED FERTILIZER ADOPTION

  • Bayye Apparao S/o Sri Gangayya belonging to settipeta village of nidadavole mandal of West Godavari District, is cultivating paddy crop for the past 15 years during Kharif and Rabi also. He used huge quantities of fertilizers on his own Knowledge and used to incur heavy expenditure on fertilizers due to which high incidence of pest and disease prevailed and there by he incurred additional expenditure on pesticides also. He did not get his soil tested previously.
  • During kharif-2015 with the suggestion of Agriculture department soil samples were collected in his field  and analyzed for nutrient status of the soil. Soil health cards were distributed to the farmer, educated farmer about usage of Fertilizers based on soil test recommendation.
  • Soil test based fertilizer application demonstration was organized in his field in an extent of 1.0 Ac. This demonstration was organized on paddy Crop ( varietyMTU 7029), Date of sowing 25-06-2015 & Date of Transplantation was 25-07-2015.

 

Observations  made in the demonstration plot:

     I.        There is reduction in usage of Fertilizers, Complex 50kg
   II.        Saving in the cost of Fertilizers was Rs.900

 

 III.        Incidence of pest & disease is minimized thereby  saving in the cost of Pesticides RS.500 was realized

 

 IV.        No. of hills /sq.meter in Demonstration Plot-33 & control plot was 28.

 

   V.        No.of Tillers observed 15 in the Demonstration Field & 10 in control plot.

 

Yield recorded as per (5X5) c.c experiment

In Demonstration Plot 16 kgs/(5X5)sq.mt 2560kgs/Acre
In Farmers practices 14kgs/(5X5)sq.mt 2240kgs/Acre
Yield advantage 320 kg/Acre

 

  • The farmer was benefited by using Fertilizers as per the soil test based recommendation in two ways
  • 1) reduction in the  cost of cultivation by  1400/-
  • 2) By increased yields up to 4 bags worth of Rs.3640/-.There by farmer could realize net income of  5240/-per acre of soil testing based recommendations.

 

4.SUCCESS STORY ON SMSRI UNDER RKVY

CHALLENGE :

The “Yamini Ramya Rythu Club” farmers of Telikacherla village in Nallajerla mandal consulted the agriculture department to overcome the  problem of labour for their transplating operations during peak season. The mandal is an upland area and paddy is grown under limited water resources like bore wells, lift irrigation & seasonal rains.Under such conditions if the scheduled transplantations delayed by 10 days, there is a lot of risk to be faced with insufficient water at critical crop stage which almost equals to crop loss during the season.Keeping insight of this problem, farmers of Telikacherla came forward to find a permanent solution.

INITIATIVE :

The Department of Agriculture took as an initiative to put an end to labour shortage problem being faced by the Teikacherla farmers and introduced Rice Transplanter by explaining the benefits of the equipment like reduce in production cost, timely & transplantation and increase in yield.These farmers were exposed to near mandals where mechanised transplantation is in practice in paddy  fields and also to the fields undertaken by the multi national companies for machiene transplantation purpose.

These Yamini group farmers shared their view, clarified their doubts with the farmers who benefited with the usage of transplanter. After careful and through observation these group of farmers realised that the activity is profitable and felt it is the right choice to prefer Paddy transplanter for transplantation operations to overcome the labour shortage problem and to improve the economic levels of the group members.

All the members in the group decided to take the transplanter and applied for the machine.Joint Director of Agriculture, West Godavari District sanctioned SMSRI unit under RKVY funds with a total subsidy of Rs4,79,500  /- (Full cost Rs.9,59,000/-) and supplied the unit in the presence of Department officials and local people representatives. Department officials and company technician trained all the group members.During 1st year itself the group successfully utilised the equipment for the purpose it was meant for and completed the transplantings in their own field of about 9.12 ha. As they experienced advantages and benefits during the crop season, the group gained confidence and started a Custom hiring centre for Telikacherla village extending various mechanical support in agriculture.

KEY RESULT :

As the farmers group convinienced by the Agriculture department to use the Rice transplanter they completed their transplantings with in scheduled time and limited expenditure.A good co-ordination developed among the group members to take up other income generating activities.They started transplanting other traditional farmer’s paddy fields and by the end of 3rd year they got 30% share in paddy transplantation in Telikicherla village.

IMPACT :

The increased knowledge in adoption of mechanised practices in paddy particularly utilization of resources like water & labour which results in reduced cost of cultivation by 10% and increased yield by 8%.The crop rotation also reduced by a week enabling the farmers to take up paddy as a second crop instead of pulses.The entire group is actively involved during the entire crop season for taking up of bookings for next season and it provides 50 days of employement for two persons on an average.

SUPPORTING QUOTES & IMAGES : “Crowning Acheivement and Crowning Acomplishment”

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5.SUCCESS STORY ON NATURAL FARMING :

                 B.Srinivas Rao a lead farmer of the village

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Besetty Srinivas rao s/o venkanna is a small farmer in the Villageof konithiwada of Nouduru cluster of VeeravasaramMandal WestGodavari. Srinivas rao family includes himself his wife and two children. Two acres of irrigated low land and two live stock (one desi cow ,one buffalo) are his assets.

From past 10years he was in agriculture growing paddy (both kharif and rabi)in his two acres land conventionally by using chemicals as years pass the cost of cultivation (chemicals and labours) was increasing and value of the produce was decreasing. Slowly his net income reduced so he was crippled in debt. Basically he had an little idea on organic farming as his grandfathers used to cultivate by using only FYM and he was in search of new technic where he can minimize total cost of cultivation so, in 2016 kharif he started using more organic manures and less chemical fertilizers as a result he had obtained 35 bags of paddy but he was not satisfied.

On a fine evening ZBNF staff (CRP and ICRP) had disseminated pico on ZBNF practices in there street he was one of the participant and he was very much inspired by those videos and invited ICRP to his field by the suggestions of ICRP. He had planned to do ZBNF in his 0.50 acres as a trail. In 2017 kharif he was into ZBNF.

In his 0.50 acre he had practiced all ZBNF methods (ghanajeevamrutham 200kgs, dravajeevamrutham 100 litres/ every fortnight and botanicals) as recommended by ICRP as a result he had obtained 11bags per 0.50acre.He was little disappointed by the yields but felt very happy that his expenditure was cut down to half off that of chemical farming. Continued the same for rabi now there was severe pest (BPH) attack for his non zbnf field he had used many chemicals to control BPH but no use but for zbnf he had used ipomea extract and successfully controlled BPH without any cost. For rabi he had got 13 bags/0.50acre along with an additional income from crops that were grown on field bunds and in non zbnf he had lost majority of  his investment.by this experience he got confidence and belief on ZBNF and converted his whole 2acres land into ZBNF in 2018-19. Now he was living a happy and healthy ,loan free life and sharing his success to near by farmers.

Cost of cultivation (per one acre)

s.no particulars Expenditure (Cost in Rs)
Non ZBNF ZBNF
1 Land preparation 3000/- 3000/-
2 Seeds 1000/- 1200/-
3 Transplanting 2500/- 2500/-
4 Manures and fertilizers 6000/- 1800/-
5 Plant protection

(chemicals and botanicals )

3800/- 1000/-
6 Weeding 2600/- 2000/-
7 Harvesting 3000/- 3000/-
Total cost of cultivation 21900/- 14500/-
Yield per acre(one bag=75kgs) 35bags 32bags
Value of the produce 42,000/- 38,400/-
Value of the fodder 3000/- 3000/-
Income through crops on field bunds 0 2000/-
Gross income 45,000/- 43,400/-
Net income 23,100/- 28,900/-

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6.Case study of Integrating Farming System

Name  – Sindhu .V

Designation – NFF

Phone Number – 6300426637

District – West Godavari

Cluster – Nachkunta

Phase – I

Sindhu, an agriculture graduate joined the Natural Farming fellowship in the month of October 2017. What she studied for 4 years and what she had to practice in ZBNF was completely opposite but it took no time for her to practice this type of farming as the practices were natural and she wanted to make herself confident taking up challenging tasks.

Sindhu comes from a farming practicing family, has 2 siblings one elder sister working in a software company and her younger brother, studying his intermediate. They farm in 5 acres of  their own land at her home town. Being close to agriculture she chose this field. She is allotted to West Godavari as her working district and took 1 and half acre land on lease  from the Cluster activist, Mr Venkat Ratnam, village Nachukunta.

Sindhu decided to cultivate Paddy and Fishes (Integrated Natural Farming) something different is what she felt.

Initially in the cluster, she faced mild heath issues and was extremely worried and under confidence about her future and her land. She started communicating with the field cadres with very less expectations.She pays 32,000/- for the rented land yearly. Taking advice from the farmers,  she alloted 1 acre for paddy and 30 cents for the Fish pond. From plowing to sowing to till the harvest , she invested an amount of of 12,900 Rs and her farm was able to produce 33 bags which was able to receive a whooping amount of Rs.92,400 for the paddy taking  support from the field cadres the , CRP, ICRP’s and even her nearby neighbours extended their support. Today her land has a beautiful model of Fish Paddy called Integrated Framing model. She has invested Rs.64,700 for the fish cultivation. She waiting for the harvest. Her farm is shown to the outsiders.  her farm is prospering well and gaining such huge income from the paddy she freely gives the grown vegetables and plants to her neighbours.

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His income expenditure: –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish paddy cultivation Expenditure (Rs.) Natural Farming

(Paddy)

Expenditure (Rs.)
JCB Track 70 plus the  Transport 58000 Plowing 1200/-
Seeds 2100 Seeds Own seeds
    Green Manure 300
Ghana jeevathrum 400kg – 4000 Rs Tractor usage 3000
Panchagavya 3 litres -600 Sowing 3300
Fish feeding 4kg/day + 2kg broken rice

 

Kashayam Own
    Ghana, Dravajeevamrutam Own/200kgs
    Weeding 1600
    Harvesting 3500
Total   Received 33 bags paddy
Total Income Rs,89,000/- Total Income 92400
Total Expenditure Rs.64,700/ Total Expenditure 12900
Net profit Rs.24,300/- Net profit 79500
Total profit from IFS from 1 Acre : 1,03,800/-

 

AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT Designations And Phone Numbers
PHONE NUMBERS OF OFFICERS
S.No DESIGNATION Phone No.
1 Joint director of Agriculture 8886613030
2 Deputy Director of Agriculture ,Plant Protection 8886613031
3 Deputy Director of Agriculture, AGRONAMY(AGRO) 8886613024
4 Deputy Director of Agriculture, TRAINING(TRG) 8886613028
5 Deputy Director of Agriculture,Farmer Training Center(FTC) 8886613014
6 Asst.Director of Agriculture, ELURU 8886613001
7 Asst.Director of Agriculture, BHIMADOLE 8886613002
8 Asst.Director of Agriculture, T.P.GUDEM 8886613003
9 Asst.Director of Agriculture, TANUKU 8886613004
10 Asst.Director of Agriculture, MARUTERU 8886613005
11 Asst.Director of Agriculture, KOVVUR 8886613012
12 Asst.Director of Agriculture, CHINTALAPUDI 8886613011
13 Asst.Director of Agriculture, K.R.PURAM 8886613013
14 Asst.Director of Agriculture, AKIVEEDU 8886613010
15 Asst.Director of Agriculture, BHIMAVARAM 8886613009
16 Asst.Director of Agriculture, NARASAPURAM 8886613008
17 Asst.Director of Agriculture, PALAKOLE 8886613008
18 Asst.Director of Agriculture, SOIL TESTING LAB 8886613039
19 Asst.Director of Agriculture, SEED TESTING LAB 8886613047
20 Asst.Director of Agriculture, Pestiside Testing Lab(PTL) 8886613032
21 Asst.Director of Agriculture, Biological Controle Lab(BCL) 8886613044
22 Asst.Director of Agriculture, Fertilizers Controle Order (FCO) 8886613035
23 Mandal Agriculture Officer,ELURU 8886612952
24 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PEDAPADU 8886612953
25 Mandal Agriculture Officer,DENDULURU 8886612951
26 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PEDAVEGI 8886612954
27 Mandal Agriculture Officer,BHIMADOLE 8886612955
28 Mandal Agriculture Officer,NALLAJERLA 8886612957
29 Mandal Agriculture Officer,D.TIRUMALA 8886612956
30 Mandal Agriculture Officer,UNGUTURU 8886612958
31 Mandal Agriculture Officer,TADEPALLIGUDEM 8886612962
32 Mandal Agriculture Officer,GANAPAVARM 8886612959
33 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PENTAPADU 8886612961
34 Mandal Agriculture Officer,NIDAMARRU 8886612960
35 Mandal Agriculture Officer,CHINTALAPUDI 8886612984
36 Mandal Agriculture Officer,T.NARASAPURAM 8886612987
37 Mandal Agriculture Officer,K.KOTA 8886612985
38 Mandal Agriculture Officer,LINGAPALEM 8886612986
39 Mandal Agriculture Officer,GOPALAPURAM 8886612995
40 Mandal Agriculture Officer,CHAGALLU 8886612993
41 Mandal Agriculture Officer,DEVERAPALLI 8886612994
42 Mandal Agriculture Officer,TALLAPUDI 8886612997
43 Mandal Agriculture Officer,KOVVUR 8886612996
44 Mandal Agriculture Officer,UNDRAJAVARAM 8886612967
45 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PERAVALI 8886612965
46 Mandal Agriculture Officer,TANUKU 8886612966
47 Mandal Agriculture Officer, Nidadavole 8886612964
48 Mandal Agriculture Officer,ATTILI 8886612968
49 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PENUMANTRA 8886612971
50 Mandal Agriculture Officer,IRAGAVARAM 8886612969
51 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PENUGONDA 8886612970
52 Mandal Agriculture Officer,JEELUGUMILLI 8886612990
53 Mandal Agriculture Officer,J.R.GUDEM 8886612989
54 Mandal Agriculture Officer,KOYYALAGUDEM 8886612991
55 Mandal Agriculture Officer,BUTTAYAGUDEM 8886612988
56 Mandal Agriculture Officer,POLAVARAM 8886612992
57 Mandal Agriculture Officer,YELERUPADU 8886613052
58 Mandal Agriculture Officer,KUKUNURU 8886613051
59 Mandal Agriculture Officer,NARASAPURAM 8886612975
60 Mandal Agriculture Officer,MOGALTURU 8886612976
61 Mandal Agriculture Officer,ELAMANCHILI 8886612977
62 Mandal Agriculture Officer,VEERAVASARAM 8886612980
63 Mandal Agriculture Officer,BHIMAVARAM 8886612978
64 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PALAKODERU 8886612979
65 Mandal Agriculture Officer,UNDI 8886612983
66 Mandal Agriculture Officer,KALLA 8886612982
67 Mandal Agriculture Officer,AKIVEEDU 8886612981
68 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PODURU 8886612974
69 Mandal Agriculture Officer,ACHANTA 8886612972
70 Mandal Agriculture Officer,PALACOL 8886612973
71 Agriculture Officer  (Technical), O/o JDA, ELURU 8886613049
72 Agriculture Officer  (Technical), O/o JDA, ELURU 8886613050
73 Agriculture Officer  (Technical), O/o JDA, ELURU 8886114336
74 Agriculture Officer  (Technical), O/o JDA, ELURU 8886613041
75 Agriculture Officer  (Technical), O/o JDA, ELURU 8886613021
76 Agriculture Officer  (Technical), O/o JDA, ELURU 8886613034