AGRICULTURE

About Department

The District Economy is mostly dependent on Agriculture sector. The increase in agriculture production and productivity will boost the health of district economy.

The Department of Agriculture as one arm of the government has been established to perform the following functions in the process of harmonizing the farming community.

Soybean production:

There is wider growth potential for production of certified seed production at farmer level particularly in Gandhari, Tadwai, Rajampet, Bichkunda, Peddakodupgal, Madnur, Pitlam, Sadashiva Nagar where the predominant soils are black which are highly suitable for Soybean production. Hence there is a need to establish a Soybean Seed Processing unit at Gandhari / Bichkunda and one Soybean Post Processing unit at Kamareddy which will give competitive Market price to the farmers.

Pulses Production:

In Kamareddy and Bichkunda agriculture divisions, where the crops are grown mainly under rain fed condition, is highly suitable for short duration crops like pulses and oil seeds. Here is great potential for taking up pulses as well as Oilseeds like Groundnut and Sunflower production.

Maize production:

In Yellareddy and Kamareddy Agriculture divisions, Maize is a predominant rain fed crop with low production/productivity levels. There is a great scope to increase the productivity with available water resources under micro irrigation (Drip).

State Seed Farm:

This farm is located in Malthummeda village of Nagareddypet Mandal, which is about 42 Kms from District Headquarters. This Seed Farm is having a land of 324.22 Ha in Sy.No. 838 and 834 of Malthummeda Village. In which 24.28 Ha given to Horticulture Department. In the remaining land of 299.94 Ha only 89 Ha has brought into cultivation with water source of Pocharam Project canal through lift irrigation.

Boppaspally State Seed Farm:

This farm is located in Birkur Mandal, which is 70 Kms from District Headquarters. It is having an area of 199.60 Ha with Cultivable area of 90 Ha. This farm is having irrigation source from Nizamsagar Canal.

If these ( 2 ) Seed Farms develops to the total potentiality, certified seed can be produced for Paddy and Soybean Crops.