The Nalgonda district is basically an agrarian district with good irrigation sources and favorable climatic conditions. Approximately 75% of population depends directly or indirectly on Agriculture in Nalgonda district. The major growing crops are Paddy and Cotton. For Paddy and Ground nut seed production, the climatic conditions are very much congenial and for realizing the Telangana state as seed bowl of India, the contribution of Nalgonda district in this regard is sizeable.
The Agriculture department is committed to promote Agricultural development in more significant way to create better socioeconomic conditions among the farming community through the implementation of Government programmes. The Agriculture sector has potential for creating better opportunities and livelihoods and there by poverty alleviation is possible. In the light of the potential contribution and role of the Agriculture sector in the district, a strategic development plans need to be developed, planned for implementation for deriving growth in Agriculture sector.
The Department of Agriculture is performing following functions in the process of sustainable agricultural development.
|1||Total Geographical area||Lakh.ha||7.12|
|2||Gross cropped area||Lakh.ha||3.47|
|3||Net cropped area||Lakh.ha||3.12|
|4||Gross Irrigated area||Lakh.ha||1.09|
|5||Net Irrigated area||Lakh.ha||0.76|
- Ensuring quality & timely input supply
- Input Regulation
- Soil Testing
- Fertilizer Testing
- Seed Testing
- Pesticides Testing
- Generating Land Resources Database
- Facilitating Credit
- Facilitating Crop Insurance
- The department has enabled the delivery of some of above mentioned services like soil testing, fertilizer, seed, pesticide testing, Input regulation and farm mechanization to farmers through use of Information Technology