Post 2014 General Elections, AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu began presenting Agriculture Budget separately to send a message that his government is pro-Farmer.
Agriculture Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao on Wednesday presented AP Agriculture Budget for the financial year 2017-18. He claimed AP Government has supplied seeds to the farmers through bio-metric method for the first time in the country. Mr.Pulla Rao says Irrigation Water has been provided to 10 lakh acres by inter-linking the rivers. He informs about the introduction of a new law for Seeds and setting up Mega Seed Park in Kurnool district.
TDP Government allotted Rs 9,091 crore for Agriculture & Allied Sectors for the financial year 2017-18.
Rs 3,300 crore for Power Subsidy offered to Farmers
Rs 1,600 crore for Irrigation Water
Rs 1,015 crore for Fruit Farms
Rs 308 crore for Acharya NG Ranga University
Rs 174 crore for Cooperative Sector
Rs 172 crore for Interest-free Loans
Rs 147 crore for New Methods in Farming
Rs 55 crore for Expansion of Oil Farm
Rs 25 crore for Natural Farming
Rs 18 crore for Rythu Bandhu Scheme
Rs 17 crore for Polam Pilusthundhi Programme
Rs 5 crore for 5 Paisa Interest Loan
AP stood No.1 in the nation with regards to creation of Black Gram, Maize, Papaya, Prawns and Fish. It hold second place in the creation of Mangoes and Tomatoes. AP is at fourth Place in Meat Production and fifth Spot as far as Milk Production.