Reviving the agriculture sector and help the farming community is the most important priority for the state of Andhra Pradesh. The farming sector, despite subjected to frequent crisis, remains the major source of employment, supporting lakhs of farm families.
The State with rich Livestock resources Poultry is currently providing livelihood to about 46 lakh farm families. AP State is in the forefront in egg, milk and meat production. Fisheries sector is identified as one of the growth engines for rapid socio and economic transformation of the State. Andhra Pradesh, evolving strategies to become the aquaculture capital of the world and a marine processing hub of the country, stands first both in production and in value terms in total fish/ prawn production in India.
Primary Sector Mission
The broad focus areas under primary sector mission include making agriculture and allied activities profitable and sustainable, mitigate drought through water conservation, manage post-harvest activities effectively, enhance storage, processing and value addition capacity. Primary sector departments and its sub-departments interact with other departments, within the state and also with departments under Government of India, external agencies such as banks, other state governments, private agencies and bi-lateral and multi-lateral funding institutions for discharging various functions and delivery of services.