Agriculture and Allied sectors’ Gross Value added (Current Prices) to the Telangana economy has seen a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.94% from Rs.76,123 crores in 2014-15 to Rs.189,826 crores in 2021-22 (AE) and during the same period the sector CAGR at all India level was 9.55%.
Sectoral bifurcation of Telangana Agriculture and Allied sectors’ in 2021-22
- Livestock accounts for 49.73% of the overall sector
- Crops at 44.66%
- Fishing and aquaculture at 3.23%
- forestry and logging sector stood at 2.38%
Under the Rythu Bandhu scheme, cumulatively, state government disbursed Rs. 50,448 crores in 8 instalments.
Irrigated area in Telangana increased by 119% between 2014-15 (from 62.48 lakh Acres) and 2020-21 (136.86 lakh Acres).
Budget allocation for agriculture also improved markedly from Rs.6,611 crores in 2016-17 to Rs.26,822 in 2021-22. In the year 2021- 22 budget, the state has allocated 13.5% of its total revenue expenditure towards agriculture and allied activities in Telangana.
The contribution of the crops sector to Telangana’s Gross State Value Added (GSVA) at Current Prices has increased 103% from Rs.41,706 crores in 2014-15 to Rs.84,785 crores in 2021-22(AE).
Out of the total area of Telangana 49.07 percent of area comes under Net Sown Area and around 24.07 percent is under forest coverage. Land put to non-agriculture uses is around 7.46 percent, fallow lands (9.02 percent), Barren and uncultivable land (5.42 percent) and the remaining is under permanent pastures and other grazing lands.
Marginal (<2.47 acres) and small landholdings (2.48 -4.94 acres) account for 88.3% of the total agricultural landholdings in the state. These account for 61.7% of the total operated agricultural area.
Gross Sown Area (GSA) of Telangana has significantly increased from 131 lakh acres in 2014-15 to 210 lakh acres in 2020-21.
The 3 major crops grown in Telangana by production are Paddy, Cotton and Maize. These three crops together constitute nearly 75% of total produce in 2020.
The consumption of major fertilisers in the state increased from 28 lakh MT in 2018 to 39 lakh MT in 2020.
The area under Horticulture in Telangana state is contributing 5.39% of the total Agriculture area (214.48 lakh acres), whereas the sector contributes 26% in terms of value of the produce (Agriculture crops value Rs.89,058 Cr, Horticulture crops value Rs.22,774 Cr).
Between 2012 to 2019 the livestock population in the state has increased from 26.7 million to 32.6 million with 22.09% growth between the years.
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