As a follow up action for the Missions, the government has decided to
launch the following four campaigns.
- Pedarikam Pai Gelupu (Winning over poverty)
- Polam Pilustondi
- Badi Pilustondi
- Neeru – Chettu
- Swacha Andhra
Pedarikam Pai Gelupu (Winning over poverty)
The overall strategy would be to look beyond growth and focus on
generation of employment to the millions of the youth in the State This
would eventually result in a faster reduction in unemployment and poverty
through skill development and also help bridging multiple divides A growth
rate of 8% and above requires significant acceleration in growth in
agriculture, mining, registered manufacturing, construction and in services
Agricultural growth has always been an important component for effecting
inclusiveness. However, the task of providing additional jobs to the growing
labour force rests on manufacturing, construction and services sectors.
Self Help Groups have contributed immensely for reducing the poverty.
Self-help movement through savings has been taken up on a massive scale
for poor rural women. The success of Self Help Groups in Andhra Pradesh
has been a national model and presently has 6.66 lakh groups covering
69.54 lakh of poor rural women.
- Polam Pilustondi
The State Government has launched an Innovative Programme “ Polam
Pilusthondi” with an objective to strengthen the extension reach to nearly 7.6
million farmers doorstep for increasing productivity in agriculture and allied
sectors and tincrease income of the farmers.
The programme provide effective extension services to farmers through
farmer led extension and continuous interaction with farmers using
scientific approach with ultimate aim of increase in farm productivity.
The Polam Pilusthondi programme is being conducted for two days in a
week in each mandal duly covering two villages on each day by the
Agricultural Department i.e, on Tuesday and Wednesday along with the
officials of the allied departments and scientists of the Agricultural,
Horticultural and Veterinary universities with the consent of the people
The Mandal wise visit schedules have been prepared and advance
intimation has already been given to the concerned peoples’
representatives. The peoples’ representatives viz., Hon`ble Ministers, MPs,
MLAs, ZPTC, MPP, MPTC, Gram sarpanch, AMC chairman and Bankers are
being invited tparticipate in the programme.
District officers are identifying the clusters of villages / individual village for
spearheading growth in each sector. In each village, the programme starts
with a field visit followed by the Grama Sabha and farmer scientist
The Agriculture and allied departments will prepare the list of production
gaps / issues identified in 2-3 major crops/other activities and
interventions to be taken up in the village to be visited. Thus, village /
mandal specific plans will be prepared for the benefit of farmers.
The Farmer-Scientist interaction programme will focus on the technological
gaps identified in the Village Action Plan and also on the emerging issues in
respect of Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/Dairy/Fisheries
A review will be conducted during the next meeting in the same village on
the action taken on the issues discussed in the previous meeting. A
common proforma will be developed to record the minutes of the meeting
by the Mandal Agril. Officer for online reporting after completion of the
programme. Issues of crop/ pest/ diseases will be posted on the AGRISNET
web site for seeking advice from the scientist.
After launching, the programme was conducted in two spells and for four
days (12th &13th and 19th and 20th of Aug. 2014) covering 5261 villages
in 661 mandals involving 2.42 lakh farmers.
‘Badi Pilustondi’was launched on on 25.07.2014 in Anantapuramu District, the
programme went on from 25th July to 2nd August 2014 in the state.
As per the RTE Act 2009, education is the right for the children belonging to
the age group of 6-14.
Every child should complete elementary cycle as per RTE, Elementary cycle
means, upto class VIII.
In the present AP state comprising 13 districts, the dropout for boys is 19.37
while the dropout for girls is 18.95 hence the average dropout rate is 19.16.
Some Private Schools are still running without recognition and hence these
figures are not reflected.
Some private schools though they are covered by DISE survey only few
sections information given by private schools due to their vested interest in
disclosing total strength of students.
There is also lot of migration from rural areas to urban cities like Hyderabad,
Bangalore, Chennai etc.
Child Tracking System was introduced during the last year where all the
enrolled children data is entered and being maintained name wise instead of
The enrolment every year is done into 1st class which is the target for
enrolment. The expected child wise population is and also taking the births
registered in Anganwadi schools/ Health Departments and these figures are
kept as target for enrolment. This year the target fixed for enrolment for AP is
6,38,835 and the actual enrolment as on 31st July 2014 is 6,33,787 in Class-I.
During the Badi Pilustondi programme, out of the OSC identified i.e., 31,286,
25,923 are enrolled in last five days of the programme either in regular
schools or KGBVs or NRSTC/ RSTC and also Urban Deprived Hostels leaving the
balance of 5,363.
Neeru – Chettu
Two aspects of the Mission are:
Water Conservation, which would take into account the total rainfall,
surface flow and the ground water and prepare a plan to make its optimum
use by preventing wastage into the sea. The approach has to be from the
ridge to the valley and the major departments to be involved in this exercise
would be Irrigation, Forest, Rural Development and Ground Water; and
liWater Management, which would require making most efficient use of the
conserved water for various sectors of state economy and the major
departments involved in this exercise would be Agriculture, Animal
Husbandry, Horticulture, Fisheries, Rural and Urban Water Supply etc.
Important aspects of the Mission:
Carrying out the inventory of existing water harvesting structures and repairs
Construction of new water harvesting structures using the remote sensing
Construction of recharge pits through roof water collection (especially in
De-silting of tanks and breach restoration and Better water management
through improved agricultural practices.
Drought Proofing Strategy:
Drought proofing strategy has to be developed by over lapping the ground
water categorization mandals and drought vulnerable mandals.
Village wise water auditing has to be done to make full use of available water
and check the depletion of ground water reserves.
Planning has to be done by giving life saving irrigation at crucial times so that
the crops do not fail.
The weather data obtained through the automatic weather stations (24 hr
data and current rain fall data) made available in the APSPDS (Andhra
Pradesh State Planning Development Society) website (www.apsdps.ap.gov.in)
should be properly utilized by the Agriculture & Irrigation departments in
planning the crop production and other activities.
Precision farming and Micro-irrigation & Soil nutrient Management:
Precision farming should be encouraged for site specific management. Microirrigation
(drip and sprinkler) has to be encouraged to improve water
Sectors like Horticulture, fisheries, livestock activities are contributing a huge
share to the economic growth, hence the possibility of productivity
improvement in these sectors has to be explored through proper evaluation
of the existing status and planning. Horticulture department was asked to
get the status evaluation done through independent agency for preparing
the action plan for effective implementation.
Water flowing as run-off into the ocean through all major rivers and minor
rivers has to be estimated by the irrigation department based on the rainfall
and surface water flow in that season and maximum efforts should be made
to harness this water resource and utilize it by developing proper network
(with lift irrigation systems and linking with micro-irrigation systems) so that
entire state can get as much surface water available as possible.
Village wise water auditing has to be done to make most efficient use of
available water and check the depletion of ground water reserves.
liIrrigation officials/engineers will be given training on implementing the
activities with NREGS funds in the existing NREGS system for following the
provisions of the Act and the technicalities involved in implementing the
activities also will be discussed.
Application of Remote Sensing Technology:
All departments need to use the Remote sensing technology extensively in
planning, monitoring and impact measurement. Planning could include
identifying/mapping the water harvesting structures, assessing the ground
water situation and analyzing the weather conditions etc. APSARAC should
provide necessary assistance in achieving the above.
The following works have been included in Neeru-Chettu action plan of RD
- Water Harvesting Structures
- Soil Moisture Conservation Works
- Horticulture and Other Plantations works.
- Water Harvesting Structures
1, 03,575 works were planned with a financial outlay of Rs. 2587
So far 32,817 works have been grounded with an expenditure of Rs.
- • Soil Moisture Conservation Works
47,430 works were planned with a financial out lay of Rs. 785.91
So far 17,850 works were put into progress with an expenditure of
Rs. 81.57 crores.
- Horticulture and Other Plantations works.
2, 05,880 acres were planned with a financial out lay of Rs. 1778.78
So far 54,957 acres plantations have been completed with an
expenditure of Rs. 60.11 crores.
- • Inventory of existing Water harvesting structures
Mobile software is provided to the Technical Assistants and Technical
Officers (about 3000) to verify the existing status of the Water
Mandal level teams were constituted by including the Agriculture,
Irrigation, Panchayat Raj, RWS and RD departments.
- Exclusive web report is deployed to monitor the status of survey.
• The main thrust of the programme is to keep the villages clean
- Street cleaning
- Drainage cleaning
- Institutions cleaning-Schools,AW,GP,Sub-centres
- Identify & cleaning Garbage heaps & water stagnant points
- Solid & Liquid waste management
- Awareness on construction & usage of Toilets
- Awareness on Hand Wash
- Safe handling & storage of drinking water
- Construction of ISLs in a time bound manner.