ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Sustainable and economical crop production is the life line for a farmer, who sheds his energy not only for his livelihood but also for the survival of the non farming community. It is therefore, the fundamental duty of the government to safeguard the interests of the farmer. The Department of Agriculture as one arm of the government has been established to perform the following functions in the process of harmonizing the farming community.
MICRO LEVEL PLANNING
The planning process for cropping pattern and the extent was organized on the basis of farming situations in order to consider the local variations in term of soil, irrigation, land use potentials / problems.
Rangareddy District was formed on 15th August 1978. It covers an area of 7564.8 Sq km. The district is having three Revenue Divisions, 11 Assistant Director of Agriculture Divisions with 37 Mandals with 1055 Villages. The District is located at the heart of Dashinapatha or the Deccan plateau of the Indian subcontinent and lies between 16° 19’ and 18° 20’ North latitude and 77° 30’ East longitude bounded on the North by Medak District. On the East by Nalgonda District, on the South by Mahabubnagar District and on the West by Gulbarga District of Karnataka State. It covers an area of 7564.8 Square Kms.
Rangareddy District is at the cross roads of India geographically, historically and has been the meeting ground for the fusion of various civilizations, religions, races, cultures, languages and traditions with the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad as its core.
The district can be divided into three broad basins. A major part (about 65 percent) of the district is covered by the Musi River Basin. Use of water for irrigation purposes from Musi has however, been banned because of the right created for Hyderabad city water supply in the shape of Osman Sagar and Himayath Sagar for drinking water and irrigation rights to Musi projects in Nalgonda District. The next largest basin in the district is the Kagna Basin, a good potential in this which can irrigate large areas. This potential is not, however, fully exploited. The river rises in Vikarabad and drains the Vikarabad and Tandur areas. The third basin in the District is the Manjira basin, which is part of the Godavari basin where the area under irrigation is very limited.