Snapshot

Andhra  Pradesh is strategically located on the  Southeast coast of  India and is a  natural gateway to  East  &  Southeast  Asia.  The state has a population of 4.93 crores (as per population census - 2011), accounting for 4%  of the country’s population,  residing in  4.9%  of the country’s geographical area.  Andhra  Pradesh has abundant natural resources  (barytes, limestone, bauxite, and a number of minor minerals),  fertile land and river basins,  water resources, an extensive canal system, and conducive agroclimatic conditions.  The  State has the second-longest coastline in  India and is also one of the largest producers of marine products.
Andhra  Pradesh,  over the years,  has established a  strong presence in agro and food processing,  textiles,  chemicals  &  petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals,  metallurgy,  electronics, and electrical engineering sectors.

  • 8.80%

    GSDP growth rate, YoY (2018-19)

The key production statistics for the state (the year 2015-16) are presented below:

Production Cluster of the State:-

S. No.

Category

Districts

1

Banana

Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantpur, West Godavari

2

Rice

Guntur, Krishana, East Godavari, West Godavari

3

Sweet Orange


Prakasm, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantpur

4

Okra

Kadapa, Kurnool, Anantapur, Chittoor

5

Turmeric

Visakhapatanam, Krishna, Guntur, Kurnool, Kadapa

6

Livestock

Guntur, Prakasm, Krishna, Chittoor

7

Sorghum (Jowar)

Prakasm, Kurnool, Kadapa, Guntur

8

Tomato

Chittoor, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantpur

Andhra Pradesh has the following marketing facilities in the state:

  • Food Processing Units: More than 6000 food processing units are present in the state
  • Agri-Export Zones: A total of 03Agri-Export Zones, with a focus on Mango pulp & Vegetables, Mangoes, and Chili have been identified by the State Government

Agricultural markets in Andhra Pradesh:

  • 03 Agri- export Zone
  • 93 Functional markets managed by the state
  • 324 Cold Storage units
  • 1060Warehouses with a storage capacity of 8.48 Lakh MT
  • More than 8500 food processing units
  • 10 markets under e-trading and 12 markets under e-nam

Some of the major processing clusters in the state include:

S. No.

Category

Districts

1

Spices and CondimentsProcessing

Guntur, Kadapa, Prakasham, Kurnool

2

Rice Mills

East Godavari, West Godavari, Nellore, Krishna

3

Pulses Processing

Kadapa, Anantpur, Kurnool

4

Bakery Products

Krishna, West Godavari, Nellore

5

Mango jelly Cluster

East Godavari, Vizianagaram, West Godavari, Krishna

6

Edible oils Processing

East Godavari, West Godavari, Kurnool, Nellore

7

Turmeric Processing Cluster

Guntur, Prakasham, Kadapa, Krishna

8

Meat Processing

Krishna, Anantapur, Prakasham East Godavari

9

Fish & Fishery Products

East Godavari, West Godavari Krishna, Nellore

10

Fruits Processing

Chittoor, Krishna, Kadapa

  • The state is top-ranked in marine exports in the country, contributes more than 70 percent to the country’s total marine exports

  • Andhra Pradesh is one of the leading states in horticulture produce with nearly 2 million hectares (Ha) under different fruit crops.

  • The state’s fertile river systems like Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, and Penna can easily meet the water needs of the Agriculture and Food Processing Industry.

  • Andhra Pradesh has good power, airport, IT, and port infrastructure and the second largest coastline in India.

  • It has been on the top of the ease of doing business rankings released by DPIIT and has more than 3000 food processing units and 5 lakh crores in investment under the APFPS schemes

  • Home to fertile soil and a vast range of irrigation networks consisting of various rivers, suitable for the needs of the food processing industries

  • The state is top-ranked in marine exports in the country and is the highest producer of inland and marine fish.

  • Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest producer of horticulture crops and produces about 21.0 m MT of horticulture produce

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