Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today says that the state has achieved 11.77 per cent rise rate in the first half of this fiscal against the target of 10.62 per cent.
Mr Naidu said, after inaugurating the two-day long District Collectors convention in Vijaywada. Andhra Pradesh has the other side by 4 per cent the national rise rate of 7.2 per cent by achieving a rise rate of 11.77 per cent in the first half (H1 – April to September) of this fiscal,
Particularly the agricultural associated sector – fisheries and animal husbandry has achieved rise rate of 47.10 per cent followed by service sector 8.05 per cent and industry 6.25 per cent.
Mr Naidu said, that primary agriculture could not achieve the need rise due the dry conditions in the state.
The Chief Minister asked the district collectors “to give top priority to farming which is the major source of calling for about 65 per cent of the state population”. He said elimination of poverty and sustainable growth of the state is possible only by achieving good develop in farming (sector).
Mr Naidu directed the collectors to utilise funds from Mahatma Gandhi National job Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and other schemes for water harvesting.
He further said that balance should be maintained in both welfare and development works.
The Chief Minister also asked the collectors to make action plans for their uneasy districts to achieve better rise rate and monitor regularly each and every scheme plan by the state government.