Agriculture

Type:  
Natural Crops
Farm

Krishna is one of the prominent coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, growing numerous crops round the year. It is also considered as a museum of crops by the agronomists. Agriculture is the most common occupation in the district. According to 2001 census 40.07 per cent of the total working population are engaged in agriculture. It is the main source of economic activity of the people of the district while fisheries activity which mainly constitute inland, marine and to a limited extent, blackish water, contribute to the wealth of the district Other major agriculture based economic activities include plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Poultry, Sheep, & Goat development. Paddy which is grown in abundance in the district is exported to other district / states. Other crops grown are Maize, Jowar, Cotton, Sugarcane, Groundnut, Pulses, Chillies and to some extent Tobacco. The major horticulture crops grown are Mango, Guava, Oil Palm, Coconut, Cashew, Lemon etc. Similarly vegetables grown in the district include cucumber, gaurds, bhendi, brinjal, tomato, cabbage, cauliflower and leafy vegetables.