Anantapur District Profile

Population data

S.No

Particulars

Number

01

Total Population

40,83,315

02

Male

2064928

03

Female

2018387

04

Rural

 

05

Urban

 

 

Land holding classification 

Category

Holdings

Area

Area in ha

No.

% of total

Area in ha

% of the total

Marginal (below 1 ha)

227648

34.62

525622

41.88

Small (1-2 ha)

208269

31.67

302104

24.07

Medium (2-10 ha)

213905

32.53

710234

56.59

Large (>10 ha)

7800

1.19

117026

9.32

Total

657622

-

1254985

-


Literacy:

Sr

Particulars

Percentage to total population

01

Total Literacy rate

64.28%

02

Rural

59.85%

03

Urban

75.56%

04

Male

74.09%

05

Female

54.31%


Soil Types:

Sr

Particulars

Percentage to total land

01

Red soils

84.20% (8.80 lakh ha)

02

Black soils

 15.80%  (1.65 lakh ha)

03

Total soils

100 % (10.45 lakh ha)

 

 

 

Irrigation facilities & area covered:

Sr

Particulars

01

Major rivers

Penna

02

Minor rivers and streams

Chitravati, Hagari, Kushavathi Swarna mukhi and Papagni

03

Major irrigation Project

Tungabhadra high level canal,

04

Area under irrigation

51,771 ha

 

Source of irrigation

Area in ha

  1

Tube wells and filter points

103951 ha

  2

Area irrigated more than once

32199 ha

  3

Canals

25363 ha

  4

Other wells

14840 ha

  5

Tanks

5403 ha

  6

Other sources

537 ha

  7

Lift irrigation

0 ha

  8

Net area irrigated

119291 ha

  9

Gross area irrigated

151490 ha


Climate profile:

Sr

Particulars

01

Rainfall

572 mm

 

SW monsoon

338 mm (61.2%)

 

NE monsoon

156 mm (28.3%)

02

Temperature

29 ˚C to 42˚C Maximum, 17.2˚C Minimum

 

 


Agricultural Censes:

1 Land Use pattern:

Sr

Particulars

Number

01

Geographical area

19,13,000 ha

02

Cultivable area

11,87,766 ha

Area under agronomical crops

10,45,000 ha

03

Kharif   

9,03,000 ha

04

Rabi

1,42,000 ha

 

 


Area, production & productivity of Agronomical crops:

 

Area under kharif under different crops in Anantapur district during the latest 3 years

Crop

Area in ha

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Groundnut

510874

814077

733796

Jowar

41409

2606

7190

Paddy

32226

34973

37388

Sunflower

29262

5916

5506

Redgram

20269

66013

50910

Maize

8852

10726

24928

Horsegram

5848

655

1247

Mulberry

2059

1954

-

Cotton

2026

4289

18988

Ragi

2420

1876

1575

Bajra

1722

2010

2602

Castor

1332

4258

29082

Korra

1045

371

1088

Cowpea

466

972

766

Greengram

448

791

785

Others

2594

5693

-

 

Area during rabi under different crops in Anantapur district during the latest 3 years

Crop

Area in ha

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Paddy

19428

24828

4653

Wheat

179

131

43

Jowar

17721

13274

8139

Bajra

45

5

14

Maize

4615

4750

3338

Ragi

1122

556

156

Horsegram

4935

1527

814

Minor millets

0

0

0

Greengram

0

83

31

Redgram

316

0

0

Blackgram

17

559

434

Bengalgram

92936

94240

68154

Chillies

0

0

0

Potatoes

0

0

0

Onion

230

306

118

Other vegetables

1407

 

747

Groundnut

19507

19993

12875

Safflower

46

45

81

Sunflower

26024

11699

6025

Other oil seeds

0

70

333

Cotton

37

49

0

Tobacco

700

163

27

Others

6621

7842

2590

 

Area, production and productivity of horticulture crops (2010-11)

Crop

Area in ha

Area in bearing stage in ha

Production in tones

Productivity in tones/ha

Sweet orange

49418

39972

599580

15

Banana

7500

5049

328185

65

Mango

6652

5460

38221

7

Papaya

6271

2200

220000

100

Muskmelon

4480

4200

75600

18

Pomegranate

3363

2538

38064

15

Sapota

3879

2178

26133

12

Tamarind

1604

626

3131

5

Guava

796

421

6312

15

Acid lime

623

151

3022

20

Arecanut

350

350

525

1.5

Coconut

280

280

68000

-

Grape

138

138

4140

30

Total

85354

63563

1410913

 

Source: Department of Horticulture, Anantapur (2010-11)

 

 

 

Livestock population in Anantapur district (2009-10)

Livestock

Number ('000 No.)

Cattle

854

Buffaloes

688

Commercial dairy farms

---

Goat

944

Sheep

3301

Others (Camel, Pig, Yak etc)

23

Total

5810

Poultry

Number ('000 No.)

Commercial

-

Backyard

1827

Fisheries

Area (ha)

Brackish water

-

Fresh water

2.724

 

 

Source: Chief Planning Officer, Anantapur