The Department of Agriculture has been created mainly to provide Agricultural Extension services to farmers and to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community. The objectives of the Department are to assess requirements of agriculture inputs well in advance and to regulate their production and monitor timely supply of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, implements, credit etc., to farmers. The Department also performs the statutory functions under various acts and regulations (i.e., quality control) to ensure supply of quality inputs i.e., Seeds, Fertilizers and Pesticides to farmers etc.
The Nalgonda district is basically an agrarian district with good irrigation sources and favorable climatic conditions. Approximately 75% of population depends directly or indirectly on Agriculture in Nalgonda district. The major growing crops are Paddy and Cotton. For Paddy and Ground nut seed production, the climatic conditions are very much congenial and for realizing the Telangana state as seed bowl of India, the contribution of Nalgonda district in this regard is sizeable.
The Agriculture department is committed to promote Agricultural development in more significant way to create better socioeconomic conditions among the farming community through the implementation of Government programmes. The Agriculture sector has potential for creating better opportunities and livelihoods and there by poverty alleviation is possible. In the light of the potential contribution and role of the Agriculture sector in the district, a strategic development plans need to be developed, planned for implementation for deriving growth in Agriculture sector.
The Department of Agriculture is performing following functions in the process of sustainable agricultural development.