Declaration of 234 Mandals as Drought Affected in the State of Andhra Pradesh during South West Monsoon 2012


During South West monsoon (01.06.2012 to 30.09.2012), the State has received an average rainfall of 631.1 mm as against normal rainfall of 624.1 mm, with a deviation of (-)1%. However, in Ananthapur district the deficit was (-)24% until 28.09.2012, when heavy rainfall was recorded due to a low pressure system that developed from 29.09.2012 to 3.10.2012 reducing the deficit to (-)19%, as on 30.09.2012.

As per the Andhra Pradesh Handbook for Management of Drought, 1995 and Manual for Drought Management published by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, 2009, the proposals for declaration of drought should be examined with reference to the following norms and the Collectors should send specific report to the government taking Mandals as a unit:

a) Deficiency in rainfall of (-) 25% and above in Mandals where the annual normal rainfall is more than 1000 mm., followed by (-) 20% and above in Mandals where the annual normal rainfall is 750 mm to 999.9 mm and (-)15% and above in Mandals where the annual normal rainfall is less than 750 mm i.e 749.9 mm.

b) Compression/reduction in the cropped areas of 50% and above under all principal crops.

c) Normal reduction in crop yields of 50% and above, comparative with average yields. However, in the case of high input oriented (seed rate heavy and cost also prohibitive) crops like groundnut, Bengal gram, hybrid sunflower etc. reduction in yield of 40% and above also should be reckoned as affected by drought, yield compared with previous 5 years.

The Committee constituted as in the reference 15th read above met on 29.11.2012 and Group for Scientific Review of Drought affected Mandals lists of Rev (DM) Dept & National Crop Forecasting Center (NCFC) met on 12.12.2012 and examined the proposals received from the Collectors, NCFCs report and considering the criteria and other factors finally suggested 234

Mandals in 9 Districts as eligible for declaration as Drought affected Mandals during Kharif, 2012. The particulars are as follows:
Sl.No. District No. of Mandals Eligible as Drought affected as per norms

Sl.No. District

No. of Mandals Eligible as Drought affected as per norms

1

Anantapur

63

2

YSR Kadapa

43

3

Kurnool

36

4

Prakasam

35

5

Chittoor

28

6

Nalgonda

11

7

SPS Nellore

9

8

Mahabubnagar

5

9

Guntur

4

Total

234

The Committee further observed that the following categories of Villages & Mandals shall be deleted from the list of mandals as Drought affected at the time of notification of villages by the respective District Collectors concerned.

a. Exclusion of Villages & Mandals covered by Irrigation Projects:

The District Collectors shall exclude the Villages and Mandals which are covered with Major and Medium Irrigation Projects subject to the condition that water for cultivation / irrigation was supplied / released by I&CAD Dept., during Kharif, 2012.

b. Exclusion of Urban Mandals The Urban Mandals shall not be declared as drought affected for the purpose of enumeration of crops damaged due to Drought. However, Urban Mandals in the may be considered as Drought affected for the purpose of supply of drinking water.

Government after examination and keeping in view of the reports furnished in the references cited above, have decided to declare 234 mandals [as Annexure-II] as drought affected. The District Collectors concerned shall issue the notification in the District Gazette as mentioned in Annexure-I in the Telugu language, which is the Official Language of the State, as per the Andhra Pradesh Official Languages Act, 1955, besides being popularly and affectionately referred to as ‘Italian of the East’ and ‘DESHA BHASHALANDU TELUGU LESSA’.

The District Collectors are also directed to conduct enumeration of crop damages within 7 days from the date of receipt of this order and submit the proposals to Government through their respective Secretariat Departments /HODS concerned. However, the above shall also be sent by mail Id: commr_relief_rev@ap.gov.in so as to consolidate and submit a detailed Memorandum on Drought in Andhra Pradesh to the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India at the earliest. The instructions which were already issued regarding display of the list of beneficiaries in the Gram Panchayat notice board and inviting objections shall also be followed as in the reference 12th cited.

Test Check shall also be conducted in respect of 10% of the enumerated details of crop damages by the District Officers of other Departments (excluding Agriculture, Horticulture and Sericulture Departments) including the District Collectors and the Joint Collectors, to have transparency and fairness in the assessment of damages. The Bank Account details of the beneficiaries – Ryots shall be collected at the time of enumeration of damages to crops for Drought 2012 for online transfer of input subsidy, as stated in the reference 19th cited.

As per the intimation received from the Andhra Pradesh Accountant General, that 121 Abstract Contingent bills (AC bills) worth Rs.759.86 crores are pending adjustment by the Commissioner & Director of Agriculture and Commissioner of Horticulture. Similarly, Consolidated Audited Utilization Certificates (CAUCs) worth Rs.1967.73 crores are pending receipt from them. Commissioner & Director of Agriculture and Commissioner of Horticulture are requested to adjust all the pending AC bills and transmit all the Consolidated Audit Utilisation Certificates (CAUCs) immediately without further delay. The Head of the Department wise details are shown hereunder.

(Rs. in crores)

Name of the HOD No. of AC bills Amount Amount for which
CAUCs are pending
Commissioner & 112 754.07 1806.50
Director of
Agriculture
Commissioner of 9 5.79 161.23
Horticulture
Total 121 759.86 1967.73

Online Disbursement of Input Subsidy The Commissioner & Director of Agriculture and Commissioner of Horticulture Departments shall disburse input subsidy directly to the bank accounts of the ryots including Kavuludars as was already ordered in respect of Drought-2011. In case of ryots, who are not having bank accounts, the Agriculture and Horticulture Departments shall ensure that bank accounts are opened at the earliest in respect of all the ryots affected by above calamity. Any amounts remained undisbursed for whatever may be the reasons, shall be remitted into the Andhra Pradesh State Treasury within 90 days from the date of release of money by the Finance Department without fail.

10. Uploading of List of Beneficiaries of damages to crops due to Drought 2012 in the official websites of the ‘Line Departments’# During the course of discussion, in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, on 10.12.2012, an assurance was given by the Hon’ble Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation (Disaster Management) that the list of beneficiaries along with all the details shall be uploaded in Telugu language in the websites of respective District Collectors/Joint Directors of Agriculture and Horticulture/Commissioner & Director of Agriculture & Commissioner of Horticulture and Commissioner of Sericulture/ Principal Secretary to Govt., Agriculture & Special Chief Secretary to Govt., Horticulture, Prl.Secretary to Government (Sericulture) and Commissioner for Disaster Management & Ex-Officio Principal Secretary to Government (Disaster Management) website, to have transparency in the management of disbursement of input subsidy. Accordingly, Government hereby direct that the details in the Proforma already communicated shall be uploaded in the above websites both in Telugu (which is the official language in the State) and English.

Government further directs that there is need for giving details of damages/losses to Agriculture, Horticulture & Sericulture crops, district wise/crop wise so as to include the same in the sanction order to be issued by Revenue (Disaster Management) Department with the concurrence of Finance Department. Accordingly, Commissioner & Director of Agriculture & Commissioner of Horticulture and Commissioner of Sericulture Departments are requested to send the details of damages and losses, district-wise, crop-wise, farmer-wise along with details of bank account details of farmers for online disbursement through (RTGS- Real Time Gross Settlement/ NEFT- National Electronic Funds Transfer), through the Secretariat Departments.

Further Government directs that at the time of getting proposals from Joint Directors of Agriculture, Commissioners of Agriculture, Horticulture & Sericulture shall ensure that the double/ triple names of same ryots of the same village shall be checked and deleted from the list of farmers whose crops were damaged. Similarly, there shall not be any unclaimed / non-resident and absentee farmers in the above list. Further, the details of non-resident and absentee farmers shall be deleted from the list of beneficiaries before submission of the proposals to Government .

Annexure – II

Declared as Drought Affected Mandals

Vide G.O.Ms.No.1,Revenue (DM.II) Department, Dated : 09.01.2013

 

SL.NO NAME OF THE DISTRICT MANDAL NAMES

1

1. ANANTHAPUR DISTRICT 1. VIDAPANAKAL

2

2. YADIKI

3

3. PEDDAPAPPUR

4

4. SINGANAMALA

5

5. GARLADINNE

6

6. RAYADURG

7

7. GUMMAGATTA

8

8. BRAHMASAMUDRAM

9

9. KALYANDURG

10

10. ATMAKUR

11

11. YELLANUR

12

12. TADIMARRI

13

13. BATHALAPALLE

14

14. RAPTADU

15

15. KANAGANAPALLE

16

16. KAMBADUR

17

17. DHARMAVARAM

18

18. MUDIGUBBA

19

19. NAMBULIPULIKUNTA

20

20. NALLACHERUVU

21

21. GANDLAPENTA

22

22. AMADAGUR

23

23. OBULADEVARACHERUVU

24

24. GORANTLA

25

25. PENUKONDA

26

26. RODDAM

27

27. SOMANDEPALLI

28

28. CHILAMATHUR

29

29. LEPAKSHI

30

30. HINDUPUR

31

31. PARIGI

32

32. MADAKASIRA

33

33. GUDIBANDA

34

34. AMARAPURAM

35

35. AGALI

36

36. ROLLA

37

37. D.HIREHAL

38

38. BOMMANAHAL

39

39. VAJRAKARUR

40

40. GUNTAKAL

41

41. GOOTY

42

42. PEDDAVADUGUR

43

43. TADPATRI

44

  44. PAMIDI

45

45. URAVAKONDA

46

46. BELUGUPPA

47

47. KANEKAL

48

48. SETTUR

49

49. KUNDURPI

50

50. ANANTAPUR

51

51. BUKKARAYASAMUDRAM

52

52. NARPALA

53

53. PUTLUR

54

54. RAMAGIRI

55

55. CHENNE KOTHAPALLE

56

56. TALUPULA

57

57. TANAKAL

58

58. KADIRI

59

59. KOTHACHERUVU

60

60. BUKKAPATNAM

61

61. KUDAIR

62

62. NALLAMEDA

63

63. PUTTAPARTHI
SL.NO 2. YSR KADAPA DISTRICT MANDAL NAMES

64

1. SIDHOUT

65

2. VEERABALLI

66

3. TSUNDUPALLE

67

4. RAYACHOTY

68

5. SAMBEPALLI

69

6. CHINNAMANDEM

70

7. GALIVEEDU

71

8. LAKKIREDDIPALLE

72

9. RAMAPURAM

73

10. BADVEL

74

11. ATLOOR

75

12. GOPAVARAM

76

13. B.KODUR

77

14. PORUMAMILLA

78

15. S.A.KASINAYANA

79

16. MYDUKUR

80

17. CHAPADU

81

18. DUVVUR

82

19. BRAHMAMGARIMATTAM

83

20. KHAJIPETA

84

21. PRODDATUR

85

22. RAJUPALEM

86

23. JAMMALAMADUGU

87

24. PEDDAMUDIAM

88

25. MYLAVARAM

89

26. MUDDANUR

90

27. YERRAGUNTLA

91

  28. KAMALAPURAM

92

29. PENDLIMARRI

93

30. VEERAPUNAYUNIPALLE

94

31. PULIVENDULA

95

32. SIMHADRIPURAM

96

33. LINGALA

97

34. THONDUR

98

35. VEMULA

99

36. VEMPALLE
100 37. KONDAPURAM
101 38. VALLUR
102 39. CHENNUR
103 40. VONTIMITTA
104 41. CUDDAPAH
105 42. CHINTHA KOMMADINNE
106 43. CHAKRAYAPET
SL.NO 3. KURNOOL DISTRICT MANDAL NAMES
107 1. SANJAMALA
108 2. CHAGALAMARRI
109 3. PANYAM
110 4. UYYALAWADA
111 5. KOLIMIGUNDLA
112 6. PATTIKONDA
113 7. KOWTHALAM
114 8. ALLAGADDA
115 9. KOSIGI
116 10. YEMMIGANUR
117 11. GUDUR
118 12. ASPARI
119 13. HALAHARVI
120 14. BANAGANAPALLE
121 15. GOSPADU
122 16. MADDIKERA
123 17. C.BELAGAL
124 18. KRISHNAGIRI
125 19. PEDDEKADABUR
126 20. HOLAGUNDA
127 21. DEVANAKONDA
128 22. GONEGANDLA
129 23. NANDAVARAM
130 24. KOILKUNTLA
131 25. KODUMUR
132 26. PEAPULLY
133 27. TUGGALI
134 28. OWK
135 29. MANTRALAYAM
136 30. DORNIPADU
137 31. KALLUR
138   32. ALUR
139 33. ATMAKUR
140 34. CHIPPAGIRI
141 35. VELDURTHI
142 36. DHONE
SL.NO  4.PRAKASAM DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.CHITTOOR DISTRICT

MANDAL NAMES
143 1. SANTHA MAGULURU
144 2. PAMUR
145 3. TRIPURANTHAKAM
146 4. PULLALACHERUVU
147 5. BALLIKURAVA
148 6. INKOLLU
149 7. PONNALURU
150 8. ULAVAPADU
151 9. KANIGIRI
152 10. VELIGANDLA
153 11. CHANDRA SEKARAPURAM
154 12. PODILI
155 13. KONAKANAMITLA
156 14. TALLUR
157 15. MUNDLAMURU
158 16. TANGUTUR
159 17. SANTHANUTHALAPADU
160 18. KANDUKUR
161 19. KONDAPI
162 20. ZARUGUMILLI
163 21. S. KONDA
164 22. YERRAGONDAPALEM
165 23. DONAKONDA
166 24. PEDAARAVEEDU
167 25. DARSI
168 26. KARAMCHEDU
169 27. KORISAPADU
170 28. MARRIPUDI
171 29. HANUMANTHUNIPADU
172 30. PEDACHEROPALLE
173 31. ONGOLE
174 32. NAGULUPPALAPADU
175 33. KOTHAPATNAM
176 34. VOLETIVARIPALEM
177 35. GUDLURU
SL.NO MANDAL NAMES
178 1. GUDUPALLE
179 2. THAMBALLAPALLI
180 3. KALIKIRI
181 4. KUPPAM
182 5. PUNGANUR
183 6. CHINNA GOTTIGALLU
184   7. ROMPICHERLA
185 8. B.KOTHAKOTA
186 9. KALAKADA
187 10.PEDDA THIPPA SAMUDRAM
188 11. SANTHIPURAM
189 12. CHOWDEPALLI
190 13. VALMIKIPURAM/VAYALPAD
191 14. MOLAKALACHERUVU
192 15. NIMMANAPALLI
193 16. KURABALAKOTA
194 17. THIRUPATHI (RURAL)
195 18. PAKALA
196 19. PULICHERLA
197 20. IRALA
198 21. PEDDAMANDYAM
199 22. GURRAMKONDA
200 23. MANDANPALLE
201 24. RAMASAMUDRAM
202 25. PILERU
203 26. KAMBHAMVARIPALLE
204 27. THOTTAMBEDU
205 28. BUCHINAIDU KHANDRIGA
SL.NO  

6.NALGONDA  DISTRICT

MANDAL NAMES
206 1. NAMPALLY
207 2. MARRIGUDA
208 3. GURRAMPODE
209 4. PEDDA ADISERLA PALLI
210 5. CHANDAMPET
211 6. DEVERKONDA
212 7. MUNUGODE
213 8. CHINTAPALLY
214 9. YADAGIRIGUTTA
215 10. CHANDUR
216 11. PEDDAVOORA
SL.NO 7.SPS NELLORE  DISTRICT MANDAL NAMES
217 1. VARIKUNTAPADU
218 2. THOTAPALLIGUDUR
219 3. BOGOLE
220 4. NELLORE
221 5. KONDAPURAM
222 6. AS PETA
223 7. ATMAKUR
224 8. MARRIPADU
225 9. CHEJERLA
Sl.NO 8.MAHABUBNAGAR DISTRICT MANDAL NAMES
226 1. MADGUL
227 2. GHATTU
228 3. AIZA
229 4. WADDEPALLE
230 5. KOLLAPUR
SL.NO 9.GUNTUR  DISTRICT MANDAL NAMES
231 1. MUPPALLA
232 2. ROMPICHERLA
233 3. IPURU
234 4. VELDURTHY

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