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  • Name :Prof. D.Pulla Rao
  • Designation : Hon. Director
    Agro - Economic Research Centre
  • Phone : (+91)9494650404
  • Email : tkrao.eco@gmail.com
PROFILE

Agro-Economic Research Center was established in 1968 in Andhra University by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India to carry out research in agricultural economics in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The Center is fully funded by the ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, and it operates under the administrative controller of Vice-Chancellor. There is an Advisory Committee, which exercises over all supervision of the functioning of the Centre. To carry out continuous study of changes in the rural economy by means of surveys of a number of selected villages at each year. The surveys have to be repeated in the same group of villages at intervals of five years. The Centers will analyze the field returns and use such secondary data as may be necessary and work out reports and furnish them to the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi. To conduct adhoc investigations into the problems in which the Ministry of Agriculture is especially interested. To carry out research work on problems relating to Agricultural Economics of the country and To give technical advice to the Government of India and the State Governments concerned on such issues as with mutual agreement may be referred to the Centre. Initially village surveys used to contribute the bulk of the research work of the Centre. However, in the early 1970s the focus shifted to problem-oriented studies of immediate policy implications to the Government of India and the State Governments. The research output of the Centre is much extensive and varied. Its findings and recommendations have helped the Central and State government in their policy formulation and some of the are relevant even today. It covered a broad spectrum of subjects including regional planning, crop production, input use and supplies, marketing, target group oriented programmes, institutions, infrastructure development, tribal socio-economic conditions and special problems of the tribal etc.

COURSES

Name of the Honorary Director Period
Prof. B. Sarveswara Rao March 1968 - December 1976
Prof. G. Parthasarathy December 1976 - April 1978
Prof. T.V.S.Rao (In-charge) April 1978 - May 1981
Prof. G. Parthasarathy June 1981 - May 1986
Prof. T.V.S.Rao (In-charge) May 1986 - February 1991
Prof. B. Prasada Rao February 1991 - February  1994
Prof. T.V.S.Rao (In-charge) February 1994 - November 1996
Prof. M. Jagadeeswara Rao November 1996 - October 1999
Prof. C. Ratnam November 1999 - June 2006
Prof. L.K.Mohana Rao June 2006 - April 2012
Prof. S.K.V.S.Raju February 2013 - July 2013
Prof. P. Tara Kumari July 2013 - June 2016
Prof. T. Koteswara Rao June 2016 - March 2018
Prof. D. Pulla Rao March 2018 - Till date

Research Studies

Ongoing Research Studies

As on Ist April 2013
S.No. Name of the Study Stage Status
01

Estimation of Pre and Post Harvest Losses among Selected Crops in India

Yet to be launched  
02

Problems and Prospects of Oilseeds and Oil Palm cultivation, potential or brining it in cost Effective Manner.

Primary/Secondary Data collection Primary data collection in progress
03

Assessment of Crop-wise Marketable and Marketed Surplus of food grains and post harvest losses

 

Yet to be launched  
04

Evaluation of Price Support Scheme (PSS) and Market Intervention Scheme (MIS).

 

Secondary data collection and half of the primary data collection completed Primary data collection in progress
05

Evaluation and Impact of Mechanization on Agri, Growth, comparative Economics of Labour and Machinery in Agriculture

 

Yet to be launched  
06

Spread of new varieties of Hybrid Rice and Their Impact on the overall Production and Productivity

 

Primary/Secondary Data Primary data collection in progress
07

End-term Evaluation Study/Appraisal in respect of the Implementation of the Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI) Program.

Yet to be launched Submitted

  • Agricultural Policy in Andhra Pradesh: A Policy Matrix (Part - I & II).
    Co-operative Marketing Societies Reasons for Success and Failure in Andhra Pradesh & Orissa.

  • Agricultural Policy in Andhra Pradesh: A Policy Matrix  (Part - III).

  • Viable Entrepreneurial Trade for Women in Agriculture in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Pilot study of Estimation of seed, feed and wastage ratio for major food grains in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Study to investigate the cause of variation between official and trade estimates of cotton production for Andhra Pradesh.

  • Returns to B.T. Cotton vis-a-vis traditional cotton varieties in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Evaluation of Participatory Irrigation Management including water use Association in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Evaluation of Brackish Water Fish Farmers Development Agencies in Andhra Pradesh & Orissa.

  • Estimation of total Production of Broiler Meat and its costing in Andhra Pradesh.

Research Studies Completed since 1998

  • 2007-Study No-124:  

  • Co-operative  Marketing Societies - Reasons for Success and Failure in Orissa, September 2004.

  • Co-operative  Marketing Societies - Reasons for Success and Failure in Andhra Pradesh, May 2004.

  • Building up of Sufficient Marketing System to obviate the need of larger scale state intervention in Andhra Pradesh, January 2004.

  • Agricultural Policy Matrix in a Federal Structure Part II - WTO Scenario in Andhra Pradesh, January 2004.

  • Role of Water Markets in Ground Water Management in Andhra Pradesh & Orissa, December 2003.

  • Market Imperfection & Farmers Distress in Andhra Pradesh, December, 2003.
    Rural Non-Farm Employment in Andhra Pradesh, December, 2003.

  • Agricultural Policy in Andhra Pradesh : A Policy Market (Part - I). December, 2003.
    Study on Agricultural Input Subsidies in India : Quantum of Subsidies to SC/ST Farmers in Andhra Pradesh, June, 2003.

  • Study on Impact of Minimum Support Price on Agricultural Economy of Andhra Pradesh, December, 2002.

  • Flow of Credit to Small and Marginal Farmers in Andhra Pradesh,  October 2001.
    Assessing the Existing Training and Testing Facilities for Farm Machinery in Andhra Pradesh, September, 2001.

  • Likely Impact of Liberalized Imports and Low Tariff on Editable Oil Sector in Andhra Pradesh (Quick Study) March, 2001

  • Evaluation of the Establishment of an Agency for reporting of Agricultural Statistics (EARAS) in the State of Orissa, October, 2000.

  • Rapid Impact Evaluation of NWDPRA in Andhra Pradesh ( A Report study on Naravagadda Watershed). June, 2000.

  • Role of Co-operative Credits for the Development of Different Size Group of Farmers in Andhr Pradesh. May, 2000.

  • Evaluation of Impact on Production and Export of Central Sector Scheme Integrated Programme for Development of Spices Implemented during VIII plan April, 2000.

  • Study on Evaluation on Management of Seed Supply in Oilseeds and Pulses, September, 1999.

  • Socio-economic Evaluation of the National Integrated Pest Management (IPM), November 1999.

  • Impact of Change in Fertilizer Prices on Fertilizer Consumption (Orissa), November 1998.

  • Impact of Change in Fertilizer Prices on Fertilizer Consumption in Andhra Pradesh (A Report based on secondary date), July 1998.

  • Shrinkage of Areas Covered by Tank Irrigation in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal States - Combined Report, July 1998.

  • Production and Utilization pattern of Milk and Rural Producers level in Andhra Pradesh, June 1998.  Executive summary on Production and Utilization Pattern of Milk and Rueal Producers' level in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Production of Pulses in Orissa... Constraints and Economics, May, 1998.
    Economics of Export Oriented Horticultural Crops in Andhra Pradesh, March 1998.

  • Shrinkage of Areas covered by Tank Irrigation in Andhra Pradesh, January 1998.

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