Chief Planning Office

Planning Department activities

There are two type of activities i.e., 1. Planning 2.Statistical Item of works.

a) Planning

Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

The general public approach Members of Parliament (MPs) for provision of certain basic facilities to meet the felt needs of the people.

The objective of the scheme is to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs to be taken up in their Constituencies. Right from inception of the Scheme, durable assets of national priorities viz. drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc. are being created.

The MPLADS is a Plan Scheme fully funded by Government of India. The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP constituency is Rs.5.00Crore at present.

b) Statistical Item of works

  1. Agricultural Statistics
  2. Industrial Statistics
  3. Prices and Wages Statistics
  4. Official Statistics
  5. Gross District Domestic Product
  6. Socio Economic Survey

1. Agriculture Statistics

Agricultural Statistics covers Rainfall Statistics, Area Statistics comprising the data on Land use, Area & Production and Yield Statistics of various crops produced in the state.

(a) Rainfall Statistics

The daily rainfall report/ weekly rainfall report for week ending Wednesday of all mandals are computerized and are being submitted to the Government everyday / Thursday.

(b) Area Statistics

The Agricultural Statistics system comprises census enumeration of each piece of land and aggregating the areas (of all kinds) at various levels from village to the state.

Data on land use is being collected on the basis of nine-fold classification i) Forest ii) Barren and Uncultivable Land iii) Land put to non agricultural uses iv) Permanent Pastures and other grazing lands v) Miscellaneous tree crops and groves not included in the Net Area Sown vi) Cultivable Waste vii) Other Fallow Lands viii) Current Fallows and ix) Net Area Sown. Data on these uses of land are finalized at the end of the Rabi season of every year.

Data is also collected through the scheme of ‘Timely Reporting of Agricultural Statistics’ (TRAS) using sampling techniques and the forecast reports indicates area and production of the important crops. The forecast reports are made on certain important crops according to a prescribed calendar

(c) Yield Statistics

(i) Food And Non-food Crops

To obtain objective estimates of average productivity per hectare and production of important food and non-food crops, crop estimation surveys are being carried out in A.P. in both Kharif and Rabi seasons. At present these surveys are being conducted to cover eleven principal food crops viz., Rice, Jowar, Bajra, Maize. Ragi, Korra, Red gram, Green gram, Black gram & Bengal gram and ten principal non-food crops viz., Groundnut, Sesamum, Castor, Sunflower, Chilies (red), Cotton and Tobacco.

For conducting these surveys two departments, viz., Statistical and Agriculture are involved and the experiments are shared by Statistical and Agriculture departments by 50:50 basis.

(ii) Crop Insurance Scheme (PMFBY(VIS))

Pradhan Manthri Fasal Bima Yojana is a scheme which is launched for the purpose of helping the farmers. This scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India on January 13, 2016.

The Prime Minister has launched this scheme with a view to helping the farmers by providing them crop insurance plan at low premium. The farmers were promised to be provided with financial help under this scheme. The farmers will be eligible for the scheme only, if their crops get damaged due to natural calamities.

The crops covered under this scheme Paddy during Kharif Season and Bengalgram during Rabi Season.

2. Industrial Statistics

The Industrial Statistics are presented under two parts, viz.Organized factory sector and Unorganized non-factory sector.The former covers all units registered under sections 2m (i) and 2m (ii) of the Industries Act, 1948 and the latter, all other (household and non-household) manufacturing units.

(a) Annual Survey of Industries

The main objective of the Annual Survey of Industries is to estimate the contribution of registered manufacturing industry to the “National Income” and also to build up a principal source of Industrial Statistics in the country.

(b) Index of Industrial Production

Previously, monthly production data was collected from selected factories every month and monthly index of industrial production with base year, 1999-2000 was calculated.

3. Prices and Wages Statistics

Prices are important data for monitoring inflation and valuation of goods to arrive at important variables like income and expenditure in the state economy. Price monitoring requires collection of prices at various points in the distribution channel, at the level of producers, at the level of wholesalers and at the retail level.

  1. Price Statistics are useful to the Government and the Private employees for adjusting wages and salaries of the employees.
  2. Price data are needed to control prices of essential commodities.
  3. Price data are needed in order to evaluate the terms of trade.
  4. Price data reveal the inflationary and deflationary pressures and help in taking suitable corrective action.
  5. These are useful in evolving a suitable price policy

The DES deals with collection, compilation and analysis of a wide variety of prices. These are


  1. Daily Retail Prices of 6 Essential Commodities
  2. Weekly Retail Prices of 21 Essential Commodities
  3. Wholesale Prices of 40 Agricultural Commodities
  4. Agricultural Prices (Farm Harvest Prices)
  5. Prices of Livestock & Livestock Products for Kharif and Rabi seasons.
  6. Prices of Building Material


  1. Wages of Agricultural and Non Agriculture Labour
  2. Wages of Construction Labour


  1. Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers of both State & Central Series

4. Official Statistics

  1. Preparation of Statistics for Local Area Planning (SLAP) annually. It includes detail statistics on all important parameters of a MANDAL
  2. Collection of Data relating to District Hand Book of Statistics from offices located in the District.
  3. Collection of Statistics relating to the core areas.
  4. Regional Accounts
  5. Economic classification of the expenditure given in annual budgets of the Government is made to classify expenditures by their economic character (final outlays consisting of government consumption expenditure, wages and salaries, pensions and other consumption, and gross capital formation, transfer payments to the rest of the economy and financial investments and loans to the rest of the economy.)

    Income outlay account and also capital finance accounts are prepared every year in the section in respect of ZillaParishads, Mandal parishads, grama panchayats, municipalities and state public sector undertakings separately as recommended by the Regional Accounts Committee set up by Government of India in 1976.

5. Gross District Domestic Product

District domestic product popularly known as District Income is one of the important indicators of economic development. The estimates of the District domestic product at current and constant prices by industry of origin are prepared in four stages for every year. The four stages are advance estimates, quick estimates, provisional and revised estimates. These estimates are in constant demand for purposes of planning, assessment of the rate of development and determination of the share of central resources to be allocated to the District.

6. Socio Economic Surveys

The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) conducts large scale sample surveys since 1950 to fill up the data gaps required for computation of National Income and Macro Economic Aggregates at National and State Levels. The surveys are carried out on Socio Economic subjects of national interest like Household consumer expenditure, Employment & Un-employment, Un-organized Manufacturing, Trade & Other Services, Housing conditions, Disability, Morbidity and Health care and Education & IT etc. Every round covers normally of one year period, which will be divided in to 4 sub-rounds of 3 months duration. Sometimes, half year rounds will be conducted.

7. Census of Minor Irrigation

Census of minor irrigation sources is conducted once in 5 years. This work consists of organizing the census, collecting data in prescribed forms, compiling it using computers and publishing the data on minor irrigation. Monitoring the progress of minor irrigation by obtaining quarterly reports from concerned departments is another part of this work. Special studies are conducted to estimate area irrigated by various minor irrigation sources, potential created and utilized etc.

8. Economic Census

The Economic Census is a comprehensive listing of all enterprises other than those engaged in crop production. It covers own account enterprises (those that do not employ any hired labour) and establishments (those that employ hired labour). While it covers all enterprises including the large ones in the administration and organized sectors, it is the only comprehensive source of unorganized and small enterprises and self employed persons in all sectors it provides information on ownership and employment, seasonality, using or not using premises, use of power, etc.