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The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established on 12th June 1964 at Hyderabad. The University was formally inaugurated on 20th March 1965 by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi,the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India on 23rd June 1966. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on 7th November 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter. HISTORICAL MILESTONE Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) was established under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) on the 12th of June 1964 through the APAU Act 1963. Later, it was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on the 7th of November, 1996 in honour and memory of the noted Parliamentarian and Kisan Leader, Acharya N. G. Ranga. At the verge of completion of Golden Jubilee Year of the ANGRAU, it has given birth to a new State Agricultural University namely Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University with the bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014. The ANGRAU at LAM, Guntur is serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication. Genesis of ANGRAU in service of the farmers 1926: The Royal Commission emphasized the need for a strong research base for agricultural development in the country... 1949: The Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on University Education led to the establishment of Rural Universities for the overall development of agriculture and rural life in the country... 1955: First Joint Indo-American Team studied the status and future needs of agricultural education in the country... 1960: Second Joint Indo-American Team (1960) headed by Dr. M. S. Randhawa, the then Vice-President of Indian Council of Agricultural Research recommended specifically the establishment of Farm Universities and spelt out the basic objectives of these Universities as Institutional Autonomy, inclusion of Agriculture, Veterinary / Animal Husbandry and Home Science, Integration of Teaching, Research and Extension... 1963: The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) Act enacted... June 12th 1964: Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established at Hyderabad with Shri. O. Pulla Reddi, I.C.S. (Retired) was the first founder Vice-Chancellor of the University... June 1964: Re-affilitation of Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Hyderabad (estt. in 1961, affiliated to Osmania University), Agricultural College, Bapatla (estt. in 1945, affiliated to Andhra University), Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati and Andhra Veterinary College, Tirupati (estt. in 1961, affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University)... 20th March 1965: Formal inauguration of APAU by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India... 1964-66: The report of the Second National Education Commission headed by Dr. D.S. Kothari, Chairman of the University Grants Commission stressed the need for establishing at least one Agricultural University in each Indian State... 23, June 1966: Inauguration of the Administrative building of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India... July, 1966: Transfer of 41 Agricultural Research Stations, functioning under the Department of Agriculture... May, 1967: Transfer of Four Research Stations of the Animal Husbandry Department... 7th November 1996: Renaming of University as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga... 15th July 2005: Establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) bifurcating ANGRAU by Act 18 of 2005... 26th June 2007: Establishment of Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University (APHU) bifurcating ANGRAU by the Act 30 of 2007... 2nd June 2014 As per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014, ANGRAU is now... serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication...

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    EFFECT OF NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION ON FOOD GRAIN PRODUCTION IN INDIA
    (ACHARYA N G RANGA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, GUNTUR, 2019) AJITH, S; SRINIVASA RAO, V
    The present study entitled “Effect of National Food Security Mission on Food Grain Production in India” has been undertaken to study the effect on National Food Security Mission (NFSM) on major food grain crops in India as well as in the leading producing states and to forecast the area, production and productivity major food grain crops in India. This present study is based on the time series data of area, production and productivity of major food grain crops such as rice, wheat, total pulses and total coarse cereals as well as the total food grain crops from the year 1951-51 to 2016-17. To study the effect of NFSM the total study period was divided into four time periods viz., 1951-1965 (pre-green revolution period), 1966-1988 (green revolution period), 1988-2006 (post-green revolution period) and 2007-2017 (National Food Security Mission-NFSM period). The Compound Growth Rate (CGR) and Cuddy-Della instability index were calculated for each time period as well as for the total period. The growth rate and instability in the area, production and productivity of major food grain crops during National Food Security Mission period were compared with other periods. Linear, non-linear and time series models such as Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) and Holt‟s double exponential smoothing models were fitted to the area, production and productivity of rice, wheat, total pulses, total coarse cereals and total food grain crops in India The best fitted models have been selected based on the model selection criteria such as R2, RMSE, MAE, AIC and BIC values. Forecasting of area, production and productivity of major food grains crops in India was done up to the year 2021-22 by using the respective best fitted models. This study revealed that there was positive growth rate in the production of major food grain crops during NFSM period in all the six leading states as well as in India. Noticeably the huge growth rate was obtained in the production of wheat (36.14 per cent), pulses (16.41 per cent) and coarse cereals (21.62 per cent) as well as in the total food grain production (29.42 per cent) in Madhya Pradesh during NFSM period. Similarly there was high growth rate in the rice production (17.49 per cent) in Bihar during the NFSM period. This study also revealed there will be an increasing trend in the area, production and productivity of rice, wheat, total pulses, total coarse cereals and total food grain crops in India in the next five years except the cultivated area of rice and coarse cereals. The forecasted area, production and productivity of food grain crops in India would be 1,28,009 thousand hectares, 2,90,744 thousand tonnes and 2,350 kg ha-1 respectively in the year 2021-22.