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 State - Introduction

Andhra Pradesh is a state of Telugu speaking people in India. Now it getting split into two states - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Hyderabad is its capital. New capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati is being built.

Godavari and Krishna are two very important rivers of the state.

Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, a Kaliyuga incarnation of Lord Vishnu is in Andhra Pradesh.

Border States: Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamilnadu


The study of history reveals that major portion of the southern India (Dakshina Padham) was extended by Andhra region. Several dynasties ruled over this part of the country.

Historically the earliest mention of the Andhras appeared in the Aitareya Brahmana.
Historians felt that Andhras, Pulindas, Sabaras, and many other sects lived in Dakshina Padh.
It is in the Mauryan age that one gets historical evidence of the Andhras as a political power in the southeastern Deccan. Megasthenese, who visited the Court of Chandragupta Maurya (B.C.322-297), mentioned that Andhra country had 30 fortified towns and an army of 1,00,000 infantry, 2,000 cavalry and 1,000 elephants. Buddhist books reveal that Andhras established their kingdoms on the Godavari belt at that time. Asoka referred in his 13th rock edict that Andhras were his subordinates.

History A.P. 1909 to 2009
Cabinets (Ministers) from 1.11.1956 to 2009



East Godavari

District Headquarters: Kakinada


Nellore - Potti Sreeramulu


West Godavari

Economy of Andhra Pradesh

Vision for 2022 and 2029

No. 3 in India by 2022 and No. 1 in India by 2029 in per capital income.

2016 - 17 Financial Year - Andhra Pradesh Economy

State GDP (2016 - 17):  Rs. 6,99,307
Key Sectors: Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Agro and Food Processing, Automobile Components, Mineral-based Industries.

Major Industrial Hub: Visakhapatnam, Nellore-Tirupati, Hindupur

Industrial Corridors: Vizag - Chennai, Chennai - Krishnapatnam - Banguluru

National Manufacturing Zones: Anantapur and Chittoor

Budget, Aims and Forecasts

CM has stated that his objective is to plan for 15% growth in GDP of the State.

In the budget, The Gross State Domestic Product of Andhra Pradesh for 2016-17 is estimated to be Rs 6,83,233 crore. This is 13.2% higher than the estimates for 2015-16.

2015 - 16  Financial Year - Andhra Pradesh Economy

According to the CM, in 2015-16 financial year, the state aimed  to achieve  GSDP of Rs 1.65 lakh crore from 1.45 lakh crore in the previous fiscal.

Agriculture and its allied sectors in the state contribute 27 per cent of GSDP,  within which the aqua sector's (includes fisheries, shrimp) share is  six per cent.

Total irrigated land  will go up from the existing 68 to 86 lakh hectare by the end of 2019.

To develop agricultural activity, the government has plans to set up four universities in agriculture, horticulture,fisheries and animal husbandry fields.

The government has plans to recruit additional 8,000 agricultural extension officers in a phased manner.

Plan Achievements - Advanced Estimates

Overall growth 10.5%

The agriculture sector registered a growth of 8.40% in the current fiscal while the industry grew at 11.13% and services at 11.39%.


The culture of Hyderabad the capital and parts of Telangana are quite unique to the adaptation of customs of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty by the local populace. Some of the examples are the Deccani (Dakhni) dialect of the region which includes words and expressions from Urdu, Telugu, Persian, Arabic and Hindi. This is the origin of "Hyderabadi" Hindi, which shares some roots with the Urdu and Hindi mix of Hindustani language spoken prior to Indian Independence.

Elections were conducted for Assembly in April 2014 along with the parliament elections. In the Seemandhra Region, Telugu Desam under Chandra Babu Naidu won the majority and in Telangana area, Telangana Rashtra Samiti under K. Chandra Sekhara Rao won the majority.

 Presently Shri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy of the Congress party is the Chief Minister of the State.

A.P. Budget 2011-12 Highlghts
Budget files
Budget 2009-10 Vote on Account at a glance
Political Parties and Democracy

Bahujan Samaj Party
Communist Party of India
Communist party of India Marxist
Praja Rajyam
Telangana Rashtra Samiti
Telugu Desam
Lok Satta


Andhra Pradesh Guide - Blog

Lok Satta - News - Blog

Telugu Film YouTube Videos


Hindu Religion - Ashrams, Libraries, Temples, Vedas, Veda Schools



Villages, Towns and Cities

Knol Authors

Knol number - 1034

update on  15 August 2017,  18/5/2014, 16/1/2014,  29/4/2012

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