Chief Planning Office


Role & Functionality of Department

The Chief Planning Officer in the District is involved in Collection, compilation and analysis of Statistics of various sectors as directed by the Govt., of India / State Govt. These statistics are useful for the Govt., in formulating schemes and plans for the welfare of the people. 



Agriculture & Seasonal Conditions

I. Agriculture:

(i) Rainfall: All Mandals have 34 Revenue Rainguage Stations one per each mandal. The Daily / Weekly / Monthly rainfall statistics are collecting from 34 Revenue Rainguage Stations in Rural and Urban Mandal Revenue Offices and transmitted to Govt., of A.P., and Meterological Centre, Hyderabad (for selected Centres) as per the Govt., instructions.  To know the integrated rainfall logon to

(ii) Season and Crop Condition Report: The weekly and monthly season and crop condition report along with rainfall, Crop wise areas sown are collecting every Week / Month and furnished to the State Govt.,

(iii) Agriculture Census: The final area figures of different crops both irrigated and un-irrigated for Kharif season / Rabi Season are collected from every Revenue Village and prepared Mandal Abstract, Divisional Abstract and District Abstract.The mandal wise consolidated District Abstract is submitted to the Govt., of Andhra Pradesh for both the seasons in every year.

(iv) PMFBY: “Village made as Insurance Unit” scheme under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) is implementing from Kharif 2016 in Vizianagaram District.

The Govt. of India has launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for implementation from Kharif 2016 season. 


  1. PREVENTED SOWING (on notified area basis): In cases where majority of the insured farmers of a notified area, having intent to sow/plant and incurred expenditure for the purpose, are prevented from sowing/planting the insured crop due to adverse weather conditions, shall be eligible for indemnity claims upto a maximum of 25% of the sum-insured.
  2. Standing Crop ( Sowing to Harvesting): Comprehensive risk insurance is provided to cover yield losses due to non- preventable risk viz., Drought, Dry spells, Flood, Pests & Diseases, Landslides, Natural Fire and Lightening, Storm, Hailstorm, Cyclone, Typhoon, Tempest, Hurricane, Tornado etc.,
  3. POST-HARVEST LOSSES (individual farm basis): Coverage is available upto a maximum period of 14 days from harvesting for those crops which are kept in “cut & spread” condition to dry in the field after harvesting, against specific perils of cyclone / cyclonic rains, un-seasonal rains throughout the country.

(v) Crop Estimation Surveys: To arrive the data on production of different crops, the crop cutting experiments are conducted for important food and non food crops and the yields per acre are arrived basing on the field experiment reports. The yields so arrived are useful in determining the Mandal average yield of crops which are insured. The Crop insurance payments will be made basing on the yield data finalized by Directorate of Economics and Statistics. These crop cutting experiments are supervised at harvest stage by the staff of Chief Planning Officer, N.S.S.O., Agricultural and General Insurance.

(vi) Farm Harvest Prices: The actual rates that farmer gets at harvest stage for important crops are collected in peak market period to analyze the production value of each crop.

(vii) Timely Reporting of Agrl. Statistics: Out of the total Revenue Villages, 20% sample villages are selected and crop statistics are being collected through TRAS Cards (Card No. 1 to 4) for different crops every year. 1.0 and 1.1 Schedules are collected for sample check of area enumeration and page totaling of Adangals. On the basis of above data the Government will estimate area figures for each crop well in advance.

II. Prices:

Prices of Essential Commodities: The daily prices of 6 Essential commodities are collected every day in 2 Divisional Head Quarter Centres by concerned A.S.Os., and submitted to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Vijayawada through Online.

The Weekly Retail Prices of 21 Essential Commodities are collected every week ending on Friday from 2 Divisional Head Quarters by concerned Divisional Dy. Statistical Officers and submitted to the D.E.&S., Vijayawada through online.

The monthly Whole Sale Prices on 40 Agricultural Commodities from Assistant Statistical Officer, Vijayawada Rural and submitted to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Vijayawada.

Consumer Price Index (IW): The series of Consumer Prices old series in selected industrial centers collected weekly / monthly and reported directly to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Vijayawada. The series of CPI-IW Central series selected Vijayawada and submit canvassing schedules and directly to Chennai every month.

Daily Wages of Agricultural Labour & Non Agricultural Labour: Daily Wages of Agricultural Labour & Non Agricultural Labour have been collected from 4 Centres and submitted to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Vijayawada.

III. Regional Accounts:

The Receipts and Expenditure of local bodies, viz. Grama Panchayats, MPPs, ZP, Mpl. are collected and furnished to Directorate for each year to assess capital formation. Similarly Annual Accounts of G.Ps, MPPs, ZPs & Municipalities are being collected yearly and entered in online for GDP/MDP calculation.

IV. Preparation of Hand Book of Statistics:

The Statistical information in all the major departments of the district along with achievements under different proformae is collected and published every year in the booklet form which is useful for researchers, planners, scholars and public. Latest Hand Book of Statistics for the year 2018-19 is under preparation.

V. Socio Economic Survey:

The 77th Round of Socio Economic Survey covers the land and livestock holding of Households and situation assessment of Agriculture household debt and investment from July 2017 and end in June 2018.

VI. Conducting of Census Survey:

i) Landholding Census: The Landholding Census is conducted in each village for every 5 years to assess the changes in holdings size, tenancy ownership, Irrigation, etc. The latest Survey was conducted with reference year 2015-16. 

ii) Minor Irrigation Census: 6th Minor Irrigation Census conducted in the year 2017-18 is going on.

Total Irrigation Schemes

iii) Economic Census: This Census is conducted once in 5 years for enumeration of enterprises with financial involvement to analyze the growth and to provide infrastructure facilities to the enterprises. Recently this survey was conducted in the District with reference year 2012.

iv) Annual Survey of Industries (ASI): ASI survey was started in 2002-03 and conducted every year for selected industries to estimate the industrial production and value added for capital formation from industrial sector to the G.D.D.P. 


i. Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

The objective of the scheme to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs in the areas of Roads, Electricity, Drinking Water, Health, Education, Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, accessible India Campaign, Conservation of water through rain water harvesting and Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana etc., to be taken up in their Constituencies and permissible under MPLADS.

  • The MPLADS is a Plan Scheme fully funded by Govt. of India. The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP constituency is Rs.5.00 Crore.
  • The District Authority will get the eligible sanctioned works executed as per the established procedure of the State Government.
  • MPs are to recommend every year, works costing atleast 15% of the MPLADS entitlement for the year for areas inhabited by Scheduled Caste population and 7.5% for areas inhabited by ST population.

ii. Special Development Fund (SDF)

  • The objective of the scheme is to take up developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the local felt needs as recommended by the people of representatives from Assembly Constituencies/Legislative Council and others in their Constituencies.
  • Durable assets of local priorities viz., drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and internal roads etc., are to be created.
  • The representations from Hon’ble Ministers/MLAs/MLCs are to be submitted to the Hon’ble Chief Minister. The sanction of the amount under the scheme is exclusive right of the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
  • The Planning Department shall sanction the proposals constituency-wise and will coordinate release of funds and prescribed monitoring mechanism for the implementation of the scheme.
  • The powers to grant administrative sanction/approval will continue to remain with the District Collector and execute the works through the Executive Agencies in the district.
  • Before according sanction orders by the District Collector, ensure that the said work has not been sanctioned earlier under any other scheme.
  • The District Collector is authorized to change the works and also to increase the number of works by dovetailing various other funds.
  • Splitting of a work into smaller works will not be permissible.
  • No cost escalation shall be permitted.
  • The site of the Construction/creation of the asset must be owned by the Government/ Local body.
  • Further maintenance and upkeep of the works under the scheme if any will be taken up by the department/local body concerned from their funds.
  • As per Section 3 of the APSCSP and TSP Act, 2013, the proposing works under SDF, as per the SC, ST population percentages in the State i.e. 17.08% and 5.53% respectively according to the Population Census 2011.
  • The District Collector will constitute a Special Team of Engineers for verification of works at random 10% and report on the quality of works grounded.

    iii. Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The objective of the CSR is creation of durable community Assets in the affected villages of the industry where it is having its operations.
  • The District Collector is the District Authority and having responsibility for Implementation and monitoring of the CSR activities, mobilizing and release of funds and prescribing monitoring mechanism for implementation of the Scheme.
  • Various companies have released funds to the District Authority for implementation of CSR activities in the District.
  • The funds are keeping with the Chief Planning Officer for proper maintenance and accounting.
  • Works sanctioned by the District Collector as proposed by the Executing Agencies are sent to the CPO for release of funds.