A.P. Forest Development Corporation Ltd

  1. Eucalyptus

    APFDC has raised Eucalyptus Plantations of seed origin initially in the Districts of East & West Godavari of A.P. from 1975 onwards.
    Initially, the plantations were raised by raising the seedlings in polybags. These seed origin plantations were not effective in terms of growth and yields due to unknown origin of seed and their susceptibility to diseases. In order to achieve much higher productivity APFDC has been raising Eucalyptus clonal plantations from 1994 onwards by selecting the proven high yielding clones and raised the clonal plants.
  2. Bamboo

    APFDC has raised Bamboo Plantations over an area of 2412.48 hectares in the Districts of East &West Godavari and Kurnool.
    Sale of harvested bamboo fetches, on an average, a gross revenue of Rs.700 lakhs per annum. Every year about 7.50 to9.00 lakh Long Bamboos are extracted. These are transported from the plantations to APFDC Depots where sales are held by way of conducting auctions. Besides, about 3000 - 5000 MetricTonnes of Bamboo Industrial Cuts from the unsalable Bamboos are also extracted annually which is sold to paper industries.
  3. Cashew

    APFDC has Cashew Plantations over an area of 6264.90 ha. in the Districts of East & West Godavari, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore and Chittoor including older plantations taken over from A.P.Forest Department.
    APFDC has started planting Cashew from 1978-79 onwards.

    Sale of Cashew


    APFDC sells the right to collect Cashew usufruct by way of tenders/open auction, which will be called generally during the months of October to December. The annual revenue through sale of cashew usufruct is about Rs.200.00 lakhs.
  4. Coffee

    Andhra Pradesh is non-traditional area for growing coffee. Coffee is grown in the agency areas of Chintapalli, Paderu and Maredumilli of Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts in Andhra Pradesh.
    The main objective to introduce coffee was to wean away the tribals from felling of forests for shifting cultivation (Podu) by providing them gainful employment round the year.
    The AP Forest Department had raised coffee plantations over an area of 1296 ha. as an under crop from 1960 to 1978. These plantations were handed over to AP Forest Development Corporation for maintenance. Further, during the period from 1979 to 1984, APFDC had also raised the plantations to an extent of 2714 ha.
  5. Pepper

    Pepper is grown as an inter-crop in lush green coffee estates of APFDC. It is grown as a climber on the shade trees in coffee estates. At present there are about 1.80 lakh Pepper standards.The following are the Division-wise Standards of Pepper.
  6. Teak & Others

    The A.P.F.D.C. has raised Teak Plantations by converting the mature and over mature Eucalyptus seed origin plantations especially in high rain fall and productive areas like Rajahmundry and Eluru during the period from 2001-02 to 2015-16. Accordingly, 781.10 ha of Teak plantations have been raised so far. Due to its long gestation period, Teak planting was restricted to limited extent in high rainfall zone area of Maredumilli of Rajahmundry division besides maintenance of the old Teak plantations already raised.
    The Medicinal plantation Scheme was implemented from 2001-02 to 2005-06. The following achievements have been made during the implementation period.
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Sri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

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Government Of Andhra Pradesh

Sri Balineni Srinivas Reddy

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Coffee plantations: A boon to tribal people
Coffee plantations raised in 4,000-odd hectares by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation (APFDC) in seven mandals in the Agency area is a great boon to tribal women and men.

High Level Eucalyptus Clonal Plantation
APFDC had been raising Industrial Plantations of Eucalyptus and Bamboo so far covering an area of 48,000 ha and 10,000 ha respectively. The plantations raised through seed in the past have given an average yield of only 10 MT/ha at the rotation age of 8/9 years as against projected yields of 40 MT/ha. The yield from subsequent rotations is only ⅓ rd to ¼th of first rotation.