Agro-Economic Research Center was established in 1968 in Andhra University by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India to carry out research in agricultural economics in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The Center is fully funded by the ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, and it operates under the administrative controller of Vice-Chancellor. There is an Advisory Committee, which exercises over all supervision of the functioning of the Centre.
The main objectives of the Centre are:
To carry out continuous study of changes in the rural economy by means of surveys of a number of selected villages at each year. The surveys have to be repeated in the same group of villages at intervals of five years. The Centers will analyze the field returns and use such secondary data as may be necessary and work out reports and furnish them to the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi.
To conduct adhoc investigations into the problems in which the Ministry of Agriculture is especially interested.
To carry out research work on problems relating to Agricultural Economics of the country and
To give technical advice to the Government of India and the State Governments concerned on such issues as with mutual agreement may be referred to the Centre.
Initially village surveys used to contribute the bulk of the research work of the Centre. However, in the early 1970s the focus shifted to problem-oriented studies of immediate policy implications to the Government of India and the State Governments. The research output of the Centre is much extensive and varied. Its findings and recommendations have helped the Central and State government in their policy formulation and some of the are relevant even today. It covered a broad spectrum of subjects including regional planning, crop production, input use and supplies, marketing, target group oriented programmes, institutions, infrastructure development, tribal socio-economic conditions and special problems of the tribal etc.
||Prof. T. Koteswara Rao
Agro - Economic Research Centre
Visakhapatnam - 530 003
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
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