West Godavari District is the granary of Andhra
pradesh state since the construction of dam across
Godavari (District) by Sir Arthur Cotton, the
barren land turned into fertile. Thousands of
people came to settle in this region. 75% land
is well connected by canals for irrigation. The
District can be divided into two regions, Delta
and upland, Paddy is the main crop in Delta, and
commercial crops in upland. Almost all towns have
FCI (Food Corporation of India) godowns to store
buffer stocks and market yards facilitated to
sell the farmers their products.
Bhimavaram town is in Delta region. Well connected by roads and rail in the district. Paddy is the main crop in this region. There are number of rice mills in this region, commercial crops such as sugar cane, turmeric and chillies are grown in adjacent areas. Such as “Tanuku” and “Atchanta” regions. Canals are the main source for drinking water and irrigation. There is a “Krishi Vignana Kendram” at “Undi”(undi is small town) 5km away from Bhimavaram, and a rice research culture at Marter 20 km away from Bhimavaram
Oil palm is grown at “pedavegi” Apiculture center is there at “Vijayarai” (Eluru-Dendulur) 60km away from Bhimavaram.
Delta region is rich in live stock also. Almost all towns and major villages have veterinary hospitals and a regional research centre at “Venkataraya puram” 40 km away from Bhimavaram. Thousands of poultry farms are there in surrounding areas at Bhimavaram.