Welcome to Department of Agriculture
Arunachal Pradesh is an Agrarian State where more than 70 percent population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The State is gifted with enormous natural resources and suitable agro-climatic zones. Agriculture, therefore, continues to be central to all strategies for planned socio-economic development of the state. Rapid growth of Agriculture is essential not only to achieve self-reliance but also to ensure household food security and to bring about equity in distribution of income& wealth resulting in rapid reduction in poverty levels.
The State has a geographical area of 83743 Km2, inhabited by appx.1.4 million people (2011), became a full-fledged state on February 20,1987. Prior to this, till 1972, it was known as North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and got Union Territory status on January,20,1972 and renamed as Arunachal Pradesh. Effective governance is provided through 22 districts covering 3863 villages.
Population density is 17 per Km2. The state
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