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What is the approximate contribution of primary sector to GSDP of Andhra Pradesh in 2015-16 ?
1. 35%
2. 30%
3. 40%
4. 20%

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 30%

The correct answer is 30%.

  • Agriculture and its allied sectors in the state alone contribute approximately 30% percent of GSDP, and particularly aqua sector's (includes fisheries, shrimp) share in it is six percent.
  • In order to increase irrigation potentiality, the government has expedited the process to complete the current projects.
    • With the completion of the projects, the total irrigation potentiality of the state will go up from the existing 68-86 lakh hectare by the end of 2019.

  • The economy of Andhra Pradesh is one of the fastest-growing economies in India, with growth outstripping that of the wider Indian economy in the past few years.
    • The GSDP at constant (2011–12) prices for the year 2018-19 (Advance Estimates) is estimated at 850,000 crores as against 490,134 crores for 2015-16 (First Revised Estimates) indicating a growth of 11.61%.
    • Per Capita Income at current prices increased to 122,376 from 108,163 in 2015-16 registering a growth of 13.14%.
  • The economy is primarily dependent on agriculture, which directly and indirectly employees 62% of the population.
    • The state has been ranked the best state in ease of doing business in the country by the World Bank.

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