He said since the last three years, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the state government had been addressing the problem squarely.
"Last year, there was over 20 percent shortage in rainfall. This year, it was 12.5 percent but we managed to register over 20 percent growth in agriculture. It was possible because of the innovative methods that the chief minister has implemented as far as water management is concerned. Our objective is making the state drought proof," he further added.
Many states across the country have witnessed drought wreak havoc amongst the farmer populace.