Andhra Pradesh located strategically in the central
region of the Indian sub-continent has a large part
of the generic Indian floral and faunal representation.
The state has a large river system which supplements
the rainfall in the state. The total surface water of
entire river systems across the state is estimated at
2,764 TMC at 75% dependability. Andhra Pradesh is bordered
on the south by Tamil Nadu state, on the west by Karnataka
state, on the north and northwest by Maharashtra state,
on the northeast by Madhya Pradesh and Orissa states,
and on the east by the Bay of Bengal. The northern area
of Andhra Pradesh is mountainous. The highest peak Mahendragiri
rises 1500 m above the sea level. The climate is generally
hot and humid.The capital city of the state is Hyderabad,
which is cosmopolitan, convenient and accessible.
Andhra Pradesh state is endowed with bountiful natural
and human resources.Andhra Pradesh is situated in a
tropical region and has the second longest coastline
in the country, indicating rich potential for marine
fisheries. The state is ranked fourth largest in the
country in terms of area and has a projected population
of 84 million. The state has a rich and diverse forest
area having wide and varied vegetation types enriched
by a variety of flora and fauna.