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Agriculture


Head of office designation

:

Joint Director of Agriculture

Address

:

Master Plan Complex, Collectorate

Phone No

:

0461 – 2340678


Geographical location

Thoothukudi district is situated in between latitude 0.8 and 45 and longitude 78O and 11O with an area of 4621 Sq.km. It is a coastal district.


Climate

Its maximum temperature is 41O C and the minimum is 26O C . The climate is conducive for Agricultural and Horticultural crops.


Physical Feature

The total geographical area of the district is 4,63,601 Ha. The details on taluks, blocks, village panchayats and town panchayats are illustrated below:


I

Taluks

:

Tiruchendur, Srivaikundam, Sathankulam, Ottapidaram, Thoothukudi, Kovilpatti, Vilathikulam  & Ettayapuram

II

Blocks

:

Thoothukudi, Ottapidaram, Srivaikundam, Karungulam, Tiruchendur, Alwarthirunagari, Udangudi, Sathankulam, Kovilpatti, Kayathar, Vilathikulam & Pudur

III

Revenue Village

:

480

IV

Village Panchayats

:

408

V

Town Panchayats

:

19


River Thamirabarani passes through the district. The major river basin is Thamirabarani.

Rainfall

Thoothukudi comes under low rainfall region. The normal rainfall of the district is 662.2 mm. South West monsoon accounts of 9%, North East monsoon being 65%, Winter being 9% and summer being 17% of total rainfall.


Thoothukudi depends mainly on North East monsoon rains, which are brought by the troughs of low pressure establishing in south Bay of Bengal between October and December.


Agricultural Department Scheme Activities

S.
No

Name of the Scheme

Physical

Financial (L.Rs.)

Remarks

Unit

Target for 2011-12

Achievement upto October 2011

Target

Achieve
ment

I

Area coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Paddy - Total

Ha

19400

2736

-

-

Anticipated area coverage during Pishanam season is 17000 Ha

 

Paddy - SRI

Ha

11000

1464

 

 

Entire target will be achieved in Pishanam season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Millets

Ha

44600

5100

 

 

Will be achieved without any shortfall before November 2011

3

Pulses

Ha

79224

8700

 

 

4

Oilseeds

Ha

3770

1300

 

 

5

Cotton

Ha

4300

600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

Seed distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Paddy

M.T

200

269

39.50

25.420

Will be achieved without any shortfall before February 2012

2

Millets

M.T

23

5.2

0

0

3

Pulses

M.T

356

200

29.429

6.725

4

Oilseeds

M.T

20

4.7

8.404

3.4

5

Cotton

M.T

15

0.7

7.177

0.1


S.No

Name of the Scheme

Physical

Financial (L.Rs.)

Remarks

Unit

Target for 2011-12

Achievement upto October 2011

Target

Achieve
ment

III

Fertilizer distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Nitrogenous Fertilizers  N

M.T

9755

4090

-

-

Interms of Nutrient

2

Phosphate Fertilizers P

M.T

4771

3306

 

 

3

Pottash K

M.T

3711

949

 

 

 

Total

 

18237

8345

 

 

Will be achieved during Pishanam cultivation.

VI

Important schemes

 

 

 

 

 

1

SRI Whole Village concept

No

26

0

0

0

2

SPI - Whole Village concept

No

52

52

 

 

3

TN - IAMWARM Schemes - Demonstration

No

262

48

30.420

1.40

Achievement will be made without any shortfall before December 2012


S.No

Name of the Scheme

Financial (L.Rs.)

Target

BE

Achievement

4

ISOPOM - Oilseeds

13.050

3.844

5.185

5

ISOPOM - Maize

6.459

2.130

4.200

6

ICDP - Cotton

4.463

0

0.752

7

ICDP - Rice

10.300

8.160

9.330

8

Coconut Development Board schemes - Demonstration

6.650

2.450

4.550

9

Seed Village Programme

82.000

25.312

7.468

10

NADP

 

 

0.000

i

System of Rice Intensification

18.000

1.258

3.000

ii

Application of Zin sulphate

3.500

0

0

iii

DAP Foliar spray for pulses

48.630

4.170

12.500

iv

Intensification of Redgram cultivation through Demonstrations

1.200

0.258

0.480

v

Gypsum application for Groundnut

0.750

0

0

vi

Augmenting pulses production through enhanced subsidy for production & distribution of pulses seeds

53.190

0

0.557


S.No

Name of the Scheme

Financial (L.Rs.)

Target

BE

Achievement

vii

Integrated Development of Pulses villages in rainfed areas

48.000

40.490

27.900

viii

Initiatives  for Nutritional security through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP)

38.130

9.320

20.802

ix

Rainfed Area Development Programme (RADP)

25.000

9.490

18.064

11

National Food Security Mission - Pulses

117.622

13.742

7.484

12

Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (A3P) under NFSM

48.000

0

25.026

13

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA 2010-11)

46.300

46.300

13.157

14

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA 2011-12)

36.700

36.700

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