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Department of Horticulture

 
 

General Description

 
 

In our country, majority of the population depend on Agriculture and Horticulture for their livelihood.   The Department is taking proactive initiatives for increasing the Agriculture and Horticulture production to meet the demand of increasing population.  Government is implementing various schemes to help the farmers to adopt new technologies for increasing the productivity of Horticulture crops.

Department of  Horticulture is taking intensive efforts to increase the Horticulture production by promoting advanced technologies like Hybrid Vegetable Seeds intensification, Precision Farming besides timely supply of quality inputs and also protect the farmers from natural calamities through National Agricultural Insurance Scheme.

The Department also provides subsidies to farmers under various schemes towards distribution of quality Hybrid Seeds, Grafts, Layers, Plant protection chemicals etc.

 
 
Sl.No. Pudukkottai District In Hectares
1 Total Geographical area 466329
2 Forest 24103
3 Barren and uncultivable lands 9863
4 Land put to non agricultural use 129265
5 Cultivable Waste 10392
6 Permanent Pastures and other Grazing land 5126
7 Miscellaneous tree crops and groves not included in net area sown 27925
8 Current fall 7984
9 Other than current fallows 72947
10 Net area sown 158724
11 Area sown more than once 1793
12 Gross area sown 160517

(Source : AGRISTAT 2006)

 
 

Horticulture Crop Coverage

 
 
S.No. Crop

Annual Normal area

Wet Dry Total
1 Fruits 4001 3222 7223
2 Vegetables 2049 0 2049
3 Plantation crops 0 13802 13802
4 Spices 685 614 1299
5 Flowers 540 0 540
6 Medicinal Plants 32 0 32
7 Others 30 74 104
Total Horticulture 7337 7337 17712
 
 

Normal Area of Horticultural crops

 
 
Sl. No. Crop Area Ha.
A. Fruits crops  
1. Mango  2024
1. Mango 2024
  2.Guava 312
  3.Sapota 194
  4.Jack 247
  5.Lime 228
  6.Pomacranate 12
  7.Banana 4001
  8.Aonla 195
  9.Others 10
   Total 7223
B. Vegetable crops  
  1.Brinjal 535
  2.Tomato 138
  3.Bhendi 462
  4.Moriga 75
  5.Yam/ Tapioca/Raddish 77
  6.Ash gourd 182
  7.Pumkin 58
  8.Snake gourd 55
  9.Bittergourd 59
  10.Other gourds 51
  11.Onion 51
  12.Cucumber 72
  13.Others 234
  Total 2049
C. Plantation crops  
  1.Cashew 13802
  Total 13802
D. Spices and Contiments  
  1.Chillies 577
  2.Coriander 71
  3.Pepper 10
  4.Tamarind 614
  5.Turmeric 18
  6.Curry Leaf 9
  Total 1299
E. Flowers  
  1.Rose 63
  2.Jasmine 298
  3.Tube Rose 36
  4.Crysanthimum 66
  5.Crosandra 3
  6.Others flowers 74
  Total 540
F. Medicinal Plants  
  1.Pacholi 22
  2.Aonata 3
  3.Coleus 3
  4.Palmorosa 4
  Total 32
G. Special crops  
  1.Jatropha 59
  2.Silk cotton 10
  3.Paradise Tree 2
  4.Nutmeg 2
  5.Cocoa 4
  6.Coffee 25
  7.Vannila 1
  8.Arecanut 1
  Total 104
 
 

Rainfall

 
 
Season Average Rainfall(mm)
South West Monsoon 346.4
North East Monsoon 403.2
Winter 50.6
Summer 119.2
Total 919.4
 
  Soils  
  The predominant soil of Pudukkottai is Red Loam.  
  Infrastructure Facilities  
  No. of Block 13
State Horticulture Farm, Vallathirakottai 1

State Horticulture Farm, Kudumianmalai 1

State Horticulture Farm, Nattumangalam 1

Central Horticultural Training Centre,Kudumianmalai 1
 
  Organisation set up  
  District Level  
  Deputy Director of Horticulture is incharge of all the activities at District level. One Asst. Director of Horticulture (Planting Material) is positioned in the District for State Horticulture Farm control aspects.  
  Block Level  
 

At the block level one Asst. Director of Horticulture is incharge of all Horticulture Development activities and he is the Controlling Officer for all the Horticulture Staff at block level.  He is assisted by Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Officer, Asst. Horticulture officers in extension activities and scheme implementation activities.

 
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Central Horticultural Training Centre is situated at Kudumianmalai.Main objective of this training centre to impart training to officials of the Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops.One Asst. Director of Horticulture is incharge of the training.He is assisted by One Horticulture Officer and Two Asst. Horticulture Officers.

 
  Horticulture Schemes  
 
Name of the Scheme Detail about the Scheme Eligibility of the Scheme Officer to be contact
Integrated Horticulture Development Scheme (State Government Scheme) In order to encourage the vegetable and Fruit crops growers. Subsidy Pattern :
All Variety and Hybrid Vegetable and Fruit Seedlings - 50% cost subsidy.
Target General : 240.00 Ha.
Finance : 2.00000
Target SCP : 60.00 Ha.
Finance : 0.51000
Total Ha. : 300.00
Total Finance : 2.51000
All farmers Maximum 0.50 Ha. for Vegetable crops and 1.00 Ha. Fruit Crops Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
National Bamboo Mission 2008-09 Continue (Centrally Sponsored Scheme) To introduce and increase the area of Bamboo plantation in farmers holdings. Subsidy Pattern : 1. Bamboo Plantation in farmers holdings. Target : 85.00 Ha.
Finance : 8.60000
2. Micro Irrigation for Bamboo Plantation. Target : 10.00 Ha.
Finance : 2.00000
Subsidy Pattern :
Maximum Rs. 20,000/- per Ha.
Maximum Eligible 4.00 Ha. per farmer and to all farmers category. First year cultivation subsidy Rs. 4,000/- per Ha. and Second Year maintenance subsidy Rs. 4,000/- per Ha. All farmers Eligible Maximum 4.00 Ha. per family. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
National Mission on Medicinal Plants Board (Centrally Sponsored Scheme) Coleus Forshlli Target : Ha. : 20.00,
Finance : 1.72000
Back End Subsidy : 50% per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Gloriosa Superba Target : Ha. : 25.00
Finance : 17.18750
Back End Subsidy : 50% per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Solanum Nigrium Target : Ha. : 35.00
Finance : 1.75000
Back End Subsidy : 50% per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Azadirectate Indica Target : Ha. : 10.00
Finance : 0.75000
Grand Total : Ha.  : 90.00
Finance : 21.40750
Back End Subsidy : 50% per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
National Agricultural Insurance Scheme For Pudukkottai District only Banana crop eligible - Karif 2010-11. Target : Physical / Finance 100.00 Acre. / Rs. 3,95,700 Sum insured Rs. 3,91,644/- per Acre. Premium : Loanee Farmer Rs. 12,924 / Acre Non Loanee  Farmer
Rs. 11,632 / Acre (Pudukkottai, Gandarvakottai, Karambakkudi, Thiruvarangulam & Aranthangi Block Farmers only Eligible)
All farmers Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
National Horticultural Mission (Centrally Sponsored Scheme) Establishment of New Gardens : Perennial Crops :
Mango : Target : Ha. : 300.00
Finance : 29.70000 
Cashew :
Target : Ha. : 400.00
Finance : 48.00000
Banana :
Target : Ha. : 1000.00
Finance : 168.75000
Tube Rose : Target :Ha. : 100.00
Finance : 45.00000
 Subsidy Rs. 22,500/Ha. Subsidy Pattern : Ist Year 50%, 
IInd Year20%,
IIIrd Year 30% 
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Flowers :
Tube Rose :

Target :Ha. : 100.00
Finance : 45.00000 
Jasmine :
Target :Ha. : 90.00
Finance : 10.80000
 Rose :
Target :Ha. : 60.00
Finance : 7.20000
 Marie Gold : Target :Ha. : 150.00
Finance : 18.00000
 Subsidy 50%
Rs. 45,000 per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Spices : Chillies : Target :Ha. : 300.00
Finance : 37.50000 
75% subsidy Rs. 11250 /Ha Maximum 4.00 Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Integrated pest Management Target : Ha. : 100.00
Finance : 1.00000
 
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Pollination support (Honey Bee Colony ) Target : Boxes. : 70.00
Finance : 0.49000
 
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Vermi Compost Unit Target : Unit. : 5.00
Finance : 0.25000
Total Finance : 366.69000  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
National Agriculture Development Programme (Centrally and State  Sponsored Scheme) Precision Farming and Micro Irrigation Target : Ha. : 100.00
Finance  : 26.20000
Precision Farming
Fertilizer Rs. 15,000/- per Ha.
and Micro Irrigation Subsidy Rs. 11200/- per Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture

TN IAMWARM  (State Scheme) 

Sub Basin : South Vellar Hybrid Vegetable Crops : (Brinjal, Bhendi, Watermelon) Target :Ha. : 110.00
Finance : 16.50000
Subsidy : Rs. 15,000/- per Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Spices : Hybrid Chillies Target :Ha. : 25.00
Finance : 3.12500
Subsidy : Rs. 12,500/- per Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  IIIrd Maintenance - Fruit Crops Aonla, Sapota, Guava Target :Ha. : 150.00
Finance : 10.14000
Subsidy : Rs. 6,750/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Sub Basin : Pambar Hybrid Vegetable Crops : (Bhendi, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Ash gourd) Target :Ha. : 135.00
Finance : 20.25000
Subsidy : Rs. 15,000/- per Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  IInd Year Maintenance Fruit Crops Target :Ha. : 25.00
Finance : 1.12500
Subsidy : Rs. 4,500/- per Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Sub Basin : Agniyar T.C. Banana Target : Ha. : 40.00
Finance : 15.00000
Subsidy : Rs. 37,500/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Hybrid Vegetable crops : (Bhendi, Watermelon, Pumpkin and Ash gourd ) Target : Ha. : 160.00
Finance : 24.00000
Subsidy : Rs. 15,000/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Spices : Chillies Target : Ha. : 15.00
Finance : 1.87500
Subsidy : Rs. 12,500/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Tree Crops : Casuarina Target : Ha. : 120.00
Finance : 6.75000
Subsidy : Rs. 5,625/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  IInd Year Maintenance : Fruit Crops (Mango, Aonla, Sapota, Guava, Acid Lime) Target : Ha. : 86.00
Finance : 3.87000
Subsidy : Rs. 4,500/- per Ha.  
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Sub Basin : Ambuliyar T.C. Banana Target : Ha. : 44.00
Finance : 16.50000
Subsidy : Rs. 37,500/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Hybrid Vegetable crops : Target : Ha. : 15.00
Finance : 2.25000
Subsidy : Rs. 15,000/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Sub Basin : Ambuliyar Spices : Chillies Target : Ha. : 10.00
Finance : 1.25000
Subsidy : Rs. 12,500/- per Ha.
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  Tree Crops : Casuarina Target : Ha. : 35.00
Finance : 1.96800
Subsidy : Rs. 5,625/- per Ha.    
All farmers Maximum 4.00 Ha. Village Level Asst. Horticulture Officer. Block Level Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
 
   

Contact person with designation and Phone No.

 
 
Sl. No. Block Contact Officer Phone No.
1 Pudukkottai Asst. Director of Horticulture 04322- 221590
2 Gandarvakottai Asst. Director of Horticulture 04322 - 275533
3 Thiruvarangulam Asst. Director of Horticulture 04322 - 250422
4 Karambakkudi Asst. Director of Horticulture 04322 - 255115
5 Aranthangi Asst. Director of Horticulture 04371 - 271120
6 Avudayarkoil Asst. Director of Horticulture
7 Manamelkudi Asst. Director of Horticulture 9443013999
8 Thirumayam Asst. Director of Horticulture 04333 - 274996
9 Arimalam Asst. Director of Horticulture 04333 - 271996
10 Ponnamaravathy Asst. Director of Horticulture 04333 - 260050
11 Annavasal Asst. Director of Horticulture 04339 - 231065
12 Viralimalai Asst. Director of Horticulture 04339 - 220240
13 Kunnandarkoil Asst. Director of Horticulture 9443924309
 
 

Contact

 
 
Name of the Office Deputy Director of Horticulture
Office Address Office of the Deputy Director of Horticulture,Joint Director of Agriculture Complex, Pudukkottai
Tele Phone No 04322 - 228394
Fax 04322 - 224743
Email ID ddhpudukottai[at]yahoo[dot]com
 
 

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