DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL  PROFILE AT A GLANCE

1 GEOGRAPHICAL AREA (Sq.Kms.)
2 Agro – Climatic Region & Zone
3 Classification of Workers
4 Land Utilisation (Ha.)
5 Size of Holdings
6 Irrigation (in Ha.)
7 Consumption of Organic and Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides (per Ha.)
8 Agriculture Support Facilities
9 Major Food, Commercial, Plantation and Horticultural Crops
10 Profile of one major commodity of the Cuddalore District – Paddy
OTHER SCHEMES AND DETAILS IN CUDDALORE DISTRICT
I

National Agriculture Development Programme

II System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
III Seed Village Scheme
IV Officers With Designation And Contact Numbers
V

Target Under Area Coverage , Production And Productivity

VI Schemes Under Implementation
VII

Schemes Shared Between State And Centre

VIII State Schemes
IX Central Schemes

 

 

 

1.GEOGRAPHICAL AREA (Sq.Kms)

1

a) No. of Blocks / Taluks

13 / 8

2

b) No of Panchayat villages

683

3

c) No. of Town Panchayats

16

4

d) No. of Municipal Centres

6

5

e) No. of Townships

1

2.Agro – Climatic Region & Zone

1

Agro – Climatic Region & Zone Zone-II – East Coast plains and Hills

3.Classification of Workers

1

a) Cultivators

309289

2

b) Small & Marginal farmers

242817

3

c) Agricultural labourers

384016

4

d) Artisans

3000

5

e) Household cottage industries

21614

6

f) Allied Agro activities

N.A

7

g) Other Workers

283582

4.Land Utilisation (Ha.)

1

a) Geographical area

367781

2

b) Net Sown Area

217331

3

c) Forest Area

1414

4

d) Fallow lands (current & other)

64981

5

e) Uncultivable Waste land

14622.745

6

f) Non Agriculture use

58793.545

7

g) Other Lands not available for  cultivation

41749

8

h) Cropping Intensity

128 %

9

i) Area under high yielding variety seeds (in ha.)

N.A

5.Size of Holdings

S.NO

Size of Holdings

No.

             (%)

Area (Ha.)

(%)

1

a) Less than 1 Ha.

247454

77.5

89118

34.7

2

b) Between 1 – 2 Ha.

43269

13.7

59156

23.8

3

c) Above 2 Ha.

24217

08.8

88798

41.5

 

TOTAL

314940

100

237072

100

6.Irrigation (in Ha)

1

a) Net Irrigated Area

138335

2

b) By Canals

46274

3

c) By tanks

4663

4

d) By Wells

86828

5

e) By others

570

7.Consumption of Organic and Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides (per Ha)

1

Consumption of Organic and Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides (per Ha.)

188 Kg. of Chemical fertilizer

0.8 Kg. (Dust) of Pesticides.

8.Agriculture Support Facilities

1

a) Seeds / Fertilizers / Pesticides depot

29

2

b) Rural Markets / Mandis

10 (Regulated Markets)

3

c) Rural Godowns

5

4

d) Cold Storages

Nil.

Rainfall (mm)

S.NO

 
Season Normal Percen-tage

Actual Rainfall

2011 2012 2013
1 Winter(Jan-Feb) 24.36 2 49.8 3.8 14.1
2 Summer (Mar-May) 143.39 11 130.9 31.9 55.55
3

South West monsoon (June-Sept)

325.64 25 359.6 208.89 454.02
4

North East Monsoon (Oct-Dec)

842.12 62 797.6 468.6 494.00
Total 1335.51

100

1337.9 713.2 1018.50

Water level in Major Irrigation sources

Sl. No Name of the Irrigation source Full level (ft.)

1

Mettur

120.00

2

Veeranam

47.50

3.

Wallajah

5.50

4.

Perumal

6.50

5.

Wellington

29.78

Name of the Rivers/Lakes

S.NO

Name of the Rivers / Lakes

1

Gadilam

2

Pennar

3

Vellar

4

Veeranam

5

Perumal Eri

6

Wellington Lake

9. Major Food, Commercial, Plantation and Horticultural Crops

 

Paddy, Sugarcane, Groundnut, Millets, Pulses, etc. are the major crops grown in the district.

Apart from the above crops, Horticultural crops like Cashew, Banana, Tapioca, Guava, Jack fruit, Mango, etc. are grown in various parts of the district. The district is famous for Cashew cultivation as 60% of the State’s production is accounted for by the district

 

10. Profile of one major commodity of the Cuddalore District – Paddy

 

Paddy is the major crop of the district covering an area of around 1,11957 Ha. on an average. The average productivity of the crop is4750 Kg./Ha. The crop is grown in almost all the blocks of the district. Wherever there is assured irrigation facilities, paddy is grown both during Samba and Kuruvai seasons and where the irrigation is dependent on canal water, the crop is grown during Samba only. In delta Taluk, viz. Kumaratchi and Kattumannarkoil, rice fallow pulses are also cultivated in the paddy fields.

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is the latest technology which is widely popularized both by Agriculture Department and Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the farmers are evincing lot of interest in adopting this technology. Paddy cultivation target for the district for the year 2014-15 is set as 124500 Ha. of which SRI would be 87200 Ha. The popular varieties grown are White Ponni, Ponmani (Savithri), ADT.43, ADT.39, BPT ,Co43,Co49,Co50 etc.

To market the produce there are regulated markets set up at various places in the district. In addition to this, the Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation has set up Direct Procurement Centres at various places, where the SMP is offered to the farmers

NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The details of important projects under the programme are given below

Rs. In Lakhs

 

Pulses Mission

41.40

 

Millet Mission

20.43

 

NADP- Programme on Oil Seeds

23.50

 

Enrichment of Soil Fertility through Trash Mulching

48.40

 

Distribution of Coconut Seedlings

2.63

System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

 

It is a new technology for increasing the rice production, reducing the cost of cultivation and increasing the agricultural income. The advantages are less seed requirement, mat nursery method, young seedling transplantation, single seedling in square planting method, water saving upto 50% using conoweeder to plough back the weeds, getting higher tillering which enhances yield and hence high income.

In Cuddalore district, during the year 2013-14, out of the total paddy coverage of 126817 Ha., SRI coverage was 54596 Ha. For the year 2014-15, the paddy coverage target is 124500 Ha. of which SRI coverage would be 87200 ha. To encourage the farmers to go for SRI cultivation, the Government is providing an incentive of Rs.7500 per hectare under NFSM ( Rice) which includes Cono weeder and other inputs. Farmers are also provided training on this method by the Agriculture Department as well as by Krishi Vigyan Kendra., Vridhachalam.

 

Seed Village Scheme

 

Seed Village Scheme is under implementation in this district from 2006-07 onwards. The Agriculture Department identifies pockets for better seed production and chooses atleast 50 willing farmers for production of Certified seeds of the same crop in the same area.  The identified farmers would be provided foundation   /  Certified seeds @ 50% cost and also training in different phases to enable them to produce quality seeds.

 

TARGET UNDER AREA COVERAGE , PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTIVITY

 

2014-15

 

S.NO

Crop

Normal Area (Ha.)

Area coverage Target (Ha.)

Production Target (MT)

Productivity Target (Kg./Ha.)

1

Paddy

117000

124500

513406

4125 (Rice)

2

Total Millets

19000

33900

202950

5985

3

Total Pulses

56000

75581

55599

735

4

Total Oilseeds

18000

20780

42780

2060

5

Cotton (Bales)

7500

8000

21760


(Lint)

6

Sugarcane

30000

29600

405000

10.9 (Gur)

 

NAME OF THE SCHEMES UNDER IMPLEMENTATION DURING 2009-10 

 

IN CUDDALORE DISTRICT

 

STATE SCHEMES

 

S .NO

 
1 CROP YIELD COMPETITION
2 PADDY AND MILLETS SEED PROCUREMENT
3 PULSES SEED PROCUREMENT
4 GREEN MANURE SEEDS PROCUREMENT
5 BLUE GREEN ALGAE PRODUCTION
6 VERMI COMPOST DEMONSTRATION TRAINING
7 CROP AND PLANT PROTECTION SCHEME
8 RELEASE OF PARASITES IN SUGARCANE
9 CONTROL OF PESTS IN COCONUT AND OILSEEDS CROP
10 OILSEEDS PRODUCTION PROGRAMME
11 COCONUT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
12 NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE SCHEME

SCHEMES SHARED BETWEEN STATE AND CENTRE

S.NO  
1 NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
2 NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY SCHEME
3 SEED VILLAGE SCHEME
4 NMOOP- MM I OIL SEEDS
5 NMOOP- MM II OIL PALM
6 NATIONAL MISSION ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (NMSA)
7 COCONUT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
   

DETAILS OF OFFICERS WITH DESIGNATION AND CONTACT NUMBERS 

NAME OF THE OFFICER

DESIGNATION & INCHARGE OF THE BLOCK.

STD CODE

Office  No.

THANASEKARAN.T

J.D.AGRI. , Cuddalore


04142

290658

ELANGO.KA

DY.DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE, (GOI SCHEMES) I/C .CUDDALORE DIST.



DY.DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE

(STATE SCHEMES) CUDDALORE  DIST.

04142

290658

VISHNURAM MATHI.R

ASST.DIRECTOR OF AGRI.

(QUALITY CONTROL) CUDDALORE DIST.

04142

290658

JAYAKUMAR.J

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI, CUDDALORE

04142

290076

APPANRAJ. V

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. KURINJIPADI

04142

258555

SANGAR.N

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. PANRUTI

04142

244666

ELAVARASAN.S

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. ANNAGRAMAM

04142

277144

RAMESH.

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. PARANGIPETTAI

04144

230079

KRISHNARAJ

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. BHUVANAGIRI

04144

240025

ULAMMAI MURUGAKANNI.

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. KEERAPALAYAM

04144

240015

KANAGASABAI.N

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. KATTUMANNARKOIL

04144

261155

VIJAYAKUMAR.E

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. KUMARATCHI

04144

251256

VIJAYAKUMAR.R

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. VRIDHACHALAM

04143

238749

SAMBATHKUMAR.R

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. KAMMAPURAM

04143

267257

MOHANRAJ.M

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. MANGALORE

04143

248240

PREM SANTHI

ASST. DIRECTOR OF AGRI. NALLUR

04143

249377

DETAILS OF SUBSIDY SCHEMES UNDER IMPLEMENTATION DURING 2009-2010 IN AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, CUDDALORE DISTRICT

S.NO Name of the Scheme Unit

Name of the Scheme

Physical Target Financial Target (L.Rs.)
I

STATE SCHEMES

     
1 Paddy & Millets Procurement MT 1100 220.00
2 Pulses seed procurement MT 114 96.00
3 Oilseeds Production Programme MT    
4 Procurement of Oilseeds MT 190 70.00
5 Procurement of Green Manure seeds MT 12 0.46
6 National Agrl. Insurance Scheme - - 190.00
7 Coconut Parasites Production and distribution Nos 450 -
8 Crop Yield Competition Nos    
9 State Level Nos 2 -
10 District Level Nos 2 0.500

S.NO CENTRAL SCHEMES - 2014-15 Unit Target
I NADP - Pulses Mission   PHY FIN
1 Redgram Demonstration Ha 50 3.75
2 Incentive to Red Gram Ha 87 6.53
3 Farmers Training Nos 2 0.20
  Total     10.48
II Millet Mission 20014-15 UNIT PHY FIN
1 Organizing Demonstation Cumbu (Rs.3000/ Ha) Ha 500 15.00
2 Organizing Demonstation Minor Millet (Rs.3000/ Ha) Ha 100 2.00
3 Cumbu Minikit Distribution ( Rs.200/ Ha) Ha 500 1.00
4 Minor MIllet Minikit Distribution ( Rs.200/ Ha) Ha 100 0.20
5 Emulation of Model Plot Maize Ha 26 0.78
6 Farmers Training Ha 4 0.60
7 Other Contingencies Ha   0.85
  Total     20.43
III NADP - Programme on Oilseeds UNIT PHY FIN
1 Distribution of Liquid Bio Fertilizers Rs. 300/ Ha or 50 % Subsidy Ha 310 0.93
2 Gypsum Application for Groundnut 50 % to the maximum of Rs.750 Ha 1400 10.50
3 Distribution of Tractor drawn Seed drill 50 % to the maximum of Rs.63000/ No Ha 3 1.89
4 Distribution of Pipes carrying water 50 % to the maximum of Rs. 15000/ Unit Nos 47 7.05
5 Distribution of Tarpaulin  50 % to the maximum of Rs.4000/ Nos. Nos 70 2.80
6 Application of Pusa Hydrogel  50 % to the maximum of Rs.2500/Ha Ha 13 0.33
  Total     23.50
   
IV Enricment of Soil fertility through  Trash Mulching in Sugarcane ( Rs. 2400/ Ha) Ha 2000 48.40
V NADP - Distribtion of Coconut Seedlings UNIT PHY FIN
1 Tall  Nos 15000 1.13
2 Tall  X Dwarf Nos 10000 1.50
  Total     2.63
V NFSM – RICE UNIT PHY FIN
1  Assistance for distribution of HYV's seed @ Rs.1000/Qtl.or 50% of the cost which ever is less Qtl 9000 90.00
2 Hybrid Rice Distribution Rs.5000/Qtl. Qtl 40 2.00
3 Cluster Demonstration Ha 800 60.00
4  Hybrid Rice Demonstration (one cluster of 100 ha.target 0.5% of area of district@Rs.7500/ha.) Ha 300 22.50
5 Swarna sub 1 Demonstration (one cluster of 100 ha.target@Rs.7500/ha.) Ha 100 7.50
6 Cropping system based demonstration@Rs.12500/ha) Ha 360 45.00
7 MicroNutrient @ Rs.500/Ha or 50% of the cost which ever is less Ha 2140 10.70
8 Distribution of Power weeder Rs.15000 per No. No 5 0.75
9 Distribution of manual sprayers Rs.600 per unit No 130 0.78
10 Distribution of power Knapsack sprayers Rs.3000 per unit No 130 3.90
11 Distribution of rotavators drill ath the rate of Rs.35000 per No No 35 12.25
12 Incentive for pumpsets at the rate of Rs.10000 per No No 445 44.50
13 Distribution of Paddy thresher at the rate of Rs.40000 per No No 2 0.80
14  Distribution of Self propelled Paddy transplanters at the rate of Rs.75000 per No No 2 1.50
15 Cropping system based training @ Rs.14000/trng. No 15 2.10
16 Community nursery @ Rs 12500/ha limited to 50% of cost Ha 75 9.38
17 Assistance for custom hiring centres (Paddy tranplanters) at the rate of Rs.1500/ha Ha 500 7.50
18 Assistance for custom hiring centres (Combine harvesting) at the rate of Rs.1500/ha Ha 60 0.90
19 Plant Protection Chemical and Bio-agent Rs.500/Ha Ha 3300 16.50
20 Weedicide Rs.500/ha or 50% of the total cost Ha 1300 6.50
  Total     345.06
VI NFSM - Commercial Crops UN IT PHY FIN
  Demonstration on Intercropping with Sugarcane Rs. 8000/ Ha Ha 65 5.20
VII NFSM - PULSES  2014-15 UNIT PHY FIN
1 Demonstrations on improved Technologies -Cluster demonstration(of 100 ha each) @ Rs.7500/per Ha Ha 600 45.00
2 Distribution of HYV Seeds-Rs.2500/ qtl Ha 1540 38.50
3 Integrated Nutrient Management-Gypsum @ Rs.750/Ha Ha 450 3.38
4 Integrated Nutrient management - Micro Nutrients Rs.500/ hec. Ha 370 1.85
5 Integrated Nutrient management -Biofertilizers @ Rs. 100/ per Ha Ha 750 0.75
6 Integrated Pest management-Assistance for distribution of PP chemicals @Rs500/Ha Ha 820 4.10
7 Distribution of Weedicides@ 500/Ha Ha 820 4.10
8 Distribution of Rotavators @ 35000/machine No 13 4.55
9 Distribution Of Seed drill @15000/machine No 12 1.80
10 Zero till seed drill  Rs.15000/Unit No 12 1.80
11  Multi crop Planter Rs.15000/Unit No 12 1.80
12 Incentive for Pumpsets @  10000/machine No 22 2.20
13 Incentive for Pumpsets @  10000/machine No 40 6.00
14 Distribution of mobile sprinkler /Raingun @15000/raingun No 42 6.30
15 Distribution of sprinkler sets Rs.10000/per Ha No 11 1.10
16 PMT & other Miscellaneous Exp. - at District level  Ha   10.00
  Total     133.23
VIII Seed Village UNIT PHY FIN
  Distribution of Seeds – Paddy MT 200 20.00
  Distribution of Seeds – Millet MT 6 1.20
  Distribution of Seeds – Pulses MT 90 36.00
  Distribution of Seeds - Oil seeds MT 115 34.50
  Total   411 91.70
  Training   108 16.20
  Grant Total     107.90
IX NMOOP - MM 1  - Oilseeds UNIT PHY FIN
1 Purchase of Breeder seeds Qtls 9 0.49
2 Production of Foundation seeds - Rs.1000/ Qtl.for all varieties/hybrids released during last 10 years Qtls 52 0.52
3 Production of Certified seeds - Rs.1000/ Qtl.for all varieties/hybrids released during last 10 years Qtls 186 1.86
4 Distribution of Certified Seeds-Rs.1200/ Qtl.for all varieties/composites of oilseeds which are not older than 10 years Qtls 247 2.96
5 Block Demonstration - Groundnut - 50% of cost of inputs with a maximum limit of Rs.7500/ Ha Ha 22 1.65
6 Integrated Pest Management(IPM)/Farmers Field School(FFS) - Rs.26700 / FFS FFS 5 1.34
7 Farmers Training- Rs 24000 /-per Training for a batch of 30 farmers for 2 days(@Rs400/-per participant per day   14 3.36
8 Supply of Rhizobium culture/Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.300 / ha. Ha 385 1.16
9 Distribution of Bio-Pesticides - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.500 / ha. Ha 16 0.08
10 Supply of Weedicides - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.500 / ha. Ha 26 0.13
11 Supply of micronutrients - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.500 / per ha Ha 26 0.13
12 Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.500 / per ha Ha 16 0.08
13 Distribution of P.P.Equipments - Manual sprayers- 50% of the cost limited to Rs.800 / per unit Unit 16 0.13
14 Distribution of P.P.Equipments - Power operated sprayers- 60% of the cost limited to Rs.3800 / per unit Unit 16 0.61
15 Supply of Improved farm implements - Manual - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.10000 / per unit Unit 27 2.70
16 Supply of Improved farm implements -Power operated - Rotavator -50% of the cost limited to Rs.63000 / per unit Unit 3 1.89
17 Distribution of Sprinkler sets- 45% of the total cost (Rs 19600/-Ha) of installations i.e.,Rs8820/-No Unit 16 1.41
18 Pipes for carrying water from sources to field - 50% of the cost limited to Rs.25/-per meter (Rs.15000 / per farmer ) Unit 37 5.55
  Total     26.04
X NMOOP - MM II - OilPalm UNIT PHY FIN
1 Distribution of Planting Material @ Rs.8,000/ha Ha 250 20.00
2 IInd Year Maintenance Subsidy @ Rs. 3500/ha Ha 192.9 6.75
3 IIIrd Year Maintenance Subsidy @ Rs. 4500/ha Ha 110 4.95
4 IVth Year Maintenance Subsidy @ Rs.6000/ha Ha 140 8.40
5 Inputs for Intercropping inOilpalm Fields (Current Year) (Rs 3000/Ha) Ha 250 7.50
6 Inputs for Intercropping inOilpalm Fields (2nd Year) (Rs 3000/Ha) Ha 192.9 5.79
7 Inputs for Intercropping inOilpalm Fields (3rd Year) (Rs 3000/Ha) Ha 114 3.42
8 Farmers Training (Rs 24000/-per Training Ha 2 0.48
9 Mission Management Expenses     0.25
  Total    

57.54

XI Integrated farming in coconut holding for productivity improvement -Laying of Demonstration plot UNIT PHY FIN
  Laying Demonstartion New No 9 1.58
  Laying Demonstartion Maintenennc No 9 1.58
  Total     3.15
XII National Mission on Sustaunable Agriculture ( Onfarm water Management) UNIT PHY FIN
  Drip Irrigation Ha 618 529.8
  Sprinkler No 276 235.15
  Mobile Sprinkler No 353 69.19
  Rain gun No 400 126.4