Agricultural Marketing

Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agricultural  Business Cuddalore District

Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business is one of the sister Department of Agriculture which aims at an increase in the value of Marketed Surplus.

Activities

  • Formation of commodity groups for various Agricultural/Horticultural crops
  • Signing MOU with reputed companies for fetching remunerative price to farmers.
  • Imparting Training on Pre and Post Harvest technologies
  • Imparting market intelligence to farmers by forecasting price through Agri Marketing Intelligence & Business Promotion Centre (AMI & BPC)
  • Creation of infrastructure facilities like Rural  Business Hub  Centre,  Drying yards, Storage Godown through schemes like NADP, IAMWARM etc.,
I.STAFF PATTERN
Sl. No. Designation Sanctioned post Filled Vacant
1 Dy Director of Agrl(AB), Cuddalore 1 1
2 Agrl Officer 6 5 1
4 Asst Agrl Officer 22 22
5 Superintendent 1 1
6 Assistant 3 3
7 Jr. Asst 1 1
8 Typist 1 1
9 Lab Asst 1 1
10 Driver 1 1
11 Office Asst 1 1
12 Watchman 1 1
Total 39 36 3
  1. Major Activities
  2. A) Agri Business
  3. B) Uzhavar Sandhai
  4. C) Agmark Lab
1 . Farmer Producer Organisation
S.No Name of the FPO Name of the Scheme Year Date of Incorporated No. of Villages No. of FIG Total Share  capital
1 Cuddalore District Mangalore Millet FPC Ltd NADP 2014-15 18.08.14 35 50 1004
2 Veeranarayanan Pulses FPC Ltd., NADP 2016-17 24.01.17 45 50 1000
3 Coconut & Banana FPO NMSA 2017-18 Yet to be incorporated.

Initial Work under Progress

2 . Cold Storage
S.No Details of Infrastructure Total Capacity (Mt.) Avg. arrivals during the month (Mt.) Total Arrivals during this month Percentage of Occupancy / Utilization
1 Cold Storage – Cuddalore OT RM 25 25 250 100
2 Cold Storage – Vridhachalam RM 25 25 504 100
3. Uzhavar Sandhai- Cuddalore 2 2 4.4 100
3 . Cashew Processing  Unit
S.No Name of the Commodity group Name of the Scheme Target Achievement Remarks
1 30 Nos of Cahsew Commodity group NADP 16-17 30 6 Remaining Unit Work under progress
  • In Cuddalore District Uzhavar Sandhai’s are functioning at Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Vridhachalam , Panruti and Vadalure. The farmers are benefited by selling their vegetables and fruits through Uzhavar Sandhai less than the Whole

sale  price but more than 15% of retail price, without any commission.  The consumers are also benefited by buying fresh vegetables and fruits at lesser than the Local market retail price.

Uzhavar Sandhai
Uzhavar Sandhai Name Cuddalore Chidambaram Vridhachalam Panruti Vadalur
Date of opening 9.8.2000 9.8.2000 23.9.2000 2.4.2000(3.6.06) 18.2.09
Area in Acres 0.53 2.00 0.50 1.28 0.50
Cost of lakhs(infrastructures) 14.40 11.30 10.44 12.70 22.5
Daily arrivals Average(MT) 25.97 2.96 21.15 4.23 3.87
Daily Growers average(Nos.) 116 9 68 9 10
Daily value average(Rs.) 6.70 0.74 5.70 1.10 1.31
Daily consumers average(nos.) 10129 396 2753 545 517
Shops(nos.) 50 50 40 50 15

Agmark lab is situated at Panruti which caters the need of grading food product for both Cuddalore and Villupuram district which is a Voluntary Scheme for the entrepreneur. The aim of the S.A.G.L. is Standardization and grading of Food Products and assigning Agmark Certification for Quality food Products.

AGMARK
S.No Particulars Annual Target 2017-18 Up to previous month During the month Up to the month % of Ach % of Ach. to the annual Target
Target Achieve

ment

Target Achieve

ment

Target Achievement
1 Physical(Qtls) 46000 6113 6433 3089 2951 9202 9384 102 20.00
2 Finance (State

Grading Charges(Rs)

67000 8925 10025 4514 3520 13439 13545 101 20.00