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Number of Taluks


Number of Agricultural blocks


Number of Panchayats


Number of Revenue villages


Farming system/enterprise

Rice based cropping system

Agro-climatic Zone

Cauvery Delta Zone

Agro ecological situation

Wet land eco system

Soil type

Clay to clay loam- Old delta
Sandy to sandy clay loam- New delta

Source of irrigation

Canal (Cauvery river) and borewell

Average annual rainfall

1000 mm

Major crops grown

Rice, Black gram, Green gram, Cotton, Oilseeds,
Vegetables, Fodder crops, Fishery/Poultry/ Goatry


Thiruvarur District


Profile of KVK,Thiruvarur District


Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Thiruvarur district is located 30 km away from Thanjavur and Thiruvarur Towns at Needamangalam in Thiruvarur District of Tamil Nadu


Date of establishment


Total land with KVK

18.66 ha

Under buildings and Demo Units

2.08 ha

Under Road

1.22 ha

Under cultivation

13.90 ha

Fallow/not in use

1.46 ha

Cropping intensity


Source of irrigation



   Major problems in Thiruvarur District


Ø  Low profitability in  rice based cropping due to escalated production costs and low yield

Ø  Poor drainage, prolonged  inundation of water and soil related problems

Ø  Labour scarcity and escalated wages

Ø  Uncertainty in sustainable income from rice based cropping system

Ø  Low yield due to pest  and disease incidence

Ø  Low yield and income in  the existing pattern of cultivation of vegetables

Ø  Non availability of green fodder

Ø  Low or no income to farm  women


     Major thrust area


Ø  Increasing the productivity of rice and rice fallow crops through new varieties,SRI,ICM,  

Ø  Precision farming etc.

Ø  Farm mechanization

Ø  Enhancing the farm revenue through alternate farming/cropping, fish farming & backyard poultry etc.

Ø  Eco friendly management of pests and diseases through IPM

Ø  Promoting horticultural crops /varieties for enhancing the returns

Ø  Empowering farm women


    Mandated Activities of KVK


Ø    On-Farm Testing

Ø    Front Line Demonstrations

Ø    Training of farmers/extension personal/rural youth

Ø    Work as resource and knowledge centre

Ø    Production and supply of seeds and planting materials




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