DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND PLANTATION CROPS
Coimbatore District

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Coimbatore District Profile
With vivid breezing Agro climatic conditions, Coimbatore District favors almost all Horticulture Crop Production. Horticulture Produce grown has made significant Contribution to State’s Horticulture crop Production. Having good and easy access to inputs, know-how and market, Farmers have wide scope for horticultural produce production. Given that area and production of fruits and vegetables have been increasing steadily, Coimbatore has the potential to increase its contribution towards the economy by way of exports. As returns from Horticulture per unit of land are higher in comparison to Agriculture, Know-How through University, Department and Institution, Market through Export and Logistics, There is Voluntary shift in the cropping pattern towards horticulture Based Farming The Horticulture is climate resilient, therefore assures higher income to farmers. Due to changing Socio economic profile and increasing middle class coupled with higher per capita income this sector has more potential as food habits are changing and people are becoming more health conscious. With an Average Area Coverage of 1,25,000 Hectare, Coimbatore strongly positioned for Coconut(84,000 Hectare), Tea (11,191 Hectare), Arecanut (1,800 Hectare), Banana (8,142 Hectare), Mango(2,400 Hectare), Tomato (2,000 Hectare), Small Onion(1,080 Hectare), Curry Leaves(1,000 Hectare), Gourds(720 Hectares), Brinjal (380 Hectare), Bhendi (324 Hectare). In Banana Coimbatore ranks Third in Area (8142 Ha) under Cultivation in Tamil Nadu State In Grapes, Coimbatore Ranks Third in Area(77 Ha) under cultivation in Tamil Nadu State In Tea, Coimbatore Ranks Second in Area(1191 Ha) under cultivation in Tamil Nadu State In Arecanut, Coimbatore Ranks Second in Area(1813 Ha) under Cultivation in Tamil Nadu State District has Annual Average of 1.25 Lakhs Ha. Under Horticulture crops with an average annual production of 11.36 Lakhs metric tons.