DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND PLANTATION CROPS
Karur District

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Karur District Profile
Karur district has an area of 2895.6 sq.km and consists of Eight blocks viz. Karur, Thanthoni, Aravakurichi, K. Paramathi, Kulithalai, Krishnarayapuram, Kadavur, and Thogamalai comprising of 157 Village Panchayats and 203 Revenue villages. It is an inland district without any coast line. The District has Amaravathi River and Cauvery River.The average annual rainfall is about 775 mm (30.5 in) which gets most of its seasonal rainfall from the north-east monsoon winds, during late September to mid-November. In general, Karur district has specifically known for Moringa and Banana cultivation and other prominent crops under cultivation are Tapioca, Gloriosa, Betelvine, Jasmine, Ixora, Coconut and other vegetable crops. Thanthoni, Aravakurichi, Kadavur and K. Paramathy were major vegetable growing region and Thogamalai, Krishnarayapuram, Kulithalai were major Banana growing region and Karur block was major Coconut growing region. State Horticulture Farms was located on Mudalaipatti, Thogamalai block where Quality Planting materials are produced. To increase the production, productivity of horticulture crops and to increase the income of farmers, various schemes are being implemented through Department of Horticulture and Plantation crops. To impart hi-tech production techniques among farmers various schemes like poly house construction, shade net house, Pandal cultivation, distribution of seedlings of high yielding varieties of fruit crops, vegetables, Flowers, Spices and Plantation crops are being done.