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HORTICULTURE TRAINING CENTRES (HTC)

  • Horticulture Training Centres are functioning at Madhavaram in Tiruvallur district, Kudumianmalai in Pudukkottai district, Thally in Krishnagiri district and Ooty in The Nilgiris district.
  • The prime objectives of the Horticulture Training Centres are to impart Hi tech Horticulture crop cultivation training to farmers. Also to impart, in house training to field functionaries of the department about recent advancement in the field of Horticulture science.  
  • In the year 2016-17, training in Hi-tech Cultivation of horticulture crops was given to 3,000 farmers at an outlay of Rs.7.50 Lakhs and in 2017-18, also   3,000 farmers trained at an outlay of Rs.7.50 Lakhs.
  • During 2018-19, programmed to impart training to 4000 farmers at an outlay of Rs. 32.00 lakhs. 
  • Apart from farmers training, 2 years Diploma course in Horticulture is being offered at Horticulture Training Centre, Madhavaram for 40 students every year.
  • From 2018-19 onwards, it is proposed to start Two years Diploma in Horticulture at Horticulture Research and Training Centre, Thally, Krishnagiri district and Centre of Excellence for Vegetables – Reddiyarchathiram in Dindigul District with an intake of 50 students annually in each centre.