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Dindigul

District: Dindigul

In Dindigul district three different climatic conditions prevail. Tropical climate prevails in plains, sub tropical in lower Palani Hills and Sirumali and temperate climate prevails in Palani Hills. Due to these favourable climates, all kinds of horticultural crops are cultivated in this district. In both plains and hill the minimum temperature prevailing is 9°C and maximum temperature is 36°C.

Soil Types:

Loamy soil, clayey soil and Alluvial soil, Sandy loam and Sandy clay soil are the soil types found in the district

Rain Fall:

SeasonRain fall (mm)
Winter:44.70
Summer:155.10
South West monsoon:218.30
North East Monsoon:417.90
Grand Total:836.00

Major Horticulture Crops:

In Plains:

Major horticulture crops cultivated are , fruits crops like banana, sapota, guava and acid lime, vegetables like tomato, brinjal, bhendi, chillies, beans and cabbage, flowers like jasmine, pitchi, crossandra, nerium, chrysanthemum, tagetus, gomphrena and tube rose and medicinal plants like Gloriosa.

In Hills:

Fruit crops like pear, plums, peach, hill banana, acid lime and orange, vegetables like beans, chow-chow, potato, carrot and peas, spices like cardamom, pepper and garlic, plantation crops like coffee and cocoa and cut flowers like rose, carnation, gerbera and gladiolus are mainly cultivated in hills.

SeasonRain fall (mm)
Winter:44.70
Summer:155.10
South West monsoon:218.30
North East Monsoon:417.90
Grand Total:836.00

State Horticulture Farms:

There are five State Horticulture Farms in the District, at Reddiyarchathram, Sirumalai, Thandikudi, Kodaikanal and Bryant park.

Horticultural crops statistics:

S.NoName of the CropAreaProdn.Provty.
1FRUITS2900547241416.29
2VEGETABLES1282433452226.08
3PLANTATION CROPS421121849014.38
4SPICES & CONDIMENTS6122242603.96
5FLOWERS1450139589.62
6MEDICINAL & AROMATIC CROPS15742386815.16
 TOTAL93090105392511.32
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