Tuesday 20th Aug 2019

kanyakumari

District  : Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari district is situated in the High rain fall Agro climatic zone. Minimum temperature prevailing is 24°C and maximum temperature is 34°C.

Soil Types:

Loamy soil, Black soil, alluvial soil, sandy loam, acidic loam and Theri soils are the soil types found in the district

Rain Fall:

SeasonRain fall (mm)
Winter:50.30
Summer:317.70
South West monsoon:551.70
North East Monsoon:523.30
Grand Total:1443.00

Major Horticulture Crops:

Major horticulture crops cultivated in this district are fruit crops like mango, banana, jack and aonla, vegetables like tomato, brinjal, bhendi and tapioca, spices and condiments like pepper, clove and nutmeg, plantation crops like areca nut and cashew and flowers like jasmine, pitchi and crossandra. Its unique climate favours production of off- season mangoes.

Schemes operated: 

S.NoName of the SchemeInputs SuppliedSubsidy
AState Schemes  
1Integrated Horticulture Development SchemeSeeds, Planting Materials50%
2National Agricultural Insurance Scheme--
3Rainfed Area Development ProgrammeDevelopment of water resources,Equipments for water lifting75% 50%
BState and Central Shared Schemes  
1National Horticulture MissionSeeds, Planting Materials50-75%
2National Mission on Micro IrrigationDrip Irrigation components75-100%
CCentrally Sponsored Schemes  
1National Mission on Medicinal Plants-20-75%
2National  Bamboo Mission-50%

State Horticulture Farms:

There are two State Horticulture Farms in the District, one at Pechiparai and the other at Kanyakumari.

Horticultural crops statistics:

S.NoName of the CropAreaProdn.Provty.
1FRUITS725619433826.78
2VEGETABLES14157638753.98
3PLANTATION CROPS532484031687.57
4SPICES & CONDIMENTS128050573.95
5FLOWERS125319225.34
6MEDICINAL & AROMATIC CROPS50.0069513.90
 TOTAL6337668283910.77
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