Tuesday 20th Aug 2019

Virudhunagar

District  : Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar district is situated in the Southern Agro climatic zone. Minimum temperature prevailing is 23°C and maximum temperature is 43°C.

Soil Types:

Loamy, Clayey, alluvial, sandy loam and sandy clay are the predominant soil types found in the district.

Rain Fall:

SeasonRain fall (mm)
Winter:20.00
Summer: 190.70
South West monsoon: 120.24
North East Monsoon: 481.00
Grand Total:811.94

Major Horticulture Crops:

Major horticulture crops cultivated in this district are fruits crops like mango, banana, guava and jack, aonla and sapota, vegetables like tomato, brinjal, chillies, and onion and spices like coriander.

Schemes operated: 

S.NoName of the SchemeInputs SuppliedSubsidy
AState Schemes  
1Integrated Horticulture Development SchemeVegetable Seeds, Planting Materials50%
2National Agriculture Development Programme – Precision FarmingSeeds, Fertilizers50%
3National Agriculture Development Programme – High Tech Productivity Enhancement ProgrammeVegetable seeds50%
4Rainfed Area Development programmeVegetable Seeds, Planting Materials50%
5National Agricultural Insurance Scheme--
6Weather Based crop Insurance Scheme--
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--
2National  Bamboo Mission-50 %
DExternally Aided Schemes- TN IAMWARMSeeds, Planting Materials50 %

State Horticulture Farms:

There are two State Horticulture Farms in the district one at Poovani and the other at Srivilliputhur.

Horticultural crops statistics:

S.NoName of the CropAreaProdn.Provty.
1FRUITS63738711413.67
2VEGETABLES1565149739.56
3PLANTATION CROPS9510796888.38
4SPICES & CONDIMENTS387841391.07
5FLOWERS54654289.94
6MEDICINAL & AROMATIC CROPS36914413.91
 TOTAL222411927868.67
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