District  : Vellore

Velllore district is situated in the North Eastern Agro climatic zone.  A minimum temperature of 16°C prevails during December- January and Maximum temperature of 42°C prevails during April-May.

Soil Types:

Loamy, Clayey are the predominant soil types found in the district.

Rain Fall:

SeasonRain fall (mm)
South West monsoon:339.10
North East Monsoon:385.42
Grand Total:971.10

Major Horticulture Crops:

Major horticulture crops cultivated in this district are fruits crops like mango, banana, guava, jack and sapota, vegetables like tomato, brinjal, greens  and tapioca, spices like coriander, tamarind and  turmeric and flower crops like jasmine, mullai, jathimalli and crossandra. 

Schemes operated:

S.NoName of the SchemeInputs SuppliedSubsidy
AState Schemes  
1Integrated Horticulture Development SchemeVegetable Seeds, Planting Materials50%
2Integrated Tribal Development ProgrammeVegetable Seeds, Planting Materials90% 75%
3National Agricultural Insurance Scheme--
4Rainfed Area Development programmeVegetable Seeds, Planting Materials50%
BState and Central Shared Schemes  
1National Horticulture MissionSeeds, Planting50-75 %
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 3 State Horticulture Farms situated in Navlock, Kudapattu and Thagarakuppam 

Horticultural crops statistics:

S.NoName of the CropAreaProdn.Provty.
4SPICES & CONDIMENTS176397295.52


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