Thiruvannamalai district is coming under North Eastern Zone region and the total area under cultivation is 192174.70 ha. In that, Horticultural crops have been cultivated in about 27103.90 ha and the prominent crops under cultivation are Banana, Mango, Tapioca, Tomato, Chillies, Brinjal, Bhendi, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Gourds, Turmeric, Medicinal coleus, lemongrass, Palmarosa, Jamine, Chrysanthemum and Tuberoseand other vegetables.In tiruvannamalai district Seetha and Jackfruit are producing in Jawadhu hills. Banana plantation is widely practiced in Padavedu region. Approximately 56 % of people are depended on Agriculture related works.


S.No Land Classification Area in Ha.(2019-20) Percentage
1 Total Geographical Area 631205.00 100%
2 Net cultivated Area 192174.70 30.45%
3 Horticulture Area 27103.90 14.10%



S.No Block/Panchayat Union No.ofPanchayats No.of Revenue Villages
1 Tiruvannamalai 69 89
2 Kilpennathur 45 64
3 Thurinjapuram 47 60
4 Polur 40 56
5 Kalasapakkam 45 49
6 Chetpet 49 63
7 Chengam 44 61
8 Pudhupalayam 37 43
9 Thandrampet 47 61
10 Jawadhuhills 11 38
11 Cheyyar 53 70
12 Anakkavoor 55 61
13 Vembakkam 64 91
14 Vandavasi 61 71
15 Thellar 61 69
16 Pernamallur 57 67
17 Arni 38 28
18 West Arni 37 26
Total 860 1067


Nine fold land classification:

S.No. Land Classification Area (Ha.) Percentage
1 Forest Area 1010.175 0.16%
2 Uncultivable waste 20585.41 3.26%
3 Non Agricultural Uses 96500.91 15.29%
4 Cultivable waste land 8368.88 1.33%
5 Permanent pasture and waste land 2931.15 0.46%
6 Misc. tree crops and Groves 2141.165 0.34%
7 Current fallow 131392.8 20.82%
8 Other Fallow 24300.16 3.85%
9 Net cultivated Area 192174.70 30.45%
Total 479405.355 75.95%
10 Unclassified forest 0 0.00%
11 Reserve Forest 151799.645 24.05%
Grand Total (Total Geographical Area) 631205 100%

Horticulture Crop Area, Production and Productivity details:

S. No Particulars Normal Area (Ha) Area (Ha.) Production (MT) Productivity (MT/Ha)
1. Fruits 3509.00 4662.90 47701.467 10.23
2. Vegetables 9063.00 11805.00 198324 16.8
3. Flowers 4376.00 4840.00 42398.4 8.76
4. Spices & Condiments 2119.00 2017.00 3751.62 1.86
5. Plantation crops 571.00 654.00 300.84 0.46
6. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants 2924.00 3125.00 26125 8.36


Major Crops Area, Production and Productivity:

Sl.No Crop Normal Area (Ha) Area    (Ha) Production (MT) Productivity (MT/Ha)
1 Banana 1971.00 2685.00 85920 32
2 Mango 1018.00 1334.00 16008 12
3 Tapioca 1970.00 1766.00 38852 22
4 Tomato 389.00 663.00 26520 40
5 Chillies 1445.00 1459.00 26262 18
6 Brinjal 1345.00 1642.00 49260 30
7 Bhendi 1078.00 1401.00 30822 22
8 Watermelom 470.00 676.00 16900 25
9 Muskmelon 228.00 502.00 13052 26
10 Gourds 552.00 997.00 17946 18
11 Turmeric 345.00 242.00 1936 8
12 Pepper 72.00 94.00 235 2.5
13 Medicinal Coleus 1387.00 1713.00 3768.6 2.2
14 Lemongrass 841.00 426.00 7668 18
15 Palmarosa 437.00 842.00 15156 18
16 Jasmine 1174.00 1250.00 10000 8
17 Tuberose 1905.00 2110.00 29540 14
18 Coconut 431.00 521.00 4168 8


Last Five Year Area Coverage of Horticulture Crops in

Tiruvannamalai District

S.No Crops Normal Area (Ha) Area in Ha.
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
1 Fruits 3509.00 3782.00 3943.50 4181.89 4285.00 4662.90
2 Vegetables 9063.00 6842.60 7010.20 7280.18 9889.20 11805.00
3 Flowers 4376.00 2982.70 3120.60 3213.35 4036.00 4840.00
4 Spices and Condiments 2119.00 1028.50 1203.20 1431.25 1972.00 2017.00
5 Plantation Crops 571.00 587.20 594.30 605.87 1064.00 654.00
6 Medicinal and Aromatic Crops 2924.00 1987.40 2142.50 2381.36 2668.00 3125.00
Total 22562.00 17210.4 18014.3 19093.9 23914.2 27103.9

 Soil Classification:
District Map 

Four soil groups’ viz., deep red soil, thin red soil, clayey soil and gravelly soil are in the district. The predominant soil type in the district is red. Red series loam is found in the taluks with concentration in Polur taluk. Red series sand is also found in the all the taluks but predominantly in Thiruvannamalai, Chengam and Vandavasi taluks. Different types of soil like ferrogenous loamy and sandy are seen throughout the district. Black series of loam is found in tank and river bed areas of Vandavasi and Cheyyar taluks.

S.No Type of Soil Places in District
1. Red Loam Small patches in the Taluks of Tiruvannmalai, Chengam and Polur
2. Black Soil Tiruvannamalai,Chengam,Polur,Arni, Cheyyar andVandawasi


Weather Details:

  1. Climate and Rainfall

The general climate is tropical. The district receives rainfall from North East and South West monsoons. The average rainfall of the district is 1074.70 mm. Nearly 45 per cent of the rainfall is received during the Northeast monsoon period (October to December). The normal rainfall of the district during Southwest monsoon is 468.40 mm and during Northeast monsoon is 457.10 mm.


(Jan – Feb)


(Mar – May)

Southwest Monsoon

(June – Sep)

Northeast Monsoon

(Oct – Dec)

Annual Rainfall (mm)
36.50 112.70 468.40 457.10 1074.70


  1. Temperature

The average annual temperature is 28.2°C in Tiruvannamalai. The Minimum temperature between variations in temperatures throughout the year is 7.9°C.The period from April to June is generally hot. The average maximum and minimum temperatures for district varies from 22°C to 42°C and 16°C to 31°C respectively.

The driest month is February, with 11 mm of rainfall. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in October, with an average of 226 mm. The warmest month of the year is May, with an average temperature of 32.1°C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in December, when it is around 24.2°C. The difference in precipitation between the driest month and the wettest month is 215 mm.


Schemes implemented through Department of Horticulture and Plantation crops


To increase the production, productivity and income of farmers, various schemes are being implemented through Department of Horticulture and Plantation crops. To impart hi-tech production techniques among farmers through various schemes like poly house construction, shade net house, mulching, distribution of seedlings of high yielding varieties of fruit crops, vegetables and plantation crops are being done.


  1. PradhanMantriKrishiSinchayeeYojana (PMKSY)
  2. Supplementary Water Management Activities (SWMA)
  1. Integrated Horticulture Development Programme (IHDS)
  2. National Ayush Mission (NMMP)
  3. National Bamboo Mission (NBM)
  1. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bheema Yojana (PMFBY)
  2. Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project (TNIAMP)


  1. Micro Irrigation under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY):

Prime objective: Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) – Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) is to improve water use efficiency by adopting micro irrigation technologies in the country.

Micro Irrigation technology plays a vital role in Agriculture in saving water and increasing productivity through effective utilization of every drop of water. Micro Irrigation has received considerable attention from farmers for its perceived ability to contribute significantly to groundwater resources development, agricultural productivity and economic growth.

Drip Irrigation System is a life saver for many farmers in Tamil Nadu, by enhancing the yield and quality of the produce. Increasing water scarcity and limited availability of labour has paved the way for implementation of Micro Irrigation scheme.

Micro Irrigation technology improves water use efficiency by 40% – 60% by precise water application. Through fertigation technology, fertilizers are directly applied to the root zone in drip irrigation;hence fertilizer use efficiency is also increased.

Under this scheme, to emphasis efficient use of irrigation water, farmers are being encouraged to set up micro irrigation facility through financial assistance of 100 % subsidy to small and marginal farmers and 75 % subsidy to big farmers.

A beneficiary can get financial assistance up to 5 ha. Farmers who are all already benefited can also get subsidy for renew the laterals after seven years.


  1. Supplementary Water Management Activities (SWMA) Under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY):

Other interventions of PMKSY – “Per Drop More crop” is implemented as a supplementary component of creation of Micro-water storage activities and efficient water usage in rainfed areas which is proposed to be subsumed as Supplementary Water Management Activities (SWMA).


To ensure focused and outcome based interventions, it has been decided to propagate Micro Irrigation technology among the farming community by filling in the gaps for creation of water source for micro Irrigation at farm or near farm gate level through the following activities during the year 2019-20.

  • Sinking of Shallow tube wells /Shallow/medium Bore Wells in Safe Firkas.
  • Installation of Diesel Pump sets / Electric motor.
  • Laying of conveyance pipes.
  • Construction of Ground level storage structures.

In this scheme, subsidy is extended for creation of ground level water storage structures @ Rs.40000, digging of bore wells in Safe Firka’s @ Rs.25000, laying of conveyance pipes @ Rs.10000 and for Electric motors/Diesel pump sets @ Rs.15000/-, 50% assistance has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy.

Eligible Beneficiaries:

All farmers who intend to install Micro Irrigation facilities in their farms – irrespective of the size of land holding-marginal, small and big farmers are eligible to take up the proposed irrigation augmenting activities under this scheme in order to bridge the gaps in their farms for the installation of Micro-Irrigation facilities. The farmers become ineligible to claim subsidy, if they do not install micro irrigation. The subsidy will be provided as back ended subsidy for taking up such activities.

III. National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP):


To increase productivity of important horticulture crops through focused interventions and maximizing returns to farmers.

The scheme is implemented in Thiruvannamalai districts of the State based on the component with 60:40 sharing pattern between Central and State Governments.Under this scheme, financial assistance is being provided for area expansion of Horticultural crops like Onion,andProviding incentive to Organic cultivation of Vegetables, Assistance to Organic Certification, establishment of Supporting Structurelike,Permanent Pandal System and Staking.


Area expansion:

  • Onion area expansion: Under onion development scheme 40% assistance has been given to the maximum of 2 Ha per beneficiary at rate of Rs.20000 per hectare has been given as back ended subsidy.

Providing incentive to Organic cultivation of Vegetables:

  • Assistance to Organic cultivation in Vegetables like Greens (Rs.2500/Ha), Tomato, Brinjal, Bhendi,Lab-lab and Gourds (Rs.3750/Ha),
  • All farmers who grow the above organic vegetable crops and Organic certification has been done are eligible.
  • Each farmer can avail subsidy to a maximum 2 Ha.

Assistance to Organic Certification:

  • Farmer groups/individual farmers are eligible.
  • Farmer groupsshould be register in Society Act.
  • Assistance to Organic Certification for each farmer in groups Rs.500/individual.

Supporting Structure:

  • Pandal: 50% assistance has been given to the maximum of 2 Ha. per beneficiary at rate of Rs.2 lakhs per hectare has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy.
  • Vegetables like Gourds, Pandal Avarai, Beans, Pole Beans, Gherkins, Cucumber, Coccinea and any other climbing vegetable crops.
  • Fruits like Grapes and Passion fruit
  • Spices and Plantation likeBetel vine and Vanilla
  • Staking:50% assistance has been given to the maximum of 1 Ha per beneficiary at rate of Rs.25000 per hectare has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy. All Pandal vegetables, Hybrid vegetables like Tomato, Brinjal and Bhendi, Medicinal plant like Gloriosa.
  1. Integrated Horticulture Development Programme (IHDS):

Objective: To increase the area under Horticulture Crops by providing seeds and other quality planting materials at 40% subsidy to the farmers.

  • This scheme is 100% funded by Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • This scheme is being implemented in all block of Thiruvannamalai districts.

I.Area Expansion Programme:-

  1. Promotion of Protray vegetable seedlings:
  • 40% assistance permissible is to cultivation of Hybrid vegetables (Tomato/ Brinjal and Chillies) Rs.20000/Ha – Protray seedlings has been produced at State Horticulture Farms and distributed to farmers at free of cost.
  • Maximum eligibility 2 Haper farmer.
  1. Promotion of Traditional Cultivars:
  • Cultivating of Traditional Fruit & Vegetable cultivars, the maximum assistance permissible is Rs.15000/Ha for planting materials, INM/IPM, cultivation practices, etc.,
  • Each Farmer can avail a maximum of 2 ha for vegetables and 4 ha for fruits.
  1. Promotion of Minor Fruits:
  • 50% assistance permissible is Rs.30000/Ha for planting materials, INM/IPM, cultivation practices, etc.,
  • Each Farmer can avail a maximum of 2 ha for vegetables and 4 ha for fruits.
  • Crops like Litchi, Plum, Peach, Pear, Water apple, Rambutan, Dragon fruit, Strawberry, Kiwi Fruit, Durian, Avocado, Mangos teen, Carambola, Mandarin Orange, Passion fruit, Date palm and Fig.

4.Promotion of Vegetable through seeds:

  • 40% assistance permissibleis Rs.10000/Ha.
  • Crops like Bhendi, Radish, Greens, Lablab, Onion and other vegetable crops.
  • Each Farmer can avail a maximum of 2 ha.
  1. Crop incentive programme:
  • The farmers can avail an incentive of Rs 2,500/ Ha to cultivate vegetables during off-season.
  • Farmers who have not availed subsidy in other schemes, those farmers only are eligible.
  • Maximum eligibility 2 Ha per farmer.
  1. Encouraging Dry land Horticulture:
  • 50% assistance permissible is Rs.20000/Ha for planting materials, INM/IPM, cultivation practices, etc.,
  • Maximum eligibility 4 Ha per farmer.
  • Crops like Annona, Ber, Manila Tamarind, Amla, Jamun, Tamarind, and Wood apple.
  1. Area Expansion of Fruits:
  • 40% assistance permissibleis to cultivating of Normal fruit planting like, Acid Lime Rs.13195, Papaya Rs.18496, Sapota Rs.10896/-, Mango Rs.6120/ Ha, Guava Rs.9201/-.
  • Maximum eligibility 4 Ha per farmer.
  1. Area Expansion of Seeds and RhizomaticSpices:
  • 40% assistance permissible is to cultivating of Rhizomatice spice like Turmeric Rs. 12000/Ha.
  • Maximum eligibility 4 Ha per farmer.
  1. Area Expansion of Flower Crops;
  • For cultivating Loose flowers like, Marigold (Protrays), Jasmineand Rose– 40% assistance permissibleisRs.16000/Ha and for Bulbous flowers like Tuberose– 40% assistance permissibleisRs.60000/Hahas been given to farmers as back ended subsidy to submitting supportive vouchers for INM/IPM, land preparation, inter-cultivation, irrigation and etc.,
  • Maximum eligibility 4 Ha per farmer.
  1. Area Expansion of Aromatic Crops:
  • For cultivating Lemongrass and Palmarosa – 40% assistance permissibleisRs.16000/Ha has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy to submitting supportive vouchers for INM/IPM, land preparation, inter-cultivation, irrigation and etc.,
  • Maximum eligibility 4 Ha per farmer.
  1. Area Expansion of Moringa:
  • 40% assistance permissible is to cultivation of Moringa Rs.10000/Ha – Protray seedlings has been produced at State Horticulture Farms and distributed to farmers at free of cost.
  • Maximum eligibility 2 Ha per farmer.

II.Protected Cultivation:-

  • Construction of Poly house: 50% subsidy has been provided to constructingof Poly houses at the rate of Rs.468 per square meter allowing maximum 4000 Sq.m per beneficiary.
  • Shadenet house: As like poly house construction, 50% assistance has been given to the maximum of 4000 Sq.m per beneficiary at rate of Rs. 355 per square meter.
  • Pandal: 50% assistance has been given to the maximum of 2 Ha per beneficiary at rate of Rs.2 lakhs per hactare has been given to farmer as back ended subsidy.

III. Integrated Post harvest Management:

  • Packhouse:To construct pack houses for the purpose of grading, cleaning and packing of Horticultural produces at the rate of 50% subsidy Rs.2.00 lakhs has been given to farmer as back ended subsidy.
  • Low cost Onion Storage Structure:50% subsidy has been provided to constructing of Low cost onion storage structure at the rate of Rs.3500/MT allowing maximum 5 MTto 50 MTper farmer as back ended subsidy.

IV.Special techniques:

  • Banana Bunch sleeve (1Ha/Farmer) and Weed mat (4000 Sq.m/Farmer) -50% subsidy has been provided to farmer as back ended subsidy.
  1. Additional income generation activities:
  • Bee Keeping: Pollination support through bee keeping – 40% assistance permissible has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy.
  • Vermicompost unit: Permissiblesize of 200cu.ft.Rs.25000/unit(Rs.125/cu.ft)– 50% assistance has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy.
  • Maximum eligibility – 1 unit/farmer.




  • All the farmers who have own agriculture lands are eligible. If on lease, the lease period should be a minimum of 10 years for project based components.
  • Assured irrigation facilities are necessary where water usage is mandatory for the components like protected cultivation, area expansion etc.
  • The beneficiary farmers should enclose all mandatory documents along with the application.
  • The documents should be valid for the current period.


  1. Application Form
  2. Beneficiary must be registered in TNHORTNET
  3. Chitta and Adangal (Original)
  4. FMB sketch
  5. Pan Card / Aadhar Card / Voter ID / Ration Card Xerox copy
  6. In case of Lessee farmers, registered lease agreement should be furnished.
  7. Soil and water test reports for cultivation related components
  8. Passport size photos (3 Nos.)
  9. Ration card (Xerox)
  10. Bank passbook (1stpage Xerox) for verifying the Account Number
  11. Affidavit for components wherein the assistance is above Rs.50,000/-
  12. Field photos during various stages of implementation with beneficiary (for Area expansion and project based activities)
  13. Field Board with logo after completion (for project based)


  1. National Ayush Mission (NMMP):


  • Support cultivation of medicinal plants which is the key to integrity, quality, efficacy and safety of the AYUSH systems of medicines by integrating medicinal plants in the farming systems offer an option of crop diversification and enhance incomes of farmers.


Medicinal Plants cultivation will be assisted only in case of clusters. Each cultivation cluster will have minimum five farmers cultivating medicinal plants over minimum 2 hectare of the land. The farmers and land under cultivation of medicinal plants in a cultivation cluster should come from maximum three adjoining villages. One farmer will not be assisted for more than once in three years for cultivating medicinal plants on the same land.

In Thiruvannamalai district of Thandrampattu and Thurinjapuram block, Assistance has been given to cultivating of Medicinal Coleus, the maximum of 2 Ha per beneficiary at rate of Rs.18886.89 per hectare has been given to farmers as back ended subsidy.


  1. National Bamboo Mission (NBM):
  • 400 Plants per Hectare (Back ended Subsidy) should be planted eitherin the boundary planting or bulk planting with proper spacing of 5 x 5 meters.
  • First year cultivation assistance of Rs.50000/Ha for Public lands and Rs.25000/Ha for Private lands.
  • Each field should be Geo tagged compulsory.
  • Public land planting may be done in the Community land, Colleges, Schools, Temple, Lake, Park, SHF’s and etc.,

VII. Rainfed Area Development (RAD):

Objective: To promote Integrated Farming System (IFS) and to enable farmers in maximizing the farm returns for sustaining livelihood.

  • Under this scheme, clusters in an area of not less than 100 Ha are chosen and the farmers in the identified clusters are eligible to avail benefits of the scheme.
  • This scheme is implemented with a sharing pattern of 60:40 between Centre and State.
  • The year 2019-20, Integrated farming System, Protected cultivation, Vermi beds, Post harvest storage units, Farmers training and Demonstrations are being taken up in 3 Block’s of Thiruvannamalai viz., Pudupalayam, Kalasapakkam and Thandrampattu.
  • Horticulture Based Farming System: For an area of 1 hectare, 50% subsidy up to Rs.25000/Ha has been given for planting material and other inputs.
  • Vermicompost unit: To set up permanent vermicompost structure, Rs.12500/- unithas been given as subsidy and for setting HDPE vermibed Rs. 6000/- per unit has been given as back ended subsidy.

VIII. Collective Farming:

Objective:To promote collective farming for credit mobilization, better adoption of technology and facilitate effective forward and backward linkages.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has announced in Budget speech 2017-18 an innovative programme for organizing small and marginal farmers into Farmer Producer Groups which will be federated into Farmer Producer Organizations.

In 2017-18 and 2019-20, 326 Farmer Producer Groups were formed under Agriculture and Horticulture Departments with the total allocation of Rs.16.30 Crore. Out of 326 FPGs, 66 FPGs were formed under Department of Horticulture.

The Corpus Fund of Rs.3.30 Crore was utilized for the purchase of Machineries which are collectively used for the cultivation purpose of 22 FPGs.

In the current year(2020-21), it is proposed to form 97 FPGs in the district for both Agriculture and Horticulture Departments. Out of 97 FPGs, 22 FPGs will be formed by the Department of Horticulture.


TNIAMP is a multidisciplinary project funded by World Bank and implemented by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Main objective: The programme is crop diversification from paddy to Horticulture crops, water conservation and promotion of reduced pesticide usages and climate resilient technologies.

TNIAMP Phase – II& Phase – III will be implemented in next 4 years from 2019-20 to 2023-24 and programmed to implement the demonstration under fruits, Hybrid vegetables, spices and flowers cultivation at an outlay Rs.607.81 Lakhs in 3 sub basins of 13Block of Thiruvannamalai District.


First Year Programme:

TNIAMP was implemented in the Phase – II First year in Aliyar sub basins of Thandrampattu Block of Thiruvannamalai Districts under Horticulture crops at an outlay of Rs.15.60Lakh as against the target of Rs.38.78 lakh.


Second year Programme (2019-20):

In 2020-21 this scheme was implemented in Aliyar sub basins of Phase – II second year at an outlay of Rs. 20.00 lakh along with the Cheyyar and Vegavathy sub basins of Phase – IIIFirst year at an outlay of Rs.549.03 lakh. In the Phase – III2 sub basins were introduced covering 11Block.

Third Year Programme (2020-21)

In 2020-21 this scheme is being implemented as follows; Phase Outlay (Rs in Lakhs)
1. Phase IIFirst Year 38.78
2. Phase II Second Year 20.00
1. Phase III First Year 549.03
Total 607.81



Objective:Farmers insured the crops in notified villages could get insurance amount for crop damages due to natural calamities and tremendous yield loss due to pest and diseases.

In Tamil Nadu, PMFBY is being implemented since kharif 2016 replacing National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) in all districts except Chennai.

In this scheme, farmers can insure the notified Horticulture crops viz Banana, Tapioca, Turmeric, Onion and Chillies in notified revenue villages.

In Thiruvannamalai district, Banana, Tapioca and Turmeric crops are notified to be covered under this insurance scheme.

Under PMFBY 2016-17 and 2019-20 (both Kharif and Rabi season) 5862 farmers have enrolled covering an area of 5256.99 acres in notified Horticulture crops.

For PMFBY 2016-17 and 2018-19, Rs.0.39460 lakhs have been disbursed as claim compensation to 331 farmers for Horticulture crops.

For the current year (2020-21 Both Kharif and Rabi season), it is planned to enroll 50% Gross Cropped area of 3200 acres under Horticulture crops.







  • To produce and distribute Pedigree and quality planting materials of Horticultural crops.
  • Serve as Model Demonstration Centres to the local growers.

Special Activities in Farms:

  • TANHODA Outlet: TANHODA outlets ensure that quality produce, products and other materials like farm tools and implements, inputs for potager garden kits, vegetable seeds, Spice boxes, Dry fruit boxes, FPO products, etc are being sold at a nominal price to the public. TANHODA outlet also facilitates the farmers / FPOs to have choice for selling their products at nominal cost without any intermediaries so that they will get more income.
  • Farm Tourism: To impart knowledge on latest Horticultural technologies to students and farmers, Farm tourism was initiated in all State Horticulture Farms, Parks and Gardens throughout the state. This will help the students and people in urban areas to practically experience farming. This concept has many interesting parts in which the visitors can directly involve in farm activities. They are provided with natural refreshment and gifted with a plant in nominal entry fee Rs.100 per farmer and Rs.50 per Student
  • Plants as Return Gifts for Public and Private Functions: In Tamil Nadu, during functions like Birthday Celebration, Wedding Anniversary, Marriage, Engagement, House warming ceremony, opening ceremony of new shops, etc., return gift are given to the guests. For promoting Environment, people like to present tree saplings as return gift, as the trees and plants live longer and significantly benefit the environment. This programme brings happiness to both the giver and the taker of the plants and promotes growing of trees and plants.
  • Vegetable Seed Production:TFL Vegetable Seed Production in Bhendi (Arka Anamika), Brinjal (CO-2), Cluster Beans (MDU-1), Lab lab (CO (Gb)-14, Small Onion CO (on) 5, Amaranthus (CO-1), Snake gourd (CO-2) and Vegetable Cowpea (Pusa Komal).





S.No Block Location Name Year of Establishment Area (Ha)
1 Thandrampattu Pudurchekkadi Farm 2018 12.76
2 Thiruvannamalai Opposite to Arts & Science College Horticulture Park 2019 3.64
3 Jamunamarathur Kovilur Block cum Nursery 2019 0.68
4 Polur Murugapadi TC Lab cum Block level Nursery 2020 1.52
Total 18.60


Contact Details:

Deputy Director of Horticulture,
O/o.Deputy Director of Horticulture,
Near Collectorate Campus,

Phone04175 233 354



District Officers Contact Details:


S.No Name Designation Mobile No
1 V.Chidhambaram Deputy Director of Horticulture +917904585531
2 P.Balakumar Assistant Director of Horticulture (Planting Material) +917373944451
3 R.Karthick Horticultural Officer (Technical-1) +919788609108




Block Level Officers Contact Details:

S.NO Block Name of the Officer Designation Mobile No.
1 Tiruvannamalai R.Kumaravel Asst.Director of Horticulture 9600284443
M.Anandhi Horticultural Officer 9786365709
2 Thurinjapuram Amal savio Prakash Asst.Director of Horticulture 9629305619
M.Madhupriya Horticultural Officer 8825406560
3 Kilpennathur M.Kannan Asst.Director of Horticulture 9500383647
K.Divya Horticultural Officer 7639094344
4 Chengam C.Praveena Asst.Director of Horticulture 8124748557
K.Vilashini Horticultural Officer 9750742481
5 Thandrampattu R. Ravichandiran Asst.Director of Horticulture 9486568311
M.Balasubramanian Horticultural Officer 9443576876
6 Pudupalayam M.Divya Horticultural Officer 8056414584
7 Polur S.Sivakumar Asst.Director of Horticulture 6382291667
S.Priyadharshini Horticultural Officer 9677684504
8 Kalasapakkam B.Lokesh Asst.Director of Horticulture 9003482139
R.Aswini Horticultural Officer 7868059745
9 Chetpet R.Balaji Asst.Director of Horticulture 7667034777
P.Jayamani Horticultural Officer 8508970210
10 Arni T.Damayanthi Asst.Director of Horticulture 9443696846
11 West Arni R.Karthick Asst.Director of Horticulture 9003415482
12 Vandavasi R.P.Valarmathi Asst.Director of Horticulture 8525047880
13 Thellar P.Deivasigamani Asst.Director of Horticulture 9500818721
14 Peranamallur S.Rajeshkannan Asst.Director of Horticulture 7418653569
15 Cheyyar S.Monika Horticultural Officer 9150813165
16 Anakkavoor S.Sasikala Asst.Director of Horticulture 9790835462
S.Kalaiselvan Horticultural Officer 8220887022
17 Vembakkam U.Thamizheezham Asst.Director of Horticulture 9597449755
E.Pandiyan Deputy Horticultural Officer 9159427523
18 Jamunamarathur P.Anbarasu Asst.Director of Horticulture 8608868741
M.Ashok Horticultural Officer 9445995132
19 SHF, Pudurchekkadi G.Vijayakumar Horticultural Officer 9976340692