Agriculture

“Everything else can wait, but not Agriculture” – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Agriculture is the primary occupation of Perambalur district. Perambalur district is having 1,75,739 Ha of geographical area, of which 93,581 Ha is cropped area. Perambalur district receives average annual rainfall of 861 mm. Maize and Cotton is the important crops of Perambalur distric,t which accounts 80% of the total cultivated area. Perambalur district stands first in Maize and Cotton cultivation in Tamilnadu. Being a rainfed district, Perambalur district produces in an average of 4.0 lakh metric tons of food grains per year.

  • Name & Address of the Organization / Department :

    Department of Agriculture, Integrated Agriculture Complex, District Collectorate, Perambalur

  • Head of the Organisation / Department, Contact Number and E-mail ID :

    Joint Director of Agriculture, Telephone No. : 04328–225773, Mobile No. : 7550217926, E-Mail address : jdapblr[at]gmail.com

  • Organisation Structure

    Agriculture Department - District Level Organization Structure
    Agriculture Department - Block Level Organization Structure
  • Objectives


    “Doubling the Agriculture production and trebling the Farmer’s Income”

    Agriculture is the primary occupation of Perambalur district. Perambalur district is having 1,75,739 Ha of geographical area, of which 93,581 Ha is cropped area. Perambalur district receives average annual rainfall of 861 mm. Maize and Cotton is the important crops of Perambalur distric,t which accounts 80% of the total cultivated area. Perambalur district stands first in Maize and Cotton cultivation in Tamilnadu. Being a rainfed district, Perambalur district produces in an average of 4.0 lakh metric tons of food grains per year.
  • Schemes Implemented by the Department:

    • National Food Security Mission
    • National Agriculture Development Programme
    • Seed Village Scheme
    • National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture
    • Mission on Sustainable Dryland Agriculture
    • Collective Farming
    • Fixed Schedule of Visit
    • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)-Micro Irrigation
    • “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” (PMFBY)-Crop Insurance
    Uzhavan App
    Further, Contact Block Agricultural Extension Centres regarding Schemes and other documents required in person or else please get the details from our Uzhavan App which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
  • Awards:

    Krishi Karman Award

    Perambalur District, Veppanthattai Taluk, Agaram Village farmer Mrs. Poongothai bagged 2013-14 “ Krishi Karman Award” from the hands of Honorable Prime Minister Thiru. Narendra Modi, for highest yield obtained in Maize Cultivation in Tamilnadu.
  • Achievement:

    Being a rainfed district, Perambalur district stands within the first ten place in total food grain production of Tamilnadu.