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Area Araniyar
Araniyar Sub Basin

Professor and Head,
Rice Research Station,
Tirur – 602 025, Thiruvalluvar District.
Ph.No. 044 27620233
Fax No. 044 27620238
E mail ID: [email protected]





Rice Research Station / Krishi Vigyan Kendra is located at Tirukuppam village which lies between Thiruvallur and Chennai in the Chennai Arakonam railway route. This is one among the lead centre for rice research for identifying and releasing suitable drought tolerant rice varieties for dry tracts of North Eastern zone of Tamil Nadu. The main mandate of the RRS/KVK is to undertake basic and strategic research on rice, conducting Adaptive Research Trials (ART)  on improved crop production technologies like irrigation management, nutrient management, pest and disease management, conducting On Farm Testing (OFT), Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) with emerging technologies to save water and improve the productivity, conducting short term and long term trainings in agriculture to farmers and capacity building to extension functionaries of Thiruvallur district.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
A Activities        
1 IPT in gardenland pulse 150 200 150 500
2 IPT in Groundnut 150 200 150 500
3 Green manure - SRI - Rice fallow pulse 170 170 160 500
4 SRI - Rice fallow pulse 692 692 683 2067
5 Precision farming in Banana 10 10 10 30
6 Precision farming in vegetables 10 10 10 30
7 Soil testing charges        
B Integrated Nutrient Management 20 0 0 20
C Implements for farm mechanization        
1 Rotary weeder 1724 1724 1686 5134
2 SRI marker 172 172 169 513
3 Chisel plough 1 0 0 1
4 Rotavator 1 0 0 1
5 Disc plough 1 0 0 1
6 Disc harrow 1 0 0 1
7 Tractor drawn Seed drill 1 0 0 1

Sl.No

Name of the intervention

Yield in (kg ha-1)

Mean

% of increase over control

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

GM-SRI-RFP

5396

6256

5290

6337

5311

6352

5332

6315

18.43

2.

SRI-RFP

4837

6299

5505

6432

5487

6359

5276

6363

20.60

Rice Fallow Pulses

612

704

546

605

550

614

569

641

12.65

3.

IPT in Garden Land Pulses

761

900

585

743

524

738

623

794

27.44

4.

IPT in Groundnut

2168

2895

2422

2901

2352

2916

2314

2904

25.49

5.

INM in Bhendi

13828

17361

13828

17361

25.53