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Area Kosathalaiyar
Kosathalaiyar 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 GL pulses 230 280 240 750
2 IPT groundnut 120 120 120 360
3 Green manure - SRI - Rice fallow 130 130 130 390
4 SRI - Rice fallow 499 499 496 1494
5 PF in Sugarcane 15 25 0 40
6 Soil testing charge        
B Integrated Nutrient Management 20 0 0 20
C Implements for farm mechanization        
1 Weeder-demo 1258 1258 1252 3768
2 SRI-marker 126 125 125 376
3 Tractor drawn cultivator 1 0 0 1

S.No

Name of the intervention

Yield (kg ha-1)

Mean Yield

% of increase over control

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

GM-SRI

4760

5600

5500

6650

5480

6680

5247

6310

20.27

2.

SRI

4475

5210

5820

6205

5600

6860

5298

6092

14.97

3.

RFP

734

827

730

825

695

820

720

824

14.50

4.

IPT in Garden Land Pulses

755

980

762

971

885

901

801

951

18.73

5.

IPT in Groundnut

2050

2350

3050

3550

3060

3650

2720

3183

17.03

6.

INM in Bhendi

-

-

13000

14000

-

-

13000

14000

7.69