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Area Lower Gundar
Lower Gundar Sub Basin

Programme Co-ordinator ,
Coastal Saline Research Centre
Collectorate complex, Ramanathapuram – 623 503.
Ph. No. 04564 222139
E Mail ID : [email protected]


The coastal saline Research Centre, Ramanathapuram is one of the Research stations of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. It was established in the Year 1991 as Agricultural Research station and then upgraded as Coastal Saline Research Centre. The KVK was intiated by the ICAR at Coastal Saline Research Centre in the year 2000. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra has been improved as fully funded ICAR KVK from April 4th 2004 onwards. One  rice variety RMD  ( R ) 1 has been released from this station ,which is highly suitable for coastal saline soils. Technologies viz., Seed cum fertilizer drill for direct sowing paddy and Groundnut,  package of practices for chillies, pulses and other crops has been introduced for Ramanathapuram district.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2009-10 2010-11 Total
A Project mode      
1 IPT in gardenland pulse 5 5 10
2 Semi dry rice - Rice fallow pulse 30 30 60
3 Precision farming in vegetables 5 10 15
B Mission mode      
1 IPT in semidry rice 70 35 105
2 IPT in chillies 126 100 226
3 Soil testing charges      
C Integrated Nutrient Management 10 10 20
D Quality seed production - Pulse 30 30 60
E Implements for farm mechanization      
 1 Seed drill 4 0 4
 2 Mini mobile sprinkler 3 3 6
 3 Chisel plough 1 0 1

S.No.

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% of increase over control

2010 - 11

2011 - 12

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

IPT in Semi Dry Rice

4215

4877

4331

4967

4273

4922

15.2

2.

a. Semi Dry Rice – Rice Fallow Pulses

4259

4779

4214

4897

4237

4838

14.1

b. Semi Dry Rice -Rice Fallow Pulse

561.5

713

-

-

561.5

713

25.2

3.

IPT in GL Pulses

699.3

874.5

644

767

671.7

820.8

22.2

4.

IPT in Chilies

1538

1725

1511

1794

1524.5

1759.5

15.4

5.

a.INM in Pulses

692.5

875.9

-

-

692.5

875.9

26.5

b.INM in Cotton

-

-

1415

1670

1415

1670

18.25

6.

Quality Seed Production - Pulses

722.1

923.4

639

764

680.5

843.7

24.0

7.

Precision Farming in Vegetables (Chilies)

-

-

20380

25800

-

-

26.62

Precision Farming in Vegetables (Brinjal)

-

-

25040

32100

28.22