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Area Nichabanadhi
Nichabanadhi Sub Basin

Professor & Head,
Dept. of Soil and Crop Management,
Agricultural College & Research Institute,
Killikulam - 628 252
Ph. No. 04630 261226
E mail ID: [email protected]



Agricultural College & Research Institute, Killikulam is the implementing centre located at the back drop of Vallanadu Hills in Manakarai Panchayat, Thoothukudi district.  It is situated 16 km from Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli – Thoothukudi NH Road 7A.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Activities I Year II Year III Year Total
A. Project mode        
1 Precision farming in sugarcane 15     15
2 Improved the productivity and quality of cotton 15 15   30
B. Mission mode        
1 System of Rice Intensification 80 70   150
2 Rice fallow Pulses Production Technology 80 70   150
3 Improved production technology for Maize 30 15   45
4 Improved production technology for sunflower 25 25 20 70
5 Improved production technology for pulses 10     10
C Model village and organic farming 10 10   20
D Seed production 10 10 5 25
E Implements for farm mechanization        
Rotary weeder 400 350   750
SRI marker 16 14   30
Maize fertilizer cum seed drill 1 1  
Maize husker sheller 1    
Rotavator 1    
Sunflower thresher 1    

S. No

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1/t ha-1)

% increase over control

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1

SRI

7732

9792

7364

9442

5518

7203

7433

8812

28.6

2

IPT in Garden land pulses

749

898

-

-

550

681

650

790

21.5

3

IIPT in Maize

6584

9133

6377

8649

-

-

6480

8891

39.0

4

IPT in Cotton

1627

2598

1625

2600

-

-

1626

2599

60.0

5

IPT in Sunflower

1980

2490

1801

2337

2047

2422

1943

2416

26.7

6

IPT in Rice Fallow Pulses

444

555

479

611

-

-

461

583

25.5

7

Precision farming - sugarcane

-

-

93.5

131

-

-

93.5

131

40