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Area Uthirakosamangai
Uthirakosamangai Sub Basin

Programme Co-ordinator ,
Coastal Saline Research Centre
Collectorate complex, Ramanathapuram – 623 503.
Ph.No. 04567 230250
Fax No. 04567 230250
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 upgraded 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. Seed cum fertilizer drill for direct sowing paddy and groundnut as well as package of practices for chillies, pulses and other crops has been developed by the centre for Ramanathapuram district.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2009-10 2010-11 2011 - 12 Total
A Project Mode        
1 IPT in  Paddy 100 100 100 300
2 IPT in GL Pulses 10 10 10 30
3 IPT In Cotton 10 5 5 20
4 IPT in Vegetables 22 22 5 49
5 IPT in Chillies 90 100 52 242
B Mission Mode        
1 Greenmanure - SRI - Rice fallow 2 2 2 6
2 SRI in Paddy - Rice fallow 8 8 8 24
3 Soil testing charges        
C Integrated Nutrient Management 10 10 10 30
D Quality Seed Production        
1 Rice 15 15 0 30
2 Pulses 5 15 10 30
E Implements        
1 SRI weeder 120 120 60 300
2 SRI Marker-Demo 12 12 6 30
3 Chisel Plough 1 0 0 1
4 RotaVator 1 0 0 1
5 Broad Bed Furrow Former 2 0 0 2
6 Puddler 10 10 0 20
7 Seed cum Fertilizer Drill 3 3 1 7
8 Mini Mobile Sprinkler 3 3 3 9

S.No.

Name of the intervention

Yield Details (kg ha-1)

% of increase over control

2010 - 11

2011 - 12

2012-13

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

24.3

1.a

GM-SRI-RFP(Rice)

4000

5500

4750

5550

4350

5230

4367

5427

34.5

1.b

GM-SRI-RFP(pulses)

500

750

610

780

530

675

547

735

19.7

2.a

SRI-RFP(SRI)

3750

4800

4710

5420

4460

5240

4307

5153

28.2

2.b

SRI-RFP(pulses)

350

500

620

750

535

680

502

643

23.7

3.

IPT Semi Dry Rice

3450

5061

4250

4950

4150

4650

3950

4887

24.6

4.

IPT in Chilies

1900

2500

1560

1850

1410

1720

1623

2023

35.3

5.

Garden land Pulses (Bg)

255

385

630

820

530

710

472

638

24.3