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Area Varaghanadhi
Varahanadhi Sub Basin

The Professor & Head,
Oilseed Research Station,
Tindivanam - 604 001
Ph. No. 04147 250293
E mail ID: [email protected]


Oilseeds Research Station, Tindivanam located in the Varaghanadhi sub basin is one among the lead centres for Oilseeds Research in India to undertake basis and strategic research. It caters the needs of the farmers in the North Eastern agro-climatic zone of Tamil Nadu. One Krishi Vigyan Kendra is also functioning at Tindivanam for the transfer technology activities in which multidisciplinary scientists are working. Among the varieties released from this centre, TMV 7 groundnut is popular among farmers. The recently released variety TMV (Gn 13) a red kernel variety gaining momentum among the farmers and having very good market value. With respect to gingelly, TMV 3 is a cosmopolitan variety and TMV 6 is mostly suitable for irrigated condition. ORS and KVK Tindivanam, identified as a TNAU centre for IAMWARM project for Varaghanadhi sub-basin.




Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No. Particulars 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
1 Improved Production Technology in Gingelly 46 54   0 0 100
2 Improved production technology for Maize 41 61 48 0 0 150
3 Model village and organic farming 20 0 0 0 0 20
4 Quality seed production of Groundnut 30 50 20 0 0 100
5 SRI in rice 259 477 264 0 0 1000
6 Production technology for groundnut 112 0 107 181   400
7 Production technology for Pulses
   Production technology for garden land pulses 40 0 40 30 0 110
   Production technology for other pulses 60 80 40 0   180
8 Equipments for farm mechanization Maize husker sheller - 1, Seed drill - 4, Rotavator - 1, SRI Rotary weeder - 5000

S.No

Name of the Intervention

Yield Details (Kg ha-1)

% increase over control

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2013-14

Mean

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

Treatment

1.

SRI

4621

6452

4582

6812

5201

6921

4996

6426

-

-

4850

6653

37.17

2.

IPT in pulses

808

939

791

1458

738

1179

871

1310

-

-

802

1221

52.24

3.

RFP

525

759

520

815

630

850

-

-

-

-

725

975

30.30

4.

IPT in Maize

3096

4859

3520

5392

3186

4156

-

-

-

-

3267

4802

47.00

5.

IPT in Gingelly

750

915

765

899

750

930

-

-

-

-

755

915

21.19

6.

Green Manure-SRI

-

-

-

-

4198

5357

-

-

-

-

4198

5357

27.60

7.

IPT in Groundnut

1795

2285

-

-

1698

2459

1823

2324

-

-

1772

2356

33.00

8.

PF in Sugarcane

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

138

96.24

138

96.24

138