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Area Vembar
Vembar Sub Basin

Programme Co-ordinator,
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Kovilangulam – Po, Aruppukottai – 626 101.
Ph. No. 04566 220561
FaxNo. 04566 220561
E Mail ID : [email protected]




  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar district  was started with the approval of ICAR, New Delhi from  April 2006 with a mandate to build , sustain and improve the living standards of the peasants of Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Virudhunagar is situated inside the campus of Regional Research Station, TNAU, Aruppukottai is situated at 9­° 31’ and 9° 47’ North latitude and 77° 57’ and 78° 56’ East longitude and at an altitude of 50 MSL.
  • The operation mode of the KVK is by demonstrating the location specific technologies to overcome the field related problems by providing a technical support in their crop husbandry 
  • The Virudhunagar district is unique in geography that it consists of cultivable lands from unfavorable (rainfed) to favorable (assured irrigation areas). The Subject matter specialists of KVK are involved in carrying the technical knowledge in crop cultivation and building confidence in these wider target production environments.
  • Assessment and Refinement of technologies and Demonstrations of the proven technologies in a large scale in crops like rice, millets, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables and fodder crops besides proper cattle management and human care (food science) are the regular tasks of the KVK.
  • This KVK develops confidence in rural youths and  farm women by  imparting  trainings to improve their entrepreneurship skills  and capacity building in areas like vermiculture, organic agriculture, production of agro bio inputs, vegetables, fruits and food processing besides offseason livelihood alternates like tailoring , embroidery, mushroom culture or backyard poultry.
  • Established linkages with the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, fisheries and  NGO’s in the district are the strengths of this  KVK to extend its services to the stakeholders in a successful manner.



Yearwise Budget (Physical in ha)


S.No Particulars 2009 - 10
A. Activities  
1 IPT in semidry rice 20
2 IPT in GL pulses 15
3 Soil testing charges  
B Model village and Integrated Nutrient management 20
C Quality Seed production  
1 Rice 5
2 Pulses 5
D Implements for farm mechanization  
1 Seed cum fertilizer drill 2
2 Mini Dhal mill 1

S.No

Name of the Intervention

Yield Details

% Increase over Control

2011-12

Mean

Treatment

Control

Treatment

Control

1.

Semi Dry Rice

4021

3437

4021

3437

16.99

2.

QSP in rice

5512

4409

5512

4409

25.02

3.

IPT- Garden Land Pulses

726

582

726

582

24.74

4.

QSP - Pulses

751

593

751

593

26.64

5.

Vermi bag

2600

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