AGRICULTURE

               Tiruppur district though an industrial district plays important role in Agriculture also.  The food production required to be enhanced to provide food and nutritional security do the growing district population.  The Tiruppur more than 80% of the farmers belongs to small and marginal category and they play a key role in overall development in Agriculture. The total area of cultivation is around 2,28,556 hectare, mainly food and commercial crops.  The chief food crops are paddy, millets and pulses.  The non food or commercial crops  in the district are cotton, oil seeds and coconut.

AREA COVERAGE PROGRAMME

                   Total cultivation area in Tiruppur District is arrived approximately as 2,00,360 Hectors. Depending upon the rainfall and assured irrigation the total cultivable area may cover 100 to 150% total area Based on that it is decided to cover the total area coverage under different crop as measured under. 

Sl.No

Name of the crop

Area to be covered ( in Hectors)

1

Paddy

  13,650

2

Total Millets

1,01,840

3

Total Pulses

  38,030

4

Total Oil Seeds

  23,080

5

Cotton

    6,780

6

Sugarcane

 11,390

7

Total

  1,94,770

              Apart from this Perennial Crop  such as Coconut  occupies 33786 Hector as a Perennial Area. Altogether total cultivable area fetches to 2,28,556 Hector. The Details are followed.

 

AREA COVER UNDER DIFFERENT CROPS

S.No

Block

Paddy

Millets

Pulses

Oilseeds

Cotton

Sugarcane

Coconut

1

TIRUPPUR

0

7000

2010

250

200

50

581

2

PONGALUR

150

12450

4365

975

400

50

3508

3

AVINASHI

300

10650

1475

4250

2500

600

936

4

PALLADAM

0

8500

1420

50

200

50

1706

5

UDUMALAI

2450

11450

3440

1105

250

2440

5846

6

KUDIMANGALAM

300

8940

4780

380

380

2000

9000

7

MADATHUKULAM

3550

17560

1990

700

700

3500

3041

8

UTHUKULI

0

5960

3000

5420

300

0

126

9

KANGEYAM

1400

4030

3500

2960

300

700

1600

10

VELLAKOIL

1400

3920

3400

2960

50

500

1316

11

DHARAPURAM

3500

4583

3750

1460

700

1500

1616

12

MULANUR

300

3190

2300

1310

600

0

640

13

KUNDADAM

300

3615

2600

1310

200

0

3870

 

DIST TOTAL

13,650

1,01,848

 38,030

 23,130

  6,780

  11,390

  33,786