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1. Name of the District : Tiruvarur

2. Geographical Area : 2,09,709 Ha
a. No. of Blocks : 10
b. No. of Taluks : 7
c. No. of Municipalities : 4
d. No. of Town Panchayats : 7
e. No. of Revenue Villages : 573

3. Rainfall (mm) : 1166.40

4. Population (in Lakh as per 2001 census)
a. Male : 5.80
b. Female : 5.88
c. Total :11.68
d. Population below poverty line : 77,543 families

 

 
  5. Classification of Workers
a. Main Cultivators : 68374
b. Marginal Cultivators : 7639
c. Agricultural Labourers : 286033
d. Household cottage industries : 9533
e. Other workers : 128108

6.Land Utilisation (Ha)
a. Geographical Area : 209709
b. Net Sown Area : 123853
c. Forest : 2452
d. Land put to Non Agricultural Use : 37031

   
  7.Irrigation (Ha)
a. Net irrigated area : 118275
b. By canals : 112759
c. By Wells : 730
d. By Tube Wells : 4786

8.Agricultural support facilities
a. Seed/fertilizer/pesticides depots : 356
b. Regulated markets : 8
c. Rural godowns : 29
d. Gold storages : nil

   
  9.Animals Husbandry (2004 census)
a. Plough animals : 106526
b. Dairy animals :
1. Cows : 332124
2. Buffaloes : 18286
c. Sheep : 13251
d. Goats : 375318
e. Pigs : 2047
f. Poultry : 839253

   
  Predominant Economic Activities.Besides paddy cultivation which is the most important economic activity prevalent in the district, paddy processing, goat rearing, dairy, coir making and handicrafts are the other important activities in the district.

Major Food/Commercial and Plantation/Horticultural Crops. Paddy, accounting for about 64 per cent of the gross cultivated area, is the most predominant crop grown in the district. Pulses, mainly black gram and green gram, are grown extensively in 65536 ha (70000 ha normal area) mostly in rice fallows. Oil seed crops, such as gingelly and groundnut, are cultivated in about 2385 ha (6921 ha normal area). Sugarcane with 1555 ha (2921 ha normal area) and cotton with 3749 ha 1221 ha normal area) are the major cash crops grown in the district. Among the Horticulture and Plantation crops, coconut and banana are the major crops cultivated. Cultivation of bamboo along the bunds of the vast stretch of canal system has potential in the district.


 
  INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUPPORT SERVICES

8 State Seed Farms

Major source of irrigation is surface water through canals

2 Horticultural Nurseries

4 Fishing Centres

29 Godowns

Total power consumptions of the district is 226.44 m.u.

Power consumption by industrial sector is 12.20 m.u.

5 TNEB Sub Stations

43 K.M. National High ways

165.449 K.M. State High ways.

1439.02 K.M. Rural Roads

12 ITIs

2 Engineering Colleges

 

 

         
         
         
 
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