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Sh. K.MARIMUTHU B.Sc (Agri)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE
AGRI BUSINESS
UZHAVARSANTHAI COMPLEX
THOOTHUKUDI
Ph. 9944041502

04612347594

 

Major activities of our Department includes

  1. Farmers Market
  2. Agribusiness
  3. Agmark
  4. Food Processing Mission.

.    Farmers Market
In Thoothukudi District there are two farmers market are functioning, one at Thoothukudi another at Kovilpatti. At Thoothukudi Farmers Market, the Vegetable turnover per day is around 13 tonnes.  At Kovilpatti farmers market the Vegetable turnover per day is around   4 tones. 

   Thoothukudi uzhavarsanthai report 2012-13 MARCH - 2013

S.No

PARTICULARS

UZHALAVAR SANDHAI

THOOTHUKUDI

KOVILPATTI

1

Date of Opening

14.10.2000

10.03.2000

2

Extent

1

0.53

3

No of Shop

80

80

4

Farmers attended (Average/day)

46

13

5

Vegetable & Fruits arrival (MT/day)

13.529

4.238

6

Consumer visited  (Average/day)

2850

848

7

Value of arrival (Rs/day)

304001

87902

8

No of farmers benifitted from cold storage (Farmers/day)

10

0

9

Vegetable & Fruits  stored in cold storage (Kg/day)

355

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOOTHUKUDI  UZHAVAR SANDHAI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MONTHWISE COMPARISON REPORT  2012-2013 upto MARCH-2013

Vegetables, Fruits Arrivals & Farmers, Consumer Arrivals

S.No

Month

Total

Farmers arrivals 

Consumer arrivals

Qty.MT

Value

1

Apr-12

461.630

11005565

1470

93032

Average

15.388

366852

49

3101

2

May-12

466.840

11628350

1501

94717

Average

15.059

375108

48

3055

3

Jun-12

430.145

10360680

1450

89332

Average

14.338

345356

48

2978

4

Jul-12

451.800

10619425

1498

91598

 

Average

14.574

342562

48

2955

5

Aug-12

446.568

9304473

1484

89204

 

Average

14.405

300144

48

2878

6

Sep-12

426.347

8530599

1347

87814

 

Average

14.212

284353

45

2927

7

Oct-12

413.680

8487311

1491

84365

 

Average

13.345

273784

48

2721

8

Nov-12

353.167

8032330

1323

81481

 

Average

11.772

267744

44

2716

9

Dec-12

321.813

7244754

1478

87066

 

Average

10.381

233702

48

2809

10

Jan-13

404.251

9443310

1454

84658

 

Average

13.040

304623

47

2731

11

Feb-13

365.483

7401795

1139

74238

 

Average

13.053

264350

41

2651

12

Mar-13

396.340

8972544

1095

83121

 

Average

12.785

289437

35

2681

 

Total

4938.064

111031136

16730

1040626

 

Monthly Average

162.353

3648016

550

34203

 

Daily average

13.529

304001

46

2850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOVILPATTI  UZHAVAR SANDHAI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MONTHWISE COMPARISON REPORT 2012-2013 upto MARCH- 2013

Vegetables, Fruits Arrivals & Farmers, Consumer Arrivals

S.No

Month

Total

Farmers arrivals 

Consumer arrivals

Qty.MT

Value

1

Apr-12

121.82

2165110

343

24364

Average

4.060

72170

11

812

2

May-12

122.905

2370855

359

24581

Average

3.965

76479

11

793

3

Jun-12

116.965

2415315

350

23393

Average

3.899

80510

11

779

4

Jul-12

120.555

2498525

359

24119

Average

3.889

80598

12

778

5

Aug-12

122.710

2356775

365

24542

 

Average

3.958

76025

12

792

6

Sep-12

123.235

2189343

353

24758

 

Average

4.108

72978

12

825

7

Oct-12

125.555

2309604

365

25111

 

Average

5.022

92384

15

1004

8

Nov-12

118.170

2488095

591

23730

 

Average

3.939

82936.50

20

791

9

Dec-12

145.100

3252630

429

29107

 

Average

4.6681

104924

14

939

10

Jan-13

162.79

3881948

434

32589

 

Average

5.251

125224

14

1051

11

Feb-13

116.695

2773325

313

23339

 

Average

4.168

99047

11

834

12

Mar-13

121.965

2837921

274

24129

 

Average

3.934

91546

9

778

 

Total

1275.200

26684146

3811

255101

 

Monthly Average  

50.861

1054822

150

10177

 

 Daily Average

4.238

87902

13

848

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGRIBUSINESS

                   Farmers cultivating same crop combined together and forming Commodity groups.  The Group consists of a minimum of twenty farmers.  The Group Members after harvesting their produce, Store the commodity at nearby Regulated Markets( Thoothukudi, Srivaigundam, Ettaiyapuram, Pudur, Vilathikulam, Kovilpatti, Kalugumalai, Kadampur and Sathankulam).  Receiving pledge loan with 5% annual  intrest only.  They store the produce upto the period when the Market Price better.  The Groups also sell their produce through Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with whole sales traders directly and avoiding middle men, that leads to more profit to the farmers.

Post harvest Technology Training to Farmers:
Varies post harvest technologies like storage pest management, type of storage methods.  Usage of cold storage, Value addition, and Food Processing related trainings given to the commodity group farmers by the department.

 DEMIC (Domestic and Export Market information Centre)

       Price forecast of Various Agricultural Commodities and daily market price regarding vegetables and fruits are delivered through SMS by DEMIC   to the farmers.  So far around 2000 farmers in this district are getting daily market price and price forecast information by this centre.

   ATMA Scheme

          1.  Capacity Building
2. Technical  Training.
3. Exposure Visit
4. Field day
5. Revolving fund to commodity groups
6. Incentive to best commodity group

ATMA 2005-06 to 2010-11 TARGET AND ACHIEVEMENT (Conducted on 2012-13)

S.   No.

Particulars

Target

Achievement

Percentage

Phy

Fin

Phy

Fin

 

1

District Leval Farmers Training

4

80000

4

80000

100

2

Exposure Visit inside the State

1

30000

1

30000

100

3

Exposure Visit inside the District State

1

12500

1

12500

100

5

Capacity Building

11

55000

10

55000

100

6

Demonstration

1

4000

1

4000

100

7

Revolving Fund for commodity groups

3

30000

3

30000

100

 

Total

21

211500

20

211500

100

ATMA 2012 -2013 TARGET AND ACHIEVEMENT

S.   No.

Particulars

Target

Achievement

percentage

Phy

Fin

Phy

Fin

1

Demons tration

5

20000

5

20000

 

2

Capacity Building

2

10000

2

10000

 

3

Field Day

1

15000

1

15000

 

4

Revolving Fund for commodity groups

2

20000

2

20000

 

 

Total

10

65000

10

65000

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGMARK

 Agmark Scheme is a Voluntary Scheme.  The Central and State Government Combined together run this scheme.  Agmark certification is given to various Agricultural commodities like Rice, Pulses, Wheat Atta, Vegetable Oils, Ghee,  honey, Oil cake etc.      

State Agmark Grading lab is functioning at Thoothukudi.  Various tests including adulteration screening are conducted at this lab.  Agmark scheme ensures quality produce to the consumers.    

AGMARK  TARGET AND ACHIEVEMENT

(QTY-QTL)

2012- 2013

S.       No

Commodity

Annual Target   2012 -13

Upto Previous Month

During the Month

Upto the Month

%

Target

Achieve    ment

Target

Achieve  ment

Target

Achieve  ment

 

CENTRALISED COMMODITIES

 

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1

Physical (Qtls)

23000

21320

16500

1680

1830

23000

18330

80%

2

State Grading Charges (Rs)

65000

60200

82500

4800

9150

65000

91650

141%

 

DA Charges (Rs)

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Total (Rs)

65000

60200

82500

4800

9150

65000

91650

141%

3

Central Grading Charges (Rs)

113250

104890

165000

8360

18300

113250

183300

162%

4

Packer Enrollment

5

5

1

0

2

5

3

60%

5

No.of Samples graded

__

__

165

__

15

__

180

__

6

Total Value of the Commodities(Rs)

__

__

1660.50

_

1206.8

__

2867.30

_

 

Decentralised Commodities

__

__

 

__

__

__

 

__

1

Physical (Qtls)

22000

20600

164.65

1400

1040

22000

17505

80%

2

Eggs (Numbers)

 

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

3

State Grading Charges (Rs)

7500

7020

4895

480

520

7500

5415

72%

 

DA Charges (Rs)

 

 

1680

_

_

 

1680

 

 

Total (Rs)

7500

7020

6575

480

520

7500

7095

95%

4

Central Grading Charges (Rs)

54334

50867

38270

3467

3120

54334

41390

76%

5

Packer Enrollment

5

4

3

1

_

5

3

60%

6

No.of Samples graded

__

__

159

_

12

__

171

 

7

Total Value of the Commodities (Rs. In lakhs)

__

__

600.75

__

52

__

652.75

_

8

Commercial Grading (Qtls)

357000

315050

315186

41950

42320

357000

357506

100%

9

Kapas Grading Centre (Qtls)

110000

99100

96905

10900

11227

110000

108132

98%

10

Tobacco Grading

__

 

__

_

__

 

__

 

11

Samples sent to TNPL (Nos)

20

19

19

1

1

20

20

100%

National Mission on Food Processing
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and Government of Tamil Nadu have launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) – National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) during 12th Five Year Plan to be implemented through States.  The basic objective of NMFP is decentralization of implementation of Ministry’s schemes, which will lead to substantial participation of State Governments.  The proposed NMFP contemplates establishment of a National Mission as well as corresponding Missions in the State and District level.  This scheme is proposed to be implemented as a new centrally sponsored scheme with the financial assistance in the ratio of  75:25 by Government of India and State Government.
Objectives of NMFP  

  1. To emphasize the significance of Food Processing for enhancing farm productivity and farmers’ income in the country.
  2. To assist the State Government in creating requisite synergy between their agricultural plans and development of Food Processing Sector.
  3. To assist the State Government in addressing both institutional and infrastructural gaps along the value chains and thus create efficient supply chain for farm produce.
  4. To promote initiatives for skill development, training and entrepreneurship which would meet needs of both post-harvest management and Food Processing Industry
  5. To assist Food Processing Industry to meet requisite standards in terms of food safety laws and market demand, both domestic and international.

Since NMFP is being implemented by Tamil Nadu Government w.e.f 01.04.2012,  all concerned who would be seeking financial assistance from the above mentioned Schemes may submit their new applications (as per XII plan Scheme guidelines) to the State Mission Director through the  District Food Processing Mission Committee. For further details see www.mofpi.nic.in and further details contact Deputy Director of Agriculture (Agri Business) Sh. K. MARIMUTHU (Cell no. 9944041502).   In Thoothukudi district food processing mission committee is formed and first meeting conducted on 15.11.2012  under the Chairmanship of Thoothukudi District Collector.

Sl.
No

Name of the scheme

Financial Assistance

1.

Scheme for Technology Up-gradation / Setting up / Modernization /Expansion of food processing Industries

25% of the cost of plant & machinery and technical Civil Works subject to a maximum of Rs.50 lakhs in general areas.

2.

Scheme for supporting cold chain facilities and Reefer Vehicles for other than Horticulture Products.

50% the total cost of plant and machinery and technical civil works in General areas subject to a maximum of Rs.10 Crore.

3.

Scheme for Human  Resource Development (HRD)

a

Creation of Infrastructure facilities for Running Degree / Diploma / Certificate Courses in food Processing technology.

Maximum eligible amount of Rs.75.00 lakhs for creation of infrastructure like technical/academic books laboratory equipments, Pilot plant etc.,

b

Entrepreneurship Development Programme (Entrepreneur Development Programme)

Upto Rs.2 lakhs per Entrepreneur Development Programme will be provided.

c

Food Processing Training Centre (FPTC)

Single Product Line Centre: Upto a ceiling Rs.4.00 Lakhs for (for any one group of processing Fixed capital costs and Rs.2.00 lakh processing  activities) as revolving seed capital.
Multi Product Line Centre: Upto a ceiling of Rs.11.00 lakhs for (for more than one group of fixed capital costs and Rs.4.00 lakh processing activities) as revolving seed capital

4.

Scheme for Promotional Activities

a

Organizing Seminar/Workshops

50% of the cost. Subject to a maximum of Rs.3.00 Lakhs.

b

Conducting Studies/ Surveys

50% of the cost. Subject to a maximum of Rs.3.00 Lakhs.

c

Support to Exhibition/Fairs

The quantum of assistance depends on the merits of proposal.

d

Advertisement & Publicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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