Agriculture in Thanjavur


Agriculture in Thanjavur is the main source of livelihood for most of the people of Thanjavur. Cultivation has been the major occupation of the local inhabitants of Thanjavur since the land is ideally suited for growing crops like rice and wheat.

Thanjavur is a dealtaic region where rice is the major food crop that is grown in the fields. Rice production has increased in the recent years and thus it is being largely exported to the neighboring states, which is further boosting up the economy of Thanjavur. The total rice production has been maintained at 10.615 L.M.T and 7.077 L.M.T. The land suitable for irrigation and farming has also grown subsequently. The department of agriculture has been taking effective measures in order to improve the agriculture of Thanjavur. Several irrigation projects are being implemented within this city much for the benefit of the farmers. Other crops, which are grown in the rich land of Thanjavur are cholam, wheat, ragi, red gram, green gram, sugarcane, maize.

The maximum portion of Thanjavur land is used up for cultivation and agriculture. The total percentage of land fit for cultivation is 58%. The city of Thanjavur consists of tertiary, alluvial and cretaceous types of soil. The major portion of Thanjavur land consists of alluvial deposits. The eastern region of Thanjavur abounds in alluvial type of soil fit for agriculture. This region thereby produces the maximum number of crops.

Organic farming is gradually being known to the farmers of Thanjavur. In order to maximize agricultural produce organic farming is being implemented.

Last Updated on 06 December 2011