NADP in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu got the highest allocation of Rs.185.31 crores. The projects relating to Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries and also minor irrigation are focused under this programme. During 2007-08, nine districts namely Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Perambalur, Ramanathapuram, Salem and Villupuram have been identified as focused districts for implementing agricultural programmes. The programme on precision farming, establishment of 224 agri clinics with mini soil testing laboratories, distribution of machineries, establishment of automatic weather station in 224 blocks, land resources inventory and GIS data base for farm level planning in 10 blocks in 10 focussed districts,dryland development and popularization of minor millets in 40 blocks, promotion of organic manure production and organic farming by establishing municipal compost and bio inputs production units, strengthening quality seed production and distribution, development of 50 acre clusters of horticultural crops and bio mass tree plantation on dry lands will be taken up for agricultural development. The State Level Sanctioning Committee has approved the project and will be implemented shortly.
The schemes operated in the state are the following