Agriculture continues to be the most predominant sector of the Nagapattinam District economy, as some percent of the population is engaged in Agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood. Government policy and objectives have been to ensure stability in agricultural production and to increase the agricultural production in a sustainable manner to meet the food requirement of growing population and also to meet the raw material needs of agro based industries, thereby providing employment opportunities to the rural population.The Agriculture Department has taken up the challenge to achieve higher growth rate in agriculture by implementing several development schemes and also propagation of relevant technologies to step up the production and also given priority to improve the economic status of the farming community of the Nagapattinam District.

Joint Director of Agriculture,
Nagapattinam 611 003.