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Industrial Profile

Proposed SIPCOT at Krishnagiri District

Government of Tamilnadu is proposing SIPCOT Phase sIII & IV at Hosur. Effective steps are being taken for SIDCO Estates at Polupalli, Bargur Unit II and one another phase at Hosur.

Minerals

"Paradise" is the most popular multi coloured granite available in Krishnagiri. Black granite is available in Hosur and Denkanikottai. Granite processing units, which make slabs of granite, finished and decorated beautifully is located mainly in Hosur surroundings. The multi coloured paradise slabs are being exported to America, England, Australia and some other European countries in large quantities. A variety of quartz stones from Denkanikottai and White metal called Limestone from Uthangarai are mined.

granitecutting

Horticulture

Krishnagiri District is more suitable for cultivation of Horticulture crops. Other Plantation crops, medicinal plants, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, and flowers are grown well by way of its moderate climate, high altitude and fertility of the soil.

horticulture

Horticulture crops

38,248 hectares

Fruits

32,162 hectares

Vegetables

9,773 hectares

Spices

4,398 hectares

Flowers

1,115 hectares


Agriculture

The important crops of Krishnagiri District are Paddy, Maize, Ragi, Banana, Sugarcane, Cotton, Tamarind, Coconut, Mango, Groundnut, Vegetables and Flowers. The district has an excellent scope for agri business. Regional Agricultural Research Center of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is functioning efficiently at Paiyur in Kaveripattinam union since 1973 AD.

agriculture

Paddy

20,687 hectares

Ragi

48,944 hectares

Other minor crops

11,937 hectares

Pulses

48,749 hectares

Sugarcane

4,078 hectares

Mango

30,017 hectares

Coconut

13,192 hectares

Tamarind

1,362 hectares

other crops

43,199 hectares


Sericulture

5069 acres of land is under mulberry cultivation in Krishnagiri District. This has the employment opportunity for about 24,345 persons at the rate of 5 per acre.

sericulture

FOSTeRA
bpo

Adventity, a Mumbai-based end-to-end Knowledge and Business Process Outsourcing company, has partnered with FOSTeRA (Fostering technologies in rural areas) in this venture. FOSTeRA, an ISO 9001-2000 certified rural BPO, an initiative of the Krishnagiri district administration, will carry forward its operations in both voice and non-voice modules.