The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore.
Agritech Portal is a new initiative by e-Extension Centre of Directorate of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to eliminate the communication gap between the university scientists, agriculture officials and farmers. This dynamic portal holds around six lakh pages in Tamil and English with multiple media content. The Portal (http://agritech.tnau.ac.in) has been dedicated to service on 27th Sep, 2009 for the benefit of field extension officials and other stakeholders. Agritech portal transfer the agriculture related information and new technologies to the farmers and extension officials.
As on 2021-22, the daily visitors are 12,368-18,145 (approximately), average time on site 24-29 minutes, repeated page hits / day 72%, New visitors / day 3,650-7,850 (approximately) and updation is on daily basis. The Government of Tamil Nadu has taken-up the portal initiative as flagship programme under National e-Governance and Tamil Nadu State e-Governance to share all developmental programmes for the well-being. TNAU Agritech portal has also been awarded the ‘Best e-governance agri portal’ by Government of India during 2010-11 and 2014-15.