Ongoing Projects

Externally funded schemes (from 1.4.2016 to till date)

Scheme No. Title of the scheme Name (s) of the PI/CO PI Period Progress of work
University Core Project HCRI/SAN/HOR/FRU/2018 / CP 117.Effect of growing media on seed germination and seedling growth of acid lime Dr.P.Nainar


November 2018 to November 2020 The data so far recorded revealed that commencement of seed germination was almost equal ie.13 days after sowing in all the treatments T6 – Soil + Sand + FYM + Vermicompost (1:1:1:1), which recorded the maximum value of 16 days. 100% germination was recorded in T11 – Soil + Sand + FYM +Poultry manure + Vermicompost + Cocopeat (1:1:1:1:1:1) , followed by T 10..Number of roots per seedling was the highest (15.33) in T7- Soil + Sand + FYM + Cocopeat (1:1:1:1), while fresh weight of seedling was maximum.
TNAU – Venture Capital Scheme under ERDF(s)- Scheme code -V60 IL Production of seedlings / buddlings in Acidlime at CRS, Sankarankoil“. Dr.T.Rangaraj

Professor and Head

From 2018 A total of 5825 nos of acid lime seedlings of PKM 1 Variety has been supplied to farmers during the current year up to August, 2019 and during August alone a total of 2683 seedlings have been sold. Out of this a total of 2200 seedlings have been supplied through Deputy Director of Horticulture, Thoothukudi under subsidy scheme. Further a stock of 1576 seedlings is available for sales as on date.


Front line Demonstrations (from 1.4.2016 to till date)

Scheme No. Title Name of the scientist  incharge Number of demonstrations Total area No of beneficiaries


Product testing/ Bio-efficacy studies (from 1.4.2016 to 31.08.2019)

Name of the sponsor Title Name of the scientist incharge Period Progress of work