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.
TNAU look after the spread of technologies demonstrated in all the sub basin areas. The focus will be on how precision farming and improved production technologies could lead to enhanced productivity and production of crops and therefore higher income to farmers. Basin farmers are now have a narrow choice of crops and face both production (due to variable monsoon rains and other factors) risks and price risks. They will be supported to respond to market signals so that when the signals are positive, the farmers should reap better profits and at the time of negative signals, they should minimize the risks.