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.
With a view to promote nutritional security in Scheduled Caste Household, a Scheme funded by ICAR – ATARI Hyderabad comprises supply of vegetable seeds, organic manures, livestock and poultry and training to the beneficiaries and technology backstopping. KVKs of TNAU train SC farmers on scientific methods of planting and management. Hundreds of farmers are benefitted every year under this scheme. The prime focus of the scheme is to enhance farmer’s income as part of doubling farmer’s income.