▪ Thoothukudi (formerly known as Tuticorin, the official name until 2018) is a port city and a municipal corporation and an industrial city in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city lies in the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal. Thoothukudi is the capital and headquarters of Thoothukudi district. Thoothukudi is known as “Pearl City” due to the pearl fishing carried out in the town. It is a commercial seaport which serves the inland cities of Southern India and is one of the sea gateways of Tamil Nadu.
▪ The latitude for Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India is: 8.764 and the longitude is: 78.134.The city is administered by a Thoothukudi Municipal Corporation covering an area of 353.07 km2 (136.32 sq mi) and had a population of 237,830 in 2011. The urban agglomeration had a population of 410,760 as of 2011.
▪ Thoothukudi district. It is located about 590 kilometres (367 miles) southwest of Chennai, 190 kilometres (118 miles) northeast of Thiruvananthapuram and 580 kilometres (360 miles) southeast of Bengaluru.
|Name of the District||Thoothukudi|
|Area (In Hectare)||41,239 Ha|
|Production (In Metric Tonnes)||4,75,757 MT|
|Area of Vegetable crops (In Hectare)||6,173 Ha|
|Production of Vegetables (In Metric Tons)||40,293 MT|
|Major Vegetables||Bhendi, Tomato, Brinjal, Onion, Tapioca, Moringa,|
|Area of Fruit crops (In Hectare)||9,457 Ha|
|Production of Fruits (In Metric Tons)||3,11,974 MT|
|Major Fruits||Mango, Banana, Guava, Sapota and Aonla|
|Area of Flower crops (In Hectare)||310 Ha|
|Production of Flower (In Metric Tons)||1,710 MT|
|Major Flowers||Jasmine, Chrysanthemum, Tube Rose, Marigold, Rose|
|Area of Spice crops (In Hectare)||15,533 Ha|
|Production of Spices (In Metric Tons)||15,921 MT|
|Major Spices||Chilies, Tamarind and Turmeric|
PPCs Fact Sheet
|Name of PPC||Focus Crops||Process Line||Capacity (in MT per Hr)||Capacity (in MT per Day)||Number of days||Capacity (in MT per Annum)|
|Srivaikundam PPC||Banana||Pack House & Auction Hall||1.5||12||180||2160|
|Pudur PPC||Red Chilly||Pack House||0.25||2||180||360|
|Vilathikulam PPC||Red Chilly||Red Chilli Color Sorter - 500 Kg/Hr||0.5||4||180||720|