Business and Economy of Puducherry

Apart from the massive tourism industry of Puducherry, the primary contributors of the union territory's economy can be classified into six different industries and businesses.

Significant Economic Contributors of Puducherry

  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Farms
  • Fishery
  • Industry
  • Power
  • Irrigation
In spite of its cosmopolitan outlook and prospering urbanization trends, the union territory of Puducherry is largely dependent on its potential agribusiness ambit. As a matter of fact, more than 40% of Puducherry's population directly or indirectly relies on voluminous agriculture and agribusiness.

Agriculture in Puducherry

The farmers of Puducherry are principally involved with the cultivation of cash crops, which include paddy, pulses, groundnut, coconut, ragi, cotton, sugarcane and many other important crops. The Godavari River which originates in Maharashtra and runs through Andhra Pradesh before reaching the Bay of Bengal, streams through the union territory and makes the region capable of growing abundant crops or plants and other quality agrarian crops. The salubrious climatic conditions of Puducherry also help to the productive agriculture structure of the territory.

Puducherry Agriculture

Over the past 50 years, the union territory of Puducherry has gained substantial steps in the branch of agribusiness by intensifying the productivity of farming acres, accomplishing crop variegation, overworking irrigation potentiality, establishing appropriate base, producing a good merchandising network and so on. The contribution of the Government of Puducherry through its official section called as Department of Agriculture, in supporting the farming in the union territory is commendable. A lot of major initiatives were undertaken by the Department of Agriculture, Puducherry keeping the scope of the agribusiness in the region.

Important Crops and Horticultural Products of Puducherry

Paddy, Maize, Horse gram, Red gram, Bajra, Ragi, Jowar, Green gram, Cotton, Gingelly, Sugarcane, Chillies, Oilseeds, Bananas, Arcanuts, Pulses, Mangoes, Groundnut, Tapioca and so on.

Important Contact Information

Directorate of Agriculture - Government of Puducherry
New Light House Road, Vambakeerapalayam, Uppalam,
Puducherry - 1
Phone Number: 0413-2336945, 2336543, 2336061
Fax: 0413-2337121

Hon'ble Agriculture Minister
Shri M. Chandrakasu
Phone number: 0413-2232240, 2232243, 261251(KKL), 94432-33542
Fax: 0413- 2223834

Secretary (Agriculture)
Shri. Chandraker Bharti, I.A.S.
Phone Number: 0413-2334144
Fax: 0413-2334144
Email: [email protected]

Director of Agriculture
Dr. A. Ramamourti
Phone number: 0413-2336543, 2336945, 2336061
Fax: 0413-2337121
Email: [email protected]

Agmarknet Mandis of Puducherry (Government of Puducherry authorised)

Madagadipet Mandi
Year of Establishment: 1994
Address: Regulated Market Madagadipet Puducherry - 605107
Phone Number: 0413- 2641148
Market Hours: 6 AM to 6 PM (Saturdays and Sundays market will be closed)

Thattanchavady Mandi
Year of Establishment: 1978
Address: Regulated Market Thattanchavady Agricultural Complex Thattanchavady Puducherry - 605009
Phone Number: 0413-2248072
Market Hours: 6 AM to 7:30 PM (Saturdays and Sundays market will be closed)

Dairy Faring in Puducherry

Dairy farm line of work (milk production and distribution) is also an important business in Puducherry as it is well coordinated, and it falls directly under the cooperative sphere. An advantageously instituted innovative dairy farm is one of the most prominent accomplishments of the union territory. What is more, the dairy farmers of Puducherry with the initiatives of Government of Puducherry have an exclusive union namely, The Pondicherry Cooperative Milk Producer's Union. The union is an initiative among all the assorted dairy co-ops in the union territory.

Puducherry Dairies

This united society was constituted during the year 1955 as Pondicherry Cooperative Milk Supply society. Nevertheless, the name was altered as the Puducherry milk producers union in 1973. The Pondicherry Cooperative Milk Producer's Union obtains milk from about ten thousand cow owners, who are registered members of the union. The registered members are duly paid for the milk supply.

Some of the popular milk cooperatives in Puducherry include:

  • Villianur Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Ganapathichettikulam Women Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Aranganur Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Abishegapakkam Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Nallur Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Andiarpalayam Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Ariyankuppam (Kattabomman Nagar) Women Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd
  • Manamedu Women Cooperative Milk Producer's Society Ltd

Important Contact Information

Dairy Development Officer
Dr. D.Sekar
Co-operative Department,
V.V.P. Nagar, Thattanchavady,
Puducherry - 605009
Phone Number: 0413-2272747, 2272179
Fax: 0413-2272619

Fishery in Puducherry

Puducherry FisheriesApart from the tourism, agriculture and dairy business, fishery (piscary) is also a significant line of work, no wonder that Puducherry has an overall distance of about 45 km of sea coastline.

Furthermore, more than 25 sea fishing settlements are located in Puducherry. Not just the sea fishing, but the union territory also features inland fishery alternatives, which primarily rely on river, lakes, ponds and tank waters.

Important Contact Information

Department of Fisheries & Fishermen Welfare

Hon'ble Minister of Fisheries & Fishermen Welfare Department
Shri N.G. Pannirselvam
Address: No.96, Villianur Main Road, Azees Nagar, Reddiarpalayam
Puducherry - 605010
Phone Number: 0413-2200456, 2232253, 2200616, 94432-20616
Fax: 0413-2223845

Director of Fisheries & Fishermen Welfare Department
Smt. R. Mary Chinna Rani
Phone Number: 0413-2228761, 2336538
Fax: 0413-2220614
Email:[email protected]

Industrial Background of Puducherry

The union territory of Puducherry is considered as one of the important commercial centres of South India as the urban centre is the official address of more than 20 large scale industries, 70 medium scale industries and 5,000 small scale industries. The magnanimous industrial background of Puducherry brings forth employment opportunities to almost 50,000 people. Some of the major industries of Puducherry are into manufacturing of consumer durables, yarn, textiles, automobile spare parts, steel tubes, spirit, computers and peripheral devices, disposable syringes, fast moving consumer commodities, pharmaceuticals, earth moving equipments and so on.
Puducherry Industries

Some of the important industries of Puducherry include Micro Labs Ltd, Aden Healthcare, Redner Formulations, CSE Pharmaceutical International, Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Lenovo India, HCL Infosystems, Acer India, Rane Madras Ltd, Act Plastic Private Ltd, MRF Ltd, Apollo Tyres, Ankit Woollen Mills, GSNS Spuntex Private Ltd, Ram Printing Mills, Lokpal Industries, Lakshmi Mills Private Ltd, Swastik Filaments Private Ltd and many other well known industries.

Important Contact Information

Hon'ble Minister of Industries and Commerce
Shri M. Chandrakasu
Phone number: 0413-2232240, 2232243, 261251(KKL), 94432-33542
Fax: 0413- 2223834

Director of Industries and Commerce Department
Shri. G. Malarkanan
Phone Number: 0413-2248476, 2248320, 2248168
Fax: 0413-2248476
Email: [email protected]

Investment Opportunities in Puducherry

The following are the fundamental areas appropriated for advancement by the Government of Puducherry.
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Boutiques
  • Health Clubs and Spas
  • Amusement Parks
  • Yacht and Boat Docks
  • Multiplex Theatres
  • Resorts
  • Star Hotels
  • Multicuisine Restaurants
  • Convention Points
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