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D.R. Sudha
M.Sc (Agrl.Microbiology), Ph.D.,

Dr.A.J.Jagadeesh KumarFormer Additional Director of Horticulture

Name A.J.Jagadeesh Kumar


Date of Birth 15/06/1959
Qualification B.Sc.(Agri).(1981,TNAU,Coimbatore)


Post Last Held


Additional Director of Horticulture,Directorate of Horticulture and

Plantation Crops,Government of Tamil Nadu

Mobile 9443524020
Email jagadeeshkumarooty@gmail.com

Career profile :

Entered into government service as an Agricultural officer in the farmers training center at

Kanchipuram in the Dept.of Agriculture.Had a task of imparting training to the farming folks

involved in the farm radio program,apart from releasing monthly magazine for farmers in the name

of’Uzhavar Nanban’.Having been alloted to the Dept.of Horticulture from the Dept.of Agriculture,

started the carrier as a Horticulture Officer(subject matter specialist)in the erstwhile training and

visit program in the Nilgiris,followed with farm management task in the state horticulture farm for

the production of Horticulrure planting materials such as tea,coffee,pepper,silver oak,etc.and

then as Farm Manager in the district Live-stock farm for the production of fodder and silo for the

Holstein-Friesian cattle.There after,having put the maximum of service for 12 years as Agriculture

Development Officer of Ooty block of Nilgiris operating all the development schemes to the

farmers and elevated as Assistant Director of Horticulture,Ooty.In that period all the state

horticulture farms,Govt.Rose Garden,annual Ooty rose shows and Govt.schemes were to be

handled and the first ever national rose convention in Tamil Nadu was organised in the Nilgiris.On

elevation as Deputy Director of Horticulture,Nilgiris I was called on to the Horticulture Directorate

on special duty to look after the schemes of the directorate in the state level and subsequently

promoted as Joint Director of Horticulture(Planning)and then as Additional Director of

Horticulture(schemes)in the directorate itself.During this period the task was to chalk out schemes

for the state and getting sanction from the Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu and

monitoring the program implementation in the districts.