Nadu Agro Industries Development Corporation (TNAIDC) was started
in 1967, by the Government of India, when it was decided that the
major states in the country should have agro industry corporations
as corporate bodies. In 1968, TNAIDC was incorporated with the Government
of India providing the major part of the shares initially. Later,
the shares were split between the central and state government.
The centre share holding is 46.3% while the rest is with the state
government. The authorised and paid up share capital is Rs.400 lakh.
The corporation was formed with the objective of encouraging and
promoting industries for the growth and modernization of agriculture,
animal husbandry, pisiculture, poultry farming, horticulture and
floriculture. It also promotes agro-based industries, particularly
food processing industries and adopts the latest developments in
the field of agriculture and technology.
The corporation has seven divisions:-
- Sunflower Oil
- Food Processing
Sunflower Oil division has its own sunflower seed processing complex
to produce double refined Sunflower oil. The oil is marketed under
the brand name 'Sunola'. The Fishing webnet unit located
in the Guindy industrial estate, produces nets which can be used
for various purposes; from Safety nets to bird guard nets for grape
and apple orchards. The Engineering division has 10 regional centres
and 17 sales depots spread throughout the state. It markets farm
implements, batteries, tyres, tubes, submersible pumps and other
The Pesticides division manufactures and formulates various kinds
of pesticides and is presently formulating five types of pesticides
for the fertilizer giant FACT in Kochi. The Fertiliser Division
represents leading fertilizer companies including SPIC and
IFFCO among others. The Marketing division markets the brand
name 'Sunola'. It also markets pesticides, fishnets, soap and acid
oil for soap making and sunflower de-oiled cake for animal and poultry
feed. The Food Processing division serves as a single channel catering
to the requirements of the entrepreneurs in this industry.
corporation has been chosen by the government as the state level
Nodal agency for the processed food sector. For the benefit of Tamil
Nadu agricultural processors, a virtual office of the Agriculture
and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) has
been opened at the Head office in Guindy.
Mr. Ujjagar Singh, MD of the Tamil Nadu Agro Industries
Development Corporation Ltd,was conferred the "Udyog Rattan
Award" by the Institute of Economic Studies, New
Delhi, in November, 1999, for his distinct contribution in the field
of Industrial Development and also in recognition of his services
in successfully spearheading the sales of 'Sunola' brand
of Sunflower oil. The Institute of Economic Studies has also
given the "Award of Excellence" to the Tamil
Nadu Agro Industries Development Corporation Ltd,.
Address: Tamil Nadu Agro Industries Development Corporation
Author : Joseph Pradeep Raj
(A Government of India Undertaking)
"Agro House", Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai 600 032.
Phone: 234 2260
Fax: 234 2375