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Anbil    Dharmalingam   Agricultural    College   and   Research   Institute  (ADAC & RI)   is    the    fourth Agricultural College established under  the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The College was originally started at Kumulur, near Lalgudi  in Tiruchirappalli district  in  the  year  1989  and  shifted  to  the   present  campus   Navalur   Kuttappattu  village,  14  kilometer  from  Tiruchirappalli  town   in  1992.  The  present  location   was   started   with   ICAR    funding   and   the  Agricultural  Research  Station  was  started with  TNAU  funding.The  centre  was named as Kumaraperumal Farm Science Centre due to the liberal  donation  of  Rs.2.2 lakhs by Th.K.P.Kaliappapillai the son of Mr. Kumaraperumal. In  1980, it  was  upgraded  as  Soil  Salinity  Research  Centre  by  National  Agricultural Research Project funding to conduct research on saline soil which is  unique in this area. This is one of the pioneering centre in India on problem soil, particularly salt affected soils.