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The Govt. of Tamil Nadu has recognized this centre by issuing G.O for establishment of Centre of Excellence in Oil palm at Agricultural Research Station, Pattukkottai during 2014 to promote the oil palm cultivation in Tamil Nadu besides improving knowledge and skill of oil palm state holders including farmers. The soil type at ARS, Pattukkottai is sandy loam which is best suited for oil palm cultivation with sufficient drainage and water sources for irrigation.