Villupuram rice mills cluster (Tamil Nadu)


Villupuram district has a number of rice mills, which are located in different areas such as Thindivanam, Vikravandi, Kallakurichi, Chinnaselam, Villupuram, etc. There are about 90 rice mills in Villupuram district, of which only about 50 mills are in operation. The paddy processing capacity of the mills varies from 2 tonnes per hour (40 mills) to 4 tonnes per hour (10 mills). Most of the rice mills produce parboiled rice. The important by-products from rice mills include (1) husk (20%), which is used in-house as fuel for boiler and (2) bran (10%), which is sold outside for further processing.

Products manufactured

Parboiled rice, raw rice

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Rice husk; firewood; electricity

Production & turnover

76,000 tonnes per annum

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

  • The Federation of Tamil Nadu Rice Mill Owners & Paddy Rice Dealers Associations (FTPDA)
  • District level Rice Mill Association, Viluppuram

Cluster Profile


Source: Data pertains to 2015-16, collected primarily under the TERI-SDC EESE project

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