Horticulture News: Horticulture Crop Cultivation Boosting.
Under controlled cultivation raising of horticulture crops is being given a push even as during the current financial year the district has been allotted Rs.2.62 crore for being extended as subsidy to horticulture farmers under the National Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture.
According officials of the Horticulture Department, under the scheme, subsidy is extended for various components including area expansion, promotion of cultivation controlled conditions using shade net and poly green houses, micro irrigation, mulching, mechanisation, pollination support and training on best practices for farmers.
The department has planned to promote green houses in about 7,000 square metres and shade net in 14,000 square metres. Shade net is ideal for raising quality greens, flowers and tomato, cucumber and brinjal during summer, according to officials. A variety of crops and vegetables could be raised under poly green houses. Farmers could get a return of as much as Rs.9 lakhs an acre by raising vegetables or flowers under controlled conditions, said officials.