Promotion of green house technologies under the component ‘protected cultivation’
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India under the scheme Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture promotes green house technologies under the component ‘protected cultivation’. Assistance to the extent of 50% is provided to the farmers for establishment of various types of greenhouses upto 4000 sq. mts. per beneficiary.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has standardized low cost net and poly houses for cultivation of important high value vegetable crops like green and coloured capsicum, english cucumber, bottle gourd, brinjal and tomato which are being disseminated to the farming community. These protected structures are good for off-season production, help in improvement of yield by 65-80%, improve quality and protect from insects and diseases.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.