– Provides subsidy worth Rs. 2,87,66,051 for establishing poly-houses in Jalandhar District since 2009
Jalandhar: Moving ahead to give fillip to the efforts of Punjab Government for promoting crop diversification and creating alternative income sources for the farmers the Horticulture Department has provided subsidy worth Rs. 2,87,66,051 to the farmers for establishing poly-houses for flowers and vegetables cultivation in the district since 2009.
Deputy Commissioner Mr. Kamal Kishor Yadav revealed that with the efforts of Horticulture Department to encourage farmers for adopting vertical cultivation techniques, poly-houses have been established in 59134 square meter area in the district so far. He further said that under Horticulture Department’s scheme to provide 50 percent Subsidy for establishing poly-house as many as 55 farmers have been benefited in Jalandhar district. “The first poly-house was established in the Kanpur village of the district and after that the interest has increased among other farmers for adopting this modern technique,” Deputy Commissioner said.
DC said that farmers have achieved good results in cultivation of flowers mainly of carnation, vegetables like Tomato, cucumber, Capsicum (yellowish and Red), brinjal and others varieties through this poly-house techniques. “In comparison to the traditional form of agriculture the farmers can get more yielding in less area by adopting these vertical agricultural forms. The technique is also beneficial for those farmers with less land holdings as by adopting the same they can fetch good price of their produce. Besides farmers can also create alternative income sources in these times when the cost of agricultural inputs is increasing day by day,” he added.
Deputy Director Horticulture Dr. Daljeet Singh revealed that to make the farmers aware of these techniques the Department organizes training Camps at Center of Excellence for Vegetables at Kartarpur time to time. He further revealed that more than 5.60 Lakh Saplings of various vegetables have been provided to the farmers on subsidy since March 2014. “We are positive for fruitful results in near future in relation to the poly-house techniques as the farmers are showing good response towards this vertical cutltivation,” said Dr. Daljeet.