Nov. 13, 2015
Indo-Israel Greenhouse Facility Gives Farmers Cheap Access to Seeds(Deccan Herald-India)
The Indo-Israel Center for Excellence in Vegetables at Gharaunda near Karnal in Haryana state offers Israeli expertise in greenhouse, drip irrigation and fertigation methods to raise vegetable yields.
The center, set up in 2011, has a greenhouse facility and charges Rs 1-2 per sapling, grown in a climate-controlled environment.
Farmers are growing about 6 million vegetable seedlings annually now, as against half a million seedlings in 2011, said Satyender Yadav, Deputy Director (Horticulture) at the center.
Farmers from Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh are also using the facility, one of 15 such centers in nine Indian states.