Hi-Tech polyhouse inaugurated

Dr. K D Kokate, DDG (Agril. Extn.) Inaugurated the climate controlled polyhouse as a demonstration unit of protected cultivation of vegetables for farmwomen on Feb., 7, 2013. He told that farmers should allocate at least 10% of their land under protected cultivation as it ensures better return even under adverse weather condition.Dr. Krishna Srinath told that the Directorate is putting emphasis on the transfer of protected cultivation technology to rural women through various projects. The DRWA has standardized technology for protected cultivation of off season tomato and cucumber which gives
Rs. 250-400/m2 annually. Considering the scope of protected cultivation as a viable enterprise, the Directorate imparts training to farmwomen to upgrade their skill on protected cultivation.