Subsidy of more than Rs 11 crores distributed under national horticulture mission

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh sahib
  • Updated: Feb 02, 2015 20:24 IST

Government has arranged seeds, storage and other facilities to buy and sell flowers to promote the flower farming on commercial level. To divert farmers from paddy and wheat farming, government is also making efforts to promote vegetable and fruit farming.

Under this scheme, the district horticulture department has allotted a subsidy of over Rs 11 crore to be distributed among the farmers of the district. The department has announced that it will be building 8 cold storages and 28 green houses which will be spread over 165 hectares.

"We are providing technical education to farmers to promote subsidized cultivation of orchards, flowers, vegetables and other fruit plants on every level," said deputy commissioner KS Sangha.

He further informed that under national Kishore Swasthya Programme, various interactive sessions on adult education were organized in which more than 19,000 students participated.

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