13 Sep : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate a two-day symposium, training and exhibition on September 14 at Bhopal, which will be held to give a fillip to protected cultivation in Madhya Pradesh. The function will be presided over by Horticulture Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya. The function based on greenhouse/polyhouse and shadenet subjects will be held on September 14 and 15 at Hotel Lakeview Ashok at Shamla Hills. In all, 80 progressive farmers selected from all over the state will take part in the symposium apart from the agriculture scientists and horticulture officers and experts.
This two-day event being organised jointly by the Directorate of Horticulture and Farm Forestry and Madhya Pradesh State Horticulture Mission is the result of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s visit to three European Countries where he had inspected greenhouse technology, especially in Amsterdam and Germany. Being impressed by the technique, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has called for giving it a fillip in the state.
The two-day event will be attended by 80 selected farmers of the state who will be trained and counselled by experts from all over the country. Experts will also deliver lectures on the benefits of protected cultivation. An exhibition will also be put up on the occasion where 25 established companies of the country will set up their stalls to display their equipment.
Utility of greenhouse technology in Madhya Pradesh
In view of decrease in cultivable areas owned by farmers, they can earn good profits only through latest farm techniques and growing hybrid crops, especially unseasonal vegetables and flowers. This can be possible by using protected cultivation, which is undertaken in artificial climate prepared for these crops in covered structures through greenhouse/polyhouse technique. Apart from increase in yield, these crops are also high in quality.
There is less production of vegetables from February to July in Madhya Pradesh due to rise in temperature. Therefore, efforts are being undertaken to adopt greenhouse technology on the pattern of Maharashtra, Karnataka and other developed states.