Boost to hi-tech farming in 14 villages

November 05, 2013 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - Thiruvananthapuram:

Farmers in 14 villages across the State will soon be equipped with hi- tech and precision farming methods to boost the production of banana and vegetables.

The government has accorded administrative sanction for a flagship project mooted by the Agriculture department to establish poly houses and popularise precision farming techniques. The model Hi-tech Green Village project will also promote renewable energy and eco-friendly options for environment conservation. All the households in the selected villages will be provided with assistance to set up rooftop solar panels, rainwater harvesting structures and waste management units.The Rs.42 crore project also involves the Kerala Agricultural University, Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam, Horticorp, Agency for Non conventional Energy and Rural Technology, Suchitwa Mission, Jalanidhi and local bodies.

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