Polyhouse Farming in India - Types & Benefits

Polyhouse farming is a technique of crop production in which the plants are wrapped or covered with transparent polythene to ensure proper nutrition and development.
Polyhouses can be Naturally Ventilated or Manually Controlled. At the same time, the categories of Polyhouses are Low-tech, Medium-tech and Hi-tech Polyhouses.
The National Horticulture Board provides a minimum subsidy of 50% for practising Polyhouse farming under the National Horticulture Mission to encourage farmers.
The various techniques used in Polyhouse farming are drip irrigation, nutrient management, crop rotation, integrated pest management (IPM), and vertical farming.
The major challenge in Polyhouse farming is its high initial investment. However, the subsidies provided by the government help farmers to overcome this challenge.
The training programs for Polyhouse farming include selection of crops, seed and irrigation management and eliminating pests and diseases in the Polyhouse crops.
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