Hi-tech plug nursery (4 acres) opened in India

The Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Kerala (VFPCK) is planning to bolster its activities by adopting latest technologies and launching new products through exclusive outlets. For starters, a hi-tech plug nursery will soon begin operations at Nadukkara in Muvattupuzha. The plug nursery - one of the largest in India - will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on December 16, said Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar.

“Farmers are facing issues due to the shortage of seeds and saplings of vegetables and foodgrain. For this, we are starting the plug nursery, which will function with state-of-the-art technology. It is set up on 4.09 acres", he said.

The nursery will have four polyhouses, space for planting seeds, fertigation unit and an office complex. It is capable of producing 2 crore saplings per month. Within 25-40 days, the saplings can be provided to farmers. The entire units and distribution would be held under the VFPCK.

Read more at The New Indian Express

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