Friday 19th Apr 2019

ROOF TOP / KITCHEN GARDEN KITS

Vegetables are important constituents of Indian food and a source of nutritional security due to their short duration, high yield, nutritional richness and economic viability. They are the vital sources of proteins, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres, micronutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals and anti-carcinogenic principles in our daily diet. The city urbanization, increase in per capita consumption, health consciousness, growing working women, shifting of farmers to high value vegetables due to higher income and continuous demand for vegetables are the significant factors fuelling vegetable growth in the country. Traditionally, Indian life style has a predilection for fresh vegetables or those processed at home.

With the ever-increasing urban agglomeration in metropolitan cities like Chennai, that accommodates 8.65 million residents making it the fourth populous metropolitan city in India (2011 census) demands fresh green foods everyday at their doorway. Likewise Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy and all other districts of Tamil Nadu are on urban agglomeration. The cities more or less have broad industrial base in the automobile, Information & Technology, hardware manufacturing, health care sectors and business process outsourcing (BPO) which makes it even more populous day-by-day. As a result, the passion for gardening and nurturing plants is getting stringent due to paucity of space in the urban setting.

Now the demand is for revelation, to make the city “Green” utilising the space on the terrace and common open space. The focus of the programme is to grow their own vegetables on the roof top or common open space available through technological intervention.

Now the demand is for revelation, to make the city “Green” utilising the space on the terrace and common open space. The focus of the programme is to grow their own vegetables on the roof top or common open space available through technological intervention.

Objectives of the Scheme

1. Motivating the urban dwellers to grow their own vegetables on the roof top or common open space at every household in all district’s.

2. Self sustained vegetable production throughout the year.

3. Provide nutritional security through fresh green vegetables and provide a tangible security to vegetable production.

4. Mitigate the environmental impacts in cities by conserving energy and water, improving air and water quality.

5. Dissemination of technology to peoples.

6. Eco-friendly technology to combat the pollution through automobiles & dust.

7. Women empowerment by making them economically self sufficient

Benefit of the Scheme

1. The passion for gardening and nurturing plants has gained momentum in Tamil Nadu harnessing the interest of the people.

2. Escalation in per capita consumption of vegetables

3. Self sustained vegetable production for every household

4. Invigorating the environment.

5. Market Intervention

6. Nutritional security through production of fresh green vegetables on their own.

7. Training the public to farm-at-home is financially rewarding to the soaring vegetable prices today.

Highliht of the Scheme

1.Light weight growing medium.

2.Light weight containers.

3.Hybrid seedlings.

4.Water soluble fertilizer.

5.Bio pesticides and fungicides.

Total Cost of the kit: Rs. 522.10/kit

Subsidy Cost of the kit: Rs. 200/kit

Sl.No

Kit items

Rates (Rs)

1

Seeds

69.40

2

Azospirillum (200g)

3.65

3

Phosphobacteria (200g)

3.65

4

Trichoderma viridi (100g)

6.00

5

Pseudomonas fluorescens (100g)

6.00

6

Azadiractin (100ml)

22.00

7

Polythene cover with compressed coco pith 2Kg bricks - 6 bags per kit

329.40

8

18:18:18 (urea , super phosphate with SOP) 1Kg

74.00

9

Technical Know How folder 1No

8.00

 

Total Cost

522.10

For further details, please contact the following:

Horticulture Officer (Madhavaram): 9003265922

Horticulture Officer (Annanagar): 9841155808

Horticulture Officer (Thiruvanmiyur): 044 - 24510597

Horticulture Officer (Perambur): 8056217841

Preparation of medium
Fruit set and harvest