Kerala to have green houses, bio-parksJuly 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday gave its nod to the setting up of green houses and hi-tech bio-parks for coconut and rice in the state.
Addressing reporters here after the weekly cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said green houses would be set up across the state where fruits, vegetables and flowers could be grown by farmers.
“Fifty percent subsidy would be provided by the centre, 25 percent by the state and the rest 25 percent would be given as loan by cooperative banks. All the 14 district collectors have been asked to call a meeting of interested people who are willing to set up green houses,” he said.
Chandy said the chief secretary had been asked to set up an expert committee and appoint chief executive officers for the bio-parks for rice and coconut.
“The cabinet saw a presentation on the bio-parks. They would be set up by experts drawn up from the state agriculture department and the Kerala Agricultural University. Already, there are farms functioning under these departments and it is here that the bio-parks would come up,” he said.
Kerala largely depends on neighbouring states for fruits, vegetables and flowers.
With the green houses, the government expects to stop being at the mercy of middle men who procure the items from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and supply them to Kerala.
- World Coconut Day: Kerala tries to stop production fall - Sep 02, 2012
- Kerala to host agro meet in 2013 - Sep 18, 2012
- We will continue our demand for a new dam: Chandy - May 09, 2012
- Kerala will push low-cost airline, Islamic banking: Chandy - Nov 22, 2011
- Haryana to subsidise farming centres - Apr 19, 2011
- Kerala to set up biodiversity panel in all local bodies - Nov 10, 2011
- Coconut plucking could be monkey business in Kerala - Apr 29, 2012
- Kerala's Onam gesture to migrant labour - Aug 23, 2012
- Sreedharan, Tarun Das in Kerala Planning Board - Aug 10, 2011
- Kerala expecting huge overseas investment: Chandy - Apr 20, 2012
- Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products - Sep 05, 2012
- Kerala mulling cutting operating costs of IT firms - Jan 19, 2012
- Kerala to hire senior lawyer for Marines case - Apr 25, 2012
- Kerala okays medical college - Jul 29, 2012
- Chandy launches logo for biodiversity clubs in colleges - Apr 27, 2012
Tags: agriculture department, cabinet meeting, chief executive officers, chief minister, chief secretary, coconut, cooperative banks, expert committee, fruits vegetables, green houses, karnataka, kerala agricultural university, kerala government, middle men, neighbouring states, nod, oommen chandy, state agriculture, subsidy, thiruvananthapuram