Horticulture varsity inaugurated in Ggn
Gurugram: With a view to further enhance the skill of the farmers and also providing them with more options to grow alternate crops, the Haryana government inaugurated the horticulture university in Gurugram.
The university was inaugurated by the Haryana agriculture minister OP Dhankar. The university holds a special significance for farmers in South Haryana. Comprising the districts of Gururgam, Faridabad, Rewari and Mewat where often less fertile and low groundwater reserves result in less agricultural productivity than other districts in the state.
"Innovation and adding new dimensions should be the priority for the farmers. The Haryana government is committed to aiding farmers embrace the change. Horticulture farming is one such medium which can prove to be profitable. When we speak about horticulture farming, this university is not only for the farmers but also for all those residents who want to use the art of the farming in the balcony of their houses or in their gardens," said OP Dhankar, the agriculture
minister. There may be a possibility that in the future, residents of Gurugram do not have to venture to Delhi for buying the horticulture items. Soon, the city may have its own wholesale flower market.
If fructified, this will be the first market of its kind that will be set up in Gurugram. At present most of the residents are dependent on buying the floral items either from Delhi or nurseries that are still present in very small numbers.
Based on sources, the market may be created in the outskirts of the city so that a larger area can be allocated.
Along with horticulture farming, the state government also wants to encourage organic farming which forms a greater part of enhancing urban farming. In the past, various workshops have been conducted by the government where various options have been discussed on how to use new and innovative methods of farming that will increase the production of dairy, horticultural items and fruits.