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Hi-Tech Floriculture and Vegetable Project
The Rest of Maharashtra Legislative Development Board (Urvarit Maharashtra Vaidhanik Vikas Mahamandal) sanctioned Rs. 3.00 crores for the establishment of Hi-Tech Floriculture Project at the College of Agriculture, Pune under Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri in the year 2000. The objectives of the project are to demonstrate the greenhouse technology, to grow and undertake research in cut flowers like Rose, Gerbera, Carnation and coloured Capsicum and to conduct trainings for farmers and students.
The total area under polyhouses of the project is 1.80 ha growing Rose, Gerbera, Carnation, Capsicum and Anthurium whereas the Orchid and Lilium are grown under Shade-Net house. The Open field Crops are also grown like Tube-Rose, Gladiolus, Golden-Rod, Bird of Paradise and Heliconia.