LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered completion of 150 hi-tech nurseries in 75 districts of the state within next six months.
The nurseries are being set up in the Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the state, campus of agricultural universities, research centre of the Horticulture Department for easy training of farmers in mordern day farming practices.
As per the estimate of Horticulture Department, the average cost of hi-tech nursery will be nearly Rs 1 crore.
To serve the dual purpose of boosting horticulture and improving rural livelihoods, the state government has decided to establish 150 hi-tech nurseries (which will be based on Israeli technology) under the MGNREGA scheme.
Under the scheme, two hi-tech nurseries are being developed in each district to grow fruits like plum, pomegranate, jackfruit, lemon, mango, guava, moringa, dragon-fruit etc. and several vegetables as per the demands based on the local…