Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nelliampathy farm to be developed

PALAKKAD: The newly constituted Nelliampathy Development Authority is implementing schemes for Rs.70 lakh in the first phase of the development of the Nelliampathy Orange and Vegetable Farm.

Cultivation of orange, coffee, vegetables and flowers is already on in a small portion of the 1,200-acre farm.

The farm will now be developed in a big way by taking up horticulture in the entire area.

A model flori nursery is being set up by the North Eastern Agricultural Marketing Cooperative (NERMAC), a Government of India undertaking, for the promotion of horticulture.

Three poly houses and two net houses will be established here and imported flowering plants will be planted on a commercial basis.

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