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Graduate Turns To Polyhouse Floriculture With Govt Subsidies; Earns Rs. 5 lac Every Season

Balwinder's success story is admired by Bhoranj Usha's horticulture officer. She claims that the government offers farmers an 85% subsidy on polyhouses and a 50% subsidy on flower plants.

Shivani Meena
Balwinder Singh
Balwinder Singh

Balwinder Singh of Neli village in Bhoranj subdivision of Hamirpur was unable to make ends meet after earning his bachelor's degree. But then he had the idea to use their 4.5 kanals for floriculture instead of traditional farming.

He started polyhouse farming and soon started to profit. Covid's restrictions, on the other hand, had an impact on his business. The progressive farmer, on the other hand, did not give up hope. He enlisted the help of his father and family, and the two of them worked together on their farm.

Their fortunes started to change. Balwinder is now selling his crops for more than Rs 5 lakh every season. Floriculture produce brings in roughly Rs 9 lakh per year for the household. They have a polyhouse infrastructure of 1,500 square meters on their property.

Help From Subsidies From Government

Balwinder told The Tribune that the Horticulture Department's 15% grant was extremely helpful in creating the polyhouse. He also mentioned that the department provided a 50% subsidy on the purchase of high-quality flower seedlings.

Which Flower fetched This High Income To Balwinder

He mostly produces 'guldaudi,' which is in high demand and is disease resistant. However, he claims that the plant needs continuous attention in order to produce a higher yield.

Balwinder's success story is admired by Bhoranj Usha's horticulture officer. She claims that the government offers farmers an 85% subsidy on polyhouses and a 50% subsidy on flower plants. She adds that there are various irrigation and maintenance schemes available to farmers and that people should make use of them.

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