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The impact of horticulture is becoming more apparent as population of our country is increasing geometrically and cultivable land is shrinking day by day. Keeping up with the legacy, Institute of Horticulture Technology (IHT) is organising a ‘virtual Horti-India 2021’ on April 29, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. It is a tour cum webinar focused on “Vertical Horticulture for doubling farm income” which is being supported by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

Vertical farming unlike traditional farming can produce crops year-round. This methodology can give 6 to 8 times higher, healthy and hygienic production and productivity in all kind of climatic conditions including cold desert and high temperature and strategic locations like Leh- Ladakh and other Himalayan far flung remote areas. The workshop put up by the experts in vertical farming will deliberate effective techniques and technology to manage vertical farming and produce large quantity of vegetables, cucurbits and culinary herbs. It aims in increasing the production output by utilising vertical space and focuses on doubling the farm income.

The main motive of ‘Horti India’ is to maximize crops output in a confined space with higher levels of precision farming and productivity enhancement with a plan to handle future quality food demands. “Horti India 2021” unlike in the previous years will be a virtual tour due to the threats posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19 the Corona Virus. Like previous events, international experts will deliberate in workshop and share their knowledge, expertise and experience through their interactive lectures. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers welfare, Govt of India, Vice-Chancellor of Horticultural Universities Mission-Directors and various experts in Hydroponics from all over the world will be participating in the webinar to share their knowledge and clear all doubt and queries regarding vertical Horticulture.

“Horti India 2021” is an event which will talk about numerous innovations and how to create a more ecological, accessible, and economic approach to mass food production. It is an event not to be missed by anyone who believes in courage, drive and innovation.