Promotion of Polyhouse Vegetable Production Technology for livelihood security in Champawat and Pithoragarh border districts of Uttarakhand


Principal Investigator : Dr. D.K.Singh, College of Agriculture, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

Contact details :

Email : dks1233 [at] gmail [dot] com

Mob No. : +91-9412931556

Thrust Area : Sustainable Agriculture & Bio-farming

Project Area : Champawat and Pithoragarh border districts of Uttarakhand.

Objectives :

  • Location specific Polyhouse structures designing

  • Production and distribution of general grafted parthenocarpic cucumber and tomato seedlings to the polyhouse farmers at projects sites

  • Production of polyhouse vegetables varieties developed at Pantnagar and distribution to polyhouse farmers

  • Rain water harvesting technologies, drip irrigation and fertigation, INM and IPM module to farmers for cultivation of high value vegetable crops under polyhouse

  • To undertake the training and capacity building to the group of the farmers and rural youth in a cluster mode at the project sites

  • To help the rural youth farmers in their socio-economic up-liftment through promotion of newly released varieties suitable for production under polyhouse condition

  • To develop market linkage with local and district levels

The Munakot block, district Pithoragarh and Champawat block, district Champawat has been to survey to identify the farmers to have polyhouse structures along with drip irrigation facility to be established. During survey three farmers has been identified in village Badawe and two in village Siling in district Pithoragarh and three farmers in Tanakpur and two farmers in Banbasa. The fabrication process is in progress which will be completed by end of January 2018. The field inputs like fertilizers, hybrid vegetable seeds have been distributed at both sites and orientation programme on polyhouse vegetable production techniques has been conducted.




  • The survey work of project site block Munakot for fabrication of Poly-house structure has been completed.
  • Advertisement for appointment of project staff.
  • Established nursery (under 20 Nali) of high value medicinal plant species i.e., Picorrhiza kurooa, Saussurea costus, Valleriana wallichii and Inula racemose, and raised about 1.20 lakhs seedlings of which about 0.50 lakhs seedlings were distributed to 60 households (HH) of Tarsali & nearby villages for large scale cultivation. The marketing and by back arrangements of the product has been initiated with pharmaceutical industry (Emami Pvt.Ltd, Calcutta).
  • Organized five skill development programs (each of 2 days) and trained about 204 farmers (142 male & 62 female) in the field of vegetable cultivation under protected condition, bioprospecting of wild edibles, medicinal plant cultivation, bio-composting, floriculture, water harvesting, etc.
  • Sustainable harvesting practices and value addition of 12 potential wild bioresources has been demonstrated and promoted for edible product development and benefited about 30 HH.
  • Off seasonal vegetable cultivation under the protected conditions has been adopted by 72 households which provided an additional of income of Rs.6760/hh/yr.
  • Promoting large scale floriculture for household income generation while developing huge nursery of Marigold (Calendula officinalis) in Triyuginarayan village cluster to meet the growing demand of flower particularly during pilgrimage season.
  • Developed pilot nursery of multipurpose tree species for demonstration on restoration of disaster affected flooded rural landscape.
  • 5 polyhouses structures were constructed in project sites i.e. Kunan Pani, Mankharidat, Kharkani and Ancholi block Munakot district Pithoragarh, and Gudmi and Chandani block Banbasa district Champawat
  • 246 farmers has been trained regarding polyhouse and improved vegetable production techniques by which they have harvested 30% increased yield under open field and 200-300% time more yield per unit area under polyhouse condition.
  • 247 beneficiaries are using the facilities created under this project
  • 110 farmers in Munakot and 150 farmers in Banbasa have received the seeds of capsicum,cabbage, green chilly, open field cucumber and bottle guard30% reduction in women drudgery.
    18 SHGs formed
  • 50 number of farmers have adopted the technology
  • 110% increase in farmers' income
Training and capacity building
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