[Photo Feature] How horticulture brings prosperity to farmers

Tuesday, April 02, 2013
India's National Horticulture Mission (NHM) led by country's agricultural ministry supports a wide range of horticultural activities. This photo-feature showcases three farmers who have become successful farmer-entrepreneurs and role-models in their neighbourhoods by adopting new technologies with NHM assistance.

Ms. Harshida Desai of Uchgaon, Belgaum District, Karnataka, is cultivating garbera in green houses and selling the flowers directly in Bangalore market.

Garbera green house in bloom
Harshita with fresh garbera flowers

Shri Vishwas Chavan of Kohlapur district, Maharashtra, not only grows bananas, he exports bananas too.

Vishwas in his banana orchard
Quality banana ready for export
Shri Dharamveer of Yamunanagar, Haryana, has taken up cultivation and processing of Aloe Vera with NHM assistance.
Dharamveer with aloe sap extraction machine

Some aloe products made by Dharamveer
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