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Low cost green house

The primary function of a greenhouse is to provide plants with additional carbon dioxide. Neither heating nor cooling is required under climatic conditions in Maharashtra. Green plants respire during the night, producing carbondioxide. Carbon dioxide is also generated by soil microorganisms throughout the day. Carbon dioxide, being heavier than air, accumulates near the ground. If the crop is surrounded by a skirting of plastic film and even if the top of the structure is left open, one gets the typical greenhouse effect with doubling of the yield. Because our greenhouse has no roof, one can use relatively thin bamboo stakes to support the plastic skirting around the plants. The cost of a conventional greenhouse is Rs. 10 to 20 million per ha. Our greenhouse costs just a tenth of this.

Developed By: Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)

Concerned Person: D.R.Kalokhe

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