Urban Horticulture Development Centre, Chennai
Objective of Urban Horticulture Development Centre is to serve as an information centre for hi-tech horticulture technology; To develop a hi-tech horticulture nursery, supply of quality plant material, tissue culture plants, seeds of vegetables, flowers and herbs, ornamental plants, tree seedlings etc.; To impart training programmes on hi-tech horticulture to urban entrepreneurs, unemployed graduates, students, NGOs, corporates, house wives etc.; To inculcate knowledge on development of horti-ecological parks, avenues, greenery, theme parks, botanical gardens, herbal parks, landscaping etc. to reduce pollution and ecological hazards in the city; Formulation of hi-tech horticultural projects, providing technological assistance to new entrepreneurs for promoting the horticulture industry.; Providing consultancy on landscaping, terrace garden, herbal and aromatic garden, production of edible mushroom, floral arrangement, dry flower production, establishment of fruit processing plant, vegetable dehydration units, essential oil extraction units, phytochemical extraction unit, preparation of eco-friendly biocompost, biofertilizers, stablishment of hi-tech floricultural units under controlled conditions. And to create a database on horticultural market information system
Elite horticultural plant material have been made available for sales through the hi-tech nursery. Seeds of improved varieties of vegetables, flowers, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants are now being sold through the counter.
Plant Advisory Cell
Problems oriented in horticulture are now attended and solutions are offered.
Monthly training schedule has been developed for imparting training various subjects as listed.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
New No.P44 (old no.37), 6th Avenue
Annanagar, Chennai- 600 040
Phone: 044-26263484/ Fax : 044- 26263484
e.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on November 18, 2011, in Gardening and tagged aromatic garden, dry flower production, essential oil extraction, establishment of fruit processing plant, floral arrangement, herbal garden, horticulture, urban horticulture development centre, vegetable dehydration units. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.