Potato Production in Aeroponics

Agrinnovate India Ltd., the business arm of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi, granted the Department of Horticulture and Food Processing, Government of Madhya Pradesh, a licence for the “Aeroponic Method for Virus-free Potato Seed Production” on 4 May 2022.

The Aeroponic Potato Seed Production expertise was developed by the ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Chief Guest, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, emphasised the Central Government’s dedication to making sure the well timed provide of high-quality, licensed seeds to farmers. Tomar said that the ICAR Institutes develop applied sciences for his or her respective areas with a purpose to meet the targets.

The Union Minister praised the ICAR-CPRI, Shimla’s scientists for growing a novel Potato Seeds Production Technology utilizing the Aeroponic Method, which has helped to make sure the provision of Potato Seeds to the nation’s far-flung farmers.

Tomar emphasised that expertise will likely be crucial in assembly the State’s Potato Seeds wants in addition to rising manufacturing on the nationwide degree. He thought-about the potato to be the world’s most vital non-cereal crop, with a major impression on the worldwide meals system. The Union Minister praised the Agricultural Scientists for his or her achievements in analysis. The Union Minister additionally reaffirmed the Central Government’s dedication to engaged on a mission mode to implement the varied schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the nation’s total agricultural growth.

Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Horticulture & Food Processing Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, expressed his hope that the newest and distinctive expertise would assist meet the calls for for Potato Seeds and improve manufacturing within the state. Kushwaha emphasised the significance of Malwa in potato manufacturing, citing Madhya Pradesh because the nation’s sixth-largest potato-producing state.

Madhya Pradesh, in accordance with the Minister, has emerged because the nation’s best vacation spot state for potato processing. He additionally said that the Indore district alone accounts for roughly 30% of the state’s potato manufacturing. The Minister emphasised that licensing will play a major position in helping farmers within the manufacturing of potato crops.

According to E. Ramesh Kumar, Horticulture Commissioner, Government of Madhya Pradesh’s Horticulture & Food Processing Department, the expertise with a manufacturing capability of 1 Million Mini Tubers will assist meet the state’s seed requirement of about 4 lakh tonnes. “The potato seed enriched with processing traits will help to improve the potato processing industry in the United States,” Kumar mentioned.

On the event, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR), additionally spoke. During the occasion, Dr. Anand Kumar Singh, ICAR’s Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), Dr. N.Okay. Pandey, Director, ICAR-CPRI, Shimla, and Dr. Sudha Mysore, C.E.O., AgrInnovate India Ltd. additionally spoke.

The vitamins are sprayed into the roots through misting within the Aeroponic system. The higher a part of the plant remains to be uncovered to gentle and air. One plant yields a median of 35 to 60 Mini Tubers (3 to 10 grammes).

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First revealed on: 05 May 2022, 05:08 IST



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