With the intention of giving banana manufacturing a high quality fillip in Prayagraj area, a state-of-the-art tissue culture lab has been set up by an investor with the assist of the Uttar Pradesh authorities in Chilla Shah Bazi village of Kaushambi district.
The lab is first-of-its-kind in Purvanchal area of the state. It has been set up with a price of ₹2.8 crore with state authorities’s monetary assist value ₹1 crore, stated state horticulture division officers. The lab has been set up by M/s Pratham Enterprises, Prayagraj, in collaboration with division of horticulture and meals processing underneath the Mission for Built-in Growth of Horticulture (MIDH).
It is going to produce 30 lakh tissue culture banana vegetation for the farmers of the area yearly, stated deputy director, horticulture, Prayagraj, Krishna Mohan Chowdhary. Until now, these farmers needed to rely for such vegetation to come back in from so far as Maharashtra and West Bengal which made them expensive and time-taking for the farmers usually ensuing in loses for them. However now these vegetation would turn into accessible to them domestically by means of this lab, he added.
“Presently, round 1500 farmers are cultivating banana on 1700 hectare land in Kaushambi district alone,” he stated. As per the state horticulture division officers, the necessity for banana tissue culture lab was being felt for the previous few years not only for Prayagraj division however in different banana producing districts of Purvanchal space as properly like Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Maharajganj and Siddharthnagar amongst others.
Chaudhary stated with the assistance of this lab, not simply banana manufacturing and its high quality would obtain a lift, however the earnings of farmers too would enhance. By cultivating banana in one hectare, farmers could make a revenue of about ₹8 lakh. Though one of the best time for planting banana is June-July, some farmers plant it until August. It is usually cultivated round January-February. This crop is totally prepared in about 12-14 months. As much as 3,000 banana vegetation are planted in one hectare.
At current, Uttar Pradesh witnesses banana cultivation in greater than 68000 hectares of land and yearly produces greater than 30 metric tonnes of bananas. Lakhimpur Kheri leads in banana manufacturing, which is adopted by Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Prayagraj and Kaushambi.