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IIHR signed MoU with four Pvt Firms for technology commercialisation

IIHR signed MOU

On Wednesday, the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with four private companies on the commercialisation of IIHR technology.

The Minister of Horticulture R Shankar handed over the copies of the MOU to the delegates of four companies at the National Horticulture Fair 2021, happening (Feb 8-12) at IIHR campus Bengaluru.

The four companies with whom the MOU has been signed are Rainbow Agro Vet Seri Technologies from Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, P J Margo from Bengaluru, Greentech Fertilizer Corporation from Thiruvananthapuram and La Ferme De Peter LLP from Chennai.

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“In horticulture production the Karnataka state is in the eighth and but first place in the horticulture extension. Our aim is to reach the second or third place in the coming period, the minister stated in the meeting”.

The Horticulture Minister pointed out that prices have collapsed because farmers rely solely on one crop and grow abundantly.

In order to control excessive production, research institutes should encourage farmers to adopt an integrated farming system (IFS), he added.

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