Tirupur to get 10 onion storage units, packing house
The Department of Horticulture is all set to extend subsidies to set up 10 onion storage units and a packing house in the district.
Apart from these facilities, it has also been planned to extend subsidies to construct green houses and tubular model shade net houses.
Official sources told The Hindu that the storage unit would help onion farmers store the produce till they could avoid the glut in the market and thereby get remunerative prices.
The packing house planned would be coming up at Gudimangalam area.
The facility will encourage the farmers to pack and sell the produces under hygienic conditions.
The green houses were to be allocated for a total space of 25,000 sq m with the space for every such facility not to exceed 4,000 sq m.
“Green houses and shade net houses help the plants from natural calamities like wind and heavy rain apart from controlling humidity and temperature during the cultivation,” the officials said.