National Edu News: Specialised Training Required for Implementing ECCE: Dr Venita Kaul  |  Cover Story: Elimination Round or Aptitude Test- How to Align CUET with NEP 2020 Goals  |  Life Inspirations: Master of a Dog House  |  Education Information: Climate Predictions: Is it all a Piffle!  |  Leadership Instincts: Raj Mashruwala Establishes CfHE Vagbhata Chair in Medical Devices at IITH   |  Parent Interventions: What Books Children Must Read this Summer Vacation   |  Rajagiri Round Table: Is Time Ripe for Entrepreneurial Universities in India?  |  Life Inspirations: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking  |  Teacher Insights: Guided Play Effective for Children  |  Teacher Insights: Doing Calculations Boosts Mental Strength  |  Best Practices: Hugging for Happiness  |  Parent Interventions: Is Frequent Childcare Outside of the Family Beneficial for a Child's Development  |  Health Monitor: How to Measure Attention?  |  Life Inspirations: From BC to AC: What Has Changed in Pandemic and What Has Not  |  Guest Column: The Biting Army  |  
May 26, 2021 Wednesday 01:38:51 PM IST

Idle to Ideal: Innovative Vegetable Farming in CUSAT

Best Practices

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is utilising 3 to 4 acres of vacant land in the campus to cultivate vegetables to make students active during lockdown and ensure sufficient food supply locally under the Idle to Ideal project. The green initiative was taken by the National Service Scheme Unit of CUSAT in association with Kerala Agriculture Department and funded by the Subiksha Keralam project. Electricity and water are provided free for cultivation. Farmers provided by the agriculture department and students staying near to campus are actively involved in cultivation and harvest.The produce is sold locally at subsidised price. The project uses open precision farming, micro irrigation, fertigation techniques to get the best yields, according to Sangeetha K Prathap, Asst Professor and co-ordinator of NSS unit. Among the vegetables cultivated are cucumber, bittergourd, yam, tomato, brinjal, spinach, bananas, beans etc.

Comments