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Glass Greenhouse cost for 1 acre in India

Can you imagine why eco-friendly methods in agriculture practices are increasing per year in the bigger and older countries?

Greenhouse agriculture is a modern solution of agriculture that can apply on any scale of plant agriculture. Greenhouse farming is the best method of growing almost every kind of crop even in odd seasons on a fix land. 

Glass greenhouse cost for 1 acre in India

What is a glass greenhouse method of farming?

Greenhouse farming works on the principle of arrangement of perfect atmosphere to grow crops inside a covered region. 

This covered region may be of plastic sheets or glass sheets but it is certain that the covered region controls the temperature inside and provide a highly ideal atmosphere to grow crops.

greenhouse cost for 1 acre in India

#Polyhouse farming is a kind of greenhouse farming that practices on a small scale. 

Requirements to make a glass greenhouse

  • To make solid glass housing/shed/walls: 1-inch thick glass plates to make walls and roof
  • For temperature management: Exhaust fans and air blowers to maintain the temperature in summers and winters.
  • To make inner platforms: Iron angle rods, iron pipes of 2 inch diameter.
  • Bed surface: To keep the pots on wooden bed surface to provide them a certain place instead of growing them in direct soil land. 
  • For seeds and plants: Plastic cups tray for seeds and bigger pots for bigger plants.
  • Non-variational water sprayers 
  • pH meter to measure the pH of soil and irrigation water.
  • Thermometer required to check temperature near plants and inside the greenhouse. 

Glass greenhouse for 1 acre in India project cost

1.) Greenhouse making cost

  • Glass plates- 1200000 INR
  • Iron rods and pipes- 100000 INR
  • Wooden tables and beds- 900000 INR

2.)  1 acre agricultural Land cost to make greenhouse- 800000 INR

3.) Electricity connection- 25000 INR

4.) Exhaust fans- 30000 INR

5.) Plastic cup trays- 15000 INR

6.) Pots for plants- 10000 INR

7.) Labor cost- 200000 INR

8.) Water system- 20000 INR

TOTAL COST- 33000000 INR 

Thus, to contruct a glass greenhouse with all the essential facilities, it will cost you 3300000 INR(including land cost of 800000).

#Note- If you can provide your project report according to government policies then you can get subsidy upto 50% on the toal project cost. 

Advantages of glass greenhouse farming

  • Glass greenhouse is best for growing particular cash crops.
  • It is a high and advanced technology to maintain the atmosphere to grow crops.
  • The glass greenhouse farming method is an eco-friendly method of agriculture.
  • It's an advanced technology that helps to grow odd-season crops as winter crops in summer and summer crops in winter. 
  • There is no use of chemical and non-organic fertilizers and pesticides inside a glass greenhouse, it is a totally organic method of farming. 
  • Glass greenhouse provides moderate temperature and sunlight to crops which are the essentials for plants.
  • There is no wastage of water and less consumption inside the glass greenhouse.

Disadvantages of glass greenhouse farming

  • Glass greenhouse farming is heavily costly. One can't get profit from it until they recover the initial cost. 
  • It asks for maintenance and proper care from time to time, otherwise, it doesn't work properly.
  • To run a greenhouse farm you have to be scientific and have all the basic knowledge of the temperature and humidity of various plants otherwise it will fail.
  • It is not like seasonal crops where climate conditions are ideal and no need to change it for the season. In greenhouse crops, you must check the temperature around plants from time to time.
  • Greenhouse farming asks to spend enough electricity from cultivation to harvesting. 
  • It's maintenance cost is very high. 

Is glass greenhouse farming profitable in India?

Greenhouse farming is not a quick method of getting profit revenue from agriculture. First, it takes the patience of proper execution and maintenance.

 For the first year of greenhouse farming, profit will only be able to recover your investment but from the next year, you will start getting extra income from greenhouse farming if everything goes well execute and patience.

Greenhouse farming gives the same yield of seasonal crops of Rabi, Kharif, and Zaid as on ordinary land gives. 

In a sense of a particular kind of commercial crop, greenhouse farming is a profitable method of farming. 

It is better to have a cash crop like Lilium flower, Rose flower, strawberries, and other popular cash crops. 

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