Polyhouse Subsidy, Cost, Profit, Project Report

Polyhouse Subsidy, Cost, Profit, and Project Report

Let us discuss today, the polyhouse subsidy, profit, cost, and economics.

Introduction to Polyhouse Cultivation and Polyhouse Subsidy

What is polyhouse cultivation? Why most people are showing interest in polyhouse cultivation? Well, since the centuries cultivation of crops is changing with different farming methods and the polyhouse is one of the modern farming methods using a controlled environment. Growing crops under the controlled environment such as temperature, humidity, and fertilizers with the help of automated systems are called polyhouse cultivation. We will learn conditional factors of polyhouse farming and the future of polyhouse farming in India.

You can also assume this information for polyhouse subsidy in Karnataka, polyhouse subsidy in Maharashtra, polyhouse subsidy in Kerala, polyhouse subsidy in Telangana, polyhouse subsidy in Andhra Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in Madhya Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in Bihar, polyhouse subsidy in Uttarakhand, polyhouse subsidy in Uttar Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in West Bengal, polyhouse subsidy in Gujarat, polyhouse subsidy in Rajasthan, polyhouse subsidy in Punjab, polyhouse subsidy in Haryana, polyhouse subsidy in Tamil Nadu, polyhouse subsidy in Chhattisgarh, polyhouse subsidy in Odhisa, polyhouse subsidy in Assam, polyhouse subsidy in Meghalaya, polyhouse subsidy in Himachal Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in Arunachal Pradesh, and polyhouse subsidy in Nagaland.

People are tending towards polyhouse cultivation is due to more profits and one can grow crops throughout the year without depending on environmental factors and also farmers have very few problems with crop pests and diseases in polyhouse growing. This information may be applied to polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Karnataka, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Telangana, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Maharashtra, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Tamilnadu, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Kerala, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Madhya Pradesh, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Bihar, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Uttar Pradesh, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in West Bengal, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Odhisa, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Punjab, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Haryana, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Gujarat, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Rajasthan, polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Andhra Pradesh, and polyhouse cost for 1 acre in Chhattisgarh.

Traditional cultivation in open fields has been always risky due to unpredictable climatic conditions and exposure to insect pests and diseases. To satisfy the growing population of food and other needs, it is mandatory to grow crops throughout the year without depending on external weather conditions. One can avail government schemes for polyhouse subsidy in most states of India. As one can expect up to 80% of polyhouse subsidy, you may end up paying only some amount from your pocket. Even some rural banks may offer polyhouse subsidy and loans. Polyhouse horticulture is picking up every year in India due to the polyhouse subsidy and high profits throughout the year. Apart from this, growing vegetables,  and flowers is very easy when compared to open field cultivation.

Benefits and Advantages of Polyhouse Cultivation and Polyhouse Subsidy

Gerbera Flower Cultivation in Polyhouse.
Gerbera Flower Cultivation in Polyhouse.

There are many advantages to growing crops in polyhouse.

  • Plants are grown in a controlled environment.
  • Crops can be grown throughout the year without depending on the season.
  • Insect pests and diseases are less in polyhouse cultivation.
  • External climate does not have any impact on plant growth.
  • The quality of produce is high when compared to open field cultivation.
  • You can expect uniform plant growth throughout its life-cycle with less transplanting shock.
  • Polyhouse can be maintained with good sanitation.
  • Cropping period is less, hence one expects increased production capacity.
  • Polyhouse has always good drainage and aeration system for better plant growth.
  • Fertilizer application is very easy and controlled automatically with the help of drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation.
  • Handling of harvest, grading of products, and transporting is easy with polyhouse cultivation.
  • The overall yearly crop yield is high.

Difference Between Polyhouse and Greenhouse

Polyhouse and Greenhouse are protected structures for cultivation of certain crops. The greenhouse is made with glass so it is also called glasses, once the plants are growing it is termed as a greenhouse. Polyhouse is made of polyethylene material. In fact, both considered as same, but the greenhouse broad term being used.

Types of Polyhouse Cultivation Systems

There are 2 categories of polyhouses can be constructed based on environmental control factors.

  1. Natural Ventilation Polyhouse.
  2. Environmental Control Poluhouse.

Natural Ventilation Polyhouse: This type of polyhouse will have natural ventilation and Fogger system to prevent pests and diseases. The purpose of naturally ventilated polyhouse is to protect the plants from adverse climatic conditions. They will not have any special environmental control system. These types of polyhouses cost less.

Environmental Control Polyhouse: In this type of polyhouse system, crops are grown around the year by providing controlled environment factors such as temperature, humidity, fertilizer automation, Co2, and rooting medium. These factors can extend the off-season crop production.

Further, these polyhouse systems are grouped into 3 subcategories.

  1. Low cost or low tech polyhouse.
  2. Medium cost or medium-tech polyhouse.
  3. Expensive or Hi-tech polyhouse.

Low tech Polyhouse System: This polyhouse system can be built with low-cost material and maintaining this system is very easy. Usually, the construction of polyhouse is carried out with local material such as wood and bamboo. Generally, Ultra Violet (UV) film is being used as a cladding material. This type is suitable for cold climatic conditions. Temperature and humidity can be controlled by using shade nets. There won’t be any other controlled devices are used in this type of polyhouses.

Medium tech Polyhouse System: In this system, the construction of polyhouse is carried out by G. I (galvanized iron) pipes. To prevent any damage from the wind flow, the entire polyhouse structure is fixed to the ground, and screws are attached to the structure of the house of the canopy cover. In this system, humidity and temperature are controlled by arranging cooling pads, mist controllers along with Thermostats and exhaust fans. One can adopt these kinds of polyhouses in dry and composite weather conditions. This is pretty useful where the plants require good care throughout their life cycle.

Hi-tech Polyhouse System: Hi-tech polyhouse includes an automatic control system for temperatures, humidity, fertilizers, irrigation, and other complete environmental parameters for growing crops all the time.

Crops Suitable for Polyhouse Cultivation – Polyhouse Subsidy

Vegetable crops:

  • Tomatoes.
  • Cucumbers.
  • Coriander (Cilantro)
  • Eggplants (Brinjal).
  • Okra (Lady Finger).
  • Green beans.
  • Bell Peppers (Capsicum).
  • Cabbage.
  • Spinach.
  • Chilli.
  • Carrots.
  • Broccoli.
  • Microgreens.
  • Lettuce.
  • Summer Squash.
  • Leafy vegetables.


  • Ginger.
  • Turmeric.

Fruit crops:

  • Watermelons.
  • Peaches.
  • Strawberries.
  • Raspberries.
  • Citrus fruits.

Polyhouses are best for raising nursery plant seedlings

Growing ornamental plants,

Cut flower production.

Hybrid seed production of flowers.

Tomato Cultivation in Hi-tech Polyhouse.
Tomato Cultivation in Hi-tech Polyhouse.

Polyhouse Cost, Polyhouse Profit, and Polyhouse Subsidy

Polyhouse cost depends on the type of system you choose and the construction area. Here are some details of the construction cost of polyhouse. These figures may change time to time and region to region. Consider this as a ballpark estimate for polyhouse construction.

The cost involved in Polyhouse construction depends on the type of polyhouse:

  • For low cost/low tech polyhouse without exhaust fan systems and cooling pads = Rs.400 to Rs.500/square meter.
  • Medium cost/medium tech polyhouse with cooling pads and exhaust fan systems (without automation) = Rs.900 to Rs.1200/square meter.
  • Hi-tech polyhouse with a fully automatic control system = Rs.2500 to Rs.4000/square meter.

You may be interested in High Density Guava Farming.

There are 2 types of polyhouse costs, we can consider.

  1. Fixed cost: Land, office room, labor rooms, packing room, cold storage rooms, and other fixed items like drip and sprinkler systems.
  2. Variable/Recurring cost: Manures, fertilizers, pest and disease control chemicals, planting materials, electricity, and transportation charges come under recurring expenses.

The following Hi-tech Polyhouse/Greenhouse cost is for 1 Hectare or 2.5 Acres land.

Fixed Cost Items (in Indian rupees) for Polyhouse Subsidy

Land and development

Rs.4, 50,000

Office Rooms

Rs.3, 00,000

Telephone, fax, and computer

Rs.1, 00,000

Polyhouse construction

  Rs.14, 00,000

Planting material and planting

  Rs.30, 00,000

Cold storage

Rs.9, 00,000

Refrigerated transport van

Rs.2, 00,000
Grading & packing room

Rs.5, 00,000

Generator set

Rs.2, 50,000

Power related installations

Rs.2, 00,000

Water supply system, drip irrigation/sprinkler system and misting liners

Rs.8, 00,000

Furniture related

Rs.75, 000

Total Fixed Cost

Rs.81, 75,000 (eighty-one lakh seventy-five thousand)

Recurring Cost Items (in Indian rupees) for Polyhouse Subsidy


Manures and fertilizers

Rs.1, 50,000

Plant protection

Rs.1, 50,000


Rs.3, 00,000

Packing material

Rs.2, 00,000


Rs.1, 20,00,000

Labor charges

Rs.3, 00,000

Commission /Insurance

Rs.15, 00,000

Employee Salaries

Rs.6, 00,000

Electricity charges/year

Rs.6, 00,000

Overhead costs

Rs.1, 00,000
Maintenance cost

Rs.1, 00,000

Miscellaneous expenses

Rs.4, 00,000

Total Recurring Cost Rs.1, 64,00,000 (1 Crore sixty four lakhs)

Total cost = Fixed cost + Recurring cost = Rs.81, 75,000 + Rs.1, 64,00,000 =  2,45,75,000 (2 Crore forty five lakhs seventy five thousand)

Polyhouse Cultivation Profits, Polyhouse Project Report and Polyhouse Subsidy for 1 Hectare Rose Cut Flowers

Just to calculate the polyhouse profit, let us take a Rose cut flower cultivation for the project of above mentioned 1 Hectare /2.5 acres polyhouse.

Rose Cut flower project report for hi-tech polyhouse/greenhouse

Rose Cultivation in Polyhouse.
Rose Cultivation in Polyhouse.
  • Rose plant seedlings/hectare of polyhouse = 60,000
  • Rose flower yield /plant = 100 to 150
  • Quality rose flowers for export purpose/plant = 90 to 100
  • Rose flower cost in the international market = Rs. 8 to 12 per flower.
  • Total exportable rose flowers/ha at the rate of 125 rose flower/plant = 60,000 (total no. of. Rose plants) x 100 Rs (per flower) = Rs.6, 00,000
  • Gross income through exports at the rate of 55 flowers/plant = 6,00,000 x 55 = Rs.3, 30,00,000 (minimum).

Net profit for first year = Gross income – Total cost (fixed plus recurring) = Rs.3, 30,00,000 – Rs.2, 45,75,000  = Rs.84, 25,000 (eighty four lakes and twenty five thousand).

You can expect more profits in subsequent years.

Here are some polyhouse profits/income details for different crops.

  • Gerbera flowers: 42 to 45 lakhs/acre.
  • Ginger: 15 to16 lakhs/acre.
  • Turmeric: 14 to 15 lakhs/acre.
  • Colored Capsicum: 13 to 15 lakhs/acre.
  • Tomato: 12-13 lakhs/acre.
  • Dutch Rose: 34 to 35 lakhs/acre.
  • Cucumber: 9 lakhs/acre.

Note: The above-said figures subject to change depending on flower quality/ export market demand. However, you can obtain 5 to 7 times of yield and profits in polyhouse cultivation than traditional open-field farming.

Polyhouse Subsidy

Growing Cucumbers in Polyhouse.
Growing Cucumbers in Polyhouse.

There are many states in India encouraging polyhouse cultivation practices. Each state has different subsidy percentages. You can get up to 80% of the subsidy.

From above mentioned project (1 hectare cut flowers) 80% of total cost =  0.8 x 2,45,75,000 = 1,96,60,000 (is your subsidy amount) remaining 48 lakh 40 thousand should be spent from your pocket.

Your horticulture department or any NABARD branch or National Horticulture board is the point of contact to inquire about the exact percentage for Polyhouse subsidy for different states in India. You can apply this information for Polyhouse subsidy in Karnataka, polyhouse subsidy in Tamilnadu, polyhouse subsidy in Telangana, polyhouse subsidy in Maharashtra, polyhouse subsidy in Andhra Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in Kerala, polyhouse subsidy in Bihar, polyhouse subsidy in Madhya Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in Uttar Pradesh, polyhouse subsidy in West Bengal, polyhouse subsidy in Gujarat, Ppolyhouse subsidy in Rajasthan, polyhouse subsidy in Punjab, Ppolyhouse subsidy in Haryana, Ppolyhouse subsidy in Uttarakhand, Ppolyhouse subsidy in Chhattisgarh, Polyhouse subsidy in Odisha, Polyhouse subsidy in Assam, Polyhouse subsidy in Himachal Pradesh, Polyhouse subsidy in Nagaland, Polyhouse subsidy in Meghalaya, Polyhouse subsidy in Tripura, government subsidy for Polyhouse.

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  1. Sir
    Could you inform whether shadenet house is sufficient for tamilnadu delta area.i was informed that poly house is required only in extreme climate zone like north of India. Please advise.

    • Polyhouse cultivation can be carried out in any climatic zone. It all depends on the crop you are planning to grow. However, Polyhouse farming is more useful where adverse climatic conditions exist.

  2. Hi,

    • You should visit the horticulture department for technical feasibility like land, irrigation , types of crops, road facilities etc. You need to fill a form with all the information of required for eligibility of subsidies and loans.

  3. sir, I am confused about subsidy percentage? NABARD is not showing subsidy for polyhouse and state of Maharashtra showing 50% subsidy so please, give details about subsidy information regarding polyhouse.

    • Well, the polyhouse subsidies vary from state to state and even time to time. you better visit NABARD branch in any nearby city for exact percentage of polyhouse subsidy in Maharashtra.

  4. I am Bishop Mondal a resident of nadia district of west Bengal. I want to make a medium size poly house. How much loan can I get? How can I apply and where? How much of loan percent I have to return? Please reply to me.

  5. I am from Aurangabad district, Maharashtra. Where temperature is quite high and water sources low. Which crop would you recommend for polyhouse in such locality.

  6. hey sir.
    i have couple of question for you.
    1) what the subsidy for playhouse in telangana state ?
    2) who to approach for setting a poly house on my farm ?
    3) how to apply for subsidy, either i have to go for loan or can also do an upfront payment ?
    do you want me to get the soil test done before starting farming in playhouse ?


  7. I’m having 10 acre land in Haryana and I have done b tech…. my question is
    I will earn more profit in poly farming on 10 acre farm than my current 7 Lac/per annum package of my company…. its my dilemma.. so please helpmeewithn i… Ii can switch to poly farming or continue my boaring job

    • Don’t leave your job and get into farming directly. Gain knowledge starts in a small area where you can monitor on weekends. Once you think its profitable business, then take a decision. Remember Outside the hill is always green.

  8. Hi,

    I appreciate information shared.

    I would like to know the Horiculture Board for Karnataka. if you can provide that would be well and good. I need to have the subsidy information for our polyhouse project

  9. Hello Abhishek, my advice to you is, “follow your Heart”, if you feel you can make it in farming, so be it, you will never succeed in life if you keep yourself in the comfort zone, salary will never make you rich, unless you’re stealing, Jack Ma, once said, If you put money and bananas in front of a monkey, it will take bananas yet money can buy more, so business is better than a salary

  10. Sir,

    I am srini from Karur, Tamilnadu, Need to know the schemes in Poly House Project.

    1. What is the min. area to start with

  11. Namaste sir.I am Vivek.this site is really informative,helping.I wish to know that my farming depend on rain.what is water requirement for polyhouse?

  12. I currently live in United States but want to go back to my home in Rajasthan and start Polyhouse farming. We have land (around 200-300 acres within family). My village in semi arid part of south western belt of Rajasthan.
    I want to understand if there is any special department in government or private companies who can help in the entire set up and process.
    Also, what if there is no regular supply of water in the field like bore well etc?
    I am really excited about this concept and my farmer father would also be pleased to get on board.
    Currently i am working on understanding exact requirement of initial funds and a professional firm which can help get this whole concept started.
    Appreciate your detailed information in the article above and i look forward to get answers to my above queries.
    Saurabh Nath Singh

  13. I want to grow imported flowers in Polyhouse in Lucknow UP. could you please suggest which exactly are the imported flowers ( the very expensive ones ) suitable in this climate. Your suggestion is more than welcome including the names of the flowers.

  14. Hello there,
    I am keen to start a polyhouse in Noida. Do you know if we could get subsidies for the same? Also, I wanted to know do women get such kind of subsidies?

  15. I have a land of around 10 acres in North Eastern part of Bihar and I want to start polyhouse / greenhouse farming on my land. Temperature in this area varies from 42 degree centigrade (in summer) to 5 degree centigrade. Water level in this area is 25 feet below ground level. Land is situated just beside coal tar road. Kindly suggest the following:
    1. What types of crop can be grown on my land?
    2. Does it depend on soil of the land or is it dependent on climate condition of my area?
    3. Should I get soil of land tested before thinking about polyhouse farming ?
    4. Who can guide me properly about the type of crops I should select for the farming?
    5. Who can guide me about the farming process of the selected crops?
    6. What are the requirements of fertilizer, paste control method?
    7. What type of irrigation system should I install for low cost/low tech poly house and medium cost / medium tech polyhouse ?
    8. What are the other system should I install for low cost polyhouse?
    9. How the land should be developed for the low cost/ low tech polyhouse farming?
    10. Who can help to prepare report for getting subsidies and loan for polyhouse farming on my land?
    11. How to know about the market demand/availability and market linkage about the crop which has been selected?

  16. Sir,which type of soil is required for the Dutch rose cultivation and how much loan a farmer can get from the bank for a 1 acre project if the project cost is 50 lakh approx?

  17. Sir, can you share some Dutch rose farms(polyhouse) address details and their owner’s contact details (in Maharashtra)

  18. I M Dillip Kumar Agarwalla From Karanjia Odisha,, want to start a agriculture business in poly house. I m completely new to agriculture but have enough interest in this field. I m having 15 to 20 acres of open land.
    Pl suggest n help.

  19. HI,
    Im Sagar B from HUbli in Karanataka.
    I have a 4 acre land wherein i wish to have a mixed farming.Polyhouse for veggies and dairy farm.i am new to agriculture and have been searching for inputs before venturing into it.
    Would like to know how to avail loan for the project and also details on return on investment having polyhouse grown crops and through hydroponic farming.
    And to my knowledge i have understood that crops grown in polyhouse have a direct market which pays more then the local mandis(How to get direct link to sell these crops on harvesting)?
    please advice.
    Thank you

  20. Hi sir…. I’m sreekanth.. I want to know how much it costs per acre to construct polyhouse for turmeric vertical farming. Please provide me the information regarding thid

  21. I am an Ex Army Officer. Into farming for past 4 years in Anantapur Dist (AP). Interested in polyhouse/shadenet farming. Request to share a project report.

  22. I have 12 Bigha/ 5 acre land in Durgapur, West Bengal. I want to start fishery, Duckry, Dairy and fruits like Guava, Lemon and Papaya farming one by one. Also my future plan to do a goatry in the same area. Is poly house required for Papaya farming??
    Please send me a project report.
    Please provide some failure chances for each projects.
    For your kind information i am committed to do the combined farming.
    We are a team of handicapped forum waiting for your useful report.

  23. This article was very helpful. I am new into this area and intending to start polyhouse set up on 2000 sq m of land in Uttarpradesh. Can you help me with Project Report required for bank loan and subsidy?

  24. I want to start Greenhouse Horticulture off-season farming in 02 acres. Can you help me with Project Report required for Bank Loan ?

  25. Hello sir ,
    i am form maharashtra , i have 25 acers farm in jalgaon MAHARASHTRA . i am still confused about the subsidy and my budget of polyhouse is 5,00,000 ..
    then plese provide me some positive info..

  26. Is it necessary to be a farmer to construct a polyhouse and apply for subsidy or anyone could get into this business. If yes then what should one do as a beginner in this field .

  27. Dear Sir,
    Greetings of the hour!
    Please do let me know vegetable/greens sowing calendar (Short-crop) for poly-house in Sohna, Haryana.
    I have drip and Mist facility as well.
    Can you suggest a consultant who can help me in growing.
    best regards

  28. Sir
    Myself Arkesh I’m from Karnataka. I got work order from horticulture department and started Polyhouse construction work almost 20% work completed . Simultaneously I applied loan in Canara bank to complete the project but bank refusing my loan prapozal because I have cleared my previous SBI loan by OTS . Please guide me at this situation what to do next..

  29. I am a farmer from Samastipur, District of North Bihar. I wish to grow flowers in the Poly House. Please let me know which flower would be suitable in my area to grow.
    P S Singh

  30. Sir/madam,
    I am from Bhutan based at Gelephug near to Assam border. I am planning to setup Agriculture Tools Manufacturing House. In this connection, I am sure that your company can guide me how to go about and what are the requirement of machines and materials. As this is my first corresponding with your company, I shall write in details about my project proposal in my next corresponding.

    Awaiting for your kind advice.

    Thanking you.

  31. Dear Sir/Madam,
    My Self Dr.Prabhakar, Assistant Professor in Bangalore University.. I have 5 Acres of land. I have a plan to construct poly house in 3 acres but i dont have any idea on supply of material and construction agencies. so kindly give suggestions and poly house consultancy address near bangalore and also how to get the subsidiary from NABARD also. kindly do needful.
    Thanking you,
    have a nice day……….!

  32. I have 1 Acer land in jaunpur district uttar pradesh…I want to install polyhouse and need full guidence about farming storing Marketing and sales .
    If there is any training centre or training program please let me know

  33. Hi my name is Vikram and i am based in Haryana. I want to set up a hi-tech temperature controlled poly-house in one hectare near Gurgaon where I already have adequate land. I do not want to export in the beganning but would like to cater to the local market. Pls provide me latest quotation and some idea on profitability


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