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Supply of Seed Kits

Kitchen gardening is a “garden or area where vegetables, fruit, or herbs are grown for domestic use”. The people living in the urban areas are highly inclined to grow vegetables that can suffice the needs of their kitchen partially or completely. In general the people living in small houses do not have land to grow vegetables but are highly interested to grow vegetable for which they also need to know that how the vegetables can be successfully grown in earthenware pots, crates, plastic containers, baskets, used tyres, shopper bags, rejected utensils, roof top farming, trollies and lawns etc. To promote the practice of vegetable cultivation in the homes located in the Punjab, motivation of the growers, seed kits for winter and summer vegetables are being supplied at the nearest approachable places of growers. 
 
The objectives of the kitchen gardening
  • To provide fresh & organic vegetables for health and nutrition. 
  • To reduce the budget on purchase of vegetables
  • To enhance per capita consumption
  • To survive in polluted free and Green environment
  • Accessibility of vegetables at affordable prices for all
  • House holds Food Security and effective utilization of spaces.
  • Supervision of abandoned space/ empty spaces in new colonies, green belts, parks, big houses, cultivated areas in city premises of school garden and bring it under kitchen gardening programme

Progress for Distribution of Seed Kits

During Winter (Rabi) 2011-12,  107,901 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 70,000, during Summer (Kharif) 2012,  49,600 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 40,000,during Winter (Rabi) 2012-13,  100,800 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 100,000, during Summer (Kharif) 2013,  41,400 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 40,000, during Winter (Rabi) 2013,  100,200 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 100,200, during Summer (Kharif),  2014 50,900 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 50,000 with total 450,801 vegetable seed kits were distributed against the target of 400,200 during above mentioned period.