I am really interested in doing gerbera cultivation in my farms near North Bangalore. I would like to build a low cost green house (could be bamboo, using MS pipes, Causrina poles or stone poles). The reason being, I don't want to invest huge amounts in just the green house( I know I can get loans for the same, but somehow I feel the cost of green house ( couple of places in bangalore I found out say around 450/m2 to 750/m2) is a little too much for the returns. With these rates just a green house for 1 acre would cost me 18 lacs.
Now one thing I wanted to know is whether the green house really costs that much or is just another greenhouse fabricator is getting rich, because lot of people think there are subsidies and hence they simply get the loans and subsidies and give it off to the fab guys.
Is there anyone who felt the same as me and or has done some setup for a similar one with a much lower cost greenhouse and is successful in growing any flowers. Or the idea of going for a low cost green has really less practical uses. Please advice