Green House Fitter

Green House Technician

Minimum ? 10th standard appeared or pass

Certified training for Green House Fitter (programme aligned to AGR/Q0302 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year of on-the-job experience under supervision or apprenticeship

The tasks a Green House Fitter is expected to perform include:

Assessing the bill of materials prepared by supplier as per the structural layout

Selecting the desired material to be used for constructing the greenhouse

Levelling the ground before installation of the greenhouse components

Setting the structure of the greenhouse using the suitable material

Efficient in the designing and layout of the greenhouse

Knowledge of the installation and alignment of the greenhouse structures

Adept with maintaining safety of the work area during installation

Familiar with the functioning and repair of all mechanical structures

Proficient in maintenance of ventilation, power, irrigation, etc.

Familiar with artificial climate control and insulation techniques

Complete knowledge of chemical and biological materials to manage insect, disease, weed, pests, etc.

Equipped to assimilate market information

Knowledge of the latest developments and new technologies in the field


Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of field workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some farms

Work from option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, handling of fragile and/or heavy or complicated greenhouse components, etc.

For daily wage workers -INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Status of Greenhouses in India

While greenhouses have existed for more than one and a half centuries in various parts of the world, in India the use of greenhouse technology started only during 1980s and it was mainly used for research activities. This may be because the emphasis, so far, had been on achieving self-sufficiency in food grain production. However, in recent years in view of the globalization of international market and tremendous boost that is being given for export of agricultural produce, there has been a spurt in the demand for greenhouse technology.

The National Committee on the use of Plastics in Agriculture (NCPA-1982) has recommended location specific trials of greenhouse technology for adoption in various regions of the country.

reenhouses are being built in the Ladakh region for extending the growing season of vegetables from 3 to 8 months. In the north-east of India, greenhouses are being constructed essentially as rain shelters to permit off-season vegetable production. In the northern plains, seedlings of vegetables and flowers are being raised in the greenhouses either for capturing the early markets or to improve the quality of the seedlings.

Propagation of difficult-to-root tree species is also being encouraged. Several commercial floriculture ventures are coming up in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states to meet the demands of both domestic and export markets. With more greenhouses being planned, Green House Fitter will be needed to complete the projects, indicating good job growth for fitters.


Farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Cities and towns across India

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Action for Agricultural Renewal, Maharashtra

Institute Of Horticulture Technology, UP

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