Says, Department working to develop organised commercial floriculture units for entrepreneurship development under HADP
SRINAGAR, JUNE 19: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today inaugurated the sale of summer flower seedlings (Hybrid, Open pollinated) at Floriculture nursery Lalmandi Srinagar.
Director inspected different sections/ Hi Tech Poly houses of the floriculture nursery and interacted with the concerned technical experts.
Sharing his views, Director Agriculture said that the department has introduced many initiatives to extend the activities under the floriculture development scheme.
He said home gardening is a new emerging trend in Kashmir and landscape gardening is now an integral part of home gardening. “We are endeavouring to develop organised commercial floriculture units which in turn will help in entrepreneurship development and livelihood security aiming youth, small land holding farmers”, he added.
Owing to the geo climatic conditions of our region and being one of the top tourist destinations in the country cut flowers, ornamental and aromatic floriculture has huge potential of employment generation, he said.
Director Agriculture asked the concerned officers to organise awareness/ training programs for farmers, educated youth, so that they could get employment opportunities in the concerned trade.
Director was accompanied by Florist Kashmir, Dr. Anjum Rashid and other officers of the Nursery.