Surat: New techniques in agriculture and floriculture have inspired many farmers to turn to flower farming in the fertile region of south Gujarat, which is known for cultivation of vegetables, paddy, pulses, sugarcane, banana, mango and chickoo.
Srinagar: Minister of State for Horticulture and Floriculture Javaid Ahmad Dar distributed cheques worth Rs 28 lakh among 62 growers of the floriculture sector under the RKVI and technical mission schemes of the Centre at a function held at the Emporium Garden here yesterday.
BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to promote floriculture in view of the growing demand for flowers in the market, the State Government today decided to increase the subsidy to 50 per cent from the present 33 per cent. The subsidy amount for small farmers will be 60 per cent.
This was decided at a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat here.
Floriculture is increasingly regarded as a viable diversification from traditional field crops due to increased per unit returns. Though the art of growing flowers is not new to India, protected cultivation in polyhouses is relatively new.
Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is one of the most important commercial commodity of Indian Agriculture. Jammu & Kashmir State enjoys a virtual monopoly in the cultivation of saffron in the sub-continent. At present, the industry gives an exchequer of Rs 236.55 crores as against the potential of Rs 4642.5 crores. Economic product of the saffron flower is the pistil with a trifid stigma. It is a unique plant whose active period and effective growth occurs in fall and winter.