The Indo-Israel Centre for Excellence in Vegetables at Gharaunda, near Karnal, the first of its kind in the country, will be inaugurated on December 6.

The centre demonstrates advanced farm technologies of Israel to maximise cultivation and achieve quality production of vegetables.

New Delhi: Keen to help India with its highly developed technologies in the farm sector, Israel will soon set up two centres of excellence in the field of floriculture and horticulture in Haryana to provide expertise to farmers.

These centres which would provide important lessons to growers of Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and other areas are expected to come by October or November this year, the Isra

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Himachal Pradesh will supply its exotic flowers to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games. The state has secured an order worth Rs 31 crore for the purpose.

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.

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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.