Farmers unable to take flowers to Udhagamandalam.

Coonoor: The Kotagiri Flower Growers

First lac and silk cultivation and now state farmers will receive training to extract natural dyes from flowers.

The training will start among self-help groups (SHG) in Ichagarh block of Seraikela-Kharsawan.

Sikkim is blooming these days with on-going orchid flower festival 2009

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hoped that tourists, both domestic and international, would visit the local tulip garden to enjoy its vast expanse having about 12 lakh tulips of different varieties and colours in full bloom. He was the first to purchase an entry ticket this morning when the garden was formally thrown open for public this year after it had been first opened last year.

Afsana Rashid

Srinagar, March 16
The Floriculture Department has taken up the task of carrying out the census of chinars located across the Kashmir valley.

After great success in 2008, the tulip garden in Srinagar is all set to attract people this year as well with an added dimension. Contrary to 2008, tulips blooming this year would be indigenous with no imports.

Director, Floriculture, Kashmir, GS Naqash says that the garden would be open between March 20 and 25.

Amid dark clouds of economic meltdown, commercial cultivation of flower is booming in the Jammu region, with women taking the lead.

Women in the region are opting for floriculture rather than traditional crops.

A large number of women have set up floriculture businesses of their own in the
past few months.

Farming in progress at the polyhouse. Picture by Hardeep Singh
Ranchi, Feb. 11: Rasila Kothari (50), a floriculturist, is slogging away to meet the Saturday deadline.

The brain behind this mega project, along with 25 staff members, is taking care of 30,000 Dutch roses grown on one acre of land at Chandwe village, Boreya.

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SHILLONG, Feb 2

Solan: CM Prem Kumar Dhumal today said the multi-crore Pandit Deen Dayal Kisan Samridhi Yojana Polyhouse project will boost production of off-season vegetables and floriculture.

He was addressing a public meeting at Kandaghat, after laying the foundation stone of the building of the Civil Hospital, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.44 crore.

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