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Floriculture

Floriculture includes crops such as bedding, garden, foliage and potted plants, cut flowers and floriculture material. Government of India has identified floriculture as a sunrise industry and accorded it 100% export oriented status. Owing to steady increase in demand of flowers, floriculture has become one of the important Commercial trades in Agriculture. Hence commercial floriculture has emerged as hi-tech activity. Commercial floriculture in India is being viewed as a high growth Industry from the export point of view. The liberalization of industrial and trade policies paved the way for development of export-oriented production of cut flowers. The new seed policy had already made it feasible to import planting material of international varieties. It has been found that commercial floriculture has higher potential per unit area than most of the field crops and is therefore a lucrative business. Indian floriculture industry has been shifting from traditional flowers to cut flowers for export purposes.

Objective:


  • To impart knowledge to the farmers to develop skilled man power, entrepreneurship in all the aspects of floriculture and landscape architecture.
  • Introduction of new high value flower crops and providing scientific approach in the cultivation of flowers
  • Awareness of the farmers regarding the adoption of crop diversification viz. floriculture for maintaining the soil health and sustainable crop production.
  • Trainings of rural unemployed youth, farmer women and extensional personals regarding value addition and processing of floriculture crops.
  • Facilitating farm women in establishment of self help groups (SHGs).
  • Laying of OFT’s to Standardize the agro techniques for crop production and propagation.
  • To generate employment opportunity by producing skilled malis for landscaping and gardening and nursery industries. and gardening and nursery industries
  • Selecting progressive farmers for establishing the ornamental nursery to earn livelihood.
 
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