India: MP seeks revival of Floriculture Research Institute in East Godavari

Rajamahendravaram MP Margani Bharat on Friday appealed to Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Director General Trilochan Mohapatra to revive the Floriculture Research Institute (FRI), Vemagiri in East Godavari district, saying that it would help the flower nurseries being grown in above 11,500 hectares in the district.

In an interaction with Dr. Mohapatra in New Delhi on Friday, Mr. Bharat told him that the Directorate of Floriculture Research, Pune laid the foundation stone for the Floriculture Research Institute at Vemagiri in 2019.

“However, the ICAR is yet to depute a single scientist or supporting staff till date. The revival of the FRI is need of the hour for development of new varieties, improve production technologies, plant production and transfer of new technologies to the field of flower nurseries in Andhra Pradesh,” the MP pointed out.

Read more at The Hindu (T. Appala Naidu)

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