India: More young people in Kashmir showing interest in floriculture

Commercial Floriculture in Jammu and Kashmir is helping the farmers to multiply their profits with the help of government-sponsored schemes and other related interventions.

Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) like MIDH, RKVY, and ATMA are being implemented for the promotion of the commercial Floriculture Sector in J&K. The department is organizing regular sessions of training within and outside J&K for farmers/growers in order to make them aware of modern trends in Floriculture Sector.

Unemployed youth and farmers register themselves under these schemes and started their own businesses in loose and cut flower production, aromatic plant cultivation, ornamental nursery, and use of integrated farming for their employment and revenue generation.

Notably, the cultivation of lavender as part of commercial floriculture has changed the fortunes of farmers in Jammu and Kashmir under ‘Aroma Mission or Purple Revolution,’ an initiative of the Central government towards transforming the lives of UT’s farmer community.

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