India: J&K Govt approves Rs 39 Cr mega project to boost commercial floriculture

Jammu and Kashmir Government has approved a mega Rs 39-crore project with an avowed objective of exploring the huge floriculture potential keeping in view the varied agro-climate and ecological conditions in the Union Territory for giving boost to flower production.

“The project is expected to provide direct employment to 2000 besides creation of 330 new enterprises", Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department said.

He said Jammu and Kashmir has long been known for its rich and diverse agri-ecozones, making it an ideal location for growth of a thriving floriculture industry. Abundantly endowed with natural wealth and scenic splendor, the UT is completely conducive for cultivation of a wide range of flowers. The aesthetic value of flowers, their increasing use in the social events and potential of generating more money are attracting prospective entrepreneurs towards floriculture industry.

Splendid gardens and parks in J&K are being enjoyed by the tourists from across the globe.


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