India: Minister promises steps to expand floriculture in Wayanad

Agriculture Minister P. Prasad has said that the Centre of Excellence in Horticulture and Floriculture, the first such initiative in the State, will make a core change in the agriculture sector in Wayanad.

Inaugurating the institution at Amabalavayal here on Tuesday, Mr. Prasad said the centre could produce all vegetables and floriculture saplings for farmers in the entire State.

The Centre has been set up by the State Horticulture Mission (SHM) in association with the Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) and the Agriculture Department.

All possible steps would be adopted to expand floriculture in the district, the Minister said, adding that training programs would be conducted at the centre for the purpose.


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