The cultivation of ornamental flowers by the residents of northern Takhar province has been on the rise, with growers making good incomes. Prices of decorative flowers have also witnessed a surge in the province lately, people in the business say.
Mohammad Sabir, a Taloqan resident who was in the market to purchase flowers, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Last year, one bouquet cost 100afs. “But this year, the rate has increased, despite the fact that Takhar is a flower-producing province. It also exports flowers to other provinces.”
Sabir urged the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to pay due attention to the control of flower prices.
Abdullah, another inhabitant of Takhar, said: “Growing flowers has turned into a business for the locals, especially the youth of this province. Different types of flowers are found here in Takhar, but high rates are a concern for the people.”
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