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Flowers, vegetable cultivation training in Kohima concludes

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By EMN Updated: Aug 09, 2019 11:21 pm
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Dimapur, Aug. 9 (EMN): The two-day training programme on cultivation and management of flowers and vegetable under protected condition which commenced on August 8 concluded on the 9th at the Conference Hall, Directorate of Horticulture, Kohima.

The event was organised by the department of Horticulture in collaboration with Saveer Biotech Limited, New Delhi and Meghastar Agro-Hortitech Pvt. Limited, Guwahati, informed an update from the department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR). Dr. Hemant Kumar Mahure, floriculturist at Saveer Biotech Limited in New Delhi was the resource person of the training programme, informed an update from DIPR.

Addl. Director of Horticulture, Qhutovi Wotsa, in his keynote address, stated that Nagaland has a long way to go in the development of export-oriented products despite its potential. Pointing out that the state has good climate and fertile soil which is suitable for cultivation of all kinds of flowers and vegetables, he urged the trainees to be aware of the “period of harvesting season” in order to meet the demands of the consumers.

Wotsa urged the gathering to use fresh flowers instead of artificial flowers at any occasion and select varieties that will give good returns.

Deputy Director of Horticulture, S Senka Jamir informed that floriculture has become a lucrative business due to steady increase in demand of flowers. Makhure and Gunin Roy were the recourse persons during the technical session on the second day.

Altogether, 80 participants from various parts of the State attended the training.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 09, 2019 11:21:18 pm