Horti dept. hosts training prog. on flower cultivation
Dimapur, Aug. 8 (EMN): The department of Horticulture organised a training programme on flower and vegetable cultivation and management practices under protected conditions, on August 8 with Dr. Hemant Kumar Mahure, floriculturist at Saveer Biotech Limited in New Delhi, as the event’s resource person.
The government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), issued updates on August 8 to the media informing about the programme.
The programme was conducted in collaboration with Saveer Biotech Limited at New Delhi and Megha Star Agro-Hortitech Pvt. Ltd. at Guwahati and sponsored by the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, ministry of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.
The additional director for Horticulture, Qhutovi Wotsa delivered the keynote address of the event. According to the IPR, he said that the two-day training programme was organized because ‘many of the people in our state love flowers.’
The officer hoped that the training would benefit the trainees, the IPR stated. The love for flowers has prevailed from the olden days but now the love of it has led to a flower industry which earns billions of dollars and creates job avenues around the world, he said.
Further, Wotsa said ‘our state too has a lot of potentials to set up flower industries due to the suitable climate conditions to grow flowers and also the potential for marketing since our state celebrates different cultural festivals all year round and also during different celebrations.’ He added that these “industries” can create job avenues and generate marketing avenues for export too.
The IPR added that the official gave inputs about ‘strategies with the floriculturists.’ He was quoted as having spoke about knowing how to grow and cultivate different flowers according to seasons, time of harvest, type of climate for different flowers, care from pest and diseases and also the method of preserving the freshness of cut flowers during exporting and the demand for the type of flowers in one’s locality etc.