In order to encourage commercial floriculture in Kashmir in view of increased tourist footfall, a two-day flower show is being organised in the picturesque Botanical garden in Srinagar by the Floriculture Department from 20th of May. The flower show is being held for the first time in five years.
During the two-day show, which was inaugurated by J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, the growers were displaying flowers, were cuting flowers, poting plants, novelties and ornamental plants at their stalls in the Botanical garden, which has been established on the banks of Dal Lake and overlooked by Zabarwan mountain range.
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Director Floriculture Farooq Ahmed Rather told this newspaper that the flower show is being held to encourage commercial floriculture in the Valley. “We want to give a fillip to commercial floriculture so that it also emerges as a source of employment and a source for increasing the income of small farmers,” he said.
About 100 growers set up stalls in the Botanical garden during the two-day show. The garden was open to all. The tourists, locals and the experts of the field could visit the garden and go around the staff set up by the growers to assess their product.
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