‘Marigold cultivation highly lucrative’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, July 22: The Department of Floriculture, in collaboration with SUKAST, Jammu organized a training programme for commercial growers of Marigold of Jammu and Samba districts at R S Pura here today.
Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma was the chief guest and Vice Chancellor SUKAST, Dr B Mishra was the guest of honour.
Addressing the participants, the Ministers stressed the need for promoting cultivation of marigold in the Jammu province describing it as a highly lucrative and profitable venture. He said the farmers who have switched over to marigold cultivation have greatly improved their economic condition as it has great demand in the city of temples.
He convened that the department is providing all facilities to the farmers under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). As regard the marketing of their produce, the Floriculture Department has provided the facility of cold storage in Jammu so that the flowers, if not sold on the same day, may remain fresh for next couple of days. The minister said that the department has also decided provide marketing space to farmers at Green Belt Park areas of Gandhinagar.
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