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Advisor Skandan leads high-level delegation to Tanflora Infrastructure Park in Tamil Nadu

Calls for synergy between I&C, Floriculture deptt to tap full potential of floriculture


Growers get hands of experience on cut flower production, marketing
Chennai, Jul 12 (KNS): A high-level delegation of senior officers from the Industries and Commerce Department, Floriculture Department and progressive growers from JK State headed by Advisor to Governor K Skandan visited Tanflora Infrastructure Park Limited in Tamil Nadu to explore the potential of production of cut flowers in the Jammu and Kashmir on the same pattern.

The park is a joint venture company of TIDCO and MNA & Associates, established at Amudagondapally village, Hosur, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu. The project is conceived to be one of the largest production facilities for cut roses in the world, with a total production capacity of 67.5 million roses per annum.

Principal Secretary to Government Industries and Commerce Department and Tourism Department Naveen K Choudary, Secretary to Government Floriculture Department Sheikh Fayaz, Director Industries and Commerce Mehmood A Shah besides two officers of floriculture department and progressive flower growers of the state were part of the high-level delegation.

Industries and Commerce department organised the exposure visit to give a flip to the floriculture sector so that the industry achieves its maximum potential in the state of J&K.

The flower growers were made aware about the potential of cut-flower crops like Rose, Chrysanthemum, Gypsophylla, Lillium, Carnation and Tulip in J&K State which has national as well as international market, especially in the Gulf countries.

The growers visited local flower markets also to get acquainted with the marketing model currently in vogue in the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The delegation also had a threadbare discussion with the experts from Tan Flora organisation regarding the cooperative type of flower production and its marketing.

The Advisor directed the officers to coordinate the functioning of Industries and Commerce Department with the Floriculture Department for achieving a maximum of the floriculture potential and also help growers of the state get benefited from various schemes of both the departments.

The advisor further asserted to have a similar type of grower-friendly programmes in future.

The Principal Secretary to Government Industries and Commerce Department Naveen K Choudary assured all possible help from Industries and Commerce Department for convergence so that the floriculture sector which figures in the thrust sectors of Industrial Policy of the state achieves its maximum potential in near future.

While concluding the visit, the Advisor and other officials planted red sandalwood trees in the Floriculture park Hosur as a goodwill gesture. (KNS)