Training on management of flowers and vegetables culminates

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/9/2019 11:28:49 AM IST

The two-day training programme on cultivation and management of flowers and vegetable under protected condition came to an end on August 9 at the Conference Hall, Directorate of Horticulture, Kohima.

The training was organised by department of Horticulture in collaboration with Saveer Biotech Limited, New Delhi and Meghastar Agro HortiPvt limited, Guwahati, DIPR reported.

Addl. director of Horticulture, Qhutovi Wotsa, in his key note address, said that Nagaland has a long way to go in the development of export oriented production, besides having the potential, as the state was unable to meet the trade policies. He pointed out that, Nagaland has the advantage of good climatic conditions and sufficient fertile land which was suitable for cultivation of all kinds of flowers and vegetables. He apprised the trainees to consider the period of harvesting season so that the buyers and consumers demand could be met.

To create employment and go green, Wotsa urged all to use fresh flowers instead of artificial flowers in any occasion. He urged the trainees to use optimum chemicals so that it will be beneficial to them and not create health hazard to the buyers or consumers.

He encouraged the trainees to choose the kind of flowers or vegetables which will create avenues and give them economic returns. Deputy director of Horticulture, S. Senka Jamir said that owing to steady increase in demand of flowers, floriculture has become a lucrative business in Horticulture sector. He expressed hope that this training would be helpful for enhancing quality and quantity production of flowers and vegetables and eventually help small scale and related horticulture businesses to meet market demand.

The training was sponsored under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. 80 participants attended the training.

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