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News of Floriculture
Rajasthan to turn flowery, focus on ornamental flowers

Jan 13, 2014

Desert state of Rajasthan has decided to take the ornamental path to tap the booming flower market by pro-actively promoting cultivation of decorative flowers like orchid, bird paradise and anthurium in select districts.

Themed flower show set to go AC indoors

Jan 09, 2014

The week-long Cochin Flower Show, south India’s largest, is all set to start from January 9 at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here.
Source: Deccan Chronicle

Flower Show Set to Spread Fragrance from Tomorrow

Jan 08, 2014

The Cochin Flower Show-2014, organised by the Ernakulam District Agri-horticulture Society, will kick off at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium on Thursday. Varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables will be displayed at the flower show, considered to be the biggest-ever such show in South India.

Ethiopia, India Come Up Roses As Kenya's Flower Sector Goes to Seed

Jan 06, 2014

Kenya may lose its position as the world's biggest horticultural exporter, in the wake of the rising cost of production, compliance bottlenecks and uncertainty over trade talks between the EAC and the European Union.

A research that will optimize yield, quality and life of flowers

Jan 03, 2014

With the aim of developing better floriculture production technologies to improve the yield and quality of flowers, the post graduate students (M. Sc floriculture) of College of Agriculture, under the aegis of Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) Akola, are conducting research by use of certain micronutrients and growth regulators.
Source: timesofindia

Sikkim prepares for ‘State Agri-Horti Show 2014'

Dec 27, 2013

Preparations are in full swing for the ensuing State Agri-Horti Show 2014 scheduled on 18-19 January, 2014 at Saramsa Garden. This is an important event in the agriculture calendar fo the State.

Horticulture department promotes flower cultivation in Sangam City

Dec 27, 2013

The fragrance of roses and tube rose flowers would now spread in Trans-Yamuna belt of the Sangam City as authorities of district horticulture department take up a rose cultivation project in Chaka and Karchana blocks of the district.
Source: timesofindia

Approval of Integrated Mission for Development of Horticulture during 12th Plan

Dec 13, 2013

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for implementation during the 12th Plan with an outlay of Rs. 16,840 crore, a centrally sponsored scheme. Out of this, State governments will be contributing a sum of Rs. 866 crore in the States where the National Horticulture Mission (NHM) sub-scheme is implemented.
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

Goa to get Israeli expertise in farming sector

Nov 01, 2013

Israel, known worldwide for its expertise in agriculture, will help Goa in rejuvenating the sector and its allied segments.
Source: Zee News

Exim Bank focuses on NE's horticulture and handloom sectors

Oct 03, 2013

Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has identified horticulture and handloom sectors of North Eastern region has the two sectors where exports can "kick-start easily". It feels if the horticulture potential of the region is tapped properly, the region can "easily" double or triple it exports to the world market.
Source: Business Standard

Jasmine farmers plan export to Malaysia

Sep 26, 2013

With the state government discussing export prospects of Madurai malli with the Malaysian government, the jasmine growers of Uthappanayakkanur met here on Wednesday to consider the formation of an exporters' organisation or producers' company for the purpose. Around 50 of them gathered at the forest hall of the village where the officials from agriculture marketing department and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) briefed about the formalities.
Source: timesofindia

Kashmir valley farmers sowing saffron with modern expertise

Sep 24, 2013

Saffron sowing has begun in the Kashmir valley with the help of modern expertise, gradually replacing the traditional methods. The modern type of saffron sowing has begun this year under the centrally sponsored saffron technology mission.
Source: India TV

Shankarapura jasmine gets national identity; but only exports can help farmers get better value

Jun 28, 2013

The fragrant jasmine of Shankarpura which was accorded a geographical indication (GI) status in 2008, received the official approval from the Union government this year. Farmers in the region are hopeful that the status will give a boost to the export of the flower variety.
Source: timesofindia

India's floriculture exports set to grow 17-20% in FY13

May 09, 2013

Floriculture exports are likely to grow 17-20 per cent for the year ended March, on the back of increased shipment of cut roses during Valentine's Day early this year.

J and K farmers get monetary assistance to promote floriculture

Apr 29, 2013

In a bid to make floriculture a viable industry and to expand its tourism potential the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is providing monetary assistance to farmers in the Kashmir Valley.

Sharad Pawar seeks land for Pune floriculture centre

Sep 10, 2012

Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that he would take initiatives to set up national floriculture research centre in or around Pune provided the state government allots land for the project.

Madurai jasmine set to become global brand

Aug 28, 2012

Madurai Malli, the famous jasmine variety from the region, is all set to become a global brand.

Flower-growers being provided full marketing support: Sham

Aug 06, 2012

Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma today said that the government was committed to provide every type of marketing support to the fruit and flower growers of the state to promote this lucrative activity in the state.

Blooming everywhere: Demand for flowers rises in Bangalore

Jul 24, 2012

The Silicon Valley of India is known for a variety of seasonal flowers that are popular throughout the country where almost each day, flower growers, producers and sellers receive orders from various parts of the country. Best known for its varied shades and stems of roses, they are mostly grown in and around Bangalore like Doddaballapur, Kanakpura, Kolar, and Ooty.

India number 2 supplier of flowers on V-day

Feb 15, 2012

This Valentine's Day India has emerged the second largest supplier of fresh cut flowers in the world, a study by e-commerce portal said.

Floriculture industry to cross Rs 8,000 cr by 2015: Assocham

Feb 14, 2012

Growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 30 per cent, India's floriculture industry is likely to cross the Rs 8,000-crore mark by 2015, industry body Assocham said today.

Rose exports bloom this Valentine's as demand flowers

Feb 13, 2012

For this year's Valentine's Day, rose shipments from India have grown by up to 15 per cent owing to the rise in demand and increase in production from new areas around Pune and South Gujarat.

Israel to import Valentine roses for first time

Feb 06, 2012

For the first time ever, Israel will need to import flowers for Valentine's Day as a result of the drastic drop in locally produced flowers due to foreign competition.

Flower show blossoms in Lalbagh

Jan 25, 2012

Inaugurating the Centenary Horticulture Show organised by the Mysore Horticultural Society and the Department of Horticulture, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda was in awe of the colourful displays.

Rose market gains as rupee falls

Jan 02, 2012

The fall in the value of the rupee couldn't have come at a more opportune time for exporters of cut-roses - on the eve of Christmas, New Year. Valentine's Day too, is not far.

African nations look to India for seeds, farm inputs

Dec 16, 2011

Mr Dellings Phiri, Managing Director of the Malawian Seed Co Malawi Ltd, along with the company's Commercial Manager, Mr R. Chiwa, was busy taking down notes, receiving brochures from Indian seed, agri-input and agri-tech firms at the India-Africa Economic mission meet.

Farmers switch over to fruit, flower cultivation for better returns

Dec 09, 2011

A silent revolution is underway in the rural areas of Karnal with small and marginal farmers switching over from wheat-rice cropping pattern to vegetables, fruits, flowers and spice cultivation for remunerative returns. The farmers have realised that the cultivation of rice and wheat in small landholdings is not a profitable proposition and they must diversify to other crops like seasonable vegetables, fruits and flowers for remunerative returns.

Karuturi to outsource Ethiopian land to Indian farmers

Oct 12, 2011

Karuturi Global, the city-based publicly-held floriculture major and one of the world’s largest exporter of roses which is aggressively rolling out an agriculture business venture in Ethiopia, is looking at outsourcing 20,000 hectares of farm land in the African nation to Indian farmers on a revenue-sharing basis.

Indian flowers a hit in international markets

Sep 12, 2011

India earned $48.5 million (around Rs 215.27 crore) from exports of flowers to over 90 countries last year.

Flower prices as higher as never: Pakistan

Aug 30, 2011

As the Eid-ul-Fitr is nearing, the prices of flowers of various varieties have increased considerably and in certain cases the shopkeepers and vendors have shown less enthusiasm .

India's share in world flower mkt less than 1%

Aug 17, 2011

India's share in the world flower market is less than 1 per cent despite vast potential for increase in area under floriculture, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

J&K has potential in agri., horticulture, food processing: State governor

Jul 04, 2011

Jammu & Kashmir governor N N Vohra on Friday said that the state had vast potential in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and fruit processing industries to generate large-scale economic and employment opportunities.

Increase in diesel prices hits flower growers hard

Jun 29, 2011

The recent rise in diesel prices, an increase of Rs 3.78 per litre, is expected to push the production and input cost of flower growers in the state.

Flourishing flower industry in Kashmir

Apr 15, 2011

It’s that time of year when thousands of tourists flock to the Netherlands to admire the fields of flowers in full bloom. The Keukenh of park is world famous for its floral displays, mostly composed of the Dutch national flower, the tulip.

Jasmine fragrance spreads overseas

Apr 01, 2011

Bhatkal Jasmine, which is limited to Bhatkal taluk has been spreading its fragrance in Dubai where this beautiful flower has great demand. Bhatkal jasmine is available in Mangalore, Mysore and Bangalore too.

Dutch sold more flowers for less in 2010

Mar 23, 2011

The Netherlands, the world's top flower exporter, sold 3.6 billion flower bulbs abroad in 2010 -- a two percent rise on the year before, the Central Statistics Bureau said on Monday.

Rose exports to Japan hit, growers fear Rs 3-cr loss

Mar 16, 2011

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have struck a blow to Maharashtra`s rose exports to the country.

Indian agrochemical industry expected to grow to $1.7bn by 2012

Mar 04, 2011

The Indian Agrochemicals Industry is expected to grow at 7.5%, to reach over $1.7 billion by 2012.

India, Germany to sign joint declaration on food sector

Nov 15, 2010

India and Germany will sign a joint declaration next week to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture.

Rose exports shrink on high freight charges, rising input cost

Aug 31, 2010

Jai Prakash Rao, a rose grower in Bangalore, is slowly looking at the domestic market.