Kohima, July 27 (NEx): Considering the immense potential to promote flowers in protected and open condition with technology back up and scheme support in the region after having seen flowers like orchids, gerbera and carnation being successfully grown in Nagaland, an online training programme and interactive session was jointly organised by District Administration, Dimapur and Central Institute of Horticulture, Medziphema, in association with Floriculture Association of Dimapur on July 25, 2020.
As per a DIPR report, Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, in his inaugural speech emphasized to promote flower growers in Nagaland with respect to technology and production in protected and open condition with effective market linkages. He appreciated the efforts of CIH to promote floriculture in the state and also assured flower growers for possible support.
During the session, Horticulture Commissioner (GOI), Dr. B.N.S. Murthy, highlighted the problems faced by the flower growers in present condition and emphasized the need for introduction of technology for drying of flowers. He also extended all possible support for technology demonstration of potential flowers in production and post-harvest management.
Consultant, Rise & Shine Biotech Pvt. Ltd, Bharat Bhokne, elaborated the problems and solutions for growing flowers under protected condition and answered the queries of the participants.
Technical Consultant, CIH, Arvind Singh, spoke on the potential crops for open condition in Nagaland with reference to sub-tropical and temperate condition and also shared the experience of growing flowers in CIH.
President, Dimapur District Floriculture Association, Abeny Ezung in her speech appreciated the content of training programme and thanked CIH and District Administration for organising the training.
Welcome speech was delivered by Deputy Commissioner, Horticulture GOI and Director CIH, Dr. Naveen Patle while Horticulture Specialist, CIH, Dr.Mososang Longkumer, proposed the vote of thanks.