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CSIR-IIIM organizes training program for farmers under CSIR Floriculture Mission

Post by on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Bhadarwah Aug 23 : CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu on Tuesday organised an Interactive Workshop on Challenges, Interventions and Opportunities for the farmers of Bhadarwah under CSIR Floriculture Mission at Bhadarwah. 
The workshop in which 100 farmers associated with cultivation of commercial flowers participated was held at Lal-Ded Auditorium of Bhadarwah Campus and was primarily aimed at Capacity Building, value addition and Post-Harvest Management of High-Value Floricultural Crops as a part of CSIR Floriculture Mission.
Chief guest DDC Chairman Doda Dhananter Singh Kotwal along with guests of honor Vice Chairperson Sangeeta Rani Bhagat and DC Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan inaugurated the workshop by lighting of traditional lamps.
In his inaugural address Dr Shahid Rasool Nodal Scientist CSIR Floriculture Mission said, "To fulfill the clarion call of Prime Minister to double the income of Farmers, CSIR-IIIM under it's Floriculture Mission has organised the workshop at Bhadarwah - which has immense potential in Floriculture, especially cut flowers and aromatic plants." 
"The verticals of the mission include the development of new floral varieties; expansion of areas under region-specific floricultural crops; integration of apiculture and floriculture and establishing effective domestic and international market linkage," Dr Shahid said. 
“Owing to the high demand of cut flowers and loose flowers all across the county, the mission with its various strategically devised verticals offers a unique opportunity in enhancing the economy and livelihood of the UT especially areas like Bhadarwah Valley,” he added.
DC Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan while addressing the farmers said, "Let us take the pledge today to make Bhadarwah a shinning success story in the field of Floriculture as we have already proved by successfully cultivating aromatic plants and this Valley in a short span of time has emerged as the capital of lavender in India."
Speaking at the occasion Chairman , DDC congratuled the organizers of the workshop and expressed his interest in the promotion of Floriculture Sector in the district. He also assured  of his support in the implementation of the Mission. 
Farmers expressed their gratitude to CSIR-IIIM for organising the workshop in Bhadarwah which according to them will surely open new avenues for them to increase their income by adopting value addition of their crops.

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