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Floriculture dept vegetation 13 lakh tulip bulbs in 2020

Srinagar, Feb 26: The department of
Floriculture this year has planted 13 lakhs tulip bulbs in Tulip garden adding
four more varieties.

The information was provided to the Secretary
Floriculture, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad during a meeting held to review the
preparations for opening of Tulip Garden in the summer capital.

The meeting was also attended by
Director Floriculture Kashmir Farooq Ahmed Rather.

Highlighting the importance of the
Tulip Garden in the tourism map of J&K, Secretary Floriculture asked the
concerned to add more varieties for attraction of tourists. He said one
lakh more tulip bulbs in Tulip garden have been planted this year. It was said
that last year 1.2 million bulbs were planted and this year 13 lakhs were
planted in the Tulip garden adding four more varieties.

He also asked the officials to
maintain a feedback register for tourists and incorporate the suggestions in
next tulip season.

The meeting also decided to plant
coniferous plants around the Tulip Garden.

Director Floriculture informed the
meeting that the sprouting of bulbs is in progress and are expected to bloom at
the scheduled time of Tulip festival.

During the meeting, the Secretary
also reviewed the preparations for observing Chinar Day which falls on 15th
March.

The Secretary impressed upon the
officers to distribute and plant 10,000 Chinar saplings on the Day across
Kashmir. 

He asked the officers to involve
educational institutions, government offices, NGOs, masjid committees and youth
groups.

Director Floriculture informed the
meeting that he is hopeful that sustained efforts of the department to revive
Chinar tree population will be realized in coming years.

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Secretary Floriculture also reviewed
the progress of schemes under ATMA, MIDH, RKVY and other government projects
going on in different areas of Kashmir.

Stating that there are 7000
registered commercial flower growers in Kashmir, Secretary Floriculture
directed the officers to facilitate these growers with every possible help from
department so that more and more young farmers can adopt flower growing as a
business model.

He also called for inculcating the
practice of cleanliness and sanitation as a norm in every garden and park,
making them more floriferous, aesthetic and ravishing throughout the year.

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