PULWAMA: A five-day training programme on commercial floriculture started here on Monday at KVK Malangpora. The programme is being organised by Floriculture Department in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Malangpora.
Dr Fayaz Ahmad, Coordinator KVK Malangpora, district floriculture officer other concerned and a large number of progressive farmers were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Fayaz Ahmad highlighted the importance of flower cultivation and appealed the educated youth to “adopt the “attractive floriculture sector on a commercial basis”, adding that the sector had a vast potential of income generation, read an official handout.
On the occasion, district floriculture officer said that the aim of the training programme is to aware farmers regarding new technologies and innovations in the field.
He said, “Various new and innovative schemes are underway which will reflect positive and fruitful results at ground level.”
He also asked the KVK management to “acquaint the farming community with latest techniques so that the floriculture sector is boosted in the district”.
Scientists, subject matter experts also delivered lectures on the latest scientific and commercial techniques of floriculture. They also replied to the queries raised by the floriculture farmers, the handout read.
The training programme will conclude on 23 February, it added.