SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Friday highlighted the huge potential of the Floriculture Department in the state and asked the department to adopt best practices to scale up floriculture-based entrepreneurship in the state.
Ganai was speaking in a meeting to review the functioning of Floriculture Department.
To ensure smooth functioning of the department, various initiatives have been taken, besides submission of proposals for the future developments, an official handout read.
The advisor directed the officers to come up with a comprehensive plan so that target achieving mechanism could be initiated for tangible results on ground.
Secretary Floriculture Department, Talat Parvez Rohella raised several issues with the advisor which included dearth of staff, e-ticketing of Mughal gardens, besides extension of developmental works in Bagh-e-Bahu Fort and Tulip Garden and sought their immediate resolution, read the handout.
Ganai sought details regarding the developmental works carried out in the past and directed the concerned for creating public places, like parks, in every district.
According to the handout, 3973 registered growers with Floriculture Department and 571 parks have been already developed in the state.
Ganai asked the officials to improve quality of delivery besides, ensuring proper monitoring of developmental programmes initiated by the department.
Director Floriculture Kashmir, Talat Parvez Rohell informed the meeting that there has been an annual turnover of 31.23 crore from both loose flower and cut flower production and 5.33 crore revenue has also been generated from Tulips, the handout added.