Need to increase flower export from JK for its huge job potential: Secy Floriculture

Need to increase flower export from JK for its huge job potential: Secy Floriculture
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Stresses on innovative ideas, teamwork for better results

SRINAGAR: Secretary Floriculture, Gardens and Parks, Mohammad Javaid Khan on Monday visited various gardens and parks in Srinagar to take stock of their maintenance and upgradation.
During his visit to Polo View Park in Lal Chowk, Joggers Park in Rajbagh and Flower Mandi Rajbagh, he was accompanied by Director Floriculture Kashmir, Mathoora Masoom, Joint Director Floriculture and other concerned officers of the department, a handout read.
Stressing on achieving the desired results, Khan asked the officials to come up with innovative ideas and the income generating possibilities which could be executed for the betterment of people associated with the sector in the state, the handout read.
During his visit to Polo View Park, he stressed on the cleanliness of the park, maintaining proper leveling of ground and the immediate removal of weeds. He directed the officials to execute these required works within 15 days.
At Flower Mandi, Khan asked the officials to prepare a report of the flowers that are exported from Kashmir. He said that there was a need to explore the possibility to increase the export of flowers from the state as it has huge potential of job creation, it read
Director Floriculture Kashmir informed Khan about various issues faced by the department and also informed about various infrastructural upgradations that need to be carried for the betterment of the department. The issues regarding commercial floriculture also came up in the discussion, the handout added.
While assuring that all the issues of the department will be addressed, Khan asked the Director Floriculture, Kashmir to come up with a comprehensive proposal in this regard.