Kashmir has a wide variety of flowers and most of them are yet to be taken to the level of commercial floriculture.
In the past few years J&K administration is trying to give a huge push to commercial floriculture in the entire Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently J&K Govt approved Rs 39 Cr mega project to boost commercial floriculture here. The initiative is to help in establishing sustainable, profitable flower industry in the region.
The project with an avowed objective of exploring the huge floriculture potential in view the varied agro-climate and ecological conditions for giving boost to flower production in J&K.
The project is expected to provide direct employment to 2000 besides creation of 330 new enterprises, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department said.
He said Jammu and Kashmir has long been known for its rich and diverse agri-ecozones, making it an ideal location for growth of a thriving floriculture industry. Abundantly endowed with natural wealth and scenic splendor, the UT is completely conducive for cultivation of a wide range of flowers. The aesthetic value of flowers, their increasing use in the social events and potential of generating more money are attracting prospective entrepreneurs towards the floriculture industry.
Splendid gardens and parks in J&K are being enjoyed by the tourists from across the globe.