‘India’s domestic flower market expected to grow to Rs 10,000 crore’
- Solar scam: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy moves High Court against vigilance court order
- Workplace complaints high with both SC, ST panels
- Bhubaneswar leads Govt’s Smart City list, Rs 50,802 crore to be invested over five years
- Dead whale washes ashore at Mumbai's Juhu beach
- Zika virus is 'spreading explosively', says UN health chief
"New challenges are emerging for India's growing floriculture industry. Even as the domestic demand for flowers is growing annually by 15-20 per cent in major cities, the export growth has struck a bumpy path," said S Jafar Naqvi, president, iFlora and chief co-coordinator, Flora Expo 2008, while talking with media persons today.
In the city to promote the forthcoming expo, which is being organised in New Delhi from September 26 to 28, Naqvi said the latest export trends available from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade under the Commerce Ministry show that floriculture export in 2007-08 was $ 83.67 million.
"It is not a small achievement that India's domestic flower and plant market, now valued at over Rs 1,000 crore is further expected to grow to Rs 10,000 crore in the future," he said.
The International Flora Expo 2008, along with third International Landscape and Gardening Expo 2008 and International Florist and Floral Art Expo 2008, is the third such expo to be held.
The main theme of the event will be to highlight the potential business and investment opportunities and to promote floriculture as a Rs 10,000 crore business opportunity and creating a million jobs.
- Does Masood's 'protective custody' reflect Pak army's new policy?
- Are we, the people of India, being used by terror?
- New political generation wants democratic socialism, and also economic security
- The Union budget needs to incentivise savings to rescue public sector banks.
- Dalit scholar’s death exposed inability of casteist Hindu to be modern
- Annotated edition of Hitler's Mein Kemph