“CSIR empowers farmers, growers, promotes floriculture sector in UT”

CSIR IIIM Jammu, under the CSIR Floriculture Mission, conducted a two-day workshop on “Production and Scientific Crop Management of Commercial Cut Flowers” at CSIR (Branch) Srinagar. The event, held under the patronage of Dr. Zabeer Ahmad, Director CSIR IIIM, and Er. Abdul Rahim, Head CSIR IIIM Branch Srinagar, saw the participation of 70 individuals, including farmers, floritech entrepreneurs, florist traders, and Horticulture graduates from SKUAST Kashmir.

The workshop aimed to enhance knowledge and promote scientific practices in the cultivation of commercial cut flowers. Dr. Shahid Rasool, Nodal Scientist CSIR Floriculture Mission, Dr. Nasheeman Ashraf, Principal Scientist, CSIR IIIM, Dr. Imtiyaz T. Nazki, Professor and Head, Division of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, SKUAST-K, and other experts were present at the workshop.

Dr. Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, Principal Scientist, CSIR-IIIM, highlighted the institute’s role in farmer-oriented programs and initiatives in the Union Territory. Dr. Shahid Rasool provided an overview of the CSIR Floriculture Mission and its objective to promote the floriculture sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

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