Unemployed youth must reap benefits of floriculture industry: Div Com

Srinagar, May 29: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the unemployed youth of the valley must reap benefits of booming floriculture industry.
He further said that the sector of floriculture has immense potential for income and employment generation especially in the rural areas. Changing the living standard of the people and increasing urbanization is increasing the demand for flowers and flower products.
The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while reviewing the economic avenues for unemployed youth in the floriculture sector.
The meeting was informed that the valley has a lot of scope for the floriculture industry which can produce the quality flowers. It has been observed that flowers have high demand within and outside Kashmir. Kashmir has good soil and weather conditions which are conducive for the growth of flowers. All these factors indicate that there is the immense scope of floriculture in our economy which will attract the attention of big investors across the country.
The Divisional Commissioner directed Director Floriculture to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) in which identified areas, financial implications, economic generation and benefits for unemployed youth should be clearly indicated and submit to the Divisional Commissioner’s office at an earliest for further course of necessary action.
He asked concerned officers to create mass awareness among unemployed youth regarding the potential of the floriculture sector across the valley so that they will earn their livelihood in a dignified manner and ultimately the economic graph of the Kashmir Division will also be improved.
Additional Commissioner Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir, Director Floriculture Dr Abdul Hafiz Shah and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.