J&K to import 15 lakh Tulip bulbs from Holland,

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Srinagar, Sep 27 (UNI) Recognising the importance of Tulip garden for tourism and filmmakers, Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to import 15 lakh more bulbs from Holland.

The Tulip garden will attract tourists and filmmakers, thus increasing revenue for the state, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said during his visit to Tulip garden at Cheshmashahi here.

The government is also developing a Tulip garden at Bhori Camp, Miran Sahab in Jammu over an area of 356 kanals of land, besides extending the existing garden at Cheshmashahi.

The Chief Minister discussed with officers and the consultant designs of the two gardens and suggested modifications and improvements before approving these for execution.

Mr Azad asked the officers to speed up development and extension of the Tulip garden at Cheshmashahi which involves sowing of 15 lakh bulbs to be imported from Holland.

The material is expected to arrive in a month, he was told.

Last season, only 3 lakh bulbs had been sown.

Work on extension of the Garden is apace and by April, the season for tulip bloom, it would be completed.

The Tulip Garden became an instant hit with the people and tourists here when it was thrown open for public on the instructions of the Chief Minister towards the end of April.

UNI

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