Floriculture boosts employment

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Uttarakhand, Sep 28 2007: The lives of hundreds of villagers in Uttarakhand are fast improving with the growing demand of flowers across the globe. More and more farmers are giving up traditional farming for floriculture.

Traditional farming occupied 150 hectare of land for production of cauliflowers and potatoes, whereas the area has now increased to 620 hectares for flower cultivation. With little effort and less investment, the farmers are reaping rich dividends with their exotic produce.

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