Sikkim to become a major Floriculture State, investment destinatio

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New Delhi, Dec 23 (UNI) Plans are afoot to make Sikkim, often described as 'Nature's own garden', a major floriculture State and a step in this direction is the hosting of the International FloriShow in Gangtok in March.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling told newspersons here that leading floriculture countries will participate in the event and an international conference on the occassion will pave the way for the State to emerge as an important floriculture investment destination.

On display will be cut flowers, pot flowers, dried flowers, floral handicrafts, cut greens and ferns and tissue culture plants.

The three day show at Sarmasha gardens, being hosted from March 14-16, 2008 will provide a glimpse of the floriculture development scenario and different technolgical advancements made in the sector throughout the world.

Mr Chamling said the event will serve as a gateway to the entire North East where floriculture is taking strong roots, thanks to the region's varied climate, rich biodiversity and inherent strengths.

The event seeks to bring the latest greenhouse technology, irrigation systems, production support systems, other logistics and transportation and marketing and export support to farmers's doorstep.

Entrepreneurs will come together to meet and know about different financial institutions, latest hybrids, post harvest management, floral designers, floral wholesalers and input suppliers.

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