N East to see a shift from floriculture : study

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New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) The country's northeast regions, which have been famous for its floriculture, will now witness a shift towards horticulture with the central government alloting funds to these states.

With funds flowing from the Central Government Horticulture Mission, states like Mizoram, Sikkim and Meghalaya have established centres of Excellence in Horticulture, which have started spreading the idea of fruit and vegetables cultivation among farmers successfully.

According to a Case Studies from Meghalaya and Mizoram, these centres act as an interface between the private buyer of flowers, Zopar, and the farmer.

In coming times, both Mizoram and Meghalaya are likely to export other floriculture products, including roses, leather leaf fern, lilium and bird of paradise which are being cultivated in the North Eastern Region due to favourable climatic, soil and water conditions, the study stated.

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