Madikeri, Aug 8 (UNI) Central Anthurium Board Director P K Singh has said the union agriculture ministry was encouraging floriculture which is emerging as a major foreign exchange earner had sanctioned Rs 13.5 crore as subsidy to growers of Anthurium in Karnataka last year.
Speaking to UNI here Mr Singh, who was in Kodagu yesterday and visited some anthurium growing yards in and around the town, said Karnataka was the second biggest grower of Anthurium next to Maharashtra.
The flowers grown in Kodagu were of very good quality and offered very good export potential.
He gave details of the benefits of subsidy being provided to floriculturists through the Board and said people should come together in groups to maximise benefits and ensure better marketing and transportation.
He said the Board would start an online marketing system and one such centre would be opened at Madikeri.
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