Anthurium flowers: Indoor air purifiers

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  • April 25, 2020
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Anthurium flowers: Indoor air purifiers

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Biodiversity and Indigenous Technology

In News:

  • National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) has recently boosted new varieties of Anthurium, a flower with high market value.
  • These flowers which help to purify air are cultivated by a lady innovator from Kerala.

Important value additions:


  • It is a vast group of beautiful blooming plants available in a wide range of colors.
  • These are large beautiful flowers. 
  • These have better shelf life and good market value.
  • They remove harmful airborne chemicals like formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene, xylene, and allergens.
  • Due to Its importance of removing toxic substances from the air, NASA has placed it in the list of air purifier plants.

National Innovation Foundation-India

  • It is India’s national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. 
  • Mission: To help India become a creative and knowledge-based society
  • It was set up with the support of Honey Bee Network.
  • NIF supports grassroots innovations which are developed by individuals and local communities in any technological field without any help from formal sector. 
  • It also tries to ensure that such innovations spread widely through commercial and/or non-commercial channels which will help in generating material or non-material incentives for the innovators. 
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 25th April 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 25th April 2020

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