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CSIR Floriculture Mission

  • IASbaba
  • March 6, 2021
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CSIR Floriculture Mission

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech; Agriculture 

In news

  • Recently, CSIR Floriculture Mission has been approved. 
  • It will be implemented in 21 States/UTs. 

Key takeaways 

  • Available knowledge base in CSIR Institutes will be utilized and leveraged to help Indian farmers and industry re-position itself to meet the import requirements.
  • Floriculture, or flower farming, is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for floristry. 
  • Implemented by: CSIR in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Directorate of Floriculture; KVIC; APEDA, TRIFED; Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), Kannauj, Ministry of MSME and Universities.
  • Despite the fact that India has diverse agro-climatic and edaphic conditions, and rich plant diversity, it shares only 0.6% of global floriculture market.
  • At least 1200 million USD worth of floriculture products are being imported by India.

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