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CSIR Floriculture Mission

CSIR Floriculture Mission:

CSIR Floriculture Mission has been approved for implementation in 21 States/UTs wherein available knowledgebase 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, comprising the floral industry.
  • This Mission is being implemented in collaboration with the 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 the global floriculture market.
  • At least 1200 million USD worth of floriculture products is being imported by India every year from different countries”.

CSIR’s Societal Portal:

  • Harsh Vardhan also launched CSIR’s Societal Portal along with the Android App.
  • This portal has been developed by CSIR Team with the help of the MyGov Team.
  • The Portal is to facilitate the public to submit the societal problems that can be resolved using S&T interventions.