Sunday, December 03, 2006

Flower industry opens job avenues in Assam (by ANI)

Thursday November 30, 02:02 PM
Hajo/ Guwahati, (ANI): With a quantum rise in the development of business and infrastructure in Asom, the flower processing industry in the state has now opened employment opportunities for youths. There are about 200 flower nurseries in and around Guwahati. However, bulk of the local flowers in Guwahati comes from Hajo, a small hamlet in Asom's Kamrup District. Farmers associated with the flower business say that they see tremendous business opportunity in it. However, with a bit of help in terms of loans and facilities for marketing, the farmers can take their business to the next level. Analysts say the market for flowers is growing at 15 percent per annum. They also say that flower exports from the region holds tremendous prospects, for its close proximity to the Southeast Asian countries. The flower cultivation has witnessed a steady rise in the past few years. Demand for flowers both conventional and ornamental has gone up, especially from institutional buyers like hotels, corporate houses as also owing to a change in the lifestyle of locals.(source : ANI).
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