Tuesday, June 24, 2008

India Flower news - April 2008

Flower centres to bloom in 6 more towns
Times of India, Bangalore, India
The city's flower auction centre - the only one of its kind in Asia - is in expansion mode. The International Flower Auction Bangalore (IFAB) Limited, which auctions lakhs of flowers every day, is all set to expand its activities with the opening of six more centres ....for procuring, grading and auctioning flowers....


Flower auction centre plan for Hosur
The Hindu, Hosur, Chennai, India
An international flower auction centre is likely to come up in this major hub of floriculture. The town now handles more than 35 per cent of the cut flowers traded in the country. Roses are cultivated on about 500 ha in the region. The region has more than 20 hi-tech floriculture units spread over 120 ha. The plan is for an auction centre on the lines of the International Flower Auction Centre (IFAB) in Bangalore. IFAB gets a major chunk of the flowers handled by it from the Hosur region...


Jasmine to dazzle Europe with her fragrance

Mangalorean.com, Managalore, India
"Queen of fragrance" the modest jasmine belonging to the botanical 'Oleaceae' family, considered by the ancients as 'a one-way ticket to paradise when one is down or sad,' is all set to hit the European shores. Along with these flowers, the cultivators too will be traveling to the international flower fair to be held in Netherlands, to promote jasmine by show-casing the fine art of expertly stringing these delicate flowers. After successfully exporting flowers like cut roses and anthurium from Karnataka to the International flower market..

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