Doda region fit to become Lavender capital of India: DC

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Deputy Commissioner of Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan on Tuesday said that the region is fit to become Lavender capital of India.
“Let us take the pledge to make Bhadarwah a shining success story in the field of Floriculture as it has adequate potential to emerge as the lavender capital of India,” Mahajan said while speaking at the Interactive Workshop on Challenges, Interventions and Opportunities for the farmers of Bhadarwah under CSIR Floriculture Mission organized by the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Ministry of Science and Technology.
DDC Chairman Doda Dhananter Singh Kotwal, inaugurated the workshop and congratulated the organizers expressing interest in the promotion of the Floriculture sector in the district.
He also assured of his full support in the implementation of the Mission.
Nodal Scientist CSIR Floriculture Mission, Dr Shahid Rasool, said, “To fulfill the clarion call of Prime Minister to double the income of Farmers, CSIR-IIIM under its Floriculture Mission, has organised the workshop to facilitate the tapping of immense Floriculture potential in Bhaderwah, especially cut flowers and aromatic plants.”
“Owing to the high demand of cut flowers and loose flowers across the county, the mission with its various strategically devised verticals, offers a unique opportunity in enhancing the economy and livelihood of the UT especially areas like Bhaderwah Valley,” he added.

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