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FIELD VISIT TO STUDY THE FLORICULTURE FARMING: 27 NOVEMBER 2021 – DEPARTMENT OFECONOMICS - PG

The Department of Economics conducted a field visit to study about floriculture farming. The event coordinator Prof Arun B along with faculty member Prof. Shiva Kumar and students of M.A Economics visited a nearby flower farming in Harohalli Gate, Dommasandra, Bangalore on 27 th November 2021.

Floriculture or flower farming is the study of growing and marketing flowers and foliage plants. Floriculture includes cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for direct sale or for use as raw materials in cosmetic and perfume industry and in the pharmaceutical sector. It also includes production of planting materials through seeds, cuttings, budding and grafting. In simpler terms floriculture can be defined as the art and knowledge of growing flowers to perfection. Flower farming is very popular in Bangalore, there are many reasons for it. Some of them are good climate suitable for floriculture, availability of local market, flower auctions centre in Bengaluru, presence of international airport, availability of cheap labour from neighbouring states such as, availability of funds by various banks and govt. subsidy in setting up of greenhouse for flower cultivation.

The students connected with the farmers and learnt about the opportunities and challenges faced in the felid of floriculture. The farmers shared their knowledge about floriculture farming, the techniques used, the methods followed as well as various loans and other facilities that the Primary Land Development Banks and various other banking institutions offers. The students from this field visit have got real experience of cultivating floriculture and conditions of farmers in the field of floriculture.

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