The Indian floriculture industry now craves for greater attention. New challenges are coming up and they require urgent consideration.
While the industry should be happy that the domestic demand for flowers, plants and floral product is going up by leaps and bounds.
Change is the order of life, and that expression virtually in all activities, farming included. Changes are visible in agriculture developments in Himachal Prades, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, to cite a few examples. Many areas or regions of these states that were focusing mainly on one or two crops are now diversifying their cropping patterns, with floriculture, horticulture and even silviculture catching up fast.
Surely, these provisional figures need to be construed as a wake-up call to all those striving hard to give a big boost to commercial floriculture, which on the basis of its achievements in the last few years, has been identified as one of the fastest growing sector to spur agriculture growth.