Ganjam District Flower Growers’ Association (GDFGA), has decided to propose to the State government to hold training camps for ornamental horticulture for interested general public at the flower market and training centre for floriculture.

This modern flower market-cum-training centre in Ambapua area of the city aimed at promoting floriculture in six districts namely Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Kandhamal, Boudh and Nayagarh.

The first training programme for floriculture for farmers started at this centre from Wednesday. According to the officials of the Horticulture Department and GDFGA leaders apart from the flower growers and peasants, training programmes would also be held for educated youth in future to develop their entrepreneurial skills in this field. Although attraction for growing flowers and ornamental plants is quite high among general public in Ganjam district, most of them lack the basic technical knowhow. So, the GDFGA has decided to put forward a proposal before the Horticulture department of the State government, so that the general public interested in floriculture as a hobby may get to know the scientific method to grow them.

Till now government has no such proposal for training programmes for general public,said secretary of GDFGA, Sridhar Verma.