Andhra Pradesh

Stone laid for floriculture research station

MP M. Murali Mohan unveils a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone for a horticulture research centre at Vemagiri. | Photo Credit: S_RAMBABU
Staff Reporter KAKINADA 21 January 2019 23:01 IST
Updated: 21 January 2019 23:01 IST

Govt. will provide more marketing support to ryots, says MP

Rajahmundry MP M. Murali Mohan on Monday appealed to nursery farmers to make use of the outcome of research in floriculture which would help them reduce input costs and increase their profits.

Addressing a meeting after laying the foundation stone for a regional research station of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research’s Directorate of Floriculture Research at Vemagiri, he said the station would be developed at a cost of ₹5 crore in an extent of 11 acres. It would help nursery farmers on various issues ranging from selection of new varieties to addressing challenges such as pests in nurseries.

Observing that more marketing avenues would be opened for nursery farmers, the MP promised full support from the government’s side such as opening cold storage facilities.

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Mayor Pantam Rajani Sesha Sai, MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary, Assistant Director-General of the ICAR T. Janaki Ram, Director K.V. Prasad and others were present.

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