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Floriculture Industries, Opportunities and Challenges in Indian Hills  

L.C. De , D.R. Singh
ICAR- NRC for Orchids, Pakyong-737106, Sikkim, India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 13   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2016.06.0013
Received: 01 Mar., 2016    Accepted: 11 Apr., 2016    Published: 25 May, 2016
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De L.C., and Singh D.R., 2016, Floriculture industries, opportunities and challenges in Indian hills, International Journal of Horticulture, 6(13):1-9 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2016.06.0013)


The hill regions of India include Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Uttarakhand and the North Eastern region (NE) comprising states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, has been identified as a potential area for the development of floriculture owing to its diverse geo-climatic conditions and floral biodiversity.  The existing flower crops in NE region include orchids, roses, lilies, bulbous ornamentals, bird of paradise, gerbera, marigold, tuberose, begonia, dahlia, etc. Out of 1331 species of orchids reported, 856 species are found in this region including rare and endangered species of other ornamentals also. State wise floricultural activities, infrastructure, marketing and transport facilities, constraints, opportunities and relevant strategies discussed in details for the region.

Flower crops; North Eastern region
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