Government is making every effort to rejuvenate Floriculture sector in the valley to make health resorts, tourist centres attractive by way of developing parks and gardens at tourist places across the state which will increase the influx of tourists and generation of employment opportunities.
This was stated by the Minister for Hajj, Auqaf, Public Enterprises and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed while addressing a seminar organised by the department of Floriculture in the Emporium Lawns on Friday.
Peerzada said that central government has sanctioned Rs. 22 crore for development of Tulip Garden spread over 471 kanals of land in Islamabad on the pattern of Cheshmashahi Tulip Garden. He said that work on the project would be started soon.
Later, the employees of the department put forth their demands. Peerzada assured them that their genuine demands would be addressed in a phased manner. He urged them to work with dedication and sincerity. He was told that the department generates a revenue of Rs. 5 crore annually.
He said that the department would be streamlined on modern scientific lines by introducing latest scientific technology and techniques. He asked the Director Floriculture to set up two training centres for the departmental gardeners to train them in latest floriculture techniques.
Present on the occasion were Director Floriculture, senior officers and officials of the department.