As Spring is approaching, 1000 flower growers in Nagaland are aiming for an amalgamation under the banner of Flower Growers Society, Horticulture Department. According to the annual administrative report of Horticulture, this occupation is taken up by various women in Nagaland and it helps them to support their families.
Increase in the number of flower outlets in the state indicates that the market demand is high for these flowers. According to the report, floriculture in Nagaland is one of the fastest growing sectors as roses, anthuriums, liliums, orchids etc are in demand both in the state and outside the state too.
The report also states that commercial floriculture in Nagaland received attention very late in comparison to other states. It also reveals that there is immense potential for floriculture business and that it might turn out to be a profit making industry in the state. It can generate employment if channeled properly. It can also help the womenfolk of the state which will be given an opportunity for the women to work and earn an income and in the process empower themselves.
It was just a housewife’s activity in the confines of their homes until 2005, when the department of horticulture through the support of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare introduced commercial floriculture through the mission of Integrated Development of Horticulture Schemes, the report, observed