Panaji:Nov.  11,2014 …. The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant  Parsekar has called for the need to reach schemes to the doorsteps of the farmers who are engaged in fields of agriculture, horticulture or floriculture. He said if these schemes made available to farmers on time will definitely help to boost agriculture to overcome the problems of shortage of agro products,   vegetables  and flowers as well.

Shri Parsekar was speaking after launching the New venture ‘Supply of Flower Bouquets’ by The Goa State Horticultural Corporation Limited at a function held at their office at Caranzalem   in the city today.

Shri Parsekar further speaking appreciated the move of the Corporation to encourage floriculture and to avail the training of making of flower bouquets to the local Self Help Groups thus providing them   opportunity of self employment. He complemented the staff of the Corporation for their endeavor to launch new venture in the interest of the farmers and people in large.

MLA Thivim and Chairman of The Goa State Horticultural Corporation Limited Shri  Kiran Kandolkar while addressing at the function said the Corporation has initiated steps to encourage horticulture and floriculture in the state. The Corporation is in attempt to support the farmers by way of various   schemes implemented from time to time. This is an endeavor of the corporation to start the venture, supply of flower bouquets  has a objective to provide flowers to Goan people with reasonable  rates.

Shri Kandolkar further  also said that, The Corporation is in attempt to train local Self Help Groups in making flower  bouquets by supplying flowers to them and aims to open flower bouquet outlets in cities in the state. This is the endeavor of the Corporation he said will help to generate self employment. As the Corporation will collect flowers from the farmers who will cultivate the flowers.. the venture, supply of flower bouquets  in long run will help the farmers to avail market for their production leading to boost floriculture in the state  he further asserted. .      

The Members of Board of Directors of the Corporation also attended the function. Managing Director of Goa State Horticultural Corporation Limited Shri Nelson Figueredo   welcomed the guests