PANAJI: Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has called for the need to take schemes to the doorsteps of farmers who are engaged in agriculture, horticulture or floriculture. He said that if these schemes are made available to farmers on time, it will definitely help to boost agriculture and overcome the problems of shortage of agro products, vegetables and flowers.
Parsekar was speaking after launching Goa State Horticultural Corporation Ltd’s new venture ‘Supply of Flower Bouquets’ at a function held at their office at Caranzalem on Tuesday.
Parsekar appreciated the move of the corporation to encourage floriculture and provide training on making of flower bouquets to local self-help groups thus providing them self-employment.
Thivim MLA and GSHCL chairman Kiran Kandolkar said that the corporation has initiated steps to encourage horticulture and floriculture in the state by way of implementing various schemes from time to time. He said that ‘Supply of Flower Bouquets’ is an endeavour of the corporation to provide flowers to Goan people at reasonable rates.
Kandolkar also said that the corporation is making attempts 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.
He said that as the corporation will collect flowers from the farmers, this venture in the long run will provide a market to farmers for their produce giving a boost to floriculture in the state.
Members of Board of Directors of the corporation also attended the function. GSHC managing director Nelson Figueredo welcomed the guests.