"Central government has sanctioned Rs 22 crore for development of Tulip Garden spread over 471 kanals (23.55 hectares) of land in Anantnag on the pattern of Cheshmashahi Tulip Garden," Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for Floriculture said.
    
Cheshmashahi Tulip garden, largest Tulip garden in Asia, is the first of its kind to be set up in the state. It is spread over an area of about 12 hectares.
    
"Government is making every effort to rejuvenate floriculture sector in the Valley. Efforts are also being made to make health resorts, tourist centers 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," Sayeed said on Friday.
    
He was addressing a seminar organized by the Department of Floriculture in the Emporium Lawns in Srinagar.
    
The minister 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 centers for the departmental gardeners to train them in latest floriculture techniques.
    
The minister was informed that the department generates revenue of Rs 5 crore annually.

(Agencies)

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