Horticulture and Flower Festival from August 10

Bhopal: Horticulture and Flower Festival will be held from August 10 in Madhya Pradesh. The state level function will be held at Rose Park, Bhopal at 11 am. Horticulture Minister Sushri Kusum Mahdele and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma will participate in it. Plantation programme will continue in entire state till February 2016. Meanwhile, 15 lakh saplings of fruits and one crore of flowers will be distributed in all districts of the state. Food processing will also begin at Rose Park on the day of festival, which would be later expanded to all parks.

The festival will be held under Horticulture Golden Revolution Campaign. During it, saplings of various species will be planted at 7 nurseries each of Bhopal and Pachmarhi and all 307 nurseries in the state, government schools, colleges, hospitals and vacant land of offices. Plantation will be undertaken with the cooperation of collectors, municipal corporations/Nagar Palikas. Public representatives etc. will take part in the festival. Saplings of flowers will be planted from Raja Bhoj airport to Polytechnic crossing in Bhopal. About 2 lakh saplings of flowers will be grown in Government Model Nursery. In nurseries of district headquarters, minimum 20 thousand saplings of flower plants will be grown and distributed every month. Seedlings of 2 lakh flower plants will be prepared at Kana Saiyan Model Nursery at Bhopal.

Saplings of fruit and flower plants will be distributed at 50 centres at Bhopal on the day of the festival. Government Rose Park and Park Number-1 will be kept open for public on the day. Training session will also be launched at Fruit and Vegetable Training Centre the same day.

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