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Flower cultivation at dumping ground


July 17, 2014

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will cultivate flowers of different varieties along the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, which is considered as the gateway to Kolkata.

Announcing the initiative, mayor Sovan Chatterjee said, “We have decided to replace vegetable farming with flower cultivation of different varieties at Dhapa ground opposite ITC Sonar.”

“EM Bypass needs some beautification. Flower cultivation of different varieties would add to the scenic beauty of the area and KMC will also be able to generate some revenue earnings by selling flowers at international and domestic markets,” Debashis Kumar, member, mayor-incouncil (parks & squares) said.

According to Kumar, KMC would arrange for training of the farmers who are willing to switch on from vegetable farming to flower cultivation. “We would give them proper training from experts. And if they do not wish to continue in farming, KMC will offer a compensation package of Rs 52,000 per cottah to the willing farmers,” the MMiC said.

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Comments (2)
Supriyo Reply
July 17, 2014
Wonderful initiative.
Anubrata Reply
July 17, 2014
Very good initiative. Vegetables grown at Dhapa might be containing harmful chemicals leached into the soil from the waste.
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