International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2022)
Livelihood improvement and empowerment of rural growers through cut flower and bulb production
Author(s): ZA Bhat, MH Khan, MA Wani, B Hamid and Shayista Nabi
Abstract: The study was designed to empower and improve the livelihood of rural poor through quality bulb production and cut flower cultivation at three districts of Kashmir valley (Kulgam, Pulwama and Srinagar). The study started with the identification of self-help group and the constructions of polyhouses at the same locations were carried out under the supervision of project investigator and programme coordinators of the concerned KVK’s of SKUAST-K. The tenders were floated in newspapers and the lowest tenderer were selected by the committee for construction of polyhouses. After construction of 10 polyhouses, interested farmers were identified and 3 self-help groups were formed at each location. Each self-help groups consisted of 20 farmers. They were trained with regard to the bulb production as well as cultivation of cut flowers under both open and protected conditions. Timely trainings and awareness camps were organised for awareness and empowerment of unemployed youth and farmers about quality bulb/cut flower production. Main focus was on the crops like lilium, tulip and gladiolus. Training programmes were conducted on production, harvesting, storage post-harvest handling and market links. Our main target was to involve more and more rural youth resulting in the capacity building and the triggering of entrepreneurship capacities among them.
Pages: 26-29 | 138 Views 12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
ZA Bhat, MH Khan, MA Wani, B Hamid, Shayista Nabi. Livelihood improvement and empowerment of rural growers through cut flower and bulb production. Int J Chem Stud 2022;10(2):26-29.