Goa to setup floriculture estates

Porvorim: Agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai told the house on Monday that the government will set up floriculture estates in Goa. “Floriculture estates are non-polluting and less power extensive,” said Sardesai during ‘Question Hour’. Floriculture, Sardesai said, is part of a comprehensive agriculture policy being prepared.

Responding to a question tabled by Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar, Sardesai said that at Talegaon in Pune land measuring 1,700ha has been brought under floriculture and that Dutch roses are exported to Netherlands and other European nations. “Such an exercise can also be taken up in Goa,” he said.