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Mega flower show enthrals visitors in Purul
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, September 30 2017: Minister for Horticulture and Soil Conservation Thounaojam Shyamkumar attended a two-day Autumn Shower A Mega Flower Show under the theme "Home to Cosmos" at Daphao, Purul, Senapati district.

The flower show which came to an end today was organised by Eco-Tourism Me, (ETM) a non-governmental organisation under the sponsorship of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department .

Speaking as chief guest of the inaugural function, Minister Shyamkumar said Purul is a peaceful place which has produced various distinguished persons of the State .

He said that he was determined to even walk on foot till Purul as he encountered a landslide while coming to the place.

The natural scenic beauty of the place captivates a person to such an extent that the person forgets his worries and tiredness and brings peace and calm, he added .

Lauding the villagers for promoting floriculture, he promised to fulfill most of the demands submitted by the Eco-Tourism Me (ETM).

The demands include constructions of hi-tech green house (5 numbers), rural market for floriculture, pack houses for saplings (5 numbers), green house (5 numbers), shade net (10), vermicompost (5) and high yielding varieties of flowers .

The Minister also announced that the Department will soon sanction Rs 12 lakh for the construction of a rural market (market shed) for floriculture .

A sum of Rs 6 lakh will be given as the first instalment, he added .

Stating that the demand for construction of hi-tech green house depends on stock availability, he agreed for the construction of pack houses for saplings .

For the demand of construction of the green house, he said the Department will sanction some amount and others would take time .

He also agreed to provide vermicompost, saying that it is very necessary.

Stating that he would consult with the Chief Minister for the construction of guest house for Purul Union, Minister Shyamkumar said that the Forest Department too can plan for the construction of guest house for the Department officials .

He said the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department will explore ways to improve the economy of the locals.

He also said the villagers will be encouraged to plant flowers such as Lilium, Gladiolus, Alstreomeria, Orchid which are climatically best suitable to the area, located 19 kms from Maram .

The Minister also declared that the Forest Department will soon provide cooking gas free of cost to the villagers of Purul as a step to stop cutting of trees.

Hailing the villagers for showing keen interest to save the environment, he said the cooking gas will be given under a scheme of the Department.


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