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India : Cultivation of Flowers on the Rise.

Over 17.14 lakh tonne loose flowers and 746.77 crore cut flowers were produced in the country in 2011-12. In the previous year (2010-11), 10.31 lakh tonne loose flowers and 690.27 crore cut flowers were produced.

The major flower growing states are West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, North Eastern States, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, etc., where different kinds of flowers such as rose, marigold, jasmine, chrysanthemum, tuberose, gladiolus, gerbera, carnation, orchids, anthurium, etc. are cultivated.

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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