- Title: INDIA: JAIPUR IS HOST TO A SPECTACULAR VARIETY OF FLOWER DISPLAYS
- Date: 14th December 2004
- Summary: (L!2)JAIPUR (DECEMBER 14,2004) (ANI--ACCESS ALL) WS: FLOWERS ON DISPLAY CU: ANEMONE FLOWERS ON DISPLAY (2 SHOTS) VARIOUS: MORE OF FLOWERS (7 SHOTS) MV: (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) RAMESH SHARMA, ORGANISER OF THE FLOWER SHOW, SAYING: "We have displayed 279 varieties of flowers in 500 flower pots and we have unique varieties "Shamrock" and a "Mahatama Gandhi" variety, which is about nine inches long." LV/MLV/CU: VISITORS LOOKING AT FLOWERS (3 SHOTS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PANKAJ JAIN, A VISITOR, SAYING: "Mostly it is roses that dominate such flower exhibitions. But here we got a chance to see around 300 varieties of flowers. The collection is ultimate and is very different and nice." VARIOUS: MORE OF FLOWERS (3 SHOTS) WS: VISITORS AT THE EXHIBITION
- Embargoed: 6th July 2005 23:36
- Location: JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Environment,Politics,Light / Amusing / Unusual / Quirky
- Reuters ID: LVA51L0LR61L770040IHYTJ37H6A
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- Story Text: Flower show in northwestern India attracts thousands.
Thousands of visitors attended an ongoing three-day flower show in India's north-western pink city Jaipur, which has an estimated 278 varieties on display.
The visual extravaganza is organised by the Rajasthan state horticulture department.
The University campus in the city is blooming with varieties of Guldaudi flowers, ornamental plants, bonsais, and medicinal plants.
A special group of imported flowers was the center of attraction for most of the visitors.
Hundreds of nurseries from in and around Jaipur are participating in the event, which on an average draws over 2,000 visitors each day.
"We have displayed 279 varieties of lowers in 500 flower pots and we have unique varieties "Shamrock" and a "Mahatama Gandhi" variety, which is about nine inches long," said Ramesh Sharma, the organiser.
Many of the flowers were imported from Korea and Japan.
"Mostly it is roses that dominate such flower exhibitions. But here we got a chance to see around 300 varieties of flowers. The collection is ultimate and is very different and nice," said Pankaj Jain, a visitor.
India's annual flower production is about 1,000 tonnes.
The floricultural products include cut flowers, which contribute about 60 percent of the global trade, flowering and green potted plants and bedding plants.
Though a lucrative trade, India's share in this global floriculture market is just 0.75 percent.
In the 40 billion U.S Dollar global flower industry, India is still far behind the leaders like Kenya and Israel.
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