International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part D (2019)
Status of floriculture in Sikkim
Sikkim is a very small hilly state in India and located in the Eastern Himalayas with rich biodiversity and formidable physical features. More than 64% of the population of Sikkim depends on Agriculture for their livelihood directly or indirectly. Sikkim is home to around 5,000 species of flowering plants. Main flower which are grown in commercial manner are Cymbidium Orchids, Carnation, Anthuriurm, Gladiolus, Lillium, Gerbera etc. Climatic advantage coupled with a skilled workforce gives Sikkim a definite edge in the business of floriculture. Realizing the potential of this sector, many budding entrepreneurs are taking up floriculture. It has good potential to develop as state for the leading producer of special and geographically suitable flowers, which have potential to grab the international market. State Government also has positive response for the development of this sector. Just need is to start cultivating flowers in a commercial manner. Instead of having natural advantage, floriculture is not flourished as it should to be. There are many concerns for this sector to develop. As such need is to have good infrastructure facility as per need of floricultural development and the ultimate concerns for floriculture entrepreneurs is to access market easily. This study tried to showcase the scenario of floriculture especially cut flowers of Sikkim and its economic prospect and the situation of marketing system.
How to cite this article:
Dipika Sarmah. Status of floriculture in Sikkim. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(10):249-252.