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  • 05 March, 2021

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CSIR Floriculture Mission

  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Floriculture Mission will be implemented in 21 States and Union Territories of India.
  • Efforts are being made to take the agro-technologies, new varieties and value addition technologies with the CSIR institutions to the farmers and entrepreneurs.
  • It is being implemented in collaboration with Directorate of Floriculture (ICAR); KVIC; APEDA; TRIFED; Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), and Universities.
  • The convergence of Floriculture with Apiculture has been envisaged.
  • Mission’s focus - Commercial floral crops, seasonal/annual crops, wild ornaments and cultivation of flower crops for honey bee rearing.

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

  • It was established by the Government of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • It is known for its cutting edge research and development knowledge base in diverse science and technology areas.
  • It has been ranked 1st in the Nature Ranking Index 2020.
    • The Nature Index provides close to a real-time proxy of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and regional level.

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