JasmineBuds of Hope :jasmine Flori-culture Initiative by the Tribal Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vikramgadh Block (Thane District)

The article covers the jasmine (also known as mogra in Hindi and Marathi) flori-culture initiative undertaken by the tribal (‘katkari’) farmers in the Vikramgadh block of Thane district. Technical assistance from a local NGO,  has helped these poor farmers to supplement their seasonal income by cultivating organic jasmine buds for the markets of Mumbai. Suitable market linkages (overseas and domestic markets) and public policy measures can help to propel such initiatives to greater heights and lead to a win-win situation for the buyers and sellers besides conserving the local traditions,culture and the flora and fauna of the region. Pl click  http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/innovations/data/000230 to view the full article

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