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TULIP GARDEN OF KASHMIR
azhar rafiqi | 07 Apr 2008

With the recently inaugurated Tulip Garden on the banks of world famous Dal lake here becoming a big tourist attraction, the government is expecting huge revenues from the garden. In just eight days after March 30 when the garden was thrown open for the p

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In just eight days after March 30 when the garden was thrown open for the public, the government has earned a revenue of Rs 8,00,000 from the entry ticket. Despite the inclement weather, there has been a tremendous local response by the locals, officials of floriculture department said. As many as 16,000 visitors, most of which have been locals have visited the garden that is in full bloom these days on the Zabarwan hills. The daily revenue made has been Rs 1 lakh. Many VIPs including UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, Farooq Abdullah and Sharad Pawar also visited the floral garden during the week. The garden has around 12 lakh tulips of more than 60 varieties of different kinds. The garden which has been in the limelight for these days has also caught the imagination of various film makers, who according to the reports are planning to shoot their films here. American experts show interest in JK?s herbal resources AZHAR RAFIQI New Delhi, Apr 7: International experts attending the three-day International Herbal summit here showed keen interest in the herbal produce of Jammu and Kashmir, which they believed, could be used in a big way for the treatment of diseases and drug manufacture. The summit was organised jointly by ASSOCHAM in collaboration with Department of AYUSH Ministries of Health & Family Welfare and Science & Technology, National Medicinal Plants Board, NABARD, APEDA, EXIM INDIA, Department of Biotechnology and Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine of the state Government. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) led by Dr. Steven Dentali showed keen interest in herbal products of J&K and they were curious to know about high altitude plants of the state. Addressing the summit, Director Indian Systems of Medicine, Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar emphasised on development of more manufacturing units of herbal medicine in the state and requested the central Government to establish a herbal drug standardization unit in the state so that the cost burden of manufacturing is minimized. He informed that the Department is organizing AROGYA 2008 in the state in collaboration with central Government?s Department of AYUSH so that a mass awareness about the medicinal plants of J&K is created. On the occasion a number of state based herbal manufacturing units put up their products in the exhibition. The state delegation comprised, besides Dr. Kabir, Dr. Farooq Naqashbandi, Dr. T. Singh, Dr. Aditi Sher, Dr. N. Ram and Dr. Wahid-ul-Hassan.   ? ? ???????h?zah?zaOJQJ h?D.CJ h~tCJ hgY?CJ h?zaCJCP? 8 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? G??????????????????????gd?zagd?za?,1?h??/ ??=!?"?#??$??%????? ????@@??@ ?zaNormalCJ_HaJmH sH tH DA???D Default Paragraph FontRi???R  Table Normal?4? l4?a? 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