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First flower auction center created in India

by webdev

February 16, 2011

Flower enthusiasts near Patna, India, will soon have a place to go to glimpse beautiful buds, offer their own for sale or just buy flowers, according to The Times of India. The country's first flower auction center is being designed by The National Horticulture Mission.

When complete, the project will have eight different greenhouses where a wide variety of flowers can be grown, harvested and traded. The plan is for the center to act as a trading place for anyone who's interested in flower gifts.

There would also be options to transport the buds from the facility to other locations and even online kiosks that provide up-to-date information with the contents of the building. This initiative will be the result of a collaboration between a number of institutions.

"Scientists from Rajendra Agriculture University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the state horticulture department have together developed this project," horticulture officer Nitesh Kumar told the news provider.

Flowers are one of India's biggest exports, especially during the holiday season, according to a separate article in The Times of India. December to February are the busiest months when sellers send flowers all over the world.

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