Ladakh gets new floriculture farm at Thiksey village near Leh

Leh (Ladakh), Aug 19 (ANI): The Union Territory of Ladakh, which is normally considered as a dry land not suitable for the growth of crops and flowers, is all set to be drenched in the colours of flowers as the administration will develop a unique floriculture farm for the public at the Thiksey village. Located at a distance of 20 kilometers from Leh on the Leh-Manali highway, the Agriculture Department's seed multiplication farm has been converted into a floriculture farm. A variety of flowers such as gladiolus, lilium, petunia, marigold, dahlia, and sunflower grow on a farm spread on 40 kanals (5 acres). Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal hailed the initiative taken by the Agriculture Department.