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5 years on, no land for flower market

india Updated: Dec 06, 2011 01:28 IST

Nearly five years have passed when the Haryana government gave its approval to set up a flower market in the city. But the project is still to take off as authorities have not given land for it.

Last month, a team of experts was here to finalise the thing. But there has been no progress in this regard.

The state government decided to set up a flower market in Gurgaon on the pattern of Flora Holland, a market leader in the cut flower business. At present, Delhi is a hub of the country’s wholesale flower business.

More than 500 florists from Gurgaon sell cut flowers brought from Bangalore, Pune and other parts of the country.

The decision to set up a market here was taken so that farmers are not compelled to go to Delhi.

Vinay Yadav, secretary, market committee, Gurgaon said, “In 2009, it was decided that a flower market would be set up near mini secretariat. Nearly 40 acres of land belonging to the agricultural department is lying there and the requirement of the market is only four acres.”

“Though we are ready to set up the market, we have still not received land for the same,” he said.