By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 6 Dec: Governor Baby Rani Maurya planted Tulip bulbs in the Raj Bhavan premises on Thursday. For the “Colours of Spring Festival” this year, six species of Tulip flowers have been planted in the Raj Bhawan, which will be the centre of attraction.
The Governor said that flowers of commercial value ought also to be planted in the Raj Bhawan garden, through which people engaged in flower production would get inspiration. She said that by promoting floriculture, employment opportunities in the hill areas of the state would also increase.
Tulips were first planted in the year 2015 by the then Governor in the Raj Bhawan garden. At that time only 200 bulbs were planted as an experiment, and the results were encouraging. After that 500-500 bulbs were planted regularly in 2016 and 2017. As many as 1000 bulbs have been planted in the Raj Bhawan premises this year.
According to Horticulture Officer Deepak Purohit, usually tulip flowers are planted in areas higher than 6500 feet.