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Goa to develop special orchid variety

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The government is going to in a Poland-based company to develop a special variety of orchids which will have colours of the

The new variety will be called 'orchid', Agriculture said Thursday.

Speaking to reporters at Margao after inaugurating an agricultural technology exhibition, he said the new orchid should be ready by 2022, the end of the current government's term.

The said most of the orchids grown in the state are Thai varieties, but the state should have its own distinct variety of this exotic flower.

Sardesai also said the government is finalising an MoU with an Israeli company to set up a to promote organic farming in the state.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:35 IST