The Department of Floriculture was establishment by Prof. K.N. Koul in the year 1969 for upkeep of Mughal Gardens J&K is the only state in India with separate Department of Floriculture. The Department is presently working on development of open spaces mostly in the urban areas thus ensuring pollution free environment to the general masses. Besides this, commercial Floriculture is being promoted by the Department.
The objectives of the Floriculture Department are manifold.
1. To develop the open spaces and maintaining the existing parks
2. To enchance production and productivity of flower crops to raise the socioeconomic status of small and mariginal farmers..
3. To bring diversification in Floriculture sector by focusing on cut flowers under protected cultivation and under open conditions..
5. To successfully implement various centrally sponsored schemes in Jammu
Division for the benefit of farming community.