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Dry Flowers Technology : Dehydration of Flowers, Foliage and Floral Craft
Subodh Kumar Dutta Dry Flowers Technology : Dehydration of Flowers, Foliage and Floral Craft (ISBN: 978-81-7132-813-0)
Pages: xvi+132
Price: Rs. 1100
Format: Hard Bound
ISBN: 978-81-7132-813-0
Availability: Yes
Published in 2015
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There is a growing awareness about the advantages of floriculture and the role of floriculture in poverty alleviation and employment generation is becoming increasingly important. Floriculture has become an integral part of economic security and emerged as an indispensable part of agriculture, offering a wide range of choices to farmers for crop diversification. Adoption of floriculture by small and marginal farmers has brought prosperity in many regions of the country. Aim and Objectives of Dry Flower Research of CSIR is to develop an eco-friendly technology package for dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft. The book contains chapters on various aspects of dry flowers covering holistic information on the subject. The book is a compilation of extensive research work carried out by CSIR scientists covering a wide range of topics. The chapters give precisely an account of the present day dry flower products of India and techniques standardized by CSIR-NBRI for dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft. Each chapter represents the state-of-art of research from the stand point of their utilization for the advancement in the art and science of dry flowers particularly in the Indian context. The book reports details of major activities on dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft conducted by CSIR with an end-to-end approach. Book highlights how CSIR has made effort to take the research from the laboratory to the society so that it can be applied at the grassroot level for the benefit of the human kind. The end-to-end approach developed at CSIR-NBRI is reflected in the book and there has been a successful transfer of technology from lab to society. Lack of correct information is one of the major constraints in the growth of dry flower industry. The book will provide valuable data and also be a reference material for future research activities in this area. The book has described how different simple techniques can be successfully utilized in dry flower trade for preparation of value added products. It provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of interest and progress in the field of dry flowers. The book covers a wide aspect of dehydration techniques both for seasonal ornamental and unutilized rural, road side and hilly area seasonal vegetations. The book is well prepared and contains a good amount of information on different methods for dehydration of flowers and foliage. The book deals with all the important and relevant aspects of dehydration of flowers and leaves. This book is the first of its kind in dry flowers covering multifarious aspects of concentrated research of CSIR for more than 50 years.


Subodh Kumar Dutta

Subodh Kumar Dutta



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