TTD to introduce Dry Flower Technology

Tirupati, Aug.18 (Maxim News): As part of its continued eco-friendly efforts, TTD is keen on introducing Dry Flower Technology to produce decorative products and ornamental materials required for its needs.

A meeting was held on the same by TTD EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy on Wednesday at his chambers in TTD Administrative Building in Tirupati along with JEO Sada Bhargavi and VC of Dr YSR Horticultural University, West Godavari Dr Janakiram, its Director of Extension Dr Srinivas and VC of SV Veterinary University, Tirupati Dr Padmanabha Reddy.

The EO said, “Dry Flower Technology which is a form of artistic expression that was very popular during the Victorian period and has once again gained popularity. As the products out of this technology are globally accepted as natural, eco-friendly, long lasting and inexpensive, we wanted to make use of the technology in designing bouquets, paperweights, laminated photos etc. If the Horticultural University comes forward to share its expertise in making the products, we are ready to allocate land in Tirupati to set up a Centre with required machinery, research station and other infrastructure for initial five years and later you can hand over the Centre to TTD”, the EO said.

The VC of Dr YSR Horticultural University, Dr Janakiram said, “Already Tea out of Marigold, Hibiscus, Lillies, Roses, Lemon Grass, soaps, body care products, facial creams, masks, spray etc. Are being prepared and marketed by the University locally. “We are also giving special training exclusively in preparing these products in our Varsity”, he maintained.

CE Nageswara Rao, Garden Deputy Director Srinivasulu, DFO Chandrasekhar were also present. (Maxim News)

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